Workshops and Classes at SCRAP

Our workshop and class schedule is updated frequently. Please check this page or Eventbrite  frequently.

All of our workshops emphasize the importance of the creative reuse of materials. Workshops are designed to inspire participants to create art that reflects a commitment to environmentally sustainable behavior. In each class, participants will have the opportunity to utilize materials from SCRAP’s vast and eclectic inventory of supplies.

If you are interested in teaching a class or workshop, please complete the brief application here.

Upcoming Workshops & Classes

Drop-In Jewelry Class

Every Tuesday, Noon-1:45 PM
Taught by Susan Solstice
Price: $5 donation suggested

Back by popular demand, Susan  will help you learn to make earrings, bracelets and necklaces. She will also help you with simple repairs. Most materials and tools are provided.

Susan has more than 20 years of jewelry-making experience and will help you with simple, one-day projects, or more complex efforts that take more time.

Your $5 donation all goes to SCRAP, thanks to Susan’s generosity.

No registration needed, just come on by.


Easy Itajime Shibori with Lynne and Mia

Saturday, September 16, 1-4:3o PM
Taught by Lynne Hermann and Mia McCarter
Price: $30

Itajime Shibori is an ancient Japanese ‘fold and clamp’ technique that may have inspired the tie-dye fad of the 60’s. It is created by pleating, folding, clamping and dyeing fabric and creates really interesting repeating patterns.

In this class we’ll use wood scraps, clamps, clothespins and bands to create resists on cloth which will then cure in your choice of color dye vats – a navy blue, a purple, and a black. All needed supplies are provided at no extra cost.

If you’d like to bring your own fabric (tank top size or smaller), be sure it’s cotton or linen, clean, and dried with no fabric softener (which resists the dyes).

Register HERE


Tempered Glass Mosaics

Two days: Saturday AND Sunday, September 23 10 AM – 2 PM, & September 24, 10 AM to 12 PM
Taught by Reddy Leib
Price (both days): $60

Tempered glass, also known as Crash Glass, is a fun and versatile material that when used as an overlay makes for exciting, shimmery mosaic-like art works. In this two-day workshop we combine collage with mosaic techniques using tempered glass.

You will work with collage materials and glue them onto wood, a cardboard box or other 3D form. Then, you will cover the collage with tempered glass. Grouting the final work with colored grouts will enhance the design.

Come learn what you can do with this magical material and create a recycled mixed media piece. All materials are supplied for SCRAP’s huge inventory.

Register HERE


Braided Rug & Basket Making

Saturday, September 30, 1 – 4 PM
Taught by Arlene Magarian
Price: $30

An introduction to the craft of Braided Rug & Basket Making. A braided rug or basket is made from a long braid, coiled and laced together to form a mat. This technique is found in many cultures and around the world, typically using recycled materials of all kinds. You will learn the basics and go home with a small piece which can be extended into something larger.

Register HERE


Realize Your Dream in 2018: Create A Vision Board

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 1- 4 PM
Taught by Mitchell Friedman
Price: $50

Visualization is a powerful mind exercise that can help you plan and achieve goals. A vision board, as a tangible representation of what you want to achieve in your life, plays a vital role in this effort.

This workshop offers you the opportunity to create your own vision board. We’ll start by finding the images and words to best describe what you want in 2018. You’ll then work along with other participants to apply various tools, techniques, materials to create a work that’s uniquely yours. You’ll leave this workshop with a vision board that can inspire you every day.

At this workshop we will:

  • Identify key goals in at least one area of your life for 2018
  • Find images, artwork, and other materials that best describe what you want
  • Start making a collage of your gathered goals/dreams/aspirations
  • Learn to use and add to our vision boards throughout the year.

Register HERE

Do you have an idea for a class or workshop?

Whether you want to teach it, or ask that someone else does, drop us a note. Teachers are compensated, Materials from SCRAP are included at no charge.

Events can be for adults or children, or for mixed groups.

If you have some ideas for a class or want to request a class, send your thoughts to Monica at Please provide as much detail as possible.

If you are interested in teaching a class or workshop, please complete the brief application HERE.