May 2011

In This Issue
May 21 & 22 - Maker Faire
SCRAP Board Update
SCRAP on Facebook!
SCRAP Volunteer News
May 7 - Accessorize with Toys Workshop
June 11 - DIY Screen Printing
Coming in July

SCRAP at Maker Faire   

We Need Volunteers! 

Join SCRAP at  

Maker Faire!  The world's largest DIY Festival!


Build. Craft. Hack. Play. MAKE.

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May 21 & 22, 2011

10am-8pm Saturday, 10am-6pm Sunday

San Mateo County Event Center  San Mateo, CA

Entrance fee: $25.


Get your entrance fee waived and volunteer at the SCRAP hands-on activity!  We need 5 people on Saturday and 5 people on Sunday.


Please contact our Outreach Coordinator:  Cheryl Kapchan at or call SCRAP - 415-647-1746.


SCRAP Board Update 

Board Retreat

The SCRAP board, along with a few dedicated employees, met for a planning session on Saturday, April 30th. We brainstormed about the most important issues facing SCRAP and worked in teams to create action plans to solve them.


Check out SCRAP's

Find us on Facebook Facebook page!

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Become a part of

the SCRAP community on Facebook. Tell us what you think of SCRAP and how we can improve it! 


New!! Volunteer Corner!

SCRAP woulnd't be able to function without all or our amazing volunteers.

Here's what they are up too outside of SCRAP... 

aurora theatre
SCRAP volunteer and actor Amy Crumpacker is performing in Tennessee Williams The Eccentricities of a Nightingale at the Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley. Check out the Chronicle's review here.


Quick Links



It is hard to believe that we launched our new website a year ago. The feedback we have received from you has been gratifying.  A year ago I wrote about community and building on the energy of the SCRAP community.  To that end we have lots of new energy on the SCRAP Board of Directors, having recently added five new members.  We will be including regular postings from the Board to the newsletter. 


On site we are bringing back our favorite dynamic duo, emiko oye and Shana Astrachan, to offer Accessorize with Toys - Project Adorn-Neck, tomorrow, May 7th, and featuring a brand new workshop, D.I.Y. Screen Printing Crash Course, June 11th.  This will be the debut of our new sink!


Off site we will be at Maker Faire, May 21st & 22nd.  Maker Faire is a great opportunity to volunteer for SCRAP.


All the information is outlined below.

Warm regards,

Kenan Shapero
Executive Director 

SCRAP Workshop -  

Accessorize with Toys - PROJECT ADORN-NECK

w/ emiko oye and Shana Astrachan

May 7, 1-4pm   fee: $25


Project Adorn Neck

Fearless alt craft duo, emiko oye

and Shana Astrachan of Accessorize with Toys are back with a specially designed project for SCRAP's jewelry fans: PROJECT ADORN-NECK.

Taking cues from the reality series,
Project Runway, participants will have  

3 hours to design, "shop" for materials, and create a one-of-a-kind, personalized art neckpiece using techniques presented in class. Participants are asked to bring with them a personal treasure from home that is the inspiration point and be the central object of focus for their neckpiece. Shana and emiko will guide individuals through the creative process to "Make it Work!"


About emiko & Shana -

emiko oye and Shana Astrachan are professional jewelry artists working with alternative/repurposed materials, encouraging others to experience the beauty of making and reuse. Longstanding members of the Metal Arts Guild Society of North American Goldsmiths, and the Metal Art Critique Collective, their jewelry can be found in museums, galleries, and publications. Their work was recently published in Metalsmith Magazine's Exhibition in Print issue. Accessorize with Toys workshops have served countless, enthusiastic makers-to-be since 2006, at venues such as MakerFaire, Renegade Craft Fair, and California Academy of Sciences NightLife.


To sign up for SCRAP workshops click here! 

SCRAP Workshop -  

D.I.Y. Screen Printing Crash Course w/ Lukas Smithey: 


An introduction to basic techniques and supplies with a focus on low-tech/low-cost methods and recycled materials  

June 11th, 10am-4pm      fee: $45

(note this is a full-day workshop)


Lukas Smithey Patchwerk Press

In this workshop Lukas Smithey of

Patchwerk Press will cover a variety of options for making screens and printing images, from print shop standards to backyard basics. He will go over the many factors to consider,

variables to be aware of and many ways to create images and screens. Participants will practice different techniques for making screens and stencils and explore the range of options for printing images on paper and fabric.Everyone will leave with a thorough

Lukas Smithey Patchwerk Press

understanding of how to print at home and have hands on experience to draw on.  Lukas will bring in examples of varying types of screens and different printed work and lead a discussion on the basic premise and potential of screen printing. Patchwerk Press will provide all the specific supplies necessary for printing with water-based inks.


To register for SCRAP workshops click here!


Coming July 16th...

Dorothy Yuki Zip It Up!

Zip It Up!

w/ Dorothy Yuki


Use zippers in ways you've never thought of before to embellish just about anything!


Seen at SCRAP ~


Offset printing ink -- 200 cans!

SCRAP Wood Rods
Wood rods - they're Douglas Fir! 
SCRAP - 801 Toland Street (Entrance on Newcomb) - San Francisco, CA 94124
(415)647-1746 - -