Workshop Calendar

Want to teach a workshop at SCRAP? Contact Kayci Monar at kayci@scrap-sf.org

San Francisco Bay Area Art upcoming workshop

Hand Cut Recycled Botanical Collage

with Austen Zombres

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  |  Saturday, August 3rd


Create a hand cut recycled botanical collage with SF-based artist Austen Zombres. Austen has been creating a personal library of found cardboard packaging for over a decade and creating intricate figurative collage imagery with his material. In this workshop, attendees will learn about his practice by creating their own floral collages as well as many paper cutting techniques including scratching, etching, curving cuts and consistent long lines among others. Join us to take your paper arts game to the next level!

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Astrological Embroidery

with Angie Wilson

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  |  Thursday, September 5th


In this workshop, we will explore the map of the stars under which we were born. Each participant will choose to embroider the constellation of either their sun, moon, or rising signs (or that of another person if planning to make it a gift). This workshop is designed for all levels, so beginners will approach this project as a sampler and learn the essential, foundational embroidery stitches; intermediate and advanced participants can incorporate more complex stitches, or opt to embroider their entire Birth Chart. The resulting piece can be incorporated into a pillow, quilt, jacket, or framed.

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Tiny Mini Books

with Monica Lee

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  |  Sunday, September 8th


Repurpose paper items like tickets, slide mounts, envelopes and maps from the Scrap-SF warehouse into tiny books! There are so many ideas that you will want to keep making them at home! Use your books for tiny journals, birthday cards, banners or mini artist books.

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Sashiko Mending

with Lisa Solomon

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  |  Thursday, October 3rd


Sashiko - which translates to little stabs - is an embroidery technique developed in the Edo period in Japan. It became not only a decorative practice, but one that was used to mend and repair clothing. In this workshop mixed media artist, author, and educator Lisa Solomon will demonstrate how give your clothes a new life and extend their use. The class will provide a quick overview of supplies and techniques - including interior and exterior patchwork as well as ways to incorporate traditional sashiko patterning from simple to more complicated designs. Participants will also be encouraged to reflect their own personalities in the way they mend. Bring a garment that needs to be fixed! There will also be materials to practice with. This class will offer a great way to think about sustainability, slow fashion and working with your hands in a meaningful and creative way.

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Weaving Upcycled Textiles

with Camilo Villa

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  |  Saturday, October 5th


This class is an introduction to textile arts, including weaving and plaiting. As students learn about textile art processes, they will also form a deeper understanding of the cultural and historical underpinnings of these techniques. Using disposed materials, such as paper, plastic, and fabrics, students will learn hands-on processes such as weaving and plaiting. After initial experimentation with these techniques, students are encouraged to push the boundaries of the media and create their own projects.

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Paper Mache Fruits 

with Jenny Lennick

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  |  Thursday, November 7th


Learn to make paper mace fruits! Paper mache is a simple craft where you create a sculpture using cardboard and tinfoil, dip newspaper strips in a gooey solution, and smooth them over your form. In this workshop, you'll learn how to make the sculpture base with upcycled materials, prepare the paper strips, mix the paste, apply it, and finally, paint and decorate your sculpture.

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Immortal Clothes

with Tria Connell

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  |  Saturday, July 13th


Have a pair of pants that are too long to comfortably wear? Or a shirt that just doesn't fit but you love too much to discard? Bring your clothes to SCRAP and Tria Connell will teach you how to alter your treasured garments to fit! We believe that clothes should fit our bodies, not the other way around. During this workshop, Tria will be focusing on hemming pants and using darts or adding fabric to change the shape of shirts. If your alteration doesn't meet those categories, don't worry! There will be plenty of time to work on any other garment woes. Come out and learn how to make your clothes last for years to come.

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Signature Sketches

with Sebastian Petersen

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  |  Thursday, July 11th


Do you want to take your drawing to the next level? Learn how to develop your own drawing style with Sebastian Petersen! Begin your journey with understanding basic shapes and drawing from life. Then Sebastian will guide you through expanding your mark making vocabulary to create a style that is uniquely yours!

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Textile Jewelry Making

with Vida Vazquez

11:00 AM - 1:30 PM  |  Sunday, June 23rd


Embark on a creative journey with artist Vida Vazquez as she invites you to upcycle fabric scraps and yarn into your new go-to accessory. Participants will delve into three techniques for crafting textile jewelry: tassel making, fabric wrapping, and hand stitching.


By seamlessly blending these fiber art methods with beaded jewelry making, you'll create one-of-a-kind, tactile statement pieces that exude irresistible charm.

No prior jewelry-making experience is necessary!

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Intro to Stained Glass 

with Maya Djiji

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM  |  Saturday, June 15th


Get into the stained glass groove with Maya Djiji! If you've been wanting to get into glass but you're not sure how, you've come to the right workshop! Maya will take you through the entire process: from creating a design, to choosing and cutting your glass, and all the tools and solder you need to create a beautiful, suncatcher sized piece.


This workshop will take place outside so be prepared!

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Crochet Jam #2

with Ramekon O'Arwisters

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  |  Saturday, June 1st

Crochet Jam, hosted by sculptor Ramekon O'Arwisters, uses the folk-art tradition of crocheting strips of fabric into free-form and organic soft sculptures to foster social interaction, creativity, and liberation. There aren't any rules nor patterns. Crochet Jam is an opportunity for play, experimentation, and for allowing the material to transform naturally without any expectations nor any attempt to control the outcome. Participants become a conduit for the transformation of the material without any resistance, whether they like what they see or not. Participants just crochet and calmly observe without judgment or critique.

No attempt is made to dictate the creative process and there is no focus on the finished product. Basic instruction in crochet 🧶 provided in-person or virtually during the event.

This workshop is funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission.

It is free to attend but please make sure to reserve your spot! Walk-ins are more than welcome but we have a limited space so please make sure you reserve your place. Donations to SCRAP to cover materials and continue to bring exciting workshops are greatly appreciated.

