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.
Introduction to Felting
Thursday 1/16/2020, 5:00 pm – 7:00 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: Thurs, Jan 16th
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Kids Crafting Workshop: Cards and Collages!
Saturday 1/18/2020, 10:30 am – 11:30 pm
Join us for Kids Crafting Hour at The Scrap Exchange! This week, our scrappy instructor will be teaching us how to use various materials to create cards and collages from unique reuse materials! We will be using glue and paint! For those attending, please have children wear clothing they can get dirty.
Date: Saturday, Jan 18th
Time: 10:30 -11:30 am
Ages: All ages welcome with a parent/guardian (13+ to be unaccompanied)
Instructor: Kelly Jones
Beginning Sewing: Totebags
Saturday, 1/18/20, 4 – 7 pm
Always wanted to learn how to use a sewing machine or spiff up your skills? Students will design and sew a class project using The Scrap Exchange’s awesome wealth of fabrics and trims. All tools and materials are provided, but feel free to bring your own sewing machine, fabric scissors, and/or fabrics.
Date: Saturday, Jan 18th
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Ages: 14+ years old
Express Not Repress
Saturday 1/25/2020, 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Join this class if you’re 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 12 participants.
Date: Sat, Jan 25th
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00 pm
Instructor: Maria Geary
Beginning Screen Printing
Saturday 1/25/2020, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
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, Jan 25th
Time: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Instructor: Robby Poore
Intermediate Sewing: Zipper Pouches
Sunday, 1/26/20, 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, Jan 26, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 7:00pm
More Coming Soon!
Recent past classes:
Be Your Own Best Friend: Creating Affirmation Cards
Saturday 1/11/20, 12:00 – 2:00 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, Jan 11th
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Instructor: Maria G.
Simple Sketchbook Binding and Personalizing
Thursday, 12/19/19, 4 – 7 pm
Make a fabulous gift for someone or revamp your sketchbook habits and daily inspiration for art-making. Use a variety of materials that you won’t find in typical sketchbooks seen in craft stores to make a sketchbook tailored to your own artistic preferences. All materials and tools are provided. Registration is strongly suggested, space is limited.
Dates: Thursday, Dec. 19th, 2019
Time: 4:00-7:00 pm
Ages: all ages (though those under 14 require an adult companion) Instructor: Lindy
Sunday 12/8/2019, 3- 6 pm
Making without Expectation: Workshop w/ Brenda Goldstein
If you have ever said
“I would love to__________ …but I don’t have a creative bone in my body” or you have a project you have started that has been sitting on a shelf, or an idea you have taken no action on to make a reality…
Goldstein constructs pieces for Cicatrice (scars) from scraps of seed bags, tarp, plaster bandages, fabric, deer and elk parchment, and whatever other abandoned materials she comes across. These are sewn together by hand and are mounted on stretchers to create “paintings.” The materials themselves construct meaning and dictate how Goldstein’s work comes together in relationship to her sense of the historic and current exploitation of land, living things, and people.
Date: Sun, Dec 8th
Time: 3:00pm – 6:00pm
Instructor: Brenda Goldstein
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, Dec 1, 2019
Time: 2:00-5:00 pm
Cost: $60 (includes materials)
Instructor: Jean Michel Dissake
Register: Register here!
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.
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.
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)
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
Instructor: Jeannie Lasley
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.