July 2011
In This Issue
August 20 - Hats Off to Teachers!
Volunteer & Staff News
Overstock for FREE!
Fanciful Fascinators!
July 16 - Zip It Up! Workshop
July 30 - Bookmaking Bonanza
Aug 13 - DIY Screen Printing
Aug 27 - SCRAP Animals Workshop
Board Report

Hats Off to Teachers!

Materials GiveAway 


SCRAP's annual Hats Off to Teachers materials give-away and celebration is being held Saturday, August 20th

11am to 4pm.

If you are a SF Bay Area teacher please join us for refreshments and stock up on free classroom supplies. We will be giving out binders, paper, calendars, sponges, markers, crayons, pens, pencils, National Geographic Magazines and more!

Volunteer & Staff Corner


SCRAP wouldn't be able to function without our  

amazing volunteers and staff.

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

Join volunteer Emily Oinen and staffer Air Feller at the SF Renegade Fair being held at Fort Mason July 9th-10th.
Emily's Cleverhands have been very busy. See her work on her Etsy page here.
Emily Oinen
Emily Oinen Bandolier
Air Feller

Airee Feller Necklace

And Air has been busy too.
Her work is based on the integration of art and everyday life, from her wind chimes made of reclaimed copper and jewelry of found and fabricated objects to small fine art & prints mounted on wood. See more of her work on her website www.erinfeller.com.

Airee Feller Smalls

SF Renegade Fair Logo

Come and Get 'Em! 

SCRAP Natl Geos
Due to an overstock of National Geographic magazines.. they are FREE!

All this week through Saturday, July 9th!


Also, don't forget

3-ring binders are always

free at SCRAP! 

Fanciful Fascinators! 

SCRAP Fascinators
Aiko Lanier Cuneo taught another fantastic workshop at SCRAP. Here are some of the fun fascinators created..


SCRAP Fascinators

SCRAP Fascinators

SCRAP Fascinators 

Quick Links



Exciting changes are happening at SCRAP. I am looking forward to working with, hearing from and serving all of you as the new Interim Executive Director. I have so many ideas for improving SCRAP (while still retaining its "scrappiness") and would love your input and ideas.


I want all of you to feel free to contact me with any questions, comments, and suggestions. I know there's so much creativity out there in the SCRAP community, and I would love to get to know you and to hear what you think about SCRAP. Please let me know if there's anything I can do for you to improve your SCRAP experience and also, if you have suggestions of programs that you would like to see at SCRAP. Please feel free to email me at schen@scrap-sf.org, or call SCRAP at (415) 647-1746, or just come talk to me at SCRAP.


And thank you for being a loyal SCRAP supporter!

I look forward to hearing from you soon,


Shuai Chen

Interim Executive Director of SCRAP


(415) 647-1746

SCRAP Workshop -  

Zip It Up! w/ Dorothy Yuki 

July 16th, 1-4pm      fee: $25Dorothy Yuki Zip It Up!


Join us for a zipper accessory extravaganza! Dorothy will teach participants how to make a number of different zipper embellishments that can adorn clothing, coats, or bags.  She will show some flower-making techniques, zipper jewelry, and, if there is time, a quick zipper coin purse.  SCRAP has a plethora of zippers in all sizes and colors, in metal and plastic!  Everything for the class will be provided. Sign up early because Dorothy's classes fill up fast!


About Dorothy

Dorothy Yuki has been a design and production consultant to the fashion industry and started and designed for her own business, In Good Company, which made home and gift products. She also had her own line for Macy's USA. Now she volunteers and is on the board of Eco Sierra Gorda, and mentors Bay Area high school students. Dorothy loves to do anything with crafts!


To register for SCRAP workshops click here! 


SCRAP Workshop -

Bookmaking Bonanza for Teachers & Others w/ Cathy Miranker

Best for adults working with kids in Grades 1-5.

