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

Sewing Zippers Made Easy

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 10 AM – 2 PM
Taught by Sheryl Hay
Price $30

This is the class for people with zipper issues. The super-talented Ms Hay will show you the professional methods that make handling zippers much easier. She’ll show you how to:

  1. Replace Broken Zipper
  2. Place New zippers
  3. Repair Zippers
  4. Make Hidden Zippers

Register HERE


Free Teachers’ Workshop: Cork Creatures, Jelly Fish Lanterns, Nature Exploration

Saturday, November 11, 2017, 1 PM-4 PM
Taught by Julia Jane Moore
Free for SFUSD Teachers

Utilizing cork – one of the not-so-traditional art materials at SCRAP – we will pursue the long standing human art tradition of creating animal representations. Using clay and wire as base structures we will make creatures in action – running, swimming, and flying – like you’ve never seen before! We will also up-cycle Mardi Gras beads and Easter eggs to make jelly fish lanterns come alive! We will also take a tour of SCRAP to identify components of nature found in the Depot, and then collectively brainstorm to create collaborative projects.

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Holiday Yarn Bombing 

Sunday, November 26, 1-4 PM
Taught by N Slim Goodies

A holiday crochet circle where students learn the art of yarn bombing. 

We sit, crochet, talk, laugh, exchange ideas and patterns, and complete an art piece together at the end of our class. Each student will be given instructions on a piece to create. At the end we will join all our pieces together to create our own art piece.

New to crocheting? Newcomers are welcome!

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Free Teachers’ Workshop: Holliday Cards, SCRAP Wreaths, Reindeer Antlers

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 1 PM-4 PM
Taught by Julia Jane Moore
Free for SFUSD Teachers

In the cold winter months it is a tradition to share sentimental recognitions to warm the hearts of others. We will learn to make stencils and use the vast variety of paper options at SCRAP to create collage holiday cards for various paths of faith. We will also be getting sculptural – using shrubbery and SCRAP art materials – to make odes to nature for honoring the Winter Solstice. And, what better way to celebrate winter than to consider creatures of the cold. You will learn how to make antlers so your students can be like real caribou or the mythical flying creatures of the beloved Christmas tale.

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Realize Your Dream in 2018: Create A Vision Board

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1- 4 PM
Taught by Mitchell Friedman
Price: $50

Visualization is a powerful mind exercise that can help you plan and achieve goals. A vision board, as a tangible representation of what you want to achieve in your life, plays a vital role in this effort.

This workshop offers you the opportunity to create your own vision board. We’ll start by finding the images and words to best describe what you want in 2018. You’ll then work along with other participants to apply various tools, techniques, materials to create a work that’s uniquely yours. You’ll leave this workshop with a vision board that can inspire you every day.

At this workshop we will:

  • Identify key goals in at least one area of your life for 2018
  • Find images, artwork, and other materials that best describe what you want
  • Start making a collage of your gathered goals/dreams/aspirations
  • Learn to use and add to our vision boards throughout the year.

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Do you have an idea for a class or workshop?

Whether you want to teach it, or ask that someone else does, drop us a note. Teachers are compensated, Materials from SCRAP are included at no charge.

Events can be for adults or children, or for mixed groups.

If you have some ideas for a class or want to request a class, send your thoughts to Monica at Please provide as much detail as possible.

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