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From classical concerts to popular artists, fine art galleries to LateNight crafts, and performance art to theater productions, Penn State has opportunities for you to experience the arts in whatever way you choose.

The student engagement manager works with the Center for Performing Arts and Student Affairs to create opportunities for students to have engaging and meaningful art experiences. This position also acts as the advisor to Performing Arts Council (PAC), who work to uplift the many performing arts student organizations on campus and promote collaboration. More information can be found on their website:


One of the ways the student engagement manager aims to engage students is through a series of programs, each of which will happen twice a month time allowing.


ArtOut works to animate existing art spaces on campus through one-off events and programs that capitalize on student interests, such as escape rooms and ground them in the arts.

Spring 2019 Events

Exploring Art Making: January 16, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Stop by the Center for Arts and Crafts in 3 Ritenour where you will enjoy free food and be able to test out some of the art techniques they teach throughout the semester. Create a ceramic pinch pot, use watercolors to paint your own bookmark, learn the basics of relief printmaking, and practice your zentangling with some pen and ink. 

Mindful Making

Mindful Making aims to use the arts and culture to promote mindfulness and community. These programs are meant to give students the space and the permission to slow down and partake in some self-care.

Spring 2019 Events

Paper Lantern Workshop January 17, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Join us for an evening of relaxing crafting. Learn about how people all over the world use light and lanterns in their celebration while making a lantern of your own.

Hygge Self Care Box Decorating February 7, 5:15-6:15 p.m. 
Join us for an evening of relaxing crafting. Construct a self-care practice and decorate a box to hold all your essentials - inspired by the Danish practice of hygge.

Hygge Knitting and Overnight Oats February 21, 5:15-6:15 p.m. 
Join the Knittany Lions for an evening of relaxing crafting. Learn how to arm knit a scarf to help you stay warm this winter.

Stamp Making and Creative Writing March 14, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Join us for an evening of relaxing crafting. Create your own stamps, personalized stationery and learn about the benefits of letter writing.

Mindful Photography 
Details coming soon. 

Art Journaling April 11, 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Join us for an evening of relaxing crafting. Learn some art therapy techniques, mindful writing practices and assemble your own art journal.

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