Coronavirus Update

During the pandemic the premises that we had been using to run SCARF, kindly supported and provided by Wolverhampton College, became inaccessible in accordance with Government Guidelines and its approach to Covid 19.

Whilst this was happening Wolverhampton College underwent a series of changes, which included some external departments being brought onto the main site, where SCARF was positioned.

Wolverhampton College has, again, kindly provided alternate premises for SCARF but it is going to take some time for us to work out the logistics of this new location as well as reconfigure our stock and fittings to make this work.

With SCARF being a Community Interest Company that relies on volunteers and external support we cannot envisage a return to opening the shop until after the summer holidays at this point.

We apologise for any inconvenience and appreciate the support and enquiries and will be back as soon as possible. Please do check the website and facebook because if things move faster then we will update here.

Thanks again.


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At SCARF we offer a range of creative training and workshops suitable for local events, schools, staff inductions, children’s parties and Baby showers and the wider community. Our workshop team are all qualified educationalist and professional artists who plan and deliver fun, engaging sessions for all ages and abilities.

All of the materials used to resource our workshops come from the SCARF ethical resource centre. We are passionate about the environmental and social benefits of reusing and recycling and we promote the use of ethical materials through each workshop theme.

Below is the list of our current workshops which you are free to choose from or we can create a workshop specifically for you to fit with your own objectives or curriculum needs.

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We are proud to be an accredited Arts Award Centre and are able to deliver workshops in conjunction with your Arts Award objectives.

Our Arts Award Advisers can work with your organisation to guide your students through their Arts Award qualification from start to finish.

Please contact us to find out more.

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Current Available Workshops

Ancient Crafts

Investigate ancient craft techniques and use these skills to create new, imaginative artifacts.

Metallic Magic

(Aimed towards children aged 5-11)

This is an engaging workshop where children discover the textures and shapes you can achieve through foil rubbing. They will then use their metallic rubbings to create medallions, cuffs and brooches inspired by ancient history.

Woven Wonders

(Aimed towards children aged 7-14)

In this textile based workshop children will learn weaving techniques with colourful and textured scrap materials. They will create decorative outcomes that look fantastic in a collaborative display.

Costume and Fashion Design & Make

(Aimed towards older children and adults)

One for the fabulous fashionistas and creative costume designers!

Whether it’s for cos play, comic con or the cat walk our unusual materials have provided some incredible and surprising results!

Crazy Critters

(Aimed towards children aged 3-11)

Discover the weird and wonderful world of insects while getting crafty!

The children are encouraged to investigate the properties of different materials when making their creepy crawly. Re-purposing materials for creative use is a lot of fun and means every creation is unique.

Funny Faces

(Aimed towards children aged 5-11)

Learn about what makes us different and explore identity in a creative way! In this workshop the group will develop skills in collage and are shown the value of using scrap materials. Each child will create a framed, recycled portrait that look great displayed all together to show how unique we all are.

Jewellery Making the Recycled Way

Let imaginations lose as you create fun and fancy accessories for boys and girls to be proud of. Cuffs, bracelets, bangles, pendants and necklaces – the list goes on – and so does the fun!

Creating Creative Educational Resources

Creating stimulating resources can be a fun, creative experience that will continue to bring pleasure once prepared. A great workshop for professional development. This workshop will deliver and expand your approach to creative play and learning resources.

Marvellous Masks

(Aimed towards children aged 3-11)

Making masks is a great way to introduce themes of identity and culture to children. This enjoyable workshop develops creative thinking and is accessible to a wide age range. Once made, the masks make great resources for imaginative role-play. The types of masks include: Animals, Superheroes and Day of the Dead Festival (Sugar Skulls).

Parent and Baby

We are keen to introduce our ethical SCARF materials to all ages and that includes babies and toddlers. Sensory play is a fantastic way to engage their curious minds and encourage them to use all of their senses from an early age.

In this relaxed workshop we offer the opportunity to explore safe crafting materials and create stimulating items for your little ones. Whether you are a mum to be or have a baby to bring along to the group, this is a calm environment to craft and chat with other parents.

Printmaking with Recycled Materials

(Aimed towards children aged 5-14)

Create original works of Art in our printmaking workshop. The group will get crafty with SCARF scrap materials to make a range of imaginative printing blocks. These will then be used print a unique design. The bold prints look fantastic on handmade gift-wrap, greetings card or simply framed as a piece of Art.

Robots and Aliens

(Aimed towards children aged 5-11)

Build a robot or alien that is out of this world!

This is a fun workshop to feed the imagination and develop making skills. We provide a diverse range of 3D materials for children to construct their robot/alien with. Throughout the session we encourage the group to be inventive and problem solve, bringing new life to previously unwanted materials.