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Workshops and Classes at SCRAP

Our workshop and class schedule is being updated constantly. Please check this page frequently

If you are interested in teaching a class or workshop, please complete the brief application here.

All of our workshops emphasize the importance of recycling and the creative reuse of materials. Workshops are designed to inspire participants to create art that reflects a commitment to environmentally sustainable behavior. In each class, participants will have the opportunity to utilize materials from SCRAP’s vast and eclectic inventory of supplies.

These workshops are currently scheduled:


Free Decorative Finishes And Repair Workshop

Saturday February 18, 2017 1-3 PM

Learn how to fix everyday items from Pottery, Marble, Wood, artifacts, etc. Learn about variety of glues, paints, sealers, faux finishes.

  • Feel free to bring your broken items (1-2) from home and we can repair it together. 
  • For a free course ($25.00 value), bring an item to donate to SCRAP – or – bring a new SCRAP customer. 
  • First course will be on types of glues and paints to use for each broken item a class member has brought in. This way you can learn how to repair various types of materials for future reference. 
  • Learn how to repair wood, metal, ceramic, wallpaper and so on. 
  • Light refreshments will be provided. 

Sign up HERE.


Basic Sewing Technique With Cheryl

March 26, 2017 10-2 PM, $20

Learn threading, winding bobbins, straight and zigzag sewing. What stitches should be used for, and how to decide to use stretch stitches or not. This workshop is a lot of fun and Cheryl really knows her stuff.

Sign up HERE.

Free Workshops for Teachers. 2017 series

Please register at SCRAP for these workshops or call 415 647-1746. Each limited to 15 participants. First come, first served. Each workshop runs from 1 to 3 PM.

All are presented by Sherie Yazman, former district teacher, National Board Certified, Master and Mentor teacher.

JANUARY 14, 2017With One Rooster You Get Four Plates

Vocabulary:  symmetry, asymmetry

To celebrate Lunar New Year, participants will create paper cut out rooster to make:

  1. Rubbing plate, 2. Embossing plate, 3. Printing plate, 4. Antiqued metal plate

Teachers will produce four different kinds of artworks from one plate image that can be recreated with their students

Educational Goals:

  1. Cultural understanding and appreciation
  2. Creating works of art with recycled materials
  3. Study animals o cdf the Zodiac calendar and their symbolism.

FEBRUARY 11, 2017 Sashiko-Stitching Art and Math Together

Vocabulary:  overlapping, subtraction, balance, emphasis, logo, identification, curves, linear

Educational Goals:

  1. Cultural understanding and appreciation
  2. Develop fine motor skills
  3. Create symbols for personal identification
  4. Produce work of art with fine craftsmanship
  5. Introduction to principles of geometry

MARCH 11, 2017 Dreamtime-Aboriginal Art

Vocabulary:  indigenous people, symbolism, storytelling

Learn to create symbols for personal meaning and incorporate the symbols into a work of art that will serve as a narrative journey.

Educational Goals:

  1. Cultural understanding and appreciation
  2. Using symbols for personal meaning and expression
  3. Participating in storytelling in a personal narrative journey

APRIL 8, 2017  Poetry Book

Vocabulary:  logos, bookmaking, folding, collage, poetry

Make accordion books with variety of media and incorporate words with imagery. Design logo to personalize their books. Can be recreated with students in their classroom

Educational Goals:

  1. Connecting words and phrases to visual imagery
  2. Designing an image as a personal representation
  3. Working with variety of media and tools
  4. Producing works of art with fine craftsmanship

May 13, 2017   Yarn-Under, Over and Around

Vocabulary:  alternate, fiber, cloth, woven, pattern

Learn to construct looms from recycled materials for simple weaving projects.  Several easy techniques will be demonstrated.


  1. Posted September 27, 2016 at 11:01 AM | Permalink

    Hello sherrie,

    Due to a change in process, class schedules have been delayed. We do have one class so far in October, and expect more.

    Please check our EventBrite page ( for more info.

    We will be updating the website soon. Follow us on Facebook (scrapsf) and Twiter (@scrapsf) for the most current news and info.

    Thanks for supporting SCRAP.

  2. Sherrie Bell
    Posted September 26, 2016 at 11:37 PM | Permalink

    I was curious about your school and any classes you may be holding…this is now, October 2016. Are you teaching classes ??

    Thank you very much.
    Sherrie Bell

  3. Posted August 2, 2016 at 4:06 PM | Permalink

    We expect there will be, but they are not scheduled yet. Contact to get on their mailing list.

  4. Rosa
    Posted August 2, 2016 at 7:41 AM | Permalink

    Will there be any Green Art Workshops in fall of this year?
    All the best,

  5. Posted May 26, 2016 at 11:14 PM | Permalink

    Helo Kim,

    This is a very cryptic message. I have forwarded it to our Class organizer.

  6. Kim
    Posted May 26, 2016 at 5:48 PM | Permalink

    Hi There. I am registered for 2 (with Nan) but if a space becomes available, may I get another space please? Thanks, Kim

  7. Posted March 21, 2016 at 7:15 PM | Permalink

    Sorry, but we don’t currently have any classes on this type of sewing. As we have no industrial machines, and are unlikely to get any soon, i don’t believe we will be able to help you with this.

    Sorry, wish we could help.

    But thanks for thinking of SCRAP.

  8. Andrea Lane
    Posted March 19, 2016 at 5:03 PM | Permalink


    I have about 200 lbs. of neoprene that I want to sew. I have designs and ideas. However, neoprene is tough and tricky and I wonder if you have any sewing classes with industrial type machines. I just need a general guidance on how to manage the material while sewing and tips on how to shop for the right machine.

    Just a thought!


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