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APRIL 2012
In This Issue
Teacher GiveAways
Drop-In Jewelry Making
SCRAP at the SF Zoo!
SCRAP at CalAcademy
SCRAP at Larkspur Farmer's Market
SCRAP at Exlopratorium
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Board Report
Give the Gift of SCRAP!
SCRAP Cole Hardware Wish List
WE SCRAP! Classroom Banners & Quilts
SCRAP Earth Day Line Up
April 21 - DIY Silkscreen and Print & Collage on Glass
April 28 - ReFrame It! Assemblage
May 12 - May Flowers
May 19 - Small SCRAP Sculptures
Held the 1st Saturday of each month 1 - 4pm
April 7

May 5
SCRAP Teacher Materials GiveAway
Susan Solstice
Join Susan Solstice for scrappy jewelry making every Monday!
($5 suggested donation) 
SCRAP at the SF Zoo!
April 21st 10am to 4pm

SCRAP will be providing a 
special creative reuse art project for Earth Day at the San Francisco Zoo!
SCRAP at CalAcademy!
April 21st 10am to 4pm
CalAcademy logo
Join SCRAP at the California Academy of Sciences Earth Day celebration!
SCRAP at Larkspur Farmer's Market
April 14, 21 & 28
(note Apr 7 canceled)
9am - 2pm
Larkspu Farmers Market poster
SCRAP at  Exploratorium OpenMAKE: Trash
April 21st, 10am - 2pm
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2 for 1 Admission for SCRAPpers: Contemporary Jewish Museum
Contemporary Jewish Museum logo
The Contemporary Jewish Museum is offering SCRAPpers a two for one admissions for the exhibit, Do Not Destroy: Trees, Art and Jewish Thought on view through May 28th. Just mention "SCRAP offer" when purchasing your Museum admission in the Grand Lobby. 
SCRAP Board Report
SCRAP is delighted to welcome new Board member Robin Schidlowski, who brings her passion for diverting waste to us. Robin is a Zero Waste professional and environmental consultant.  Her current efforts include assisting San Francisco and other Bay Area cities in developing and implementing landfill diversion programs and strategies. She finds the most interesting part of her work is facilitating  a different way of thinking about waste and pushing the paradigmatic shift toward responsible business, institutional, and personal practices.  Robin holds a B.A. in Spanish Language and M.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Science, both from San Francisco State University.
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!
Cole Hardware Logo
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.
Carlos Juan Castillo tilework
Thank you Carlos!
Check out this video by patron SCRAPper Carlos Juan Castillo as he volunteered to beautify SCRAP's entrance.

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April is turning out to be one of my favorite months this year. The air is clearer, the flowers are blooming, and it's no longer freezing in our depot. We have several fun, high-energy group volunteering events planned for National Volunteer Month. If you're interested in joining, feel free to sign up through One Brick, or check out our website for more information.

We also have several amazing outreach events for Earth Day, inspiring creativity, educating about reuse and spreading our message throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. We have events planned at the SF Zoo, Cal Academy, the Bayview Opera House, the Exploratorium, the Berkeley Earth Day Fair and the San Francisco Earth Day Fair.

April is also on the top of my list because it's a month for rebirth; it's a month to try new things. We're testing out our WE SCRAP! workshops for educators program, where we will host workshops teaching creative reuse projects for use in the classroom that can tie into curriculum. And we're thinking about and planning a couple of new programs for SCRAP that I'm very excited about. Stay tuned for more details.

Scrappily yours,

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 Earth Day Line Up:
Earth Day logoSCRAP will be providing hands-on creative reuse crafts at each of the following Earth Day events and celebrations. Join us!

Earth Day Berkeley: SCRAP craft table
Exploratorium Open Make: Trash. Project: TBA
Larkspur Farmer's Market: SCRAP Earth Day craft table
Earth Day at the SF Zoo: SCRAP Earth Day craft table

Earth Day SF: SCRAP Earth Day craft table

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 investigate how to bring disparate elementstogether to create a

personally meaningful tableau.

Joseph Cornell
Joseph Cornell, Untitled 

Everyone will leave with a completed sculptural piece. No special skills are required, but definitely bring your imagination!   


About Francisco

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. 

SCRAP Workshop 

May Flowers w/ Dorothy Yuki

May 12th, 1-4pm     fee: $40  

 Dorothy Yuki Flowers

Just in time for Mothers Day... April showers bring May flowers to SCRAP! Dorothy Yuki will present a myriad of flower-making techniques using SCRAP materials like paper, fabric, and notions to make the perfect accouterments for gifts, bags, coats, hats, or as a gift in itself!

 Dorothy Yuki Flowers

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 design and crafting in the US, Europe, South America and Mexico. 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 -


To register click here!

SCRAP Workshop

Small SCRAP Sculptures w/ Remi Rubel 

May 19th,  10-4pm    fee: $60


Remi Rubel

Artist Remi Rubel is well-known for her bottle-cap quilts and other creations. Join us as she shares her whimsy and SCRAPpy techniques to make small assemblage sculptures that can stand freely or hang on a wall. In this workshop Remi will show you how to design and assemble components found at SCRAP to make small mixed media sculptures. She will share a range of techniques to connect pieces together including using wire and both pop and hammere rivets. Participants should be comfortable using a variety tools such as pliers and hammers.
Remi Rubel


About Remi
Remi Rubel is an environmental artist well-known for her inventive use of bottle caps and road-kill metals in her sculpture, murals, garments and jewelry. Her artwork has been worn by Sandra Bullock and exhibited at the Oakland Museum and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Remi loves to teach the art of "Trashformation" with Richmond District Neighborhood Center, local schools and camps. She has had residencies at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, San Francisco's Recology Program and the California Arts Council.  Her work has been published in Artweek, Mirabella and USA Today. She earned her Masters degree in Fine Arts from California College of Arts and Crafts.


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