Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse conducts educational creative programming off-site at events across the Pittsburgh region and on-site in our retail shop. Check out our Creative Education options below.
The Eco-Craftastic Summer is a four-week virtual club designed to minimize screen time for kids and adults while providing STEAM-based activities that foster hands-on skills, build confidence, and encourage participants to make a positive impact on their environment and their relationships. Materials for all four weeks of the club will be available for pickup in advance of your club’s start date.
Our materials are available as packaged project kits. These ReMaker Kits address Climate Change topics and were designed in tandem with educators from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and other organizations in Pittsburgh’s CUSP network. CUSP stands for Climate & Urban Systems Partnership (learn more at cuspproject.org). Learn more about our kits here. We offer these kits for sale. Please inquire by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome groups to visit our shop for field trips or crafting activities. Schedule your visit by filling out our Program Request Form.
If you would like to come with a group for a free, unguided visit, please schedule with us by filling out this form or by calling 412.473.0100 so we can be prepared to accommodate your group.
Our Creative Education team designs dynamic workshops for teachers and non-educators alike. Learn how reuse can promote creativity and sustainability within your workplace. This professional development program can be tailored to fit your needs; be it a team-building exercise, creative problem-solving workshop, or loose-parts play to inspire your classroom activities.
Explore collaboration between participating educators and Creative Reuse Education staff to find authentic and meaningful ways of integrating interdisciplinary environmental, maker, STEAM, and art-focused learning experiences into the participants’ existing curriculum/programs. Please apply for this educator learning series by completing this form.
This open-ended program provides hands-on exploratory creative activities for participants of all ages. Explore and create with a large selection of reclaimed materials. Themes and learning objectives can be customized, such as a Superhero Reuse-A-Palooza or Musical Instrument Reuse-A-Palooza. The Reuse-a-Palooza program is ideal for fairs, festivals and public events.
We offer skill-based workshops for groups. Our ReMaker Playshops are workshops concentrated on learning new skills and creating with reclaimed materials.
Our nine offerings are: book-making, jewelry, trophies, hand-sewing, dioramas, birdhouses, yarn crafts, marble runs. and empty lots.
Many of our local creative education programs for children are made possible through generous, ongoing support from the McSwigan Family Foundation. We also received support from the Grable Foundation to launch our Educator Empowerment Program in 2017 and continue the program in 2018-19.
We are grateful to these foundations for supporting resource conservation and creative reuse in the community!
Places We Go
- After-School Programs
- Community Centers
- Festivals + Fairs
- Clubs and Troops
- Field Days
- Summer Camps
- Colleges and Universities
Places We’ve Been
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Highmark First Night Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Home & Garden Show, Pittsburgh Maker Faire, Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Jewish Community Center, Deutschtown Music Festival, St. Edmund’s Academy, Hosanna House, University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, Moon Parks & Recreation Earth Day Celebration, Sarah Heinz House, Food Revolution Pittsburgh Day, Alcosan Open House, Allegheny Green + Innovation Festival, Frick Environmental Center, East End Food Coop’s Art Harvest, + many more!