Rock Paper Scissors Collective
A community arts space
Categories: Classes, Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on Sew POP: Sew, Craft, Make, Together

Bring your sewing, crafting, arting supplies and some snacks to share! We are going to have an open session of starting or finishing those projects that have been lingering in the mind. Get inspired by others and share tips and skills with eachother. Let’s make sweet things together! Sign in on our Facebook event! See […]

Categories: Classes, Community Collaborations, Events | Comments Off on Meet Our Amazing Youth Artist Teaching Fellows

We are honored to present our 2017 Youth Artist Teaching Fellows! Cristian Gallegos, Oscar Almaguar, Islah Zareef-Mustafa, and not pictured in the youth illustration Liliana Herrera. Meet them and take their free workshops at West Oakland Public Library on Thursdays from 3-5pm

Categories: Classes, Community Collaborations, Events, In the Gallery | Comments Off on Youth Program exhibits at Oakland Museum join us

Our Youth Program site at MetWest High School has jigsawed, sanded, painted, recorded audio with KDOL to produce a dynamic exhibit for “Rituals and Remembrance” at the Oakland Museum of California We hope you can join our young artists in celebration of ancestry and expression! Where-Oakland Museum of California 1000 Oak St, Oakland, CA 94607 When- October […]

Categories: Classes, Events, In the Gallery | Comments Off on Beginner Sewing 2 Mask Making

October 28, 2015 – October 28, 2015 Map and Directions | Register Description: SEWING IS HERE at our new location! Do you have a sewing machine gathering dust in your closet? Have you always wanted to learn how to sew? Do you dream of being one of those people who successfully follows a Pinterest sewing tutorial? […]

Categories: Catalog, Classes, Events, In the Gallery, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on Beginner Sewing Part 1 Totebags! or Halloween candy stash bags

October 26, 2015 – October 26, 2015 | Register Description: SEWING IS HERE at our new location! Do you have a sewing machine gathering dust in your closet? Have you always wanted to learn how to sew? Do you dream of being one of those people who successfully follows a Pinterest sewing tutorial? This class […]

The time has come. The Fact’s the Fact. It belongs to us. Let’s Take it Back! After over a decade in our space and so many community building actions and lessons, we’re moving to a SECRET LOCATION! TBA soon. It’s all very exciting, and sad, and all of those emotions. COME HELP US PACK AND […]

Eleven years ago, downtown Oakland was home to mom and pop shops, socio-economically diverse, occasionally dangerous; a sometimes eccentric, sometimes wonderful, and always dynamic community. A group of artists, crafters, organizers and makers found a vacant little storefront among a sea of vacancies. With a little volunteer elbow-grease and fundraising effort, the Rock Paper Scissors […]

Categories: Classes, Events | Comments Off on 8/20: American Sign Language Class

August 20, 2015 – August 20, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: American Sign Language at Rock Paper Scissors with Baby C. and Leslie C. Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm $10 – $15 per class on a sliding scale.   Register

Categories: Classes, Events | Comments Off on 8/15: MultiMedia Tactile Collage Workshop

August 15, 2015 – August 15, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: All are welcome to attend this workshop making cards, collaging boxes, shopping bags and more. Materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own. FYI: this workshop is Deaf and Deafblind friendly. August 15th 2-5pm To register, please […]

Categories: Classes, Events | Comments Off on 8/13: American Sign Language Class

August 13, 2015 – August 13, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: American Sign Language at Rock Paper Scissors with Baby C. and Leslie C. Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm $10 – $15 per class on a sliding scale. Register

Categories: Classes, Events | Comments Off on 8/6: American Sign Language Class

August 6, 2015 – August 6, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: American Sign Language at Rock Paper Scissors with Baby C. and Leslie C. Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm $10 – $15 per class on a sliding scale.   Register

Categories: Classes, Events | Comments Off on 7/30: American Sign Language Class

July 30, 2015 – July 30, 2015 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: American Sign Language at Rock Paper Scissors with Baby C. and Leslie C. Thursdays, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm $10 – $15 per class on a sliding scale.   Register

Categories: Classes, Events | Comments Off on 7/25: DIY: Jewelry-Making for Teens!

