Workshops and Classes at SCRAP

Our workshop and class schedule is updated frequently. Please check this page or Eventbrite  frequently.

All of our workshops emphasize the importance of 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.

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

Upcoming Workshops & Classes

Drop-In Jewelry Class

Every Tuesday, Noon to 1:45

Taught by Susan Solstice
Price: $5 donation requested

Back by popular demand, Susan  will help you learn to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces. She will also help you with simple repairs. Most materials and tools are provided.

Susan has more than 20 years of jewelry-making experience and will help you with simple, one-day projects, or more complex efforts that take more time.

A $5 donation (which all goes to SCRAP, thanks to Susan’s generosity) is requested.

No registration needed, just come on by!

Postage Stamp Art

Sunday, March 5, 2017, 1-4 PM
For ages 10 and up

Taught By: Monica Lee
Price $22

Create collages, tags, greeting cards or try your hand at making “Stamp Head” art in SCRAP’s Postage Stamp art workshop.

Choose from a huge collection of cancelled vintage stamps (non-collectable value) to create your artwork. The instructor will provide many samples to inspire your creating.

Register HERE.

Miniature Book in Tin Box

Saturday, March 11, 2017, 10-12pm

Taught By: Margaret Crossland
Price $25

Take a miniature tin (about 1.5″ x 2″) and burn off the paint. I do this ahead of time or they can be painted black. Decorate with items from SCRAP, like a plastic lizard painted with metallic paint. Hand sew a little book using pages from an old book and put inside the tin. They could be worn as a necklace if you add a chain.

Register HERE.

Basic Sewing Technique

March 26, 2017, 10-2 PM

Taught by Cheryl Hay
​Price: $20

Learn threading, winding bobbins, straight and zigzag sewing, what various 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.

Register HERE.

Watercolor on Tile

Wednesday, April 12, 2017,  1-4pm

Taught By: Rebecca Saylor
Price $35

Using the power of dye sublimation technology, you will learn how to transfer beautiful watercolor flowers onto reclaimed marble tiles. It’s a fun and creative way to make a small piece of art that can be used as a coaster, a trivet or a beautiful wall hanging.

Register HERE.

Introduction to Woodgraining

Saturday April 29, 2017, 12–4 PM

Taught by Michael Trust
Price $15

The steps involved in woodgraining including: The base coat color, the different mediums that can be used, brushes to create the many effects, where woodgraining can be used. Students can create a woodgraining sample if desired.

Register HERE.

Let’s Dye! Shibori in a bread bag

Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1–3 PM

Taught by Lynn
Price $25

A 2 hour class showing how to dye using fiber reactive dye in a bread bag.

Dyeing doesn’t have to take lots of water! In this class people will learn a low immersion technique of dyeing in a bread bag and will also learn a simple Japanese shibori technique of stone wrapping. The results are a one of a kind circular spider web-like shapes on a cloudy marbled background. Participants can bring a washed plain white cotton tshirt (use no fabric softener!) or use some fabric from SCRAP.

Register HERE.

SCRAP Stamps

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 1–4 PM

Taught by Monica Lee
Price $22

Join us for this workshop and make your own stamps using material from the SCRAP Warehouse- Foam, cork, plex, twine, rubber, wood and more. We will make our own custom stamps from our found objects and in the second half of the workshop we will use our stamps to create works of art, handmade cards and more.

Register HERE.

Safe Harbor Love Bead Pins

Saturday, June 3, 2017, 1-4 PM

Taught By: Joey Jones
Price $20

“Safe Harbor” pins, aka “Solidarity Pins,” are an idea that came to the U.S. from the U.K. Wearing a safety pin signals your choice to treat people, even people you disagree with or don’t understand, with kindness and respect. When white supremacists began co-opting the safety pin symbol, artists responded by making the pins flashier and taking that symbol back.

Artist Joey Jones began her Love Bead Project by creating Safe Harbor pins and distributing them free at events. She also teaches others to make the pins, so they can spread hope, and the idea of Safe Harbor.

Register HERE.

2017 FREE Teachers’ Workshops

All take place at SCRAP from 1PM to 3 PM.

Presented by Sherie Yazman, former district teacher, National Board Certified, Master and Mentor teacher.

Dreamtime-Aboriginal Art
MARCH 11, 2016
Learn to create symbols for personal meaning and incorporate the symbols into a work of art that will serve as a narrative journey.

Poetry Book 
APRIL 8, 2016
Make accordion books with variety of media and incorporate words with imagery. Design a logo to personalize the books. Can be recreated with students in their classroom

Yarn-Under, Over and Around
May 13, 2017
Learn to construct looms from recycled materials for simple weaving projects.  Several easy
techniques will be demonstrated.

Register for these classes at SCRAP.

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