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Free Teacher Workshop: Creative Reuse in your Afterschool Program 

with Merritt Richmond

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM  |  Tuesday, May 14th


After school and out-of-school teachers, are you looking for simple, joyful, practical creativity infusions for your K-5th grade students? Join us at SCRAP as we explore creative reuse as a tool for decreasing stress, increasing student engagement, and adding quick hands-on elements to your teaching. We will discuss managing materials without a homebase, creating time-flexible opportunities for some students to go deep, and classroom management tools that minimize chaos and maximize learning.

Our Free Teacher Workshops qualify as Prop G Hours!

Workshop Timeline (Please note we've changed the schedule to give access to more after school teachers)

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM | Wine, chat, and shop with your fellow teachers

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | Workshop

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DIY Stuffies

with Lee, Mia & Brooke Materazzi

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  |  Saturday, May 11th


Join us for a cozy intergenerational workshop creating something out of anything! Lee Materazzi will be co-leading this workshop with her daughters Mia and Brooke to inspire you to create DIY stuffies! In this workshop, participants will learn different approaches to making a stuffed animal that are perfect for any age group. Bring a parent, a cousin, a little one, or just bring yourself! Come ready to play with fabric scraps, foam, and patterns!

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Deconstructed Art Journals

with LaVera Wilson

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  |  Saturday, May 4th


Do you have leftover notebooks that need a new purpose? Bring it to life as a Deconstructed Art Journal! Come transform a plain composition book with vintage images, fabrics, postcards, and other surprises. LaVera Wilson will teach a variety of fun and easy techniques using everyday items and art supplies uniquely and creatively. Bring in photos, poems, or drawings (or get inspired by SCRAP materials) and we will incorporate them into the pockets, tucks, and windows of your journal. Create a one of a kind embellished work of art to treasure for years to come.

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Contemporary Collage

with Mark Harris

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  |  Thursday, May 2nd


Attendees will learn how to combine visual elements to create a new image that conveys a message or idea. The workshop will focus on basic elements of composition, selecting images and how to juxtapose them, surface preparation, and how to create a collage/photomontage.

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Easy Crochet Bonnets

with Jasmine Zhang

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  |  Sunday, April 21st


April is for crochet! Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned maker looking for a new spark of inspiration, we've got you covered. Artist Jasmine Zhang is leaping back into a physical art practice with the creation of crocheted bonnets. Jasmine will guide you through using free-form single crochet to create unique bonnets that are perfect for spring. Participants will also experiment with textures and unconventional upcycled crochet materials.


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Crochet Jam

with Ramekon O'Arwisters

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  |  Saturday, April 6th


Enjoy crochet in a community-art based event hosted by Ramekon O'Arwisters. Crochet Jam, hosted by sculptor Ramekon O'Arwisters, uses the folk-art tradition of crocheting strips of fabric into free-form and organic soft sculptures to foster social interaction, creativity, and liberation. There aren't any rules nor patterns. Crochet Jam is an opportunity for play, experimentation, and for allowing the material to transform naturally without any expectations nor any attempt to control the outcome. Participants become a conduit for the transformation of the material without any resistance, whether they like what they see or not. Participants just crochet and calmly observe without judgment or critique.

No attempt is made to dictate the creative process and there is no focus on the finished product. Basic instruction in crochet 🧶 provided in-person or virtually during the event.


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Botanical Clay Tiles

with Angie Wilson

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  |  Thursday, April 4th


Celebrate Earth Month by creating beautiful clay tiles with plants! Learn how to make ceramic tiles using plants or flowers from around your home or neighborhood. In this workshop, artist Angie Wilson will guide you through working with air dry clay, rolling it into slabs and creating impressions of plants to make decorative clay tiles.



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The RePurposed FrankenShirt

with Paul Gallo

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM  |  Saturday, March 9th


The plain old t-shirt gets a transformation under the direction of master sewist Paul Gallo. Paul will lead workshop attendees through a fun process of cutting up three t-shirts into various puzzle pieces and sewing them back together to create new patterns and color combinations. This workshop will lead garment repair enthusiasts through the process using a straight stitcher machine with a zig zag stitch. If you want to bring an overlock, feel free! This class will be all about community and helping each other where we can, so be ready to make friends and walk away with something unique. We will have t-shirts available to use, but feel free to bring your own. We will be combining 2-3 t-shirts into one.



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Moving Wooden Toys

with Sebastian Petersen

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM  |  Sunday, March 10th


Local artist and educator Sebastian Petersen will be leading workshop attendees in a fun (yet safe!) workshop making MOVING wooden toys. This workshop will focus on using sustainable wood materials--often old vintage toys and blocks from simpler times--to create wooden characters and mini sculptures with basic movement abilities. The workshop is for ages 8+ and minors should have an adult in attendance. Adults are also encouraged to attend for inner child purposes.




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Collage with Mitsu Okubo

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM  |  Saturday, March 2nd


Using SCRAP magazines, paper and found photographs students will be given guidance and instruction on repurposing found materials to create new portraits and landscapes. Mitsu will take students through the aisles of SCRAP and show them his process for choosing materials--tips and tricks for what raw materials work well for collage.

Free Teacher Workshop: Social Emotional Learning - Facilitating Problem Solving

with Merritt Richmond

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  |  Wednesday, February 28th


Join us for an exploration of techniques and tools to help build your students' social emotional skills. We will create class notebooks and discuss ways to use them effectively to settle disputes and encourage honest, respectful discussions. Using SCRAP supplies we will make other facilitation tools such as talking sticks, posters, table signs, puzzles and puppets. A variety of approaches will be explored and participants' great ideas will be incorporated into the conversation.


Workshop Timeline

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Workshop

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Wine, chat, and shop with your fellow teachers


*All teachers will receive a $25 of materials for free!*

This event is free but make sure you get a ticket to reserve your spot!

If you're unable to attend, please cancel your ticket by February 26th! We've had a lot of last minute no shows and need to have accurate counts for materials. Thank you!

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Sewing for Beginners with Emma Armstrong

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM  |  Sunday, February 18th


Sewing novice or never touched a needle and thread before? We have the workshop for you! Advance your sewing knowledge with the help of Emma Armstrong. Emma will take you through everything from threading a needle and hand sewing basics, to learning how to select your fabric, creating simple closures, and even how to use a sewing machine. Participants will then take their new skills and create a small pouch completely from scratch.


