Upcoming Workshops


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.


An Hour of Knots Materials List


Any color or texture of rope in the following dimensions:


  • Knot 1: 10’ long x 1/4” thick

  • Knot 2: 2’ long x 3/8” thick

  • Knot 3: 15’ long x 1/4” thick or 10’ long x 3/16” thick

  • Knot 4: 3’ long x 3/8” thick

  • Knot 5: 5’ long x 1/4” thick



**We encourage you to shop at SCRAP to collect your own materials but materials kits are available for purchase from SCRAP. Just add "materials kit" to your Eventbrite order.**


All ticket proceeds go to funding SCRAP's community-based arts education programs supporting students in underserved communities.

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.

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Paper Making Materials List


  • Lint from your dryer (about two handfuls)

  • 4 pieces of recycled office paper

  • **Unpainted/unfinished smooth plywood scrap, ideally bigger than 16" x 24" a plexiglass sheet would also work

  • Blue tape

  • Blender

  • Old large yogurt containers or small bucket

  • Strainer

  • Ruler or triangle, plastic or metal

  • 2 Old pillow cases or similar amount of fabric

  • 2 Old towels

  • Offset spatula from your kitchen or painters palette knife



**We encourage you to shop at SCRAP to collect your own materials but materials kits are available for purchase from SCRAP. Just add "materials kit" to your Eventbrite order. **


All ticket proceeds go to funding SCRAP's community-based arts education programs supporting students in underserved communities.

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.

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Watercolor on Anything Materials List


  • watercolors

  • brush

  • a flat surface


**We encourage you to shop at SCRAP to collect your own materials but materials kits are available for purchase from SCRAP. Just add "materials kit" to your Eventbrite order. **


All ticket proceeds go to funding SCRAP's community-based arts education programs supporting students in underserved communities.

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.

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Color Meditation Sketchbook Materials List


  • blank book

  • watercolors

  • palette of some sort for mixing

  • cup for water

  • towel/rag/paper towels

  • variety of paint brushes


** We encourage you to come and shop at SCRAP for your materials or you may purchase a materials kit at checkout**


All ticket proceeds go to funding SCRAP's community-based arts education programs supporting students in underserved communities.

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.

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Back Patch Materials List


  • One large back piece on which to compose your patch/flag. At least 14 x 14", Heavyweight is best. Can be solid or patterned.

  • A mix of coordinating and contrasting fabrics to cut up and make your design. These can be small scraps or larger.

  • Paper and pen/pencil for sketching

  • Scissors

  • Fabric or craft glue (though white school glue will work in a pinch)

  • Optional: needle and thread, embroidery materials (hoop, needle and floss), sewing pins to hold things down

  • Not necessary but nice to have: fabric markers for drawing on details, stamps & stamp pad to decorate or add texture, beads and trims to take it over the top, and your own ideas and materials to incorporate into your work



** We encourage you to come and shop at SCRAP for your materials or you may purchase a materials kit at checkout**


All ticket proceeds go to funding SCRAP's community-based arts education programs supporting students in underserved communities.

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.

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Abstract Latch Hook Rug Making Materials List


  • Variety of Yarn

  • Scissors

  • Latch hook Canvas

  • Latch hook

  • Markers


** We encourage you to come and shop at SCRAP for your materials or you may purchase a materials kit at checkout**


All ticket proceeds go to funding SCRAP's community-based arts education programs supporting students in underserved communities.

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.

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Patch Me In Materials List


  • 505 Spray and Fix (Acid Free Basting Spray)

  • X-acto knife and blades (#11)

  • Thin Poster board to be used for templates

  • Scotch Tape

  • Thread, Fabric

  • Seam Ripper

  • Fabric Scissors

  • Safety Pins

  • Ruler

  • Cutting Board


** We encourage you to come and shop at SCRAP for your materials or you may purchase a materials kit at checkout**


All ticket proceeds go to funding SCRAP's community-based arts education programs supporting students in underserved communities.

In this workshop will learn the basics of embroidering with a hoop and declare I WAS HERE! by marking our names and a favorite saying on fabric. Embroidering woven textiles with personal text is a powerful tradition that will be appealing to anyone who has ever carved their initials in wet cement, monogrammed a backpack or maybe written their name in marker somewhere they weren’t supposed to. This workshop is ideal for grandparents, parents and kids do together.

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I WAS HERE Materials List


  • Embroidery needle

  • Hoop

  • Fabric

  • Thread



** We encourage you to come and shop at SCRAP for your materials or you may purchase a materials kit at checkout**


All ticket proceeds go to funding SCRAP's community-based arts education programs supporting students in underserved communities.