Rock Paper Scissors Collective
A community arts space
To promote youth involvement and encourage sustainability in all of our programming, RPSC offers youth internships to high school aged teenagers and young adults ages 14-25.
High School Age (current partnerships exist with MetWest High school, Lighthouse Community Charter, Coliseum College Prep Academy, Irvington High School, Berkeley High School, Street Academy,  Envision Academy, and we are open to more High Schools)
Higher educational Institutions (previous interns have been from RISD, SCAD, CCA CAL, and more).
A specialized focus under the guidance of an RPSC member working in the intern’s area of interest (Zines & Indie Publishing, Gallery, Retail, Community, Classes, Volunteer, or Non-Profit Administration).
Youth Artist Teaching Fellows
RPSC trains youth into Art teachers! We walk through the scheduling, budgeting, lesson plans, safety instructional, demos and prototypes, community building, and SO much more! Youth learn how to successfully skillshare and present workshops. Please email community at rpscollective dot org to learn more
RPSC is seeking private donors to fund a cycle of free classes for teens. All money would go to paying art instructors directly. Please email community at rpscollective dot org to learn more.

YOUTH CLASSES and programming:

  • If you would like to participate in our internship program please fill out the liability release and be prepared for an interview. Contact community at rpscollective dot org to schedule an interview or just drop by the shop!


Scholarships for Youth Sewing Classes


Please consider a tax deductible contribution to The Leonora Ware Johnson Schulhof Christman Sewing Scholarship in order to keep our programming freeLeonora 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 about sewing and clothing design. Always the entrepreneur, she opened a series of fabric stores, beginning in 1966 and developed a ladies pants pattern. She retired in 1983 after spending many years traveling the U.S. teaching women and men how to sew the perfect pair of pants.
She never lost her love of fabric and fashion, sewing up to age 92 on five machines in her assisted living studio at Casa De Santa Fe. A fashion show of her latest “Leonora’s” coat design was held at Casa de Santa Fe. She had been very active as President of the Auburn Chapter of the American Sewing Guild, Sierra College Patrons Club, and The Red Hats Society where she served as Queen Mum. To donate to this scholarship online click here and note Sewing Scholarship or send donations to:

Rock Paper Scissors Collective

c/o The Leonora Ware Johnson Schulhof Christman Sewing Scholarship
PO box 71706
Oakland, CA 94612