FSDP: Year of Creativity

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.

(NEW) BLACKOUTS AND CUTUPS

Presenter: Center for Creativity

Date: Thursday, October 22, 2019
Time: 12–1:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Creativity, University Store on Fifth

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Sources for poetry are all around us: newspaper articles, scientific and law journals, junk mail, Internet comments sections.... Explore two forms of found poetry in this workshop: erasure or blackout poems, and centos, or collage poems.

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(NEW) BOUND AND UNBOUND: A NEW LEAF

Presenter: Center for Creativity

Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Time: 12–1:30 p.m.
Location: Center for Creativity, University Store on Fifth

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Learn some simple stitch binding techniques to create your own blank journal for notes, journaling, sketching, or whatever you like! Then try out a tabletop letterpress and make your mark on your new creation.

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(NEW) 3D PRINTING AT PITT'S OPEN LAB: MAKING HOLIDAY TRINKETS

Presenter: Open Lab

Date: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Time: 12–1:30 p.m.
Location: Open Lab, G7 Hillman Library Lower Level

Who Should Attend: All faculty and staff

Join the Open Lab for a unique holiday-themed workshop where participants will create personalized trinkets while learning the basics of 3D printing. Participants will examine current technologies to find and manipulate 3D models, and follow the printing process from start to finish to create their trinket.

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(NEW) PITT'S UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY (UAG): GET ACQUAINTED

Presenter: Sylvia Rhor, Director
   University Art Gallery

Date: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
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: The Curious Drawings of Dr. Clapp and Metal from Clay: Pittsburgh’s Aluminum Story with UAG director, Sylvia Rhor.

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