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 six weeks. These themes can range from holiday celebrations to underwater scenes, sports, and much more. The current theme is "Landmarks".[1]


Scratch Design Studio from version 1.4.

The Scratch Design Studio was originally called "Scratch Club", until June 23, 2008.[2] The Scratch Club galleries were shown in the same area that Design Studio galleries (old name of studios) were. However, club galleries were not all by a certain user.

On May 31, 2009, the Scratch Design Studio Row (formerly "Projects from Scratch Design Studio") was added to the Front Page.[3] 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".[4] 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 privileged Scratchers will add the projects they deem fit to the studio. Scratch Design Studio Curators are Scratchers who manage the studios. SDS helpers are Scratchers who curate the studios. All moderators and the Scratch Team have the ability to add projects as well but generally only do so when extra help is needed.

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.[5] Studios are first discussed by Scratch Design Studio 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.[citation needed]


The Scratch Design Studio row (formerly "Projects from Scratch Design Studio"), also abbreviated as the SDS row, is the section on the Front Page that shows projects from the current Scratch Design Studio. It displays a random selection of projects from the studio each time the page is loaded.[6] Projects are added by Scratch Design Studio Curators, but only after they have been approved and deemed appropriate for the current design studio.

This section is the fourth row from the top.

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. Only Curators and the Scratch Team can access this forum.

An image of the private SDS forum

SDS Curator Meeting Area

An image of the SDS Curator Meeting Area

Before the SDS Curators had the SDS forum, they used a studio to discuss SDS related topics. It was called the SDS Curator Meeting Area.[7] It is no longer in use due to the creation of the forum.[8]


Main article: Scratch Design Studio/Studios

There have currently been a total of 145 themes. The current one is:

32007495_100x75.png Landmarks (From ancient buildings of the past, through beautiful urban layouts of cities and magnificent palaces and castles, landmarks are everywhere! Landmarks can be quite small, or they can also be monumental, but each one is equally recognizable. In this SDS we will focus on these amazing, iconic places by inviting you to create a project about landmarks.)

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