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MARCH 2012
In This Issue
SCRAP at Larkspur Farmer's Market
SCRAP at Exlopratorium
Teacher GiveAways
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Board Report
Fieldtrip to RAFT
SCRAP Wish List
Give the Gift of SCRAP!
WE SCRAP! Worksops for Educators
Mar 17 Make Books w/ Kids
Mar 24 SCRAP Animals
April 21 - DIY Silkscreen and Print & Collage on Glass
April 28 - ReFrame It! Assemblage
Coming In May
Become a Source for the Resourceful!
SCRAP at Larkspur Farmer's Market
March 10th & 31st
9am - 2pm
Larkspu Farmers Market poster

  For more info click here.

SCRAP atExploratorium OpenMAKE: Tools
March 17th, 10am - 2pm
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 Open MAKE: Tools is a celebration of innovation, and what the creativity of an individual can do with it. Come and discover tools you never knew about, learn new uses for those you may have taken for granted, and then put your inner maker to work.
SCRAP Monthly Materials GiveAways for San Francisco Teachers
Held the 1st Saturday of each month 1 - 4pm
April 7

May 5
SCRAP Teacher Materials GiveAway
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Mondays 12 - 2pm 
Susan Solstice Necklaces
Join Susan Solstice for scrappy jewelry making every Monday!
($5 suggested donation) 
SCRAP Board Report
A big shout out to the SCRAP elders who served on the board for many years! Over the past six months, we transitioned to a new model of board service. The elders watched over the change and in November they resigned to make room for growth. Many thanks to Claire Pilcher, Louise Sampson, Joan von Briesen, and Nina Youkelson for their support and trust in the board's leadership.

New members are making big contributions. Larisa Dwonczyk, from The Art Institute of California, is heading up the 2nd annual board retreat for strategic planning. Michael Bongiorni, Materials Donations Manager of Goodwill, stepped up to chair the fundraising committee. Becky Barton, a Human Resource Professional brought more clarity to SCRAPs personnel policy. Cathy Huang, CPA and partner at Lindquist, von Husen & Joyce LLP, put a brilliant new light on our financials.

Serving on a non-profit board is a great way to give back to your community. Many thanks to the incredible people who volunteer many hours to serve SCRAP.

Dianne Platner
President, Board of Directors
SCRAP Fieldtrip to RAFT
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A group of us from SCRAP were lucky enough to take a fieldtrip to RAFT. What an amazing resource for teachers! Many thanks to Mary Simon for an awe-
inspiring tour. Vist RAFT's website for more info.

 RAFT project

SCRAP Wish List
at Cole Hardware

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Going to Cole Hardware? Mention SCRAP at the counter and a percentage of your purchase will be donated to SCRAP. Pick something up for SCRAP as well, click here to see our wish list.
Give the Gift of SCRAP!
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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!
Quick Links

Happy National Craft Month! I bet you didn't know that March is National Craft Month, well let's change that. This National Craft Month, I implore you to celebrate the crafts that you love with your friends and loved ones by hosting a crafting party. Here's how you do it:


1. Identify everyone in your circle who you think might enjoy a crafting party and send them an invite along with a doodle poll to pick the best time and place for everyone to gather together 

2. Assemble some supplies: Hot glue guns, glue sticks, scissors, die cutters, sewing machines, etc

3. Converge on SCRAP to gather all the materials you need

4. Go to your selected crafting party location and let the creative juices flow! Have fun, be imaginative, explore new techniques!

5. Send us some photos, we want to see what you created.


If you're not up to organizing a whole crafting event, perhaps you might enjoy one of our workshops that we have planned for you: Drop in Jewelry Making every Monday 12 pm to 2 pm, Make Books with Kids on March 17th with CJ Grossman and SCRAP Animals on March 24th with Courtney Cerruti.


We're also kicking off our WE SCRAP! Workshops for Educators program on April 7th with Classroom Fabric Banners and Quilts, taught by amazing educators Patricia Christensen and Rebekah Werth.

Please sign up for our workshops here!


Happy Crafting,

Shuai Chen

Interim Executive Director, SCRAP

p (415) 647-1746
WE SCRAP! Workshops for Educators -

Creative Reuse Projects for the Classroom

The first in a series of workshops we like to call WE SCRAP! The idea is to present creative reuse projects that tie into the curriculum and use materials offered at SCRAP's teacher material give-aways. 