Saturday, July 30th,  1-4pm     fee: $25

This workshop is a fun Bookmaking Bonanzaintroduction to easy appealing books that kids can make by hand, from just-for-the-fun-of-it projects to others with curriculum tie-ins. After a show-and-tell, participants will make up to a dozen book models to take back to their classrooms or libraries. Cathy will start by showing Bookmaking Bonanzavariations on booklets made from a single sheet of paper, including a 3D "house" book that kids can adapt as a fairy-tale house, a castle or other buildings. Then the class will explore some simple pop-up books, a Yakety Yak book, a rubber band book, a criss-cross binding and Staggered Page books. And, of course, participants will get to use some of the fabulous materials at SCRAP for improvisational bookmaking, too!


About Cathy

Cathy discovered bookmaking about 15 years ago and since then has been both a voracious student and a busy teacher. Ten years ago she pioneered the Youth Programs for the San Francisco Center for the Book and secured funding to bring book arts to thousands of students in the San Francisco public schools. Now she is an independent instructor and when not blogging and working with kids and teachers, she experiments with historical bindings and contemporary book forms, and make boxes and protective enclosures to house antiquarian books and ephemera.


To register for SCRAP workshops click here!

SCRAP Workshop -  This workshop is full! 

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  

August 13th, 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 Lukas Smithey Patchwerk Pressstencils and explore the range of options for printing images on paper and fabric.Everyone will leave with a thorough 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!

SCRAP Workshop -

SCRAP Animals w/ Courtney Cerruti

Saturday, August 27th, 10am-4pm     fee: $45

(note this is a full-day workshop)

Join us for this full-day workshop of fun Cerruti Red Owlto create one-of-a-kind assemblage animals. Courtney will show participants how to fashion an armature and sculpt animal forms out of paper maché. Then embellish them with wacky and fun findings from within the depths of SCRAP. Use papers, metals, woods, fabrics and ephemera of all sorts to create your own unique animal, real or imagined!
This workshop is suitable for beginners and advanced students.


About CourtneyCerruti Llamas

Courtney Cerruti is a paper and book artist who has taught workshops throughout the Bay Area and abroad including the San Francisco Center for the Book. Using everyday materials she creates unique and precious objects that tell a story. Her most recent body of work is Animal Anomalies, is a collection of life-sized misfit paper animals made from recycled and found papers and books.


To register for SCRAP workshops click here! 


Board Report July 2011 -

Summer came along with July 4th, the first time in many years the skies were clear and the sun warm. I hope you had a grand day. As is a tradition, the Mime Troup launched their seasonal show in Dolores Park, where you could see how SCRAP reuse plays out in political theater!


SCRAP shows up everywhere in our city: in the sparkle of gay pride to the handcrafts in summer camp. As the DIY, green, and reuse awareness grows, SCRAP remains the leader in providing our schools, communities and artists with quality materials that are generally discarded as waste.

And speaking of growing, a new slate of officers was elected to the Board of Directors. It's an exciting and energetic group devoted to supporting the programs at SCRAP. We have three major initiatives in the works:
   Fundraising: The fundraising committee is building the foundation for the first ever community wide appeal to support SCRAP. Our goal for year-end is to raise over $20,000 through an individual donor campaign. I look forward to seeing you at upcoming events.
   Building the Board: We are looking for nominees with an expertise in law, business development, human resources, and retail. In addition, we want to engage our stakeholders and are looking for a SFUSD decision maker, a door opener at city hall, a green mover and shaker, and an art star. Please let me know if you are a good fit or know someone who is.
   Supporting the Staff: High on the list of things to do, include supporting the staff at SCRAP. Our hard working staff could use a hand! Volunteering at SCRAP is fun, creative, and essential to keep up with the demand.
Potential volunteers should contact Jenny Morningstar at jmorningstar@scrap-sf.org.

Many thanks for your support of SCRAP. If you have an interest in board service and or fundraising, please feel free to contact me.



Dianne Platner
President, Board of Directors



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