As of June 2014, we have placed a hold on all donations.
Please contact us at donations@UpCycleCRC.org to see if we can accept your stuff!
1712 Mt. Vernon Ave.
Calendar of Events
Family Game Night - July 16th!
UpCycle CRC received the 2014 Ellen Pickering Environmental Excellence Award
SUMMER 2014 @UPCYCLE = FUN WITH JUNK!
Check Out Our Camp Schedule
and NEW Summer Class Schedule
plus... Environmental Art Camp with Luisa Tio (June 30-July 4)
and Author/Illustrator Summer Camp with Courtney Pippin-Mathur (July 21-25)
We Do Parties
Have a creative birthday party with us! We'll customize a 2 hour party (90 minute activity) around the interests of the birthday child. Need ideas?
-Paint a mural for the birthday child
-Make upcycled jewelry
-Sew with paper or fabric
-Collage with our unique materials
-Sculpt robots, animals, you name it, out of junk
-Make recycled paper
Saturday and Sunday afternoons, cost: $250, 15 children max. Contact us to arrange a day and time!
We also can host church groups, a girls night out, team building events, scout meetings and more!
NEW! Summer Classes
Announcing our Summer session, Fun With Junk, which begins the week of June 2. Classes meet once a week, either on Wednesday OR Saturday. Register for the entire summer (12 weeks) for $165. Register monthly (4 weeks) for $60. If space is available, a drop-in rate of $20 per class is also an option. See our Classes & Workshops Page for more information.
Crafty Hours - Fun for Adults Too!
Bring your own project and work in our studio, or participate in our facilitated activity. The third Thursday each month from 7-9 pm.
What exactly is UpCycle?
UpCycle CRC is a community resource. We collect reusable items that are used for arts & crafts and learning purposes. We organize these items and make them available to the public at affordable prices. We have fabrics and sewing notions, various papers and boards, wood bits, office supplies and artists supplies. For a complete list of the items we may have in stock, please visit Our Collection page. We also have a studio space where you can come to use our tools and supplies for your projects. Our classes and workshops utilize our reuse collection for unique art and exploratory experiences.
Find us on the 2nd level: down the driveway, up the wooden stairs, and through the double doors.
1712 Mt. Vernon Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22301
Our Current Wish List
liquid watercolor, especially yellow
mini glue gun sticks
Have something to donate?
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