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MAY 2012
In This Issue
Seen at SCRAP!
Drop-In Jewelry Making
SCRAP at NightLife
SCRAP at Larkspur Farmer's Market
SCRAP at Maker Faire
Music Art Studio Fundraiser
Contemporary Jewish Museum
Board Report
May 12 - May Flowers
May 19 - Small SCRAP Sculptures
June 23 - SCRAP Paper
June 30 - DIY Party Decorations
City Studio Show
Coming In July...
Black metal framed posters.
$5-$10 each!  
Susan Solstice
Join Susan Solstice for scrappy jewelry making every Monday!
($5 suggested donation) 
SCRAP at CalAcademy NightLife: Birds of a Feather
Come and "Put a Bird On It!" Thursday night, May 10th from 6:30 to 10pm at the California Academy of Sciences NightLife.
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Larkspur Farmer's Market
May 12 & 26
9am - 2pm
Larkspu Farmers Market poster
On May 12th Ellen Burns will be having flower bouquet-making with flowers provided by Crane Creek GrowersCrane Creek Growers
For more info click here.
SCRAP at MakerFaire
Maker Faire Badge
Join us at Maker Faire 2012
May 19th and 20th  
Saturday 10am - 8pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm
We will be presenting
SCRAPpy Sculptures
at our craft table. 
Tree of Life Fundraiser for Music Art Studio
benefits SCRAP!

May 20th 12:30 - 3pm
SCRAP craft table, Art Exhibit, Recital, and Fundraiser
200 Northgate Ave., Daly City 
2 for 1 Admission for SCRAPpers: Contemporary Jewish Museum
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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. 
Board Report
The SCRAP Board would like to sincerely thank Nikhil Gangaraju and Andrew Wisnewski, our
UC Berkeley Board Fellows, for dedicating their time and expertise.

nikhil board fellow

andrew board fellow

Richard Mora Flags Outside SCRAP
Long time SCRAPper and volunteer Richard Mora flies his handmade flags outside
at SCRAP. Beautiful!
Thanks Richard!

Elise Bova in OriWear
SCRAP staffer Elise Bova in artist Tuan Tran's OriWear Fashion Show at the Dogpatch Cafe and Gallery on May 5th.

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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.

Donate SCRAP bunny
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April was a busy month for SCRAP, and May is looking to be busy as well!


We have two fun and creative workshops planned: May Flowers with Dorothy Yuki and Small SCRAP Sculptures with Remi Rubel. We're participating in the Tree of Life art exhibition and music recital at the Music Art Studio as a fundraising and outreach event.


May also brings the amazing Maker Faire, where SCRAP will be participating to help children of all ages create SCRAPpy robots and their extraterrestrial worlds out of CD's, buttons and findings. We love participating in these outreach events and introducing new people to all our resources while inspiring creativity.


Don't forget, May 12th is Mothers Day. SCRAP offers several ways for you to celebrate Mothers Day: bring your mom to our May Flowers workshop to spend some quality time with her creating flowers out of SCRAP materials, give your mom a SCRAP gift certificate so she can find fun materials to craft with, or create something amazing to give to your mom using SCRAP materials! And don't forget, greeting cards are 20 cents at SCRAP...


Lastly, SCRAP's board is hosting our strategic planning retreat this month. I'm looking forward to tackling important issues and stewarding SCRAP's continual growth while also setting goals for our future. As always, I would love to hear what you think are important issues, please feel free to call or email me with comments and suggestions.


May your May be SCRAP-ful,


Shuai Chen

Interim Executive Director, SCRAP

p (415) 647-1746

SCRAP Workshop 

May Flowers w/ Dorothy Yuki

May 12th, 1-4pm     fee: $25 Reduced fee!   


Just in time for Mothers Day... Yuki May FlowersApril 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!


About Dorothy 

A past manufacturer and a design Dorothy Yuki Flowersand 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 hammer rivets. Participants should be comfortable using a variety tools such as pliers and hammers.


About Remi 

Remi Rubel

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.


SCRAP Workshop

 SCRAP Paper: DIY Papermaking w/ Susan Peterson  

June 23rd,  10-4pm    fee: $60


DIY papermaking is messy but a lot of fun! It makes a highly textured sheet of paper that feels wonderful and can be used for many projects or even as an artwork in itself. Once you get the technique down, you can make many sheets of paper in a variety of colors. Join us in welcoming Susan Peterson as she teaches participants how to make paper pulp to create different kinds of paper. She will show participants how to make & use a mold and deckle as well as how to make beautiful paper with inclusions such as colored or metallic paper bits, flower petals, or other fun materials that can be found at SCRAP. Papermaking is relaxing and fun, and the results are fabulous! 


About Susan 