August 2011
In This Issue
Monthly Materials GiveAways for Teachers
SCRAP Clean-Up Days
Fall City Studio Class at SCRAP
September Board Report
DIY Silkscreen II Pics
Sept 10 - From the Free Section Workshop
Sept 17 & 24 - Mosaics Workshop
Oct 22 - Improv Bookmaking
Oct 29 - Halloween Fascinators

SCRAP Monthly 

Materials GiveAways  

for San Francisco Teachers


First Saturdays 1-4pm

September 3rd

October 1st  

November 5th

December 3rd

SCRAP Clean-Up Days

Come help SCRAP clean house! Sunday and Monday Sept 11 & 12, 9am - 5pm.
We will be closed on Monday the 12th but if you want to volunteer please stop by! Or email to let us know you are coming.



September 25th, 2-6pm 

A Friend and Fundraiser! 

Invite your friends and
join us for a fun afternoon of food, music, and SCRAP!
We will have live music from local indie rock band Still Flyin, local food vendors, creative reuse activity tables and more!! All proceeds benefit SCRAP programs and help us spread the word about creative reuse. Suggested donation $10 - $20. 


SFAI City Studio at SCRAP

Fall classes start

September 21st!

SFAI City Studio at SCRAP

Wednesdays 4:00-5:30pm  

For teens ages 13 and up.

To register click here.

For more information check out the SFAI City Studio website here. 

Board Report 

September 11th is National Day of Service, so come hang out with the board and staff for a big clean up. At our next board meeting, we are nominating five highly skilled and energetic new board members (more on that next month). Best of all SCRAP is having a party on Sunday September 25 and you are invited! Save the date for this family friendly event with live musical performance by local band Still Flyin' (great music-check them out), food carts including the savory pairings of Mad4Madeleine's, activity tables, and more! SCRAP will be open for shoppers with special deals and high end items for sale. Please RSVP on our facebook event pagehere.

Dianne Platner
President, Board of Directors


DIY Silkscreen II 

Thanks for another great class Lukas! 

Lukas Smithey at SCRAP

DIY Silkscreen SkullDIY Silkscreen Mushroom

DIY Silkscreen Ginko Leaf


Quick Links



September is a busy month for SCRAP!

We have a new Outreach Coordinator joining our ranks, everyone please welcome Carly Yuenger to the SCRAP team. Carly will be busy going to community outreach events, such as the Etsy/Techshop swap on September 18th, the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles Scrap Art exhibit on October 7th and so on.


We are offering two great workshops in September, "From the Free Section" with Monica Lee, a SCRAP regular and amazing creative reuse artist, and "Lost and Found Mosaics" with Jane Schafgans, who also leads SCRAP's fun creative reuse field trips.


By the way, thank you to everyone who passed on the news about our Hats Off to Teachers party, we had over 150 teachers come gather materials for their classes, impacting over 6000 students from preschool to high school. We will have the first of our

monthly teacher giveaways for SFUSD teachers this Saturday, September 3rd from 1pm to 4pm and hope you can make it.


SCRAP will be closed on Sunday September 11th and Monday September 12th for a big clean up. We will need your help to clean up all of SCRAP! If you have an hour or two to spare, please join us. Please fill out our volunteer form if you plan on making it.


On September 24th, Tuan Tran, a SCRAP regular and amazing wire artist, will be showing his collection at a fashion show that will also feature SCRAP. We will have an outreach table and talk about SCRAP as well as have some creatively reused art for sale at the show. Please click here for more details.


And last but definitely not least, SCRAP's board is throwing a

fund- and friend-raiser on September 25th. Please join us for music, food carts, shopping and crafting.

Please RSVP on our Facebook event page here.

Hope to see you all there!


Shuai Chen

Interim Executive Director of SCRAP

(415) 647-1746


SCRAP Workshop -  

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From the Free Section w/ Monica Lee

September 10th, 1-4pm      fee: $25


As a life-long crafter and artist, Monica has been coming to SCRAP for 20 years, and many times, she doesn't get past the free section! Join us as Monica Lee, resident artist at Bethany Center's Ruth's Table, presents various creative projects from materials out of SCRAP's free section.  In this class participants can push their limits of creativity and ingenuity and challenge themselves to create delightfully fanciful or surprisingly useful things all from materials out of the free section.


