Past Workshops

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Button Up, Buttercup!

Saturday, December 8th

1 PM to 4 PM

Taught by Dorothy Yuki

Price - $40

SCRAP has lots and lots of buttons. If you don't need them for replacing a missing one, why don't you turn them into necklaces or bracelets?

Join us for a workshop to learn three ways of making wearable pieces with lovely spare buttons. Everything will be provided to make three pieces. Beginners and all ages welcome.


Saturday, July 21 2018

1 PM – 4 PM

Taught by Chula Camp

Price – $40

In this class, participants will learn how to make Host/Hostess Favors, Stationary, Gift Tags, Gift Tote/Bags, and a functional paper Purse. This is a great class for teachers, event planners and DIY-ers looking for clever packaging inspiration.

About the Instructor

Chula Camp is an Artist and Chef leading Chula Productions, Handcrafted Finery in San Francisco. Chula will be assisted by Dorothy Yuki, a longtime SCRAP workshop teacher and fellow paper-folding extraordinaire.

Tickets available for online purchase HERE


Saturday, May 26, 2018

1 PM – 4 PM

Taught by Alex Byrne

Price $30

This fun workshop will introduce you to the quilt-as-you-go technique (sometimes called “fun and done”). We will be working on either a 5” pin cushion or a 16” pillow cover – you decide depending on how fast you sew and how much you like the technique! Once you have made one item using this technique you will find yourself wanting to make more – perhaps even a whole bed quilt! These also make perfect presents because you can customise every detail.

We will be using materials from SCRAP but you can also incorporate your own fabric, lace or ribbon if you want to bring it along. We will be sewing by hand during the workshop but you can equally use a sewing machine when you get back home to speed up the process.

You will need to have basic sewing skills (i.e. you can thread a needle, sew a straight line of stitches and finish sewing without it unraveling – knots are fine!) but everything else will be taught on the day. Children under 14 need to be accompanied.

Special thanks to Alex for her generous offer to donate the proceeds of this workshop to SCRAP!


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


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.


Sunday, November 26

1 PM - 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!


Saturday, January 13, 2018

1 PM - 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.