This workshop is appropriate for all ages! Please keep in mind that we will be using sharp needles and pins. Minors MUST be accompanied by an adult with a ticket. 


We have 7 sewing machines at SCRAP so participants will learn on machines in pairs. If you have a machine and you're able to bring it to the workshop with you, please select the appropriate ticket.

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Free Teacher Workshop: Five Easy Art Projects to Spark Creativity (for free!) with Petra Schumann

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM  |  Thursday, January 18th


There are countless ways to use supplies from SCRAP and items from your own recycle bin to spark creativity in your students. In this hour-long workshop, art instructor Petra Schumann will introduce five such projects, let you try them, and show you where to find the supplies you’ll need at SCRAP. No art experience necessary! The projects are geared toward K-8 classrooms, and all teachers are welcome.

Our Free Teacher workshops also qualify as Prop G hours!


Workshop Timeline

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Workshop

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Wine, chat, and shop with your fellow teachers

*All teachers will receive $25 of materials for free!*


This event is free but make sure you get a ticket to reserve your spot! If you're unable to attend, please cancel your ticket by January 15! We've had a lot of last minute no shows and need to have accurate counts for materials. Thank you!

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A Stitch in Time: Visible Mending with the Mending Collective

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM  |  Saturday, November 4th

Join us to explore the fun and creative practice of visible mending to highlight and embellish rips, splits, and holes. Learn basic stitches including running stitch, blanket stitch, and spiderweb stitch and delve into the wonders of patching. We will provide a fabric mending booklet with everything you need for practicing your stitches in class and once you get home.


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Crochet with Pamela Travis

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM  |  Thursday, November 2nd

Have you wanted to make your own beanie, blanket, or sweater but weren't sure where to begin? You've come to the right workshop! Pamela Travis will guide participants through the building blocks of crochet and get them on the path to making incredible creations out of yarn. 

All ages welcome. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. 


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Free Teacher Workshop: Maps as a Tool for Expression and Historical Inquiry


October 17th, 2023

SCRAP has a collection of maps just waiting to be explored by your preK-8th grade students. In this workshop, we will consider a selection of maps and how we might invite our students to explore them to learn about geography, history, and mathematical concepts. We will also create our own maps - of places both real and imagined. Finally, participants will use maps as a tool for colláge and a jumping-off point for personal expression.

Workshop Timeline

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Workshop

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Wine, chat, and shop with your fellow teachers

*All teachers will receive a $25 gift certificate for shopping!*

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Beading on Fabric with Aurie Stetzel


October 5th, 2023

Dive into beading on fabric with Aurie Stetzel. Aurie will walk participants through beading basics such as border trims, creating an appliqué, and creating solid sections of beading. Participants can either bring in a garment to add beadwork to, or create a 1920's style headband. No matter what you bead, you'll be sure to dazzle!

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Free Teacher Workshop: Maximizing Physical Movement While Minimizing Chaos with Merritt Richmond


September 20th, 2023

We know that humans, especially small ones, learn most effectively with movement breaks and many opportunities to be physically active. How do we harness their youthful energy and creative impulses while maintaining an orderly and productive classroom? In this workshop, we will create tools and explore systems that scaffold student movement during class time, invite joyful participation, and develop our students’ self-control even while they are in motion.

Workshop Timeline

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Workshop

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Wine, chat, and shop with your fellow teachers

*All teachers will receive a $25 gift certificate for shopping!*

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Gelli Printing with Raine Robichaud


September 7th, 2023

Learn about printing with gelli plates, an easy diy printmaking process! We will learn how to create textures and layers with gelli plates and household and natural materials as well as how to transfer images from magazines. The gelli plates we will be using do not contain any animal products and are nontoxic. Join us to explore this fun and open-ended printmaking process! 

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Quilted Table Runners with Lorraine Woodruff-Long


September 6th & October 4th, 2023

Make a 2-sided quilted table runner in two sessions! Learn the basics of quilting from this two-session class by making a double-sided runner for your table. In September you’ll learn to cut and sew fabric together to make a front and back (size of your choosing.) In October you’ll learn to “sandwich” your pieces with batting and machine quilt your runner, then finish it with a binding edge. This workshop is great for all quilting experience levels!

This is a 2 part workshop! The first workshop will be on September 6th from 6pm-8pm. The second workshop with be on October 4th from 6pm-8pm. By purchasing a ticket you are signed up for both dates. We do not offer single dates of this workshop.

* We have a limited amount of sewing machines at SCRAP! Please bring your own if you are able to! *

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Patchwork Pillows with Johny Marquez


September 2nd, 2023

Johny will guide participants through his process of selecting and collaging second hand fabrics and scrap materials into patchwork pieced compositions. Participants create their own patchwork compositions and construct them into their own decor pillows.

Final Product:

-Patchwork Pillowcase 15"x15" with back slit to insert pillow

-Stuffed Pillow 15"x15"

The use of a sewing machine is required for this workshop. SCRAP has a limited number of sewing machines which is reflected in the ticketing. Please bring your own machine if you are able to!

All materials will be provided by SCRAP.

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Free Teacher Workshop: Shopping for your Classroom at SCRAP with Merritt Richmond


August 9th, 2023


Let's go shopping together in SCRAP - where your basic classroom supplies are deeply discounted and where creative ideas are just waiting to be discovered. Learn how to use SCRAP to activate hands-on learning and creativity for students of all ages. Participants will share great ideas, explore some of the more obscure corners of the Depot, and spend time developing your own creative ideas in the workshop at SCRAP. 

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Collage with Broobs


August 5th, 2023

Broobs will guide participants through his practice and the history of collage . Participants will create beautiful tribute collages and also walk away with collage buttons. All materials will be provided by SCRAP, however if you have images in particular you would like to work from orf images of loved ones you'd like to make a tribute to please bring them! 

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Cut It Out! Paper Craft with Dorothy Yuki


August 3rd, 2023


Paper crafts to use and your creativity to share. Two and three dimensional pieces will be taught. Everything will be provided to use but you might like to bring in some of your own painted papers and scraps. If you don't like craft blades (xactos), this class isn't for you. However, I will show you how to use them.

