Workshops, Materials, and More!
It must be June - the weather has turned cold and blustery,
especially where I live on the west side of San Francisco.
If you are stuck in the fog, why not come in to SCRAP. We are on the sunny side and the
sunshine is bound to spark your creativity. We have some great workshops this month and next. Maybe you want to explore collograph printmaking, play with different bookmaking techniques - create a journal or
a unique book. Or this
might be the perfect time to learn to spin yarn as the start of a warm project
to ward off the foggy chill.
I look forward to seeing you, no matter whether it is in the
sun or the fog!
|Save the Dates! |
Upcoming events - see descriptions below
For the most up-to-date information go to our website calendar:
- June 12th, 1p-4p, Mixed-Media Printmaking,
with Dorit Elisha. $20.00+$5.00 Materials Fee (Part 1 of optional 2-part workshop)
- June 19th, 1p-4p, Artist Book of collage, with Dorit Elisha. $20.00
- June 26th, 1p-4p,
Introduction to Spinning Yarn,
Chan and Blas Herrera $20.00+$4.00 Materials Fee
- July 10th, 1p-4p, Bind Your Own Small SCRAP Journal, with Leah Virsik. $20.00
To register: email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 415-647-1746.
SCRAP is located at
801 Toland Street, SF, entrance on Newcomb, between Toland and Selby
Workshop: Mixed-Media Printmaking |
(Part 1 of optional 2-part workshop)
Saturday June 12, 1p-4p
Presented by Dorit Elisha
Artist Dorit Elisha will share her addiction for printmaking in this fun, easy, and safe printmaking workshop. Dorit is the author of Printmaking + Mixed Media: Simple Techniques and Projects for Paper and Fabric. Participants will learn a collagraph technique Dorit has developed herself that emphasizes her love of mixed media collage, "found papers", and printing. Each participant will leave with plenty of hand printed papers which can be used in Dorit's second workshop presentation the following Saturday, June 19, Artist Book of Collage.
Dorit is a mixed media artist and an art instructor. She enjoys using mostly recycled materials in her art. She works with paper, fabric and found objects and art includes printmaking, collage, book making and fiber art. Dorit says, "SCRAP and any place that offers such a big variety of recycled materials is my main source of art supply. You can always expect to find surprising and unusual objects at SCRAP and that's what inspires my art".
Website: lifeasafiveringcircus.blogspot.com or doritelisha.com
Phone numbers: (408) 736 3358
SCRAP Workshop: Artist Book
(Part 2 of optional 2-Part Workshop)
Date: Saturday June 19th, 1p-4p
Presented by Dorit Elisha
This workshop is an optional second part to Dorit's first workshop "Mixed-Media Printmaking" and can be used as a follow-up workshop or simply as a single session. If you attend the printmaking workshop with Dorit on Saturday June 12th, you'll be able to bring the prints you make in that class to use in this workshop. Participants will use printed, painted, and assorted blank papers as well as photos, ephemera, yarn, fiber, and fasteners to create a one of a kind mixed media artist book. You will learn some collage and book making skills and leave with a funky and colorful book collaged with your own images, prints, and scraps.
Dorit is a mixed media artist and an art instructor. She enjoys using mostly recycled materials in her art. She works with paper, fabric, and found objects and her art includes printmaking, collage, book making and fiber art. Dorit says "SCRAP and any place that offers such a big variety of recycled materials is my main source of art supply. You can always expect to find surprising and unusual objects there and that's what inspires my art."
numbers: (408) 736 3358
SCRAP Workshop: Introduction to Spinning Yarn
Date:Saturday June 26, 1p-4p
Presented by Jamie Chan and Blas Herrera
Join husband and wife team Jamie Chan and Blas Herrera of Urban Fauna Studio and learn how to spin custom yarn and more! During this workshop you will learn how to prepare wool from raw fleece and spin yarn on a cd drop spindle, which you will make yourself. You'll also learn how to spin fun novelty yarns with commercially made yarns and thread from SCRAP! If there is time, Jamie and Blas will also have on hand one of their own spinning wheels for you to try out. Learning to spin yarn will enable you to create custom yarns that you can use in a variety of projects. You'll leave this workshop with finished yarn for use in your own creations.
About Jamie and Blas
Jamie and Blas have been working in fiber arts for over five years. Their art consists of spinning, knitting, crocheting, weaving and dyeing natural fibers for their work. They are passionate about seeking creativity in people and enjoy sharing their love of fiber and handcrafts. Through combined experience of 15 years in retail sales and 10+ years in education, they have created an intimate space at Urban Fauna Studio where people can be free to explore the fiber arts with tools and supplies that support local and earth friendly business. Here is what they have to say about SCRAP, "SCRAP is a treasure trove of inspiration. Every time I visit, there is something new and projects displayed that inspire me to look at my supplies in a different ways! We're very excited to come to Scrap next and look at what fun materials we can spin into a SCRAP-y yarn!"
