Workshops, Materials, and More!
I hope you having a great summer and are making time to make
We just had a great
book binding workshop with Leah Virsik and the next few workshops should be
just as inspiring. On Saturday,
July 24th Rene McIntyre will be teaching us how to crochet and make granny squares, August 7th and 14th Jane
Schafgans will be teaching mosaics and August 28th will feature the high energy
of emiko oye and Shana Astrachan to help you learn basic jewelry techniques to
create accessories from toys and other small plastic and metal parts.
If you cannot make it to a workshop, come to the Renegade
Craft Fair July 31st and August 1st, featuring many of the finest indie-craft
talents from around the country as well as the opportunity to try your hand at
crafting something - from SCRAP.
Finally, if you have some time to read, we have a
recommendation for you, show-and-tell
from a fellow maker and some featured items to pique your interest.
See you soon.
|Save the Dates! |
Upcoming events - see descriptions below
For the most up-to-date information go to our website calendar:
- July 24th, 1p-4p, Crocheting Granny Squares - for Beginners, with Rene McIntyre $20.00
- August 7th & 14th, 1p-4p, Mosaics (2 part workshop), with Jane Schafgans $40.00 + $5.00 materials fee
- August 28th, 1p-4p, Accessorize with Toys, emiko oye & Shana Astrachan $20 + $5 materials fee
For more information 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
Join SCRAP at the 3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair
3rd Annual Renegade Craft Fair will be held in San Francisco on July 31 + August 1, from 11am - 7pm each day at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion!
- the Bay's favorite craft, art,
design and DIY spectacular will feature over 225 of today's finest indie-craft talents
from all over the nation, craft-workshops, entertainment + other
SCRAP will be part of the mix providing an
opportunity to try your hand at crafting something from a selection of the wonderful art parts we we on-hand.
For all the details go to http://www.renegadecraft.com/san-francisco
See you there!!!
|SCRAP Workshop: Crocheting Granny Squares for
Presented by: Rene McIntyre
Saturday July 24th, 1p-4p
If you have always wanted to learn how to crochet
and use some of the beautiful yarns available at SCRAP, please join Rene to
learn how! During this workshop
Rene will start off by showing you how to hold a crochet needle and how to read
crochet instructions. From there,
you'll learn three crochet stitches-chain, slip-stitch and double crochet
stitch. From these basic stitches,
Rene will show you how to make a traditional granny square, how to alter the
granny square and how to change yarn in the square. You will be using yarn from
SCRAP, an "H" crochet hook, a plastic large eye needle and printed
instructions. In addition to learning how to crochet a granny square you'll
also learn how to sew ends into the work and use the granny squares in a
variety of ways. You will leave
with at least two granny square samples, the materials to crochet more granny
squares, instructions for various squares, and ideas of what can be done with
Rene began crocheting when she was twelve and has
loved it ever since! She mostly
makes baby clothes and blankets, but occasionally makes adult clothing, hats
and scarves. She teaches crochet as a volunteer at the Main Library in SF as
well. In addition, she always volunteers to make blankets and baby clothes for
her friends and family and has sold the layettes and preemie hats she makes.
Rene loves the wide variety of materials available at SCRAP and can't wait to
finish school so she can attend some of SCRAP workshops herself this summer!
SCRAP Workshop: |
Beginning and Intermediate Mosaics
(This is a two-part
Presented by: Jane
Dates: Saturdays, Aug 7
& 14th, 1pm-4pm
Whether you have done
mosaics before and want to boost your skills, or are just starting out and need
instruction, you won't want to miss this workshop! During this two-part workshop you will be using mastic (tile
adhesive) and various tiles and vitreous glass to
create your design.
If you are a beginning student, you will be
working on a square tile. If
you are a more advanced student, you may bring in something of your own to
mosaic. The first day you will learn techniques for applying
tile to a variety of surfaces. You
will have the opportunity to create and execute a piece of your own design. The
second day will be devoted to the process of grouting. This is always an
exciting workshop, as Jane is an experienced mosaic artist and teacher, and
working with tile is a very tactile and visually stimulating experience! The
colors are yummy and the results are extremely rewarding!