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Illustrative Patches with ChiChai


August 2nd, 2023

Single color patches not doing it anymore? Join us for a workshop with ChiChai to create illustrative patches. Learn how to utilize scrap fabrics, buttons, trims, and other notions and jazz up garments or bags. ChiChai will go over basic embroidery stitches and techniques for cut-outs. If you have any clothes or bags you would like to add patches to, please feel free to bring them! 

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Weaving the Fabric of the Universe with Angie Wilson


July 6th, 2023


We will explore interconnectivity through the delightful, meditative practice of weaving. We will create simple hand looms and play with various weaving techniques while contemplating the ancient as well as Einsteinian metaphor of the fabric of the universe, musing on the interconnectivity of space and time, people and place, emotional and physical bodies. Participants will become cosmic weavers, exploring the ways in which thread and fabric are useful models for understanding the structure of the universe. We will experiment with color interaction, manipulate different kinds of materials, and celebrate the infinite possibilities of creative expression.

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Soft Sculpture with Alexander Hernandez


July 1st, 2023

Alexander Hernandez will demonstrate how to creatively upcycle materials by deconstructing found fabrics using patchwork techniques to create soft sculptures. Any level of skills in sewing machine or hand  stitching are a plus but not needed. Participants are encouraged to bring old garments, cast-off remnants and scraps, and other textiles they would like to transform. Other fabrics and items will be provided by SCRAP.

Sustainable Sashiko Mending Workshop with Mariah Bintliff


June 8th, 2023

In this workshop you will learn how to mend your clothes while also learning the basics of Sashiko. Sashiko is so much more than a stitching method or a sustainability practice. With a little care and intention, once worn out objects can transform into something beautiful and meaningful - all while sharing your story. Bring your own cotton or denim garment to mend or practice on our provided samples!

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Quilting Basics: Binding with Lorraine Woodruff-Long


June 3rd, 2023


Learn how to bind your quilt - the final touch on any quilt.  Students can bring a project begun in class of any size that has been “ sandwiched” with top/middle/backing and quilted, and is ready to be bound.  Students will learn how to create a visible binding, as well as how to create an invisible “faced” binding. 

Star Book Mobile with Stephanie Jucker


June 3rd, 2023

Discover how to make a star book mobile using upcycled papers and collage. In this class students will learn how to combine the basic structure of a star book with the theatrical 3D effects of a tunnel book. Using decorative papers, and other mixed media they will find out how to construct a three dimensional tableau in each alcove of the star. The resulting mobile will rotate when suspended and create a playful sense of narrative as each scene is revealed.

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Explore the Reveal: Zippers for Sculpture and Design with Liz Harvey


June 1st, 2023


Combine discarded zippers into constructions for functional or artistic purposes. Zippers present endless possibilities through the magic of zipping and unzipping. Learn how to sew this versatile material into a wallet, and experiment with combining it with fabric or other materials for textile sculpture or wearable art. As you explore, draw from the ways zippers have intervened in art history and crept their way into design.

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Upcycle / Print / Repeat: Custom Stationery with Thea Sizemore


May 6th, 2023

Participants will scavenge art parts in the Depot for printing their own stationery. Thea Sizemore will introduce a variety of methods for creating images on card stock and envelopes including creating stamps from found items, stenciling, layering and tips for creating editions/set of note cards. Students will then have time to explore techniques and produce their own set of upcycled relief-printed cards. No experience necessary and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Quilting Series: Quilt Sandwich with Lorraine Woodruff-Long


May 3rd, 2023


Learn the first step in finishing a quilt - making a quilt “sandwich” with a top, middle/batting, and backing, and learn simple machine quilting on your piece.  Students will use a premade quilt block of any size - either from a prior class or a cut 12” piece of fabric, and leave with a “mug rug” coaster.

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Pocket Sized Print Making with Jennifer Zee


April 22nd 2023

Celebrate Earth Day with a workshop that packs a lot of fun into a small package. Using rubber odds and ends, we will carve and print small blocks to create our own note cards, wrapping paper and mini prints. No previous carving experience required! 

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Sashiko 101 + Palm Thimble Workshop


April 19th, 2023


A Workshop in Partnership with Patagonia


One of the distinguishing features of Sashiko is its unique stitching method that requires a palm thimble instead of a traditional finger thimble. This palm thimble acts as a protective pad to push the needle through the fabric with your dominant hand. In this workshop you will learn how to make a Sashiko palm thimble of your own, while also learning the basics of Sashiko.

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Quilting Basics: Plus Blocks with Lorraine Woodruff-Long


April 5th 2023

Be positive!  Learn the simple “plus” block from scraps to make blocks of all sizes. Students will leave with several blocks to sew together into a pillow, small quilt or the base of a larger quilt. 

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Crochet Outside the Lines: Freeform Crochet with Amy Lange


April 1st, 2023


Have you ever wanted to wrap a park bench in yarn, make a free-form soft sculpture, or just play with textiles in a more open-ended way? Learn to let go and get weird with crochet! Learn techniques that are open-ended, experiment with new materials, and connect with your creativity. No experience required!

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Hanging Sculpture with Ximaps Dong


March 4th, 2023

Bring your love of play and create a hanging sculpture with unconventional materials found at SCRAP! Chose your materials with a fun scravenger hunt game and learn different techniques to structure a sculpture that can hang anywhere. All experience levels welcome!

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Found Object Floral Arrangements with Susan Chambers


March 2nd, 2023


Bouquets are more expensive than ever, and the Slow Flower Movement calls on us to stop flying flowers around the globe. Susan Chambers of Bloomin Couture is the Alice Waters of bespoke floristry, and she will show us how to form inviting tablescapes using fewer blooms and more found objects. Learn budget-friendly techniques for repurposing bottles into bud vases, and creating clusters of candles to enhance precious local blooms. We will provide materials from SCRAP, but you can bring your own too.

