Rock Paper Scissors Collective
A community arts space
Categories: Community Collaborations | Comments Off on Oaktoberfest! Come Print with Us

Come Join Us for Oaktoberfest’s 10 year celebration in the Dimond District! We will be live silk screening a bunch of amazing images from Chris Hambrick, Andrea Barros, Zachary Sweet, Liliana Herrera, Alex Sodari, and Kristi Holohan. September 30th 11am-7pm and October 1st 10am-5pm

Categories: Community Collaborations | Comments Off on Roshambonanza! Application is CLOSED

Keep posted for other great events, workshops and classes coming up!

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on ROSHAMBONANZA festival is accepting talent

A wonderful day of talented artists, spoken wordsmiths, djs, handmade goodness, raffles, yummy food, brew, and all of your dreams coming true! This is a benefit for Rock Paper Scissors so we can open our new space in Downtown Oakland. You think you’re a good fit to be a spotlight? Well we are still accepting […]

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: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors, In the Gallery, Members | Comments Off on Join Us-Ara Jo Forever Memorial Show

We are very excited to help spread the word about the epic amazing Artwork of Rock Paper Scissors Collective former member Ara-Jo. Everything she touched turned into Art; her work continues to inspire generations. It is fitting that we have a show for her at the Oakland Public Library where she taught workshops that were […]

Categories: Community Collaborations | Comments Off on Free Jewelry Workshops in February

Our talented Youth Artist Teaching fellow Liliana Herrera will lead this free workshop series on jewelry making! First Come First serve basis. All supplies available. Make your own wearable ART! at West Oakland Public Library February is jewelry month at West Oakland Public Library branch! FREE classes designed for youth ages 10-25 and taught by […]

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: Community Collaborations | Comments Off on Check us out at Second Saturday……it’s the new First Friday

We are tabling at second saturdays with the AMAZING and innovative galleries on 15th Street (between Webster and Harrison). Come check the community out! Our Maker will be there to sell and recruit volunteer for city wide DIY skillshare and community Arts. Super Thanks to Judy at MaryWeather for helping us spread the word!

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: Community Collaborations | Comments Off on Flying Over Walls LGBTQ letter writing at our New SPOT!

Flying over Walls Black & Pink is an open family of LGBTQ+ prisoners and “free world” allies who support each other. Our work toward the abolition of the prison industrial complex is rooted in the experience of currently and formerly incarcerated people. We are outraged by the specific violence of the prison industrial complex against LGBTQ […]

Categories: Community Collaborations | Comments Off on The Jig is UP! We have a temporary location!

Rock Paper Scissors Collective (RPSC) is going through some major changes! It was with sadness and hope that we are forging our way into a new incarnation. As of August 31st we have left our iconic storefront at the heart of Oakland’s First Friday and into a temporary location at The Flight Deck We are […]

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: Community Collaborations, Events | Comments Off on 8/14: Words of Resistance

August 14, 2015 – August 14, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Let there be Poetry among Comrades! Doors@7:00pm Words@7:15sharp Free. Donations Wildly Accepted. No registration required. Register

Categories: Community Collaborations | Comments Off on 8/12: Icarus Project Support Group, East Bay Chapter

August 12, 2015 – August 12, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Register

Categories: Community Collaborations | Comments Off on 8/8: MultiMedia Tactile Collage Workshop

August 8, 2015 – August 8, 2015 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 8th 2-5pm To register, please RSVP to spiralmosaic […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events | Comments Off on 8/7: Fault and Fracture: Kings

August 7, 2015 – August 7, 2015 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Fault and Fracture is excited to announce,”Kings,” their sophomore collaboration with the Rock Paper Scissors Collective! The opening reception will take place at 5:00 pm, for First Friday, August 7th at the Rock Paper Scissors […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events | Comments Off on 8/2: Craft Night

August 2, 2015 – August 2, 2015 6:00 pm – 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 […]

Categories: Community Collaborations | Comments Off on 8/1: Tactile Multi-Media Collage Workshop

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 1st 2-5pm To register, please RSVP to spiralmosaic (at) aol (dot) com. Suggested donation, payable to RPS, is $5-$10.  

Categories: Community Collaborations | Comments Off on 7/30: Green Windows Writing Workshop Series

July 30, 2015 – July 30, 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: Community Collaborations, Events | Comments Off on 7/29: Flying Over Walls

July 29, 2015 – July 29, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: SF Black & Pink LGBTQ + Prisoner Letter Writing Night We are stoked to once again collaborate with Flying Over Walls. Come join the letter writing campaign! When: July 29, 6:30 – 8:30pm. What: We are a Queer/Trans Prisoner Solidarity Project in […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events | Comments Off on 7/25: Crochet Jam

July 25, 2015 – July 25, 2015 2:00 – 5:00 pm 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Crochet Jam is a community-based art project that invites participants to crochet large rag-rug tapestries to foster creativity, liberation, and social interaction. Participants are welcome to bring fabric to contribute to the project. Instruction in […]

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 […]