FSDP: Year of Creativity

COVID-19: Professional Development Summer Series

Join Organization Development for a Professional Development Summer Series, created to provide support and guidance for our new working lifestyle due to COVID-19. Sessions scheduled for virtual presentation will be added to the OHR Announcements page.

In support of the University’s Year of Creativity, the Faculty & Staff Development Program is offering a series of workshops to “encourage the creative spark in all of us.” Participants will discover, and participate in, some of the wonderful art programs and “maker spaces” available to faculty, staff, and students at the University.

(Cancelled) C4C: Writing from the Senses

Presenter: Center for Creativity

Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Time: 12–1:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Creativity, University Store on Fifth

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

The world reveals itself to us through our senses. Good writing takes that revelation and translates it so that others can see, smell, taste, feel, and hear what we do. Through guided writing prompts, we'll move through our own sensual worlds and discover how small details can ground our writing and connect us to each other. No previous writing experience required!

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(Cancelled) C4C: Geoflorals

Presenter: Center for Creativity

Date: Wednesday, May 13, 2020
Time: 12–1:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Creativity, University Store on Fifth

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Do you love flowers? Are you interested in watercolors, pastels, and collage-making? Learn how to make beautiful geometric floral designs with mixed media in this beginner's workshop. Start by transforming blank paper into a riot of spring color by using watercolor or pastel, then cut and assemble your own unique floral creations. Amateur artists welcome!

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(Cancelled) 3D Printing Workshop: The Open Lab @ Hillman

Presenter: Open Lab

Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Time: 12–1:30 p.m.
Location: Open Lab, G7 Hillman Library Lower Level

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

During this interactive workshop, participants learn the basics of 3D printing by examining current technologies, using online resources to find and generate 3D models, and following the steps of the printing process.

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(Cancelled) (New) Pitt's University Art Gallery (UAG): Get Acquainted

Presenter: Sylvia Rhor, Director
   University Art Gallery

Date: Thursday, March 26, 2020
Time: 12–1:00 p.m.
Location: University Art Gallery, Frick Fine Arts Building

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Did you know that Pitt holds over 3000 artworks in its permanent collection? Did you know that the UAG hosts over 7-8 art exhibitions every year? Participants in this behind-the-scenes tour will have the opportunity to view two current UAG exhibitions: Mary Ethel McAuley: Behind the German Lines and Three Artists (Three Women) with UAG director, Sylvia Rhor.

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