These themes can range from holiday celebrations to underwater scenes, sports, and much more. The current theme is "Make Music."
The Scratch Design Studio was originally called "Scratch Club", until June 22 or 23, 2008. The Scratch Club galleries were shown in the same area that Design Studio galleries are. Club galleries were not all by a certain user, however.
How it Works
Scratchers can share projects and submit them with links in comments, where Scratch Team members, Community moderators, or a few selected Scratchers will add the projects to the studio. The Scratchers who can add projects (known as SDS curators) are technoboy10, puppymk, The_Grits, st19_galla, fmtfmtfmt2, Hamish752, 4LeafClovR, Abstract- CrazyNimbus, Joletole, Malik44, getbent, and derpmeup. There were a lot more previous ones, but these SDS curators are currently active. All moderators and the Scratch Team have the ability to add projects as well, but generally only do so when extra help is needed.
The Scratch Front Page will randomly select twenty projects from the studio and display them in the row that is titled Scratch Design Studio - 'SDS theme' each time the Front Page is viewed. When the page is refreshed, a new group is chosen. Each user may only have one of their own projects added to the Design Studio per theme, however, they can still make more than one project on the same theme, it just can't be added to the SDS. A user may request projects on the same theme, by a user who hasn't had a project in that certain SDS, as many times as they want, only as long as the user hasn't had a project in that certain SDS, yet.
Scratchers that have the ability to add projects to the studio (see list above) are called SDS Curators. In addition to the ability to curate the SDS studios, they can also choose themes (with the help of the Scratch Team), help hire new curators when needed and have access to curate the "propose SDS themes" studio, while providing feedback to the theme idea projects.
A new design studio generally comes out every month, however they sometimes come out earlier. Some design studios have lasted up to two months. Studios are first discussed by SDS Curators in the Scratch Design Studio forum, before being approved by the Scratch Team.
Upon becoming an SDS Curator, you will have access to the private SDS forum. It is used to talk about things related to the SDS; such as new studios, possible curators, ideas, and features.
- Main article: Scratch Design Studio/Studios
There have currently been a total of 97 themes. The current one is, "In The Spotlight".
- Internet Archive from June 21, 2008, showing "Scratch Club", and June 24, showing "Scratch Design Studio".