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Seen at SCRAP
Teacher GiveAways
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Staff Corner
Board Report
Give the Gift of SCRAP!
SFAI City Studio at SCRAP
SCRAP Clean-Up
Jan 14 & 15 Mosaics
Jan 28 SCRAP Quilts
Feb 11 Recycled Glass & Collage
Feb 18 Star Books
Feb 25 Project Accessorize
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SCRAP Monthly Materials GiveAways for San Francisco Teachers
SCRAP Teacher Giveaway

February 4
March 3
April 4
May 5
SCRAP Teacher Giveaway
SCRAP TEacher Giveaway
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Mondays 12 to 2pm 
Join Susan Solstice for scrappy jewelry making every Monday!
($5 suggested donation) 
Staff Corner 
Jeff Rahuba
SCRAP staffer Jeff Rahuba shows at Incline Gallery (766 Valencia).
Join us at the artists'  
reception for
Cyclorama: 2 
Jan 20th 6-9pm 
Jeff Rahuba Incline gallery
SCRAP Board Report
Happy New Year!

Welcome back to SCRAP. Thanks to all for the staffing, volunteering, and supporting you have done for this scrappy little organization over the last year. We have tackled some big jobs and can be proud of  the accomplishments. To celebrate, the Board brought in the holiday season with a party for the staff in early December. Then the staff turned around and spent two weeks putting a shine on the warehouse for the start of the new year. And for the first time ever, we set board and community giving goals and came "this" close to reaching our target.

We are looking for a few good board candidates and have meetings with the SFUSD, the Green Community, and the Arts Commission lined up. We want a school district administrator to help us get more materials into the classrooms, an environ-mentalist that can influence the number of tons of waste we divert, and an artist to show SCRAP the art scene. Let us know if you can point us to a potential board member.
Lots going on at SCRAP as usual. Put the "I HEART SCRAP" day on your calendar (2/12/12), see you then.

Dianne Platner
President, Board of Directors
Give the Gift of SCRAP!
Stacey Carter SCRAP Banner detail
Did you know that SCRAP offers gift certificates? Come get a gift certificate in any denomination from $5 to $500 for the teachers, artists, crafters and nonprofits in your life!
SFAI City Studio Spring 2012
Calling student artists!
SFAI City Studio at SCRAP
Once again City Studio is recruiting students for free after-school art classes. Do you know a teen who loves to make art, and loves SCRAP?
Click here for more info!
SCRAP Holiday Clean-Up
Thank you to all the volunteers and staff who helped SCRAP sparkle over the holidays and came in to clean.
Come check us out!
SCRAP Entrance
SCRAP Entrance
SCRAP paper
Paper aisle
SCRAP cards
Greeting cards
SCRAP table
Front area table

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Happy New Year! I wish you and your loved ones a great start to your year filled with love, laughter and joy. If you have New Years resolutions to create more art, to learn more crafting skills, to volunteer more or to be inspired more, we're always here to help.


Here are a couple of my New Years Resolutions for SCRAP:

To divert more materials from the landfill

To recruit more volunteers to help us sort, organize, roll fabric and more

To provide more amazing art workshops

To host more field trips

To give away more materials at our Teacher Give Aways

To go to more outreach events and inspire more creativity

To gather the SCRAP community together more often, filling SCRAP with laughter, creation and collaboration


We're off to a great start:

More material donations are coming in everyday.

We've gotten some great new volunteers, but if you're interested, we definitely need more help sorting through all the materials that come through our doors.  Click here to volunteer. 

We have five incredible art workshops scheduled for this month and next. Sign up here. 

We would love to host more field trips: please email me if you're interested in bringing your students to SCRAP

We will do more outreach to teachers to tell them about our Give Aways, but please continue to tell all the SF teachers that you know about them.  

We have several outreach events in the works, look out for more details in our quicklook later this month

We have an I Heart SCRAP party planned for February 12th, complete with crafts, food carts, live band and more. RSVP on Facebook to let us know that you are coming. And while you are at it, follow us to be updated on new finds, workshops and events.


Looking forward to an amazing 2012,


Shuai Chen

Interim Executive Director of SCRAP

p (415) 647-1746

SCRAP Workshop -
Lost & Found Mosaics II w/ Jane Schafgans

January 14th, 10am to 4pm

January 15th, 1-4pm

(note this is a weekend workshop, Sat & Sun)  

two day workshop    fee: $70  


Jane Schafgans is back by popular Jane's SCRAP Mosaics wksp 2011demand to share her wonderful mosaic techniques once again. In this weekend workshop participants will use SCRAP as their treasure trove as well as bring special items from home; beloved broken bits of favorite pottery or keepsakes or other objects, to create whimsical and dynamic mosaic works. Lost art and treasures can be found again and given new life!


