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 […]

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: 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 […]

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!

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: Events, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on 5/11: Collective Meeting

May 11, 2015 – February 23, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: What are we doing, and how are we doing it? Open to all members, volunteers, and community members. Meetings on the last Monday of the month are members-only. Register

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May 4, 2015 – May 4, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: What are we doing, and how are we doing it? Open to all members, volunteers, and community members. Meetings on the last Monday are members-only. Register

Categories: Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on 4/27: Collective Meeting

April 27, 2015 – April 27, 2015 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: What are we doing, and how are we doing it? Open to all members, volunteers, and community members. Meetings on the last Monday are members-only. Register

Categories: Events, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on 4/13: Collective Meeting

April 13, 2015 – April 13, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: What are we doing, and how are we doing it? Open to all members, volunteers, and community members. Meetings on the last Monday are members-only. Register

Categories: Members, Volunteer, Zine Library | Comments Off on 4/12: Zine Committee Meeting

April 12, 2015 – April 12, 2015 1:00p – 2:00p 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Love zines? Love RPS? Want to make, share, organize, collect, or sell those weird little books? Comrade, have we got a sweet opportunity for you. Join the committee and steer the glorious ship of zines to a […]

Categories: Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on 4/6: Collective Meeting

April 6, 2015 – April 6, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: What are we doing, and how are we doing it? Open to all members, volunteers, and community members. Meetings on the last Monday are members-only. Register

Categories: Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on 3/30: Collective Meeting

March 30, 2015 – March 30, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: What are we doing, and how are we doing it? Open to all members, volunteers, and community members. Meetings on the last Monday are members-only. Register

Categories: Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on 3/23: Collective Meeting

March 23, 2015 – March 23, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: What are we doing, and how are we doing it? Open to all members, volunteers, and community members. Meetings on the last Monday are members-only. Register

Categories: Classes, Community Collaborations, Events, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on 3/21: Synchronized Chaos Reading & Fundraiser

Authors, Large and Small and Synchronized Chaos Magazine are co-hosting a reception for readers, writers, artists, creatives and anyone else who may be interested. Please bring books to show off and sell, writing to share, friends and guests, or just yourself to enjoy the party! There’s street parking but please consider mass transit anyway. Save […]

Categories: Events, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on 3/16: Collective Meeting

March 16, 2015 – March 16, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: What are we doing, and how are we doing it? Open to all members, volunteers, and community members. Meetings on the last Monday are members-only. Register

Categories: Community Collaborations, In the News, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on Save RPS!

After more than a decade serving Oakland’s arts community, Rock Paper Scissors may soon close its doors. Rock Paper Scissors is the sole remaining founder of the hugely popular Oakland First Fridays event, but we’ve struggled to find funding for our mix of arts production, instruction, and archiving, and we’re facing eviction from our long-time […]

Categories: Events, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on 3/2: Collective Meeting

March 2, 2015 – March 2, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: What are we doing, and how are we doing it? Open to all members, volunteers, and community members. Meetings on the last Monday are members-only. Register

Categories: Events, Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on 2/23: Collective Meeting

February 23, 2015 – February 23, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: What are we doing, and how are we doing it? Open to all members, volunteers, and community members. Meetings on the last Monday are members-only. Register

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: 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 […]