Rock Paper Scissors Collective
A community arts space
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: Events, In the Gallery, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on OMCA Dia de Los Muertos and Youth Programs

October 25, 2015 – October 25, 2015 Map and Directions | Register Description:   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 […]

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 […]

Categories: Events, In the Gallery, In the Store, Volunteer | Comments Off on 8/29: RPSC MOVING SHOW

August 29, 2015 – August 29, 2015 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: THIS IS THE LAST EVENT BEFORE ROCK PAPER SCISSORS COLLECTIVE MOVES AND IT’S GONNA BE A LOT OF FUN! Come on over early to get us packed and see three rad local bands for […]

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, 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: Events, In the Gallery | Comments Off on 7/5: Craft Night

July 5, 2015 – July 5, 2015 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 with other crafters for […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, In the Gallery | Comments Off on August Show Open Call: “KINGS”

~ Open Call for Visual Artists! ~ Fault and Fracture is preparing its sophomore group show at the Rock Paper Scissors Collective in downtown Oakland. The show will be focused around Basquiat’s phrase, “All Young Kings Get Their Heads Cut Off,” and we want visual artists of all ages, mediums, backgrounds, and expertise to lend their […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, In the Gallery | Comments Off on Gender F#ctd Reading List

The video installation in this month’s show, Past, Present, Future, by Jessica Lawless (and many others!) includes a pile of books on gender, sexuality, activism, domestic violence, and labor. If you’re looking for something brainy to read now that school’s out and you’re sprawled on some drought-stricken hillside, these are a good place to start: Black […]

Categories: Events, In the Gallery | Comments Off on 6/5: Gender F#ctd Opening

June 5, 2015 – June 5, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Rock Paper Scissors Collective is proud to present an artistic exploration of Gender, Sex, and Sexuality. Through a variety of artistic techniques, academic viewpoints, and philosophical purposes, sixteen local and international artists contend with all the fluidity, stagnancy, joy, […]

Categories: Events, In the Gallery | Comments Off on 5/1: I Can Show You My World Youth Opening

May 1, 2015 – May 1, 2015 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Rock Paper Scissors Collective (RPSC) Proudly presents our 10th annual Youth Art Show “I Can Show You My World” Co-Curated by extern Jasmine Park (California College of the Arts), Lisa Sae Lee and Nancy […]

Categories: Events, In the Gallery | Comments Off on 4/14: Artist Talk with Adam Donnelly and David Janesko

April 14, 2015 – April 14, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Tuesday April 14, 2015 7pm Artists David Janesko and Adam Donnelly will discuss their work building site specific pinhole cameras from found objects in the landscape. No registration is required. Free, $5 suggested donation Register

Categories: Classes, Events, In the Gallery | Comments Off on 4/12: Pinhole Camera Stroll

April 12, 2015 – April 12, 2015 11:00a – 1:00p 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Sunday, April 12, 2015 11am-1pm We will meet promptly at RPSC (2278 Telegraph Ave) at 11am. Each participant will be given a pinhole camera to use on the stroll. After the stroll we’ll collect cameras will […]

Categories: Classes, In the Gallery | Comments Off on 4/11: Exploring Photography and Pinhole Cameras for Kids

April 11, 2015 – April 11, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: April 11, 2015 10am-12pm Ages 7 and up All Children must be accompanied by an Adult We’ll cover the basics of how a camera works, photograms, and create a few pinhole pictures together. $10 Register

Categories: Events, In the Gallery | Comments Off on 4/3: Boxes of Light Opening

Boxes of Light An Exploration of Pinhole Photography curated by Rachelle Rae House Opening Reception: Friday, April 3, 5-9pm Including works by: J.M. Golding Adam Donnelly David Janesko Gordon Szeto The Pinhole Project As part of the exhibition, we will be hosting Pinhole Camera workshops throughout the month. Workshop Schedule Exploring Photography and Pinhole Cameras for […]

Categories: Events, In the Gallery | Comments Off on 3/29: Indivisualism Closing Reception and Happening

March 29, 2015 – March 29, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Hey Bay Area folks! Come out to the closing reception and happening of INDIVISUALISM. A group photographic exhibition honoring and celebrating the practice of traditional analog photography and 35mm experimentation. Photographic works by: Alex Ramos Charlie Mirador Michelle Terris […]

Categories: Events, In the Gallery | Comments Off on March: Indivisualism

March 6, 2015 – March 6, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Guest curated by Charlie Mirador An experimental photographic group exhibition highlighting the work and vision of 5 Bay Area photographers. Each works in their own respective and unique style to keep the practice and appreciation for analog photography alive. […]

Categories: Events, In the Gallery | Comments Off on Yield: First Friday Art Walk

February 6, 2015 – February 6, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: A tribute to the Black Panther Party, our Ancestors and Victims of Police Brutality. Artists Include: James Gayles Tarika Lewis Emory Douglass Malik Seneferu Keith K Dub Williams Kee Na Romano Britany Bre Gipson Virginia Joudon Trinity Orlonda Uffre […]

Categories: Classes, Community Collaborations, Events, In the Gallery, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on LGBTQ Prison Letter Writing Project 1/29

We are stoked to once again collaborate with Flying Over Walls Come join the letter writing campaign. When: January 29th at 6:15-8:15 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: In the Gallery | Comments Off on Adult Doodles

                  Opens Friday, January 9th, 2015 Featuring works from Bay Area artists drawn from an undisclosed location

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 […]