Rock Paper Scissors Collective
A community arts space
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 […]

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 […]

RPSC Summer Retreat 2015 Description: Sweet Retreat 2015 (shop will be closed) Are you now or have you ever been involved in Rock Paper Scissors Collective? Do you deeply care about Oakland, Do it Yourself but Do it Together, Makers, and Creatives? Do you believe in collectively building community through Art, Craft, Skill-share, and Performance? […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors, In the Gallery, Zine Library | Comments Off on First Friday: Breathe Easy 4

Rock Paper Scissors Collective is proud to showcase the streets on our wall. Endless Canvas curates the 4th Annual Breathe Easy Show…. Featuring many people who are new and old from the street…… and artists from the modern and lowbrow styles. This year we are featuring many artist we haven’t featured before…. Ceaver Logo Daz […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors, In the Store, Volunteer | Comments Off on We’re accepting MUSIC to sell in the shop!!!!

Rock Paper Scissors is looking to re-start our music stand. We need your sounds in our ears! Also you can plan a release at our space right downtown Oakland! Seeking Tapes, Vinyl, and cd’s, 8 track, other sound transmissions and maybe merch from local music artists! Email music[at]rpscollective[dot]org to get in the shop. Demo’s help […]

Categories: Classes, Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on 5/27: LGBTQ Letter Writing: Flying Over Walls

We are stoked to once again collaborate with Flying Over Walls Come join the letter writing campaign. When: May 27th from 6-8. A Little about our collaborators: We are a Queer/Trans Prisoner Solidarity Project in the SF Bay Area, currently operating as a chapter of Black & Pink. Prison abolition is our goal, and our strategy […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on 5/10: Your MOM! Patchwork Craft Fair!

Come Carve some Stamps! Bring Your Mom! Pick up some awesome locally crafted gifts from Rock Paper Scissors Collective or one of the other awesome vendors. May 10th, 11am-5pm 55 Harrison St in Jack London Square http://dearhandmadelife.com/patchwork-show/upcoming-shows/ Spread the WORD!

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on Prison Letter Writing

September 18, 2014 – September 18, 2014 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description:   Flying Over Walls Prisoner Letterwriting Project – We are a Queer/Trans Prisoner Solidarity Project in the SF Bay Area, currently working in collaboration with Black & Pink. Our vision is for direct solidarity with our community on the inside […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors, In the Gallery, In the News, Members, Volunteer, Zine Library | Comments Off on 6th Annual Vegan Cupcake BakeOff

Come show us how SWEET you really are! Join Rock Paper Scissors Collective and AMAZING cupcakers for our 6th Annual (WHOA that’s right) Vegan Cupcake BakeOff. You be the judge and try all the fantastic original recipes. Do some crafty cupcake’n activities, pick up a zine of the recipes, & most importantly decide who gets the title […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors, Volunteer | Comments Off on Get Meow-rageous at the Oakland Internet Cat Video Festival 5/10

Save A Kitten at OakCatVidFest presented by The Great Wall of Oakland is back by popular demand on Saturday, May 10, 2014 from 3-7pm Oakland’s Uptown neighborhood will play host to over a dozen local animal shelters with adorable cats and kittens to foster. Explore a plethora of cat-themed vendors, dance with fabulous bands, create cat-themed art projects, nosh […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors, In the News, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on Patchwork Craft Fest here we come

Join us at Patchwork Show: Modern Creative Festival OAKLAND May 11th at Jack London Square 11-5pm. 130+ handmade vendors, artisan food, local music & DIY craft workshops. It’s going to be soooooo much fun

Categories: Events, Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on FUNdraiser for RPSC @ Heart and Dagger

Thursday April 10, 2014 – Thursday April 10, 2014 Map and Directions | Register Description: Register

Categories: Classes, Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on The Leonora Ware Johnson Schulhof Christman Sewing Scholarship

Please consider a tax deductible contribution to The Leonora Ware Johnson Schulhof Christman Sewing Scholarship in order to keep our programming free: Leonora Ware Johnson Schulhof Christman 10/17/1920 – 03/03/2014  was born to the late George Ware and Gretchen Loman Ware, on October 7, 1920 in Big Springs, Texas. The family moved to Oakland California when she was in high school. Leonora was passionate […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on Street Scare 2013

RPSC is celebrating our 10 year anniversary in 2014 and we’re bringin it back to our roots! In 2006 Rock Paper Scissors held Street Scare in one of the earliest First Friday celebrating Arts and community in Oakland. We’re holding a pumpkin carving competition to bring it back retro style! Carve a pumpkin and bring […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on solidariTEA

  Rock Paper Scissors Collective and People’s Grocery are the launching allies for solidariTEA, a tea company supporting a more just, equitable, sustainable and joyful Bay Area through the profits of their organic, bottled iced teas. For this to happen they need help raising funds for the first production run of tea. After a year […]

Categories: Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on Our Interns are AWESOME!

Check out this event where Daijah worked on creating a media room and documentation of the event and Suzanne was the assistant curator.

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on RPSC at Patchwork Indie Art & Craft Festival- Nov 18th!

Come check out our booth at Patchwork, an indie art & craft festival that showcases emerging local artists, crafters & designers alongside artisan food, DIY craft workshops and indie music. Vendors feature clothing for men, women & kids, handbags, accessories, jewelry, art, ceramics, garden finds, home goods, plushies, crochet & knit items, pet gear, kits […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on Special Delivery Art Show with Endless Canvas

SPECIAL DELIVERY is a large scale mural exhibition featuring a number of prolific street artists from the Oakland / San Francisco Bay Area. Last year Endless Canvas brought the show to the North West where artists were invited to paint a 5,000 square foot warehouse. It is said to have been the largest graffiti event to […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on Art Party: Opening of Elias Duchowny Exhibit
elias' artwork

This fall, the Main Library TeenZone is happy to host twelve-year-old Elias Duchowny’s first institutional exhibit, showcasing new large-format works inspired by the Bay Area’s vibrant street art scene, the recent upswell of class conscious activism through the Occupy movement, and life in the East Bay. Come out for an opening reception on September 22 at 3pm, […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on Calling All Young Artist’s Minds!!

Come spend the day hanging with other young artists from the Oakland area this Thursday at Rock Paper Scissors Collective! Meet new friends and see old ones. Make a sketchbook and artist map. Share with us about the community that you come from. And help us scheme about plans for the coming year. Lunch and […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on Come to RPSC this Friday!