About Monica

Monica Lee has been a professional photographer for 30 years and is a life long crafter. She is currently the Artist in Resident at Ruth's Table (A Center for Creative Growth Rooted in the life of artist Ruth Asawa) at the Bethany Center where she teaches art workshops using found, new, and repurposed materials for all ages in the community. Monica has taught workshops at SCRAP, San Francisco's Sunnyside Conservatory, and FabMo in Mountain View. She has volunteered for many years in the public schools working

on art auction projects and where ever she is needed. She has found wonderful material in the free section to remake into all kinds of great things!

To register for SCRAP workshops click here!

SCRAP Workshop -

Lost and Found Mosaics w/Jane Schafgans

Jane Schafgans Mosaic Mask

Two Saturdays -   

Sept 17th 10am-4pm         

Sept 24th 11am-1pm

fee: $70   


It's time for mosaics! Jane is back to share her wonderful techniques and she's adding a new twist. In this two-day workshop lost art and treasures are found again and given new life! During this workshop participants will use SCRAP as a treasure trove as well as bring special things from home, beloved broken bits of favorite pottery or keepsakes or other objects, to create whimsical and dynamic mosaic works.


The first Saturday Jane will show techniques for applying tile and treasures to a variety of surfaces. Then she will help participants design and devise their route of assemblage. The second Saturday two-hour class will be devoted to the process of grouting and finishing.


About Jane

Jane has been working with mosaics for over eight 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.  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, Lakeshore and Gordon Lau Elementary Schools, where she has worked extensively with elementary school children.

 To register for SCRAP workshops click here!

SCRAP Workshop -

Improv Bookmaking: Upcycling SCRAP Finds Into Handmade Kid's Books presented by Cathy Miranker 

Saturday, October 22nd,  11am-4pm     fee: $45

(note this is a 5-hour workshop) 


Making books by hand gives kids a chance to be authors and illustrators, editors and designers, to completely invest themselves in their work. And Cathy Miranker Books with Kidsmaking books from recycled materials-from stuff that's not usually part of a book-invites them to be inventors, too!


Cathy is back by popular demand with more projects for the classroom. Participants will start by learning some basic, kid-friendly book Cathy Miranker Books with Kidsstructures. Then she will take the class into the SCRAP aisles, exploring, talking about how different materials might be used in book projects and collecting intriguing items as they go. Back in the workshop, participants will conjure books from their finds. These improv books are great projects whenever you've got a large group-during rainy-day recess, PTA meetings, family literacy nights and more. This workshop is best for adults working with kids in Grades 1-8.  


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 makes boxes and protective enclosures to house antiquarian books and ephemera.


 To register for SCRAP workshops click here! 

SCRAP Workshop -

Halloween Fascinators w/ Aiko Lanier Cuneo

Saturday, October 29th,  1-4pm     fee: $25

 Aiko Fascinators

Just in time for All Hallows' Eve, once again Aiko is here to teach participants how to design and construct their own fascinators with a SCRAP twist!  Need an idea for Halloween or a festive fall wedding? How about a new hat or fascinator made from SCRAP's infinite supply of re-usable materials! Join us and learn how to make simple hat forms that will be covered and decorated to make original wearable hats. Cruise the aisles at SCRAP to find the Aiko Fascinatorsperfect art parts that will inspire your designs. How outrageous can you be?!


About Aiko -
Aiko has been an artist in schools for over 30 years, encouraging students to experiment, solve problems, and work collaboratively. She teaches family art workshops, classes for the Osher Life long Learning Institute, and Ruth's Table at Bethany Center.  "I want Aiko Fascinatorsmy students to know that making art gives them another way to express themselves and the freedom to make choices as they use new mediums and learn different techniques.  I want them to be inspired by the challenge of repurposing and reusing materials in new ways. From paper to pine cones, the variety and ever changing materials found at SCRAP ask "What can you do with a material like me?"


 To register for SCRAP workshops click here! 

SCRAP - 801 Toland Street (Entrance on Newcomb) - San Francisco, CA 94124
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