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Quilting Series: Bars Block with Lorraine Woodruff-Long


March 1st, 2023

Learn how to make long BARS BLOCKS  from strips of fabric - easy peasy!  A great way to use scraps and make bigger quilts without a lot of fuss.  Students will leave with several blocks to sew together into a pillow, small quilt or the base of a larger quilt. 

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SCRAP Drawing and Collage Night


February 21st, 2023

Come on down to SCRAP for a night of creativity! This is the first in what we hope is a series of many creators' space workshops where artists can work on something new, bring in a work in progress, and find community. 

This month we'll be working on drawing and collage! We'll have a scrappy still life set up, do some gesture drawing warm-ups, and have drawing and collage materials available in our workshop. Artists are also free to bring their own work and materials. 

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Collage with Mitsu Okubo


February 4th, 2023

Using SCRAP magazines, paper and found photographs students will be given guidance and instruction on repurposing found materials to create new portraits and landscapes. Mitsu will take students through the aisles of SCRAP and show them his process for choosing materials--tips and tricks for what raw materials work well for collage.

Mitsu Okubo is a Californian artist who uses printmaking and drawing as a means reconcile his failures as a stand up comedian.

SCRAP Valentines: Card Making with Monica Lee


February 2nd, 2023


Get a jump start on handmade cards for 2023 and join us for this evening of eco card making. Just in time for Valentine's Day or for upcoming Birthdays, Get Wells, Anniversaries, Mothers Day, Thank You notes, or any occasion. We will make cards using materials gathered from the warehouse and papers saved from the recycling bin. You can also make your own envelope too!

Quilting Basics: Half Square Triangles with Lorraine Woodruff-Long


February 1st, 2023


Learn to make the simple, but amazingly versatile, Half Square Triangle Block!  Learn simple ways to create several blocks at a time that you can arrange in an almost infinite variety of patterns.  Students will leave with at least one, large quilt block that can be made into a placemat, pillow or the start of a bigger quilt. 

Korean Bojagi Gift Wrapping

Workshop with Mariah Bintliff
December 10th, 2022

Discover a variety of unique gift-wrapping methods using reusable wrapping cloths to bring your gift-giving skills to the next level! In Korea, traditional wrapping cloths are known as Bojagi, which are similar to Japan's Furoshiki. These beautiful wrapping cloths are a wonderful way to present gifts or transport everyday items, while also reducing the environmental impact by reusing them over and over again.


All materials are provided and you will also be sent home with some Bojagi wrapping cloths and step-by-step wrapping demonstration worksheets. All ages are welcome to participate!


About Bojagi

Bojagi is a traditional Korean folk art consisting of patchwork cloths made from remnants of fabric such as cotton, silk, hemp and ramie. These practical cloths were present in Korea as early as the fourteenth century. They were made in a variety of sizes and used to cover and contain items such as gifts, tables, food, and other everyday objects. This art form has been historically passed down through generations of female artists and was used by Korean people from all classes.

These handmade cloths often held symbolic meaning and sentiment, expressed through their designs. Each color, pattern, and embroidery design was intentionally chosen to represent different well-wishes to the receiver of the Bojagi.

Creative Reuse & Science Concepts

Workshop with Merritt Richmond
December 7th, 2022

Do you strive to be a “hands-on” teacher and to utilize “project-based learning”? SCRAP can support your goals with low-cost and high-interest materials. This workshop will present a variety of science concepts that can be developed through open-ended exploration in your Pre-K through 5th grade classroom. Participants will build, explore, play and make meaningful discoveries - on our way to creating similar experiences for our students. 


*All teachers will receive a $25 gift card for shopping!

Seasons Weavings

Workshop with Cecilia Lusven
December 3rd, 2022

It is that time of the year, when the days are shorter, but the hearts are warmer. In this “Seasons Weavings” workshop you will learn how to create your holiday greeting cards with yarn scraps.

You will learn the basics of weaving that you will use to hand weave your decorations, then glue them to create personalized cards to send to your family and friends. All materials are provided and no previous experience is required to participate! Ages 12+ (with adult supervision) welcome to attend.

Repurposed Fashion

Workshop with Diego Gomez
November 16th, 2022

Join us to learn how to deconstruct fabrics, materials, or existing clothing and transform them into a new design that is a unique expression of your personal style. This recreating will all be done by hand and with variety of applications to choose from, so no prior experience is necessary.

We recommend bringing your own clothing that needs a second life. However, we will provide other fabric for you to work with as well. All other materials will be provided.

Gamification In The Classroom

Workshop with Merritt Richmond
November 3rd, 2022


With SCRAP as our treasure chest, we will build games for your classroom that will reinforce your curriculum content. More than that, games help your students to develop a joyful approach to learning, patience, tolerance for disappointment, flexible thinking, and deeper engagement. As we work, we will discuss best practices, share great ideas for games that work, and support each other’s creativity and delight as educators.


Workshop Timeline

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Workshop

+ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM | Wine, chat and shop with your fellow teachers

*All teachers will receive a $25 gift card for shopping!

Quilting Fundamentals: Log Cabin Block 2

Workshop with Lorraine Woodruff-Long
October 22nd, 2022

Learn the basics of the versatile Court House Steps Log Cabin block and the beginnings to making your own quilts - from coasters to bed quilts! You will learn how to make a 12" Log Cabin block, and see how it can be replicated, stitched together with other blocks, and arranged in variety of patterns. I will show you examples of traditional and contemporary log cabin quilts.

We recommend bringing your own sewing machine if you have one, but we will have a limited number available to use as well. Beginners are welcome! A basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine is helpful, but no previous sewing experience is necessary.

Maximizing Physical Movement While Minimizing Chaos

Workshop with Merritt Richmond
October 19th, 2022


We know that humans, especially small ones, learn most effectively with movement breaks and many opportunities to be physically active. How do we harness their youthful energy and creative impulses while maintaining an orderly and productive classroom? In this workshop, we will create tools and explore systems that scaffold student movement during class time, invite joyful participation, and develop our students’ self-control even while they are in motion.