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Classroom Quilt

WE SCRAP! Pilot Workshop -

Classroom Fabric Banners & Quilts

presented by Patricia Christensen & Rebekah Werth

Saturday, April 7th

10am - 1pm   fee: $15

SCRAP has a wide selection of wonderful fabrics that can be used to make easy one-piece fabric crayon banners for your classroom, school hallway, special event or at home with your own children.
Teachers Patricia Christensen and Rebekah
Cleveland School Quilt Square
Werth will walk participants through the process of making banners as well as individual pieces and classroom quilts with fabric crayons, pastels, fabric markers and textile paint. Participants will be presented with an instruction sheet including a list of California Content Standards that this project fulfills. They will also be given a classroom package of materials for this project.


About Patricia and Rebekah

Patricia Christensen has a BA and MA in Textiles and Design.  She has been teaching art to students of all ages forFabric Banner 30 years and is currently a SFUSD Art Teacher in the Elementary School STAR Program.


Rebekah Werth has been making quilts since 2003. She has taught many elementary school students and adults beginning sewing. Most recently she taught "Quilting for Newbies in the New Year" at Gravel & Gold.

SCRAP Workshop -
Make Books with Kids presented by C.J. Grossman
Saturday, March 17th  1-4pm    fee: $40


CJ Grossman BooksBook artist C.J.Grossman will teach participants how to make more than a dozen books to use in the classroom with a minimum of materials and preparation including a special matchbox storybook. Participants will take home a wealth of books and ideas that can be shared in class tomorrow! Parents, grandparents, art therapists and other educators are all welcome.

About C.J.

C.J. teaches book arts as well as mixed media collage and assemblage to adults and children.  She has taught thousands of children how to make books, and also teachers educators and parents how to make books with kids.  CJ lives in Berkeley with some real people and her imaginary yellow labrador named "Magic" whose name changes every week... for more about CJ go to her website.

SCRAP Workshop -
SCRAP Animals w/ Courtney Cerruti
Saturday, March 24th   10am to 4pm      fee: $60
Cerruti Red Owl


Join us in welcoming back artist Courtney Cerruti for this all-day workshop of fun to 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 Courtney

Courtney Cerruti is a paper and Courtney Cerruti Llama Head

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!

SCRAP Workshop -
DIY Silkscreen and Print & Collage on Glass
w/ Marion Hunt

Saturday, April 21st   10am to 4pm      fee: $60
Marion Hunt


In this workshop Marion will demonstrate how to do DIY silkscreen with her own portable silkscreen studio from stretching a screen, to printing an image. Participants will receive instructions on how to build such a portable printmaking studio from mostly scrap materials. Then participants will expose their own images to a screen, and learn to print. Marion will then show participants one of her own techniques, working with a SCRAP photo frame to create a unique print on glass, which can then be painted or collaged into.

About Marion 
Marion Hunt is a graduate of Cooper Union, where she studied film.  She makes hand manipulated found footage 16mm films, and two-dimensional works using various printmaking methods and found materials on transparencies and glass. She is also the Co-founder of the New Haven Free Store, where she ran creative reuse workshops in Summer 2011.

To register for SCRAP workshops click here!

SCRAP Workshop
Re-Frame It! w/ Francisco Hernandez
Saturday, April 28th    10am - 4pm      fee: $60 


Francisco Hernandez Box Assemblage
Francisco Hernandez

In this full-day workshop artist and teacher Francisco Hernandez will lead participants in the creation of Joseph Cornell-inspired boxed or framed assemblages using found objects and treasures from SCRAP. Particpants will learn how to reshape or resize a frame, or add divisions to a box, to use as a base in creating a mixed media diorama. Participants will explore how the context of ordinary objects changes by placing them within an inspired frame or box and

Joseph Cornell
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investigate how to bring disparate elements together to create a personally meaningful tableau. Everyone will leave with a completed sculptural piece. No special skills are required, but definitely bring your imagination!   


About Francisco

Joseph Cornell
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Francisco Hernandez is a 5th-grade teacher, boat-builder, sculptor, and frequent SCRAP shopper. His students have created model bridges, buildings, windmills, and dams using SCRAP materials, and he spent a recent weekend building a coop for three rescued chickens. Francisco loves that at SCRAP "there's a whole lot of material inspiration under one roof!".


To register for this workshop click here. 

May Flowers w/Dorothy Yuki
Saturday, May 12th 
Dorothy Yuki Flowers  Dorothy Yuki Flowers

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