Jane has been working with mosaics
for about 7 years. The minute she learned how to work in this medium, she
fell in love with it. Jane likes
to work with color, both in glass and tile and she loves how it enhances any
space it occupies. Jane's work is primarily privately owned, with the exception
of some permanent installations at two public schools, where she has worked
extensively with elementary school children. The San Francisco public
schools where you can find Jane's work are Lakeshore and Gordon
Lau Elementary Schools.
SCRAP Workshop: Accessorize with Toys| Presented by emiko oye and
Date: August 28, 1p-4pJoin artists emiko oye and Shana
Astrachan for an afternoon of creating jewelry from toys! During this workshop you will learn
basic jewelry making techniques and how to use tools such as pliers, cutters
and punches. In addition you will learn how to connect parts using cold
connection methods. The materials
for this workshop are recycled toy and game parts, as well as other small
plastic and metal parts found at SCRAP, jewelry findings, wire, screw eyes and
glues. This class will inspire you
to see everyday objects, such as toys, as creative materials to express your
individuality through jewelry and small sculpture creations. You'll leave this workshop with charm
bracelets, brooches, earrings, necklaces, key chains and/or small sculptures!
Please feel free to bring your own toys or game parts from home to incorporate
About Shana and Emiko
Shana and Emiko are returning Scrap workshop
teachers. They have been doing this workshop with kids, adults, and families
for 4 years, and every time it's a new experience. They say "it's amazing seeing people's creativity unleashed,
especially in young kids. As artists working in alternative materials, it's a
great way to introduce people to a new way of looking at common objects, even
trash, and repurposing it into something personal." Last years' workshop filled
up quickly, so reserve your space early!
You can see their work locally at these
emiko's work: San Francisco Museum of
Craft + Design, Palo Alto Art Center.
Shana Astrachan's work: San Francisco Museum of
Craft + Design, The Candystore, RAG
Or online here-Emiko: etsy.rewarestyle.com,
Websites: www.rewarestyle.com/workshop, www.shanaastrachan.com
Email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Seen at SCRAP-Remodel Your Reality!
If you are using the summer months to do some sprucing up of
your space, make sure you visit SCRAP, for some inspiration and really great
stuff! We have received loads of
lampshades for you to dress up, bundles of burlap for you to get creative with
and fake ferns for you to _______________ (we'll let you figure that one out on
your own!). Have fun!
Summer Read List - A Reader Contribution!|
to Harriete Estel Berman for bringing our attention to a great book to add to
our summer reading list, Manufractured, by Mara Holt Skov and Steven Skov.
Manufractured is an excellent book for people interested in the reuse of materials. While the book is not about recycling, all of the artwork in the book reuses manufactured materials in new and innovative ways. As an avid SCRAP fan, I recommend this book for your summer reading! The authors Mara Holt Skov and Steven
Skov Holt live right here in San Francisco. Their text in the book is easy to read
and very informative about the artist's inspiration. The layout for the treasure trove of
images is inspired. Look for revelation and insight with every turn of the page.
Thank you Harriete, we like your blog too! http://www.askharriete.typepad.com
Making Useful Things with SCRAP Materials|
Our community corner featured artist this month is SCRAP
user Jeanne Bradshaw. Jeanne is a graphic designer and artist
who loves making useful things with the materials purchased at SCRAP as well as other resources. Here are a few samples of the bags she has made from various materials.
Share your work with
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 email@example.com
|Inspiration...Our newsletter this month has some community sharing in it that we really appreciate and hope you do to! We thought this quote was a good one for this month!
of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle
will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared." ~Gautama Siddharta
SCRAP CONTACT LIST |
ideas for new potential donors or have a donation?
Contact Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org
general question or want to volunteer?
Jenny at email@example.com
a workshop question or idea for a workshop?
Contact us at:firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a book to recommend?|
you have a book you think our readers might enjoy this summer, please
write us 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