Jane's SCRAP Mosaics 2011 - groutingOn Saturday participants will create and layout their designs and devise their route of assemblage. Then Jane will show techniques for applying tile and treasures to their surfaces. On Sunday participants will grout and finish their mosaics.


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 Lakeshore, Claire Lilienthal, and Gordon Lau Elementary Schools, where she has worked extensively with elementary school children.

SCRAP Workshop -
SCRAP Quilts w/ Kenan ShaperoKShapero SCRAP Quilt
Saturday, January 28th
10am to 4pm     fee: $45

As a follow-up to the many wonderful quilt exhibitions around the Bay Area (Gee's Bend, Amish Quilts, Scrap Quilts) join us as Kenan Shapero shares her knowledge and inspiration for the Scrap quilt in the perfect place... SCRAP!


Kenan will begin the class with an introduction to the world of Scrap quilts giving an overview of the various and many types. Then she will Kenan Sahpero Scrap Quiltlead participants through the materials depot to investigate all the bits of wonderful fabric found at SCRAP that can be incorporated into a SCRAP quilt of their own. By the end of the day participants will have the first few blocks of their quilt done or a small top ready to be made into a sandwich and quilted. Included in the workshop will be information for how to quilt and bind these small masterpieces. Please bring a sewing machine if you have one and if you do not we will have a couple available for use.


About Kenan 

Kenan has been making quilts for 17 years. While many of them are not Scrap quilts many incorporate scrap quilt techniques. She has spent 13 years observing, unloading, rolling, fondling and shelving many tons of fabric at SCRAP!


To register for SCRAP workshops click here! 

SCRAP Workshop -
Recycled Glass & Collage w/ Reddy Lieb

Join us in welcoming back glass Reddy Lieb
artist Reddy Lieb as she shows participants how to create decorative and expressive glass panels, jewelry, or small sculptures using recycled glass, collage, and stained glass techniques.  In this full-day workshop participants will scrounge through the treasures of scrap to find decorative papers, metal, images, glass pieces, and more that they will use in making mixed media collage works. Reddy will instruct students in basic glass cutting and preparation techniques as well as instruct them on how to solder their final pieces.

SCRAP Workshop -
Star Books w/ Dorothy YukiDorothy Yuki Star Book

Join our favorite SCRAPper Dorothy Yuki as she teaches three versions of the wonderful star book. She will show participants how to make a simple glued version, a Dorothy Yuki Star Bookhand-sewn version with a hard cover, and a photo book version. Dorothy will have samples, one of which was in the annual Bookworks show by Pacific Center for the Book Arts members at the San Francisco Public Library. Participants will have an opportunity to collect materials from SCRAP to use in their star books and will leave Dorothy Yuki Star Bookwith three completed books.


About Dorothy 

A past manufacturer and a design and production consultant for the fashion industries, Dorothy's path has been one of an adventure through graphic arts, real estate development, fashion designing and crafting in Dorothy Yuki Star Book detailthe US, Europe, South America and Mexico.  She is a member of the Friends of Calligraphy and Pacific Center for the Book Arts in San Francisco.  Her passion in all things creative has taken her to teaching at various venues in San Francisco and the Sierra Gorda Biosphere.  An active scrounger, her favorite store is Scrap! Check out her Adventures in Art blog --  


SCRAP Workshop-
Project Accessorize w/ emiko oye & Shana Astrachan 
Saturday, February 25th
10am to 4pm      fee: $60


Fearless alt craft duo, emiko Project Adorn Neckoye and Shana Astrachan of Accessorize with Toys are back once again with another specially designed project for SCRAP's jewelry fans: PROJECT ACCESSORIZE. Taking cues from the reality series, Project Runway and Project Accessory, in this full-day workshop participants will design, "shop" for materials, and create a one-of-a-kind, personalized art emiko oye necklacejewelry piece using techniques presented in class. Participants are asked to bring with them a personal treasure from home that is the inspiration point to be the central object of focus for their jewelry. Shana and emiko will guide individuals through the creative process to "Make it Work", sharing techniques for working with alternative materials and local Shana Astrachan necklaceresources. Included in this all-day workshop will be an artist presentation on their work, Q&A session, and group critique/brainstorming session to inspire making beyond the classroom.


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
Shana Astrachan necklacethe 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 register for SCRAP workshops click here! 

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