July 25, 2015 – July 25, 2015 550 El Embarcadero Map and Directions | Register Description: In this fun, free, hands-on workshop,  artists from the Rock Paper Scissors Collective will guide you in creating your own beautiful jewelry. All workshop supplies are provided. When Saturday, July 25, 2015 – 11:00am – 12:00pm Register

Categories: Classes, Events | Comments Off on 7/23: Green Windows Writing Workshop Series

July 23, 2015 – July 23, 2015 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm Map and Directions | Register Description: Be a part of a supportive community where writers help each other develop their unique, authentic voices, progress on their projects, and take new risks. This group is wonderful for writers of every level: those just beginning as […]

Winners Winners Everywhere Hey all Oakland Magazine recognized us as the Most Affordable Maker Collective You can view ALL the winners at Oakland Magazine Online. Super sweet news for all the collective members, teachers, and participants! Do it yourself BUT Do it Together!

Categories: Classes, Community Collaborations, Events | Comments Off on 7/19: Craft Night

July 19, 2015 – July 19, 2015 6:00 – 8:00 pm 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Open Craft Night! Knit, make jewlery, create cards, alter clothes, draw, collage, make a frickin friendship bracelet…do what you will, but do it with us! Bring whatever project you are working on, and hang out […]

Categories: Classes, Community Collaborations, Events | Comments Off on 7/18: DIY: Jewelry-Making for Teens!

July 18, 2015 – July 18, 2015 3:30 – 4:30 pm 1427 88th Avenue Map and Directions | Register Description: In this fun, free, hands-on workshop,  artists from the Rock Paper Scissors Collective will guide you in creating your own beautiful jewelry. All workshop supplies are provided. When Saturday, July 18, 2015 – 3:30pm – 4:30pm Register

Categories: Classes, Events | Comments Off on 7/16: Green Windows Writing Workshop Series

July 16, 2015 – July 16, 2015 Map and Directions | Register Description: Be a part of a supportive community where writers help each other develop their unique, authentic voices, progress on their projects, and take new risks. This group is wonderful for writers of every level: those just beginning as well as seasoned writers who […]

Categories: Classes, Community Collaborations, Events | Comments Off on 7/11: Teen Workshop: Screen Printing

July 11, 2015 – July 11, 2015 3565 Fruitvale Avenue Map and Directions | Register Description: Design and print your very own T-shirt or poster with the talented artists from the Rock Paper Scissors Collective. (that’s us!) All workshop supplies are provided. Ages 12-18. When Saturday, July 11, 2015 – 2:00pm – 3:00pm Register

Categories: Classes, Events | Comments Off on 7/9: Green Windows Writing Workshop Series

July 9, 2015 – July 9, 2015 7:00 – 10:00 pm 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Be a part of a supportive community where writers help each other develop their unique, authentic voices, progress on their projects, and take new risks. This group is wonderful for writers of every level: those just […]

Beginning SilkScreen Class Description: WHoot!!!!! Come print with US!!!! *at our awesome new partner site* Learn the basics in professional silkscreening from burning a screen to printing to recovering the screen. The class will cover one color printing on patches paper and anything else you want to bring along that is flat. This class runs […]

Categories: Classes, Community Collaborations, Events | Comments Off on 7/6 – 7/10: MAKE | BELIEVE Chapter 510 Summer Camp

July 6, 2015 – July 10, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions Description: WRITE for CHANGE. DESIGN our CENTER. MAKE | BELIEVE for OAKLAND’s future. This year’s theme: Who are Oakland youth? What makes Oakland Oakland? How might we design a youth retail and writing center that engages the complex identity of the Oakland […]

Categories: Classes, Community Collaborations, Events | Comments Off on 7/3: Screen Printing in the TeenZone

July 3, 2015 – July 3, 2015 2:30 – 4:00 pm 125 14th Street Map and Directions | Register Description: Design and print your very own t-shirt or poster with the talented artists from the Rock Paper Scissors Collective.  All workshop supplies are provided.  Ages 12-18.  Local artists from the Oakland-based Rock Paper Scissors Collective […]

Categories: Classes, Events | Comments Off on 7/2: Green Windows Writing Workshop Series

July 2, 2015 – July 2, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Be a part of a supportive community where writers help each other develop their unique, authentic voices, progress on their projects, and take new risks. This group is wonderful for writers of every level: those just beginning as well as […]