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: 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 […]

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 […]

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? […]

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: 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: In the News, In the Store, Volunteer | Comments Off on Become an RPS Subscriber!

We’ve been working on this for a while, and we’re thrilled to finally roll it out: RPS subscriptions! Love RPS? Want to support us AND get some sweet discounts at the same time? (Of course you do; who wouldn’t?) Now you can! Subscriptions are good for ONE year and entitle you to discounts off of […]

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

Categories: Members, Volunteer | Comments Off on 5/4: Collective Meeting

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: Volunteer | Comments Off on 4/26: New Volunteer Orientation

April 26, 2015 – April 26, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: 1pm You can learn all about Rock Paper Scissors Collective by attending a volunteer orientation. You’ll get to hear all the different ways you can get involved with us and learn the next steps to become a superstar! No […]

Categories: Events, In the Store, Volunteer | Comments Off on 4/19: Spring Sidewalk Sale

April 19, 2015 – April 19, 2015 1:00p – 5:00p 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Support RPS! Please come by Rock Paper Scissors on Sunday April 19 from 1 PM – 5 PM. Check out our bargain art table, clothing stash, and home-made baked goods, as well as our regular rotating […]

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: Volunteer | Comments Off on 3/27: Volunteer Training

March 27, 2015 – March 27, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: So you’ve gone through the volunteer orientation, and you’re definitely interested in volunteering at RPS: what now? Come get your first¬†training shift with Andrew Cole, master of zines. Register ahead of time so we, y’know, know you’re coming. Bring […]

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

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March 22, 2015 – March 22, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: New Volunteer Orientation You can learn all about Rock Paper Scissors Collective by attending a volunteer orientation. You’ll get to hear all the different ways you can get involved with us and learn the next steps to become a […]