Phone numbers: 415-664-1267
Location: 1311 16th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94122
SCRAP Workshop: Bind
Your Own Small SCRAP Journal|
July 11th, 1p-4p
Presented by: Leah Virsik
Join artist Leah Virsik for this SCRAP workshop
and learn how to bind your own small journal with a running stitch. During this
workshop you will use paper, fabric, buttons, beads, thread, wallpaper, elastic
and more to create a small hand bound journal. You will spend some time perusing
the aisles of SCRAP to figure out what materials to use for your book. Leah will then, show you how to incorporate
the images and small items into your journal in interesting ways. She will also
talk with you about "renegade sewing" and incorporating stitching
into your work. You will be inspired by, and learn from, samples of her own
work that she'll share with you during the workshop!
Leah enjoys making books and painting. She has a
passion for paper and bookbinding and daydreams about art when she's not
actually making it. She creates books out of new and repurposed materials and
works with paper, fabric, plastic, metal, acrylic and collage. She loves to
create books and finds they are a fun, accessible thing to make. What's
exciting to her about this is discovering all the different materials one can
use to make books. What she loves about SCRAP is looking through the potential
materials and how it's organized. She finds treasures that she might not have
even considered using in her artwork if it weren't for SCRAP!
Phone number: 510-418-9383
Seen at Scrap - Jute Bags!|
We recently received a donation of jute bags from the left
over from the Black and White Ball! The bags measure 17"x15"x 5".
The bags are made from Jute, one of the strongest natural plant fibers. A rain fed crop, Jute requires little
or no fertilizer or pesticides, Jute is naturally biodegradable and can be
recycled numerous times. Strong,
long lasting, recyclable and biodegradable, Jute is an extremely eco friendly
These bags are sturdy and can easily be sewn or painted on
and used for a variety of purposes.
|Creativity: Contribute to our Summer Reading List!|
By Ruth Oprean Cardillo
We thought it would be fun to kick off the summer with a
SCRAP summer reading list with suggestions from our staff and call out to SCRAP
users for suggestions! We'll be
compiling our list over the next few weeks, so please contribute and look for
an update in the next Quicklook Edition! Below please find a suggestion that I am contributing to get the list started!
You can contribute to our summer reading list by sending
your suggestion to us at email@example.com. The focus of our summer reading list is
creativity, art and the environment and creative reuse.
SCRAP SUMMER READING LIST-here are a couple of suggestions to get our list started!
The Boy Who Harnessed the
Wind, by William Kamkwamba
William Kamkwamba was born August 5, 1987 in Dowa, Malawi, and grew up
on his family farm in Masitala Village, Wimbe, two and half hours northeast of
Malawi's capital city. At the age
of 14, he had an idea.
He didn't have money. He didn't have supplies. All he had was a book with
pictures. He went to a junkyard, found a bicycle rim, PVC pipe, an old tractor
fan. Then he proceeded to bend, hammer and glue. His idea was to make a
windmill, because a windmill could make electricity, electricity could pump
water, and water could grow crops for his drought-plagued village in Malawi, in
"Normal people do not collect garbage," he admitted, laughing.
"The people in my village thought there was something wrong with
me." But three months after he started, he'd done it. He had made a
small windmill with enough energy to power one light bulb. This inspiring story is a true SCRAP
reading list treasure about hope, possibility and the power of creativity,
desire and imagination as essential forces of change.
Magical Secrets about Creative Thinking, by Kathan Brown,
Crown Point Press.
Written by Crown Point Press founder Kathan Brown, this is a
book to be savored. In the preface
Ms. Brown states about writing this book, "I decided to do it because I have
some Magical Secrets about creativity.
I learned the secrets from masters, artists who've spent their entire
lives finding strategies for creating miracles, and who have had acknowledged
success. My contact with these
masters has come by way of etching, so as I talk about the Magical Secrets I'm
going to explain the basic etching process to you." The book uses the etching process and stories from sixteen
master printers who worked at Crown Point Press to write about the truths of
life. The book is rich with
anecdotes, abundantly illustrated, and on the included DVD the books photos
come to life. If you are an artist,
and art lover or someone simply interested in learning by example and working
in new ways this book is a must read!
"In the case of good books, the
point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but how many can get
through to you." (Mortimer J. Adler)
|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!
Submit to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gallery at Ruth's Table, A center for creative learning rooted in the life of artist Ruth Asawa, presents...|
Curated by Tamara Loewenstein
- July 23, 2010
Address: Bethany Center, 580 Capp 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.
|SCRAP CONTACT LIST
Have a general question or want to volunteer? Contact Jenny at email@example.com
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.
Ruth Oprean Cardillo,CPCC