Our workshops engage students in personally relevant art projects that promote the creative re-use of everyday materials.
We customize workshops to fit the needs of each group. These programs are a 2 hour minimum duration and generally are offered in multiple-week workshop series. Workshop fees vary according to length of program and the number of participants. We provide the teachers and materials and tailor programs to meet each group’s goals. Each workshop meets grade-level appropriate Common Core standards in Visual Art & Science. A selection of our Residency Workshops are described below. We can also create a program based on a particular theme or material.
Please complete our PROGRAM REQUEST FORM if you would like to set up a Residency Workshop at your site or a field trip to SCRAP.
(Grades K-8, Workshop duration varies. Multiple Sessions, Minimum 10.0 hrs.)
During this workshop residency, students will learn about an ecosystem and discuss our human impact on the specific plant and animal life that inhabit it. In each class, students will re-envision discarded materials into the flora and fauna of the ecosystem. The artworks created in this class series will develop into an onsite installation of the SF Bay, Redwood Forest, or another endangered habitat.
[View the Pop-Up Habitat Gallery.]
(Grades K-12 & Adults, Minimum 2.0 hrs.)
Participants will enliven their senses as they embark on journeys through their schools, homes, and community. Through blindfolded tours, experimental drawings, and various tactile experiences, they will encounter their environment in unexpected ways. Reflecting on their sensory observations, students will create unique mixed media maps.
[View the Community Cartographers Gallery.]
(Grades 3-6, Minimum 6.0 hrs.)
In this sweet and savory workshop series, students will become paper craft chefs! They will learn about different food cultures and discover techniques for sculpting paper into appetizers, entrees, desserts, and more! The program will culminate in a full course meal with students serving their creations to the other participants.
[View the Paper Palate Gallery.]
(Grades K-12 & Adults, Multiple sessions. Minimum 6.0 hrs.) *A modified 2.0 hr. workshop is also available.
Students will investigate their surroundings and make connections about the landscape, manmade world, and community. Experimenting with sketching, paper-making, and collage they will create a collaborative large-scale interlocking paper “quilt”. The final piece, which represents the essence of the surrounding environment, will be crafted out of handmade recycled paper created from natural and discarded materials.
[View the Find-and-Seek Fibers Gallery.]
(Grades 6-12 & Adults, Minimum 3.0 hrs.)
Participants will create an intricate sculpture, journal, or scrapbook which combines elements of their everyday experience. First, they will consider their unique perspectives on home, family, community, and environment. Then they will learn ways to express these relationships in this imaginative mixed media workshop.
[View the Altered Egosystems Gallery.]
(Grades 9-12 & Adults, Minimum 12.0 hrs.)
Fresh StART is Green Art Workshop’s teacher training initiative. In this class series, participants will learn about sustainable art practices and develop related creative skills through hands-on making, brainstorming, and feedback sessions. They will then develop their own eco-conscious art curriculum and learn the best practices for sharing these techniques in their schools and communities. Upon completion of the program, teachers will be ready to inspire the next generation of green artists!