Weaving Alternative Materials

Workshop with Cecilia Lusven
September 24th, 2022

In this workshop you will learn how to weave the triaxial pattern with alternative materials from Textile Designer & Artist, Cécilia Lusven. All materials are provided and no previous experience is required to participate! Ages 16+ welcome to attend.

Creative Assessment Techniques

Workshop with Merritt Richmond
September 22nd, 2022

Creative and multi-dimensional assessment techniques give us a more comprehensive picture of our students. We will learn a slew of quick, fun, and formative assessment tools that set a positive tone for learning. We will dive into rubrics and their capacity to increase student skills and accountability. Most importantly, we will enjoy the creative process ourselves as we share great ideas and support our own continued learning.

Quilting Fundamentals: Log Cabin Block 1

Workshop with Lorraine Woodruff-Long
September 21st, 2022

Learn the basics of the versatile Log Cabin Quilt block and the beginnings to making your own quilts - from coasters to bed quilts! You will learn how to make a 12" Log Cabin block, and see how it can be replicated, stitched together with other blocks, and arranged in variety of patterns. I will show you examples traditional and contemporary log cabin quilts. A basic understanding of how to use a sewing machine helpful, but no previous sewing experience necessary.

Contemporary Collage

Workshop with Mark Harris
August 17th, 2022

About this event
Attendees will learn how to combine visual elements to create a new image that conveys a message or idea. The workshop will focus on basic elements of composition, selecting images and how to juxtapose them, surface preparation, and how to create a collage/photomontage.

About Mark Harris
Mark Harris is an award winning artist, activist and educator. He has combined his passions for art making and activism to create visually compelling work that he uses to engage his audience on issues facing society today. He has established a strong independent voice and is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most controversial artists. The Metro Silicon Valley News called his work “brilliantly subversive."

Mail Art: Creativity ~ Curiosity ~ Connection

Workshop with Mariah Bintliff
August 6th, 2022

Mail Art has a broad spectrum of possibilities from collage and zines to calligraphy and embroidery. This workshop will focus on using repurposed materials & found objects. A worksheet will be provided with educational resources, project prompts, visual inspiration, and material sources. Materials are provided and all ages are welcome to participate!

In this workshop you will learn about:

1. How to source unique inspiration & materials

2. Practice playful exploration

3. Create interesting visual compositions that tell a story

4. Connect with a creative community across the globe

Self Portraits for Social Emotional Growth & Literacy Development

Workshop with Merritt Richmond
August 3rd, 2022

We will use paint, glue, cut paper, and the treasure-chest of SCRAP materials to explore self-portraiture. Techniques will include language and literacy approaches as well as art and craft.

We will experience the stress-reducing impact of creative exploration for ourselves and our students. We will also discuss the myriad ways that self-expression helps develop self-awareness, acceptance of differences in others, cognitive flexibility, and a growth mindset.

Paper Embroidery on Photographs & Postcards


July 30th, 2022


In this workshop Dorothy Yuki will teach a variety of embroidery techniques to embellish your own cards, photos and postcards. All materials will be provided. Ages 12+ welcome with adult supervision.

Creativity Infusions with Repurposed Materials

Workshop with Merritt Richmond

June 23rd, 2022


Teachers, are you thirsty for simple, joyful, and practical 'creativity infusions' for your TK-5th grade classroom? Join us as we explore creative reuse as a tool for decreasing stress, increasing student engagement, and adding quick hands-on elements to your curriculum. Along the way, you will leverage your students’ creative spirits to rethink our relationship with earth’s resources and our waste stream. Research-supported classroom approaches will be the foundation of our conversation. Participants will have the chance to share their own great ideas and help connect with the Common Core and NGSS. Most importantly, we will engage with joyful creative exploration to rejuvenate your classroom practice.

Hexagon Patchwork

Workshop with Catherine Sherman
June 15th, 2022

Come learn a quick and easy method for making hexagon patchwork! These hexagons can be stitched together to create all sorts of patterns. I will show you my Hexagon Project Quilt in progress. All materials are provided and there is no previous sewing experience necessary.

Paper Flowers

Workshop with Aiko Cuneo
April 23rd, 2022


Make flowers that last for years. Using repurposed paper and from SCRAP, you’ll learn how to make three different flowers: tulips, calla lilies, and chrysanthemums. Materials and tools for the workshop will be provided by Scrap. 

Aiko Cuneo is a San Francisco artist who works in a variety of mediums, paper being her favorite. Currently, she has work in a group show, ReImagine, at the Randall Museum in San Francisco. 

No-Sew Denim Tote Bags

February 12th, 2022

This is a denim recycling project for no-sew tote bags. Participants will create fringed bags from old jeans, made by cutting and tying. Fringe along the outside will be knotted together to secure the edges. This process will take roughly one hour.

Instructor Bio:
Aurie Stetzel is a teaching artist with SCRAP for several Bayview elementary schools and has an MFA in Sustainable Fashion Design from UC Davis. This workshop, and others she has taught, brings a focus on diversion of materials from the waste stream, creative reuse, and all-ages techniques for crafting useful items.

Eco-Bookmaking

Saturday, October 21st

In this eco bookmaking workshop we will make books from everyday materials from your home, recycling bin and of course the SCRAP-SF warehouse. There are endless shapes and sizes and uses for these fun books! Monica will show a lot of samples. You will want to make these books after the workshop!

Found Object Assemblages

October 16th, 2021

Participants will give old objects renewed purpose as they assemble their favorite finds in found frames to tell stories or create abstract artworks. We will scribble and scrawl as a way to let loose within our new compositions.

Patch Me In

Workshop with Ben Venom
June 15th, 2021

In this workshop students will create a custom Skull Mustache Patch by sewing together recycled fabric from their own collection of t-shirts, pants, etc. The workshop will cover applique, sewing machine basics, and design techniques.

Abstract Latch-Hook Rug Making

June 26th, 2021

This workshop explores latch hook rug making. We’ll learn about the materials, different ways to use the yarn, the latch hook technique, and how to finish a project. Using our new skills we’ll design a small abstract rug for you to finish at home.

Back Patch

June 17th, 2021

Join this intergenerational workshop and find out how undomesticated cloth can be! We will look at fabric’s history as a radical tool for communication, and make back patches and flags that reflect ourselves, our communities, and our values using appliqué and other surface techniques.

