Workshops, Materials, and More!
It's hard to believe that school is starting - next week
(for those of you at SFUSD)! Remember that we have plenty of binders (free) and pens and pencils at SCRAP.
In the meantime we have some great workshops and events
coming up. The workshop,
Accessorize with Toys, on August 28th will be a lot of fun when emiko oye and
Shana Astrachan come back to play. In September we will have a new workshop, Relief Sculpture with Found Objects, with Claudia Chapline. We are offering two workshops in
conjunction with the 8th Annual Altered Barbie exhibition and there will be a space set aside in the Gallery for those who want to show their work.
Finally, we have a very special exhibit coming up in
September, Recycled, Reinvented, From the
Artists of SCRAP. We will have
more information about it coming up and there will be a reception with the
artists on Friday, September 24th.
Kenan Shapero, Director SCRAP
|Save the Dates! |
Upcoming events - see descriptions below
For the most up-to-date information go to our website calendar:
- August 28th, 1p-4p, Accessorize with Toys, emiko oye & Shana Astrachan $20 + $5 materials fee
- September 11th, 1p-4p, Relief Sculpture with Found Objects, Claudia Chapline, $20.
- September 25th, 1p-4p, Dream Catchers, Trash Mash-Up team - Bridget & Jessie McKracken, $20.
Offsite Workshops and Events of Note
- August 14th, 9p-2a, Big Idea Night, DIYbca, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, San Francisco. Go to http://www.ybca.org/tickets/production/view.aspx?id=11874 for more information.
- September 9th, 8th Annual Altered Barbie exhibit - A Date with Barbie show opening, Shotwell 50 Art Space, 50 Shotwell Street between 14th & 15th Streets. For more information go to http://alteredbarbie.com/.
- September 11th, 10a-1p, Barbie-Out-of-the-Box workshop, Charlotte Davis, Shotwell 50 Art Space, 50 Shotwell Street between 14th & 15th Streets, $20 or $35 for a team of two, $5/Barbie.
- September 18th, 10a-1p, Barbie-Out-of-the-Box workshop, Ruby Pearl, Shotwell 50 Art Space, 50 Shotwell Street between 14th & 15th Streets, $20 or $35 for a team of two, $5/Barbie.
- September 24th, 6p-9p, Recycled, Reinvented, From the Artists of SCRAP, Reception with the Artists, The Gallery at Ruth's Table, 580 Capp Street, San Francisco. Go to Ruth's Table for more information.
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
Recycled, Reinvented, From the Artists of SCRAP|
The Bethany Center and The Gallery at Ruth's Table
580 Capp Street, San Francisco
September 1, 2010 - January 5, 2011
Reception with the artists: Friday, September 24th, 6p-9p
View the works of a group of talented artists that dedicate a portion of their time and energy as staff members at SCRAP. Curated by Robert Flynn Johnson, curator emeritus of the Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, this exhibit will show how our environment can shape ourselves and help the communities we live in. Ruth Asawa served as president of the board of directors and has been president emeritus of SCRAP for than 20 years.
Barbie - Out-of-the-Box|
The 8th Annual Altered Barbie Exhibit
A Date with Barbie
Altered Barbie Exhibit
SCRAP presents two workshops:
September 11th 10am-1pm with Charlotte Davis
September 18th 10am-1pm with
Both workshops will be held at
Shotwell 50 Art Space, 50 Shotwell Street.
Get Barbie out of her box by altering a recycled Barbie -
build her an environment, or embellish found items with materials from SCRAP.
Sacred in her box, as she emerges she is transformed by adding or removing limbs and embellishment, with the potential of becoming a fantastic, horrible creature or beautiful icon. Create a new environment for her and/or her cohorts or decorate a Barbie object.
Charlotte Davis is an artist who has worked in many media, producing art jewelry, assemblage, and sculpture. She was a co-founder of The Soft Touch, a Haight Ashbury Cooperative gallery that operated for more than 20 years. She discovered hot glue guns 10 years ago and has not looked back.
Ruby Pearl calls her art Sacred Profanities and creates Altar Boxes, Barbies and fine silver jewelry all focused on the divine feminine, which she shows in galleries in the Bay Area. She teaches occasional workshops and owned Sacred Profanities Gallery in Berkeley.
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
SCRAP WORKSHOP: Relief
Sculpture with Found Objects|
Saturday, September 11, 1-4 pm
Presenter: Claudia Chapline
artist and teacher Claudia Chapline and learn how to make a 3-dimensional wall
sculpture by attaching scraps and found objects to wood and board panels and
other flat surfaces. Create your own composition by juxtaposition of shapes,
images and textures. During this workshop you will learn techniques of adhesive and mechanical
joining with nails, screws, nuts and bolts and
binding with fibers. Have fun playing with new materials
and go home with a personal art work. No special skills required!
Claudia Chapline's paintings and assemblage installations have been shown
in galleries and museums throughout the USA and in Europe,
Latin America and Asia. She was an artist in residence at Norcal, now called Recology.
She created a recycling trash into art program at Marin Recycling and has
curated exhibitions on the art of reuse.
Phone: 415 868-2308
|Community Corner: SCRAP Artist Catherine C. Reed|
month's featured SCRAP Artist is Catherine C. Reed, who is both an artist and a
scientist! As a scientist Catherine
is an entomologist based in northern California. Her research interests include
pollination ecology, insect conservation, and restoration ecology. Catherine as
also an amazing fiber artist and SCRAP user! Here you can see two of her pieces from the Goth Grandma fiber
art series. Catherine wrote us..." When
I got the idea for a Goth Grandma fiber art series I went directly to SCRAP to
get the materials. The 42 pairs of ankh earrings and the black fur and satin
scraps I got there (as well as old blue jeans found on the street) were
essential for Seven Pockets of Wisdom, shown below."
More about the
Goth Grandma series from Catherine's website, Bouteloua.....
black pieces, some inspired by Goth song titles (authentic and fantasy), are
made of fabric, lace, vinyl, yarn, found items and old blue jeans abandoned on
the filthy streets of San Francisco. Dreams, sexuality, aging, memory loss and
death are explored in fantasy landscapes; the naughty boy and the witch present
in grandma's mind speak.
|Inspiration...We were inspired by Catherine Reeds website name and her beautiful work, some of which weaves together her background as a scientist. (Fungus Mandala Series, Trapped Plant Series). We thought this a fitting quote for this month!
most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the
source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion
is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe,
is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." Albert Einstein
quotesFungus Mandala #3
SCRAP CONTACT LIST |
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general question or want to volunteer?
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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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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