Rock Paper Scissors Collective
A community arts space
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 | 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 Spread the WORD!

Categories: Events | Comments Off on 4/7: Sister Spit

April 7, 2015 – April 7, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Sister Spit began in San Francisco in the 1990s as a weekly, girls-only open mic that was an alternative to the misogyny-soaked poetry open mics popular around the city (and the nation) at that time. Inspired by two-bit punk […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, In the Gallery | Comments Off on Open Call for Photography

Rock Paper Scissors Collective is honored to collaborate with Femme Cartel and offer an open call! This concept is fine art photography that happens to come in Instagram form. Think gorgeous shots of everyday life, especially Oakland-centered, arty, urban, lady-positive Instagram snaps. Bonus points for lady photographers, first-timers, artists of Color, and youth artists. Submit up […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events | Comments Off on Support RPSC + Manzanita SEED collaboration

We have completed the Manzanita SEED theater set for “The Flipside,” a student written version of Alice in Wonderland. With a beautiful set designed by Fatimah Guienze and help from so many amazing volunteers Rock Paper Scissors Collective and Manzanita SEED invite you to… “The FlipSide” Debuting June 9th @ 5:30pm Manzanita Auditorium, 2409 East […]

Categories: Events | Comments Off on RPSC at Emeryville Earth Day, April 16

Join us in EMERYVILLE, on Saturday April 16th, 2011 for an Earth Day Celebration. RPSC will be providing silk screening demonstrations on recycled fabric and clothing. Please come out and support our neighboring cities celebration of DIY and Eco-friendly practices, and Silk Screen with us! Day: Saturday, April 16, 2011 Time:  10:00am – 4:00pm Location: Christie […]

Categories: Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on Benefit for 21 Grand

21 Grand Benefit Tarot Reading & Holy Mountain screening at 21 Grand  416 25th Street, 8-11pm

Categories: Events | Comments Off on RPSC Art Auction 2010!

SAVE THE DATE Art Auction 2010 Rock Paper Scissors Collective Saturday September 25, 2010 7-10pm $5 admission* Its that time again! COME OUT AND BUY SOME AWESOME ART! We have work from all over the Bay that will tingle your senses. Enjoy a night of live music, food, drinks, great people  and INTERESTING ART – […]

Categories: Events | Comments Off on CALL FOR ART!

Rock Paper Scissors Art Auction 2010 We are looking for artists to donate pieces to our 2010 Art Auction to be held at Rock Papers Scissors Gallery for the month of September. The show will open in time for September’s First Friday Art Murmur-which draws between 2,000 to 3,500 people each month- and will close […]

Categories: Friends & Neighbors | Comments Off on Crossing the Line – A Metaphor for Constructing Artistic Engagement for Peace

Photo courtesy of Allison Smith Join us on this Memorial day weekend presentation to contemplate the price of peace and exchange ideas about how art can be used as both disruptive and constructive social action for change. The act of crossing the line in civil disobedience is presented as a metaphor in clarifying the intention […]

Categories: Events | Comments Off on Rad Dad 17 Release Party

Thursday, March 8 at 7 pm Come celebrate the release of Rad Dad #17 at RPS! There will be readings, some acoustic tunes, and dialogue about radical parenting. The party will coincide with the release of Creating a Life: The Memoir of a Writer and Mom in the Making by Corbin Lewars. Check out Rad Dad’s blog: and […]

Categories: In the Gallery | 2 Comments

Join us for “The Hero Within Us” A joint event at Rock Paper Scissors Collective, 21 Grand and Creative Growth Art Center in honor of Art IS Education, a countywide celebration of youth arts learning. Rock Paper Scissors Collective 2278 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 “The Hero Within Us: A Night for Heroes” 6-9 pm, […]

Categories: Events | Comments Off on Marker Dance Party!!!!

February 12, 2010; 7:30 p.m. @ L@TE: Friday Nights @ BAM/PFA Come dance and draw the night away with Rock Paper Scissors. The floors, ceilings, ramps, and nooks of Gallery B will be covered in paper for your drawing pleasure. Artist DJs will be spinning tunes while we cover the blank space with marker. You […]

Categories: Events, Volunteer | Comments Off on Volunteer Appreciation and Recruitment Party!

Rock Paper Scissors is hosting a volunteer appreciation and recruitment party on Saturday, January 30th at 6:30 pm. There will be food and some wonderful local musicians helping us celebrate. Please stop by if you have ever volunteered or are interested in doing so. This is a chance for us to celebrate the RPS community […]

Categories: Community Collaborations | Comments Off on CALL FOR OAKLAND ARTIST

:: CALL FOR OAKLAND ARTISTS :: Rock Paper Scissors Collective( in Oakland) is looking for Artist residing in Oakland who are interested in working at an East Oakland High School for 3 months, for the upcoming school year. They would be developing and presenting workshops for groups of students and have their own studio space-acting […]

Categories: Volunteer | Comments Off on RPS Still in Search of Youth Interns!

Rock Paper Scissors Collective (RPS) in downtown Oakland is launching two fantastic youth programs for young people ages 14-21! 1. Community Collaborations Intern: We are in the process of looking for a few dedicated interns to spend the year documenting our community education programming, learning a variety of art skills, and have the opportunity to […]

Categories: Events | Comments Off on Come visit us at the Indie Expo this Saturday

This Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., at the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park.  Come out and say hello! More info here.

Categories: Events | Comments Off on Marker Dance Party

Thanks to everyone who came out to the marker dance party on Friday! Check out some pics from the event here. In the coming weeks we’ll be compiling all the artwork into a large (large!) format zine for the RPS zine library.

Categories: Classes, Events | Comments Off on map making party!

Ever thought about all the different kinds of maps there are?  Like a map of all the public bathrooms in manhattan, or a map of all the punk houses in berkeley, or a topographical map of the surface of your neighborhood garden. Ever thought about making your own maps?  Or using GPS? Well this is […]