Hours: Friday 12pm-6pm, Saturday 12pm-6pm & Sunday 12pm-3pm.
Oh, Scrap! is a thrift store for artists housed at the You Are Here nonprofit art space. Our mission at Oh, Scrap! is to inspire creativity and environmentally sustainable art making by providing educational programming and affordable, recycled and reusable creative materials to the community.
Creative reuse centers can be found in many cities and towns. They operate on the thrift shop model of reselling donated items for pennies on the dollar cost of a new item. Low-cost art materials and other items with creative reuse potential are a treasure trove for artists, schools, and community organizations with budget limitations. Westmoreland County has a thriving art scene but the nearest reuse center is in Pittsburgh. Oh, Scrap! will bring thrifty materials for art to central Westmoreland.
Introducing The Craft Guru..
Leaving no craft unexplored, Moira loves to experiment and try out new mediums, making her a bit of a jill-of-all-trades, as far as crafts go. She’ll be focusing on using recycled and up-cycled materials to create books, planners, journals, and more during her time at You Are Here. She’ll also be teaching fun art classes each month using recycled materials from Oh Scrap!. Have a crafty question? Just ask our craft guru. (If she’s not in, feel free to send her a message or leave a note!)
Sundays at Oh, Scrap! We welcome both creators and shoppers.
DIY Art Workshops are listed on our Events page.
DIY workshops in the Oh, Scrap! room introduce participants, aged 18 and older, to the creation of art from recycled materials. Check out our events calendar to see what is coming up. Unless otherwise noted, fee for all classes is $15 or “pay what you can.” Basic materials for workshops will be provided as part of the class fee. Additional materials can be purchased from Oh, Scrap! during the workshop.
Reserve your space in the class one of three ways: drop by YAH during open hours, use the good old US mail, or use the contact link on our website to pay by Paypal.
Register early, as space is limited. Full tuition is due at the time of registration. You will receive confirmation of your registration via email. If the workshop is already filled or is cancelled you will receive a full refund.
All cancellations by students are subject to a $3.00 administrative fee if you cancel prior to 5 days before the workshop date. Less than 5 days before the workshop starts, no refunds will be given.
By registering for this class you agree to the above policies, and you agree not to hold You Are Here or the workshop instructor liable for any losses, damages, or injuries arising from participation in this workshop.
Check out our events calendar for more details!!
Have art making materials to donate to Oh Scrap?
Here is a list of the types of items we can accept:
Art and craft supplies and materials and equipment including paints, brushes, pencils, pens, sketchbooks, art papers, canvas and stretchers; ceramics materials, tools and equipment; mat boards, foam core, precut mats and mat cutters; easels, rulers, drafting supplies; small art supply storage containers.
Small musical instruments
Tiny toy figurines, ceramic knick-knacks, undecorated baskets, cigar boxes, spools, cardboard tubes.
Wall paper, posters, and other decorative paper.
Anything from your craft stash such as paper and material scraps (no tiny pieces, please), glitter, craft kits, crayons, markers, Unused and used greeting and postcards
Needlework supplies (sewing, knitting, weaving, etc)—NO CLOTHING
Jewelry making, leatherwork, or other craft supplies.
Books about art, art-making, DIY.
You get the idea—right?
And here are the types of things we CANNOT accept:
No holiday decorations.
NO sheets of glass, oil based paints in cans, anything toxic rusty or leaking, no contemporary computer or electronic equipment, no sport items, no household furniture or clothing, no power tools—got it?? THIS IS A LITTLE ART SUPPLY STORE.
If you are unsure about an item, ask us before you donate it. Discount prices available to teachers. Clean out your art studio or craft stash of unused materials and support sustainable creativity in Westmoreland. We will arrange to be here to accept the donation or, in some instances, to arrange pick-up.