Color Meditation Sketchbook

May 20th, 2021

An introduction into color meditation as a practice and how it can often provide similar results to actual meditation. Lisa will guide participants through a short real time meditation and then delve into how she started a painting routine that has become a positive force in her studio and a means to learn more about color, composition and watercolor [or whatever art supply you use] as a medium. Participants will receive a blank book from SCRAP to use in class and hopefully beyond.

Watercolor on Anything

May 15th, 2021

Explore painting with watercolor on any material. Artist, Kelly Inouye, will show you how to turn all kinds of materials into works of art, using a medium that creates a paintable surface on anything.

Paper Making

April 24th, 2021

In this introduction to handmade paper making, participants will use their own dryer lint to create a piece of paper and an envelope. Julia will share the basic steps of paper making in a playful, experimental, accessible and sustainable way. As an antidote to digital communication, participants are encouraged to use the handmade stationary to write a letter to their future selves.

An Hour of Knots

Workshop with Windy Chien
April 15th, 2021

In this workshop, participants will have the rare opportunity to learn a handful of knots from Windy Chien, San Francisco artist and author of The Year of Knots. As she explains how a line’s journey creates the strength and beauty of each knot, she’ll also detail how her own journey from independent record store owner to iTunes product manager at Apple eventually lead to a yearlong creative exploration and life as a full-time artist. Workshop attendees will walk away with new knot tying skills, knowledge of the history and utility of various knots, and the story of why it’s never too late to start living a creative life.

Simple Scrappy Shirt

March 27th, 2021

Pair together scraps both large and small to make a unique garment! Learn to sew a shirt in this workshop with fiber artist, Sonya Philip. Students will learn how to cut pattern pieces as well as methods for combining fabric pieces. The neckline is sewn with a simple facing. A PDF version of the pattern, in eight sizes, will be provided to print and assemble. This is not a beginning sewing class, you will need to have some previous experience using a sewing machine.

Collage & Zine Making

Workshop with Mitsu Okubo
March 18th, 2021


With the guidance of Mitsu Okubo, students will be repurposing found materials to create new portraits and landscapes out of collage. The final product will be presented as a Zine in a family photo album format.

Wildflower Sculptures

February 27th, 2021


Lead by Alicia Escott, participants will grow native wildflower “sculptures” out of a reclaimed plastic packages. These living sculptures will become habitat for native pollinators over the course of spring. Execution of this project is easy and will be accompanied by a facilitated participatory conversation about the life that can arise out of death and decay and the opportunity for positive change that can come out of small apocalypses. Participants will be provided with plastic bag containers, soil and wildflower seeds all of which they can pick up at SCRAP. However participants are encouraged to use their own home compost or soil if available.

Paper Mache Vases

February 18, 2021

In this workshop, Cathy Lu will cover how to make an easy paper mache recipe and use common household items like bowls or cans to create our vase shapes. Once the vase form is finished, the decoration possibilities are endless! These techniques are great for both youths and adults.

Crochet Jam

Workshop with Ramekon O'Arwisters
January 28, 2021 


For its inaugural 2021 virtual Creative Reuse Workshop Series, SCRAP is partnering with Bay Area Artist Ramekon O'Arwisters on his celebrated Crochet Jam series. Participants will learn a basic crochet finger stitch while also centering themselves within the creative process. The only materials needed are one inch strips of fabric. You can use your own or have a materials kit provided by SCRAP.

Crochet Jam engages the public to think differently about the role of art within community and the power of art within society. This event is embracing and inclusive and it makes no attempt to dictate the creative process nor judge the finished project—it is meditative, liberating, empowering and community building.

Button Up: SCRAP Online Workshop

August 29, 2020

This lesson was taught by Dorothy Yuki and shared how to show off your saved buttons by using them to make three different types of necklaces

Materials were provided and participants picked them up by the SCRAP depot a week before the online workshop.

How to Create a SoulCollage®

March 7, 2020

Create a SoulCollage® for your personal use and access your inner knowing with Artist, Eileen Schwind. This can be the start of a deck of cards that you can use to receive guidance from when you are moving through different phases of your life. No art training is necessary to make a beautiful and meaningful piece. 

Free Community Workshop: Making Polymer-Clay Jewelry

February 22, 2020

In this workshop, participants learned how to make play dough with Heidy Espinosa. Then they became familiar with polymer-clay, which they used to make small free-form shapes.  They also learned to use silicon molds to make intricate shapes.  The shapes were made into jewelry and personal adornment items using metal findings.  Then they were baked in a toaster oven to set the shape.  Great fun was had by all! Thanks Heidy & Alex for leading this workshop with such exuberance!  

Free Teacher Workshop: Printmaking for Children

February 15, 2020

In this workshop taught by Lita Blanc, participants learned how to create simple and beautiful prints with every day objects and materials such as paper clips, glue, tape and lace. The workshop was geared for teachers working with elementary school students, but the techniques learned could be easily adapted for other age groups.

SFUSD attending were eligible to receive payment for their participation in accordance to Prop G. 

Apron Making Workshop

February 1, 2020

Participants spent an afternoon learning how to sew a quality cover up apron with one of our long-time teaching artists, Dorothy Yuki. Dorothy offered two different models - the traditional apron with strings around the neck and waist, or the one pictured here.

Mixed Media & The Creative Process Workshop

January 25, 2020

This workshop, lead by Cathy Cruz, encouraged both adults and children to be playful and unleash their creativity. No experience was required! It was also the perfect workshop for those dreaming of making art but  not sure how to get started. And a great opportunity to engage the family in a fun weekend activity!

The demo was the vehicle to discuss basic abstract composition, techniques, and tools accessible to children. Later, all participants collaged printed papers with other SCRAP-found materials and mounted them on wood.

Free Teacher Workshop: Easy Abstract Art with Sherie Yazman

January 18, 2020

Art doesn't have to look like a photo! It can be a combination of lines, shapes, textures and colors. This lesson helped teachers introduce students to the elements of art and design. It was also created as a jumping off point for a variety of other projects.

