Creative Commons is an RSO affiliated with the College of Fine and Performing Arts that is open to all students focused on cultivating a community for creative students. Throughout the year we invite working artists to talk about their career development in the artistic world. We host workshops and provide opportunities to work with various mediums and software, like Adobe Photoshop and screenprinting. All students who are wishing for a safe, inclusive, and diverse space to freely express their creativity with like-minded students are encouraged to attend our weekly meetings every Thursday in Richards Hall 104 from 5 PM to 6 PM. In Creative Commons we strive to emphasize the creation of connections and relationships among students and artists who are passionate about their art (painting, writing, sculpture, etc.)! Our goal is to empower others through artistic creation.
So far this year, we have held various workshops where members can learn new forms of art. This year we have done a bleaching workshop, Adobe Illustrator, Origami, and many more! Throughout the year we also do various activities such as touring Innovation Studio, branding workshops, and ventures in entrepreneurship as an artist. This semester we are even planning on taking an RSO trip to the Joselyn in Omaha.
Every year we also host an annual zine and gallery. These events are available to all undergraduate students at UNL who are wishing to publish their artworks. Our theme this year is “Show Me the Receipts” a theme that has taken on many new meanings for us over the course of the last few years as we have battled the COVID-19 pandemic. Like the theme implies, it is completely open to interpretation for all of those wishing to submit.
For more information on our meetings, zine, and gallery find us online at @unlcreativecommons on Instagram!