ABOUT

ScrapKins® is an interactive Recycled Arts program that inspires kids ages 5-10 years to see the creative potential in everyday junk. Led by six inventive creatures (based on early childhood drawings), the ScrapKins engage children to turn milk cartons into pirate ships and transform cardboard tubes into characters through hands-on STEAM based workshops and building experiences. ScrapKins has shared Arts Enrichment programs with K-6 students in 25 cities and over 50 schools around the World and curated workshops for The American Museum of Natural History, Seventh Generation, The Skirball Museum, NY Hall of Science, Boston Children’s Museum, Whole Foods, Maker Faire, Speakaboos, Scholastic Afterschool, and even appeared on Sesame Street.

ScrapKins® was founded in 2007 by author/illustrator/designer Brian Yanish. He has worked with Jim Henson Productions, trained as a special effects moldmaker, written and performed comedy, designed educational software, and sold his own line of T-shirts. He currently lives in Los Angeles where he writes and illustrates children's books, presents at schools, and creates designs for apparel, toys, and other children's media.