The techniques were adaptable to most levels of instruction. And all projects were designed to be created with free or inexpensive materials.

SFUSD attending were eligible to receive payment for their participation in accordance to Prop G. 

Reversible Tote Bag Workshop with Peggy Airey-Van Diem

January 4, 2020

Peggy and Scrap hosted a sewing afternoon, learning how to make reversible tote bags. We hope this event is the first of many that teach children and adults how to reduce the use of plastics in our daily lives.

"We don't need a handful of people doing zero-waste perfectly, we need millions doing it imperfectly"

Holiday Gift Wrapping Event

December 7, 2019

We hosted a "gift wrapping party" at SCRAP's workshop space! We had plenty of supplies to choose from - people could wrap here and pay only for what they used, of they selected their favorite supplies to wrap at home.

Free Teacher Workshop: Siapo Polynesian Bark Cloth

November 16, 2019

Presenter Sherie Yazman, Arts Educator, demonstrated an art lesson that uses math, science and language arts for all grade levels and abilities to enhance student learning across the curriculum.

SFUSD attending were eligible to receive payment for their participation in accordance to Prop G. 

SCRAP Community Fundraiser

November 15, 2019

We  planned a family-friendly  fundraiser to help sustain our work as a flagship creative reuse center in the country, and to have some fun together as well!

We also enjoyed together a Mexican dinner by Bayview taqueria, Tato. And to keep the evening lively and entertaining for adults and children alike, we had music, a magician, a crafts table, and a fun music station made by up-cycled materials. 

Thank you so much to everyone who could come and support us!

Free Teacher Workshop: Dia de los Muertos Paper Craft

October 19, 2019

Arts Educator, Ms. Sherie Yazman, presented lessons on paper projects for the classroom for Day of the Dead.

The projects were adaptable for all levels and included Calaveras, printing, rubbings, papel picado, luminarias and banners.

SFUSD attending were eligible to receive payment for their participation in accordance to Prop G. 

SCRAP Pop-up Shop at the Bayview Community Market

October 19, 2019

The Bayview Community Market brings together handcrafted goods, artisanal food, organic season produce, and now, a mini SCRAP pop-up shop! 

We  also sponsored a kids craft zone, led by local artist and SCRAP longtime friend, Chula!

The market was created to showcase the craftwork of the Bayview community, and is the perfect plan for a family-friendly Saturday morning anytime.

The Bayview Community Market is located at All Good Pizza, at 1605 Jerrold Ave, San Francisco.

Special Sale - Jewelry, Beads & Buttons 

September 28, 2019

Perfect for jewelry makers, and artists and crafters who love to create, curate, invent and re-invent using beads and buttons large and small!

We had a wide spectrum of quality & materials in our back-stock - all treasures for jewelry or art project.

Affordable Housing Workshop for Artists, Makers and Educators

September 26, 2019

Attendance is FREE!

The Mission Economic Development Agency (MEDA) and SCRAP hosted an affordable housing workshop geared towards San Francisco artists, makers and educators, particularly all of you in the Bayview district.

We discussed:

Scrap's First Pop-up Shop

September 22, 2019

In partnership with FLAX

To celebrate our friendship, FLAX has invited us to set up a SCRAP pop-up shop at their Fort Mason location in San Francisco. 

FLAX will also donate 10% of their total revenue to SCRAP, so please come, explore and shop for what you need to support us as well!

Creative Collage with Sally Wassink

September 21, 2019

All skill levels are welcome - from beginners to experienced collagists, ages 12 years old and up.

In this 3-hour workshop we will view artwork by other collage artists, cover some basics about composition, talk about techniques & papers, share tips about tools, such as adhesives and save some time at the end of the workshop to view each others work & share experiences.

Students will be given some time at the beginning of the workshop to pull from SCRAP's multitude of paper resources to use in their artwork. The goal is to go home with a few (or a lot!) of finished pieces. If you have particular imagery in mind, please bring it with you as well!

Special Yarn Sale

August 24, 2019

Come and find a truly wide assortment and quantity for yarn, at the best possible prices you can find in stores or online.

All the yarn will be in bins inside our workshop space. Come explore, find your treasures, and enjoy!

Knit and Crochet Day!

March 12, 2019

All levels and ages welcome! Learn the basics or work on a project. $15 gets you a seat at the table with our instructors and two skeins of beautiful hand-dyed golden alpaca and wool blend yarn.

Stay as little or as long as you'd like. Row and Hannah will be around to check your progress, help with a difficult stitch, or just compliment your lovely projects!

If you would like to simply come and work on a knitting or crochet project without purchasing a ticket, please do! However, space is limited so first come, first serve.

Beginning Head & Figure Drawing

February 23, 2019

Led by artist David Tenorio, this Drawing workshop will teach you the fundamentals of drawing, tips for drawing the head/portrait and how to improve your observational abilities.

This 3 hour workshop will cover such topics as:

For both beginners and seasoned veterans, this workshop will provide instruction that spans all abilities and skill levels. The workshop will begin with a detailed lecture covering basic foundational drawing skills (with some advanced techniques included!) followed by a series of exercises and demonstrations on drawing the head, concluding with a Q&A segment at the end of the session. Each workshop participant will receive drawing materials to work with as well as a custom-made packet covering all instructed material.

Ribbon Weaving with Alex Byrne!

February 2nd, 2019

This 5-hour workshop will introduce you to weaving ribbons and fabrics into textile pieces that you can use in your other projects or keep as art in their own right. We will start with a simple ‘plain weave’ (pictured below right, made into a purse) and those that feel confident can then go on to try a more complicated ‘triaxial weave’ (also known as ‘mad weaving’, pictured above right) which results in a star or tumbling blocks pattern.

To enjoy this workshop you will need to be comfortable manipulating fabric and ribbon with your hands and using pins on cardboard. By the time we finish you will have at least one letter-sized finished piece to take home!

Ribbons and fabric will be supplied but if you wish to bring any favorites from home please feel free. Fabric should be pre-cut into approximately 1 inch wide strips to save time. Bias binding and trims can also be used.

This workshop is for everyone 15 years and older.