Creative Education Programs

The Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse conducts educational creative programming  off-site at events across the Pittsburgh Region and on-site in the Maker Mill area of our retail shop. Our staff want to work with you to make your event great. Scroll down to read brief descriptions of Creative Reuse’s current program offerings.

To inquire about bringing a program to your event:

Program Request 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. Click here for more information about this type of event.


Remaker Playshops

We offer skill-based workshops for groups. Our nine offerings are Book-making, Jewelry, Trophies, Hand-sewing, Dioramas, Birdhouses, Yarn Crafts, Marble Runs. and Empty Lots. Click here to learn more about our Remaker Playshops.

Professional Development/Team Building

Our Creative Education team designs dynamic workshops for teachers.  Learn how reuse can promote creativity and sustainability at your school or early childhood education center. This professional development program can be tailored to fit your school’s needs. Click here for more information about our workshops for teachers.


Field Trip/Guided Tour and/or Creative Activity at Creative Reuse

We welcome groups to visit our shop for field trips or crafting activities. Schedule your visit by filling out our Program Request Form. For more information click here. If you would like to come with a group for a free, unguided visit, please schedule with us by filling out this form.

CUSP ReMaker Kits

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 Learn more about our kits here. We offer these kits for sale. Please inquire by emailing

Cancellation Policy

We know you’d never cancel on us but make sure to check out our cancellation policy here before booking your program!

*Rush hour fees are applied at our discretion*

 Last year, many of our programs on Pittsburgh’s North Side were made possible through support from the Alcoa Foundation. We are grateful to Alcoa for supporting resource conservation and creative reuse  in the community!

 Places We Go

Schools | After-School Programs | Community Centers | Festivals | Fairs | Clubs and Troops | Field Days | Summer Camps | Colleges and Universities | Libraries | Museums

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 | Neu Kirche Contemporary Art Center | 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 |  Any many more!

Program Request Form

For all other programming inquiries, please contact us at