Upcoming Classes

Join us in our Design Center to learn new skills and crafts while enjoying the company of others! Classes are led by local teaching artists. A limited number of seats are available in each class and advance sign-up is strongly encouraged.


November 2019


Scrappy Hour: Fall DIY Reuse-Crafting Workshop

Thursday 11/14/19, 5 – 7 pm

Instead of going out and buying fall decor and decorations, come learn how to make awesome, custom items using our unique reuse materials at The Scrap Exchange! Participants of all ages and skill levels can make a variety of handmade items for themselves, family, and friends with the assistance of our crafty staff. We will have projects available such as: Pennant Phrase Banners, Upcycled Candle Holders, Paper Wreathes, Ribbon Dreamcatchers, Custom Cards and Stationery, and Trophy-Top Wine Stoppers. 

You can drop-in for this workshop in our Design Center or stay the whole time! B.Y.O. drinks and snacks if you like (adults can bring beer or wine for personal consumption). 

Ticket prices: $10 for adults$5 for children (12 years and under)
Register here!


Kids Sewing – Pillows

Saturday, 11/16/19, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

This class is specifically designed for young and new sewers. Join a qualified sewing instructor for this class designed for new beginnings and re-entry sewers. We will cover tools and basic sewing concepts. Students will design and sew a pillow using The Scrap Exchange’s awesome wealth of fabric, trims and fluff! All tools and materials are provided.

Date: Sat, Nov 16th
Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Ages: 8 – 14 years old
Instructor: Jeanie L.
Cost:$30
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Intro to Felting

Sunday 11/17/2019, noon – 2 pm

Join us for an introduction to the sculptural art of needle felting. Enjoy getting to know this luxurious, natural material and the satisfaction of mindful handiwork. We will have a short introduction, some guiding points/examples, and one-on-one help as needed. Skills taught in this class will include: needle felting, 3-D skill building; visualization, self-expression, creating your own inspiration and motivation. Tools and materials are included

Date: Sun, Nov 17th
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Ages: 16+
Instructor: Lindy
Cost:$20
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Beginning Sewing: Placemats *Sold Out!*

Thursday, 11/21/19, 4 – 7 pm

This class is specifically designed for new sewers. We will cover tools and basic sewing concepts. Students will design and sew a place mat using The Scrap Exchange’s awesome wealth of fabric and trims! All tools and materials are provided but feel free to bring your own sewing machine, fabric scissors and / or fabrics.

Date: Thurs, Nov 21st
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Ages: 14+ years old
Instructor: Jeanie L.
Cost:$30
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Intermediate Sewing: Zipper Pouches

Sunday, 11/24/19, 4 – 7 pm

Extend your basic sewing skills by making a reusable zipper pouch! All materials and sewing machines will be provided.
Note: If you plan to bring your own (working) sewing machine from home, please arrive 15 prior to start time for set-up.

Date: Sun, Nov 24th
Time: 4:00 -7:00pm
Cost: $30
Ages: 14+
Instructor: Zanobia
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December 2019


Recycled Materials Sculpture Workshop
with Jean Michel Dissake

Sunday 12/1/2019, 2 pm – 5pm

Learn about Jean Michel’s methods of working with recycled objects as a way to reconnect with the natural world.

Materials from the Scrap Exchange will be available. Please bring any items you may wish to work with (aluminum, plastic, fiber, other objects). Wire, glue, thread and hammers will be provided. Please bring work gloves. Registration is required.

Date: Sunday, December 1, 2019
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Cost: $60 (includes materials)
Ages: 16+
Instructor: Jean Michel Dissake
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Jean Michel Dissake is a contemporary artist from Yaoundé Cameroon. He is known for combining a wide range of found, recycled, and natural materials to make sculptures that reflect the evolving dialog between nature and the environment. Some of the items he uses are wood, vines, termite dust, textiles, wire, aluminum, computer parts and license plates. A recurrent theme in Jean Michel’s work is unity – the connection between people, the world around them, and each other.


Introduction to Felting

Sunday 12/15/2019, noon – 2 pm

Join us for an introduction to the sculptural art of needle felting. Enjoy getting to know this luxurious, natural material and the satisfaction of mindful handiwork. We will have a short introduction, some guiding points/examples, and one-on-one help as needed. Skills taught in this class will include: needle felting, 3-D skill building; visualization, self-expression, creating your own inspiration and motivation. Tools and materials are included

Date: Sun, December 15th
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Ages: 16+
Instructor: Lindy
Cost:$20
Register here!


Intermediate Sewing: Zipper Pouches

Saturday, 12/21/19, 2 – 5 pm

Extend your basic sewing skills by making a reusable zipper pouch! All materials and sewing machines will be provided.
Note: If you plan to bring your own (working) sewing machine from home, please arrive 15 prior to start time for set-up.

Date: Sat, December 21, 2019
Time: 2:00 – 6:00pm
Cost: $30
Ages: 14+
Instructor: Zanobia
Register here!

More Coming Soon!


Recent past classes:


SOLD OUT – Beginning Screen Printing
Saturday 10/26/19

Learn the basics of screen printing with members of the Supergraphic Print Lab team. Participants will create unique prints using traditional screen filler and cut stencil methods. Everyone can take home whatever they print! This workshop will not include the use of photographic emulsion. Registration is required. Space is limited.

Date: Sat, Oct 26th
Time: 11 am – 1:00 pm
Ages: 16+
Instructor: Robby Poore
Cost:$40
Register here!

Express Not Repress

Saturday 11/02/19

Join this class if you are interested in creating a mixed media art journal page to express not repress. No experience needed! You will learn cool techniques, play in a judge free zone, meet new friends, and leave with motivation to keep journaling. All supplies are included; seating is limited to 10 participants.

Date: Sat, Nov 2nd
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00 pm
Ages: 14+
Instructor: Maria Geary
Cost:$20
Register here!

Beginning Embroidery

Thursday 11/07/19, 4 – 7 pm

Learn all the basics of embroidery! From materials and tools to patterns and stitches, we’ll cover everything you need to know to get you stitching on your own. All materials are provided! Registration is required & space is limited.

Date: Thurs, Nov 7th
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm
Ages: 10+
Instructor: Jeannie Lasley
Cost:$30
Register here!

Be Your Own Best Friend: Creating Affirmation Cards

Saturday 11/09/19, noon – 2 pm

Join us to change the way you think about you! In this class we will create “pick me up” cards from watercolor paper, prettied up with a medium of your choice. The Scrap Exchange will be providing the materials!

Date: Sat, Nov 9th
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Ages: 14+
Instructor: Maria G.
Cost:$20
Register here!


Refund Policy

Refunds for class fees will be issued if the class is cancelled by The Scrap Exchange for any reason. If you register for a class and cannot attend, a refund will only be issued if you notify the Scrap Exchange at least 1 week before the class begins.

If you are interested in teaching Creative Classes at The Scrap Exchange please contact Kelly Jones, Outreach and Education Manager at events[at]scrapexchange.org.

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