February 2011
In This Issue
Monthly Teacher GiveAway
SCRAP Board Meet & Greet
SCRAP Mini Gallery Wall - Toolworks Birdhouses
"Corazon Puro" Workshop
Embroidery Workshop
SCRAP Monthly Teacher Materials Give-Away Dates
Saturdays 10am-4pm
Feb 5
Mar 5
April 2
Project demonstrations and supplies!

SCRAP Board of Directors

Meet & Greet

Saturday, February 19
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Find out how you can be involved on the site,
in board service, 
in the community.
For more information email 
Toolworks Art Show:


on our Mini Gallery Wall

Toolworks Birdhouses
Toolworks Birdhouses
Toolworks Birdhouses

SCRAP works with many

groups of volunteers who

are part of vocational training and transition programs for people with disabilities. Toolworks partners with

SCRAP to provide life skills training for their clients.

Quick Links


Happy Ground Hog Day!


As I watch how the rest of the country is freezing, I feel so lucky to be here in San Francisco.


Should you be feeling the chill or at least sympathy pains for those out in the cold I recommend starting a project to keep yourself warm.  We have gotten in A LOT of fabric and yarn - plenty to make something to send a friend in the cold.  You could embellish with hearts in the spirit of the Corazon Puro (or Valentine's Day) on February 12th or learn embroidery stitches to add a personal touch to something on February 26th.  Even in sunny California we know there's still some winter to go.  It's a good time to take a moment to work with your hands and be creative.


If you have ever thought you might want to serve on the SCRAP Board of Directors, you will have an opportunity to meet members of the Board on Saturday, February 19th from 1 - 3 PM.  This will be a great opportunity to learn more about all the work we do and ways we serve the community.



I want to thank everyone who took Reddy Lieb's Recycled Glass and Collage workshops for making our first daylong workshops such a success.  We look forward to planning more full day workshops later in the year.

 I look forward to seeing you at SCRAP.

Warm regards,

Kenan Shapero
Executive Director kshapero@scrap-sf.org

"Corazon Puro: The Pure Heart"
with Mariana Fay
February 12th, 1-4pm  fee: $25

Mariana Fay 'Valor'

"Corazon Puro" is a workshop on the traditional use of the heart in Mexican Art. Join us in welcoming  artist Mariana Fay as she shares her love for the everyday in the art of Mexico and of Mexicanos born in the U.S. Participants will be shown that a little beauty and imagination can bring joy to the mundane.

With Mexican design in mind Mariana will lead the class in making hearts using all manner of collage supplies:  fabric, string, colored board, metal pieces, ribbon, paint, etc, etc.. whatever is available to make a jewel-like tribute to this tradition. She will share examples of Mexican hearts and some of her own ideas, and be present as a guide to give technical advise and to coax students ideas into the reality of works of art that can be taken home and hung on a wall, in a window, on a door, in the car, or given as a gift to a loved one. "My students can expect a fun, relaxed, community art experience, where we share words as we work and share supplies around the table as we develop our ideas--a Mexican quilting bee of sorts--for hearts!"

Basic Embroidery
with Dorothy Yuki
February 26th, 1-4pm  fee: $25

By popular demand! Dorothy Yuki presents the essentials Yuki Butterflyof embroidery.  Last year she brought us her "Unusual Little Pincushions" and this year she starts us out with the decorative allure of embroidery.


Participants will learn what needles to use, the different types of threads and fabrics that Yuki pincushioncan be used, as well as how to prepare a hoop. As well as teaching several stitches, Dorothy will provide information with 100's of different types of stitches and instructions for making a decorative flower, embroidered cards, and a pincushion. Participants will leave with a menagerie of stitched works and basic understanding of embroidery techniques.

For more info and to register for this workshop click here!

Thank you for your continued support of SCRAP!!


If you would like to donate materials or monetarily to SCRAP's programs click here!

If you would like to get involved or volunteer click here!

For directions how to get to SCRAP click here!

For any additional information email scrap@scrap-sf.org or call us at (415)647-1746.

SCRAP - 801 Toland Street (Entrance on Newcomb) - San Francisco, CA 94124
(415)647-1746 - www.scrap-sf.org - scrap@scrap-sf.org