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April 2010

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:: Save the Dates
:: SCRAP Workshop: Making Dreams Collage
:: SCRAP Workshop: Jewelry Boards
:: The Gallery at Ruth's Table
:: Green Festival/Volunteer for SCRAP
:: Share you work with us!
:: Seen at Scrap - Deer and Torsos!.

I want to wish you a Happy Earth Day. It occurs to me that every day is Earth Day.

If you need a quick creative fix, check out this month's workshops - Making Dreams (mixed media collage) with Janelle Moon on April 10th and Jewelry Boards with Cynthia Eagleton on April 24th (details below). Looking ahead to next month we will have Reframe It! with Francisco Hernandez on May 8th and Wearable Books with Jody Alexander on May 22nd.

SCRAP will be at the Dia de los Ninos Dia de los Libros at the Main Library on April 25th and we are very excited about the opening of The Gallery at Ruth's Table at Bethany Center, 580 Capp Street (at 21st Street). This center for creative learning is rooted in the life of artist Ruth Asawa who in addition to being a remarkable artist was for many years the President of SCRAP's Board of Directors. There will be an opening reception Friday, April 23rd from 5p-8p.


Kenan Shapero, Director SCRAP 
Save the Dates!
Upcoming events - see descriptions below

Onsite Workshops

  • April 10th, 1p-4p:  Making Dreams with Janelle Moon.  $20.00
  • April 24th, 1p-4p, Jewelry Boards with Cynthia Eagleton.  $20.00
  • May 8th, 1p-4p, Reframe It! with Francisco Hernandez. $20.00
  • May 22nd, 1p-4p, Wearable Books with Jody Alexander. $20.00
Offsite Workshops
  • April 10th, 11a-6pm, Green Festival, Concourse, San Francisco
  • April 23rd, 5p-8p, Taking Root, Opening Reception, The Gallery at Ruth's Table.  For more information email or call 415 821-4515 x 26.
  • April 25th, 1p-4p, Dia de Los Ninos, Dia de Los Libros, San Francisco Main Library

To register: email or call 415-647-1746. 
SCRAP is located
801 Toland Street, SF, entrance on Newcomb, between Toland and Selby

image from webSCRAP Workshop:  Making Dreams Collage

Saturday,  April 10 1p-4p
Presenter:  Janell Moon

If you are interested in working more deeply with images and the imagination, this collage workshop is for you!  Please join artist and author Janell Moon for an afternoon rich with discovery and learning.  In this workshop you will be using cardboard or any flat backing for the "dream body" and papers, fabric and found items to glue on this surface.  You will learn how to unify a collage so it is fun to do, work as a piece of art and stretch your imagination.  In addition, guided by Janell, you will learn how the objects and images you choose have meaning-making potential for you. You can bring images that you want to make central to a dream or find something at SCRAP that resonates for you. You will leave with as many as three collages with flat surfaces or surfaces for shadow boxes.
About Janell
Janell is the author of ten books of poetry and spiritual nonfiction.
She a trained hypnotherapist and uses collage work for both meditation and as a channel for creativity.  Janell runs a dream group and The Making Dreams Collage Workshop is a variation of this, giving participants an opportunity to chose images and later, if they wish, write about what they have made and how it relates to their lives. Janell has a memoir coming out in the fall of 2010 titled, Salt and Paper, by RAW ArT PRESS, written in fragments, which tells the story of a full, creative life.
Contact Information

Cynthia EagletonSCRAP Workshop: Jewelry Boards
Saturday April 24, 1p-4p
Presenter: Cynthia Eagleton
Join artist Cynthia Eagleton to learn how to use scrap wood, nails and hooks to create beautiful jewelry boards.  Cynthia's jewelry boards are beautiful, useful objects created from recycled materials.  When complete, these jewelry boards are one of a kind gift to give, or artwork for you to use for your own jewelry organization.  You'll use paint, paper and odds and ends from SCRAP.  This workshop engages, what Cynthia refers to as the "two eyes of art", vision and craft. You will leave this workshop with a great gift for Mother's Day and have fun turning junk into beauty and creating organization out of chaos!
About Cynthia
Cynthia is an artist who has worked in film, video, collage, paint, jewelry, assembly, writing, and performance.  She has taught art, writing, ESL, movement, and Parent Ed to folks age 1 to 92. In addition to being an artist, Cynthia's life as a single parent has sharpened her appreciation for the marriage of form and function. An object that both makes her life easier and soothes or stimulates her spirit makes her happy.  Jewelry boards are an example of this.  Cynthia says, "My life, both creatively and professionally, has been water poured in and out a series of vessels.  The form has varied but the spirit remains the same.  I'm interested in themes of healing, beauty, and pattern, and for me, these three things are somehow all the same."
Contact information
Phone:  415 - 468 - 9737

The Gallery at Ruth's Table

A center for creative learning rooted in the life of artist Ruth Asawa

Taking Root

Curated by Tamara Loewenstein

April 23 - July 23, 2010
Opening Reception Friday, April 23, 5p-8p
Bethany Center, 580 Capp Street (at 21st Street)

Ruth's Table presents its inaugural exhibition featuring the work of artists who have played key roles in the founding of the center. The exhibition includes ceramics, mixed media, prints and paintings by Aiko Lanier Cuneo, Lola Fraknoi, Gabrielle Messeri and Liz Worthy.

Have ideas for new potential donors or have a donation? Contact Rachel at

Have a general question or want to volunteer?  Contact Jenny at

Have a workshop question or idea for a workshop? Contact us at

Green Festival/Volunteer for SCRAP

The San Francisco Green Festival is a joint project of a joint project of Global Exchange and Green America. Visit us in
the Organic Valley Kids Zone at this year's festival where we will be set up all day for recycled art making.

Volunteer at the SCRAP table!

SCRAP will have a table to spread the word about creative reuse to festival visitors, and to engage folks in hands-on projects making art from SCRAP materials. If you're interested in volunteering your time to help SCRAP host a fabulous table, contact Rachel at

When:    April 10,  11a-6pm
Where:  SF Concourse Exhibition Center
     635 8th St (at Brannan St)

For more information, visit SF Green Festival


"To step into SCRAP is to fall into a soup of ideas, inspiration and delight.  SCRAP both comforts and stimulates me.  It's the dear, old friend I can depend on to vault me into the new. "

From upcoming workshop teacher, Cynthia Eagleton
Share your work with us!

We would love to know what you are creating out there with SCRAP materials?  Please share with us some photos of your work, a little about yourself and how you use SCRAP materials for us to share in next months newsletter! 

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Seen at Scrap - Deer and Torsos!

This month at SCRAP along with the bright colored papers, metals, plastics, ceramic shards, fabric and much more we also have deer and torsos. Where else is shopping this much fun? 

Thank you for your time!  We hope you enjoyed this issue of the SCRAP Monthly Newsletter.  Please consider supporting the work of SCRAP through a donation or joining in on an upcoming event.

Kenan Shapero

Ruth Oprean Cardillo,CPCC
Newsletter Editor