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The Scratch Design Studio section on the front page.

The Scratch Design Studio (commonly abbreviated SDS) is a themed studio, featured on the front page, that is changed approximately every month. These themes can range from holiday celebrations to underwater scenes, sports, and much more. The current theme is "Interactive Stories."

Scratch Design Studio from version 1.4.


The Scratch Design Studio was originally called "Scratch Club", until June 22 or 23, 2008.[1] 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.

On May 31, 2009, the Scratch Design Studio Row (formerly Projects from Scratch Design Studio) was added to the Front Page.[2] It showcases some projects from the current studio.

On March 31, 2016, it was announced that the Scratch Design Studio would finally end and concluded with the final studio, "The Last SDS".[3] This was later revealed to be an April Fools joke.

How it Works

Scratchers can share projects and submit them with links in the comment section of the Scratch Design Studio, where Scratch Team members and some priveledged Scratchers will add the projects they deem fit to the studio. SDS curators are Scratchers who can add projects. SDS helpers can't add projects, but can help the studio in other ways. There were previous curators who are currently inactive and have left. All moderators and the Scratch Team have the ability to add projects as well but generally only do so when extra help is needed.

When loaded, the Scratch front page will randomly select twenty projects from the studio and display them in the row titled Scratch Design Studio - 'SDS theme' . When the page is refreshed, a new group is chosen. Users may only have one of their own projects added to the Design Studio per theme.

SDS curators, in addition to their privileges of managing the studio, can also choose themes (with the help of the Scratch Team), help find new curators when needed, have access to curate the "Propose SDS Themes" studio, and provide feedback to the theme idea projects.

A new design studio generally comes out every month, albeit occasionally earlier or later. Some design studios have lasted up to two months.[4] Studios are first discussed by SDS Curators in the Scratch Design Studio forum (see next section) before being approved by the Scratch Team. A Studio requires at least 7 seed projects before being featured as the next SDS on the front page as was revealed by SDS Curator 4LeafClovR.

Although the SDS team is not currently looking for curators,[citation needed] users can still help out!

SDS Forum

Upon becoming an SDS Curator, one 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.

An image of the private SDS forum

Past Themes

Main article: Scratch Design Studio/Studios

There have currently been a total of 106 themes. The current one is "Interactive Stories".

See Also


  1. Internet Archive from June 21, 2008, showing "Scratch Club", and June 24, showing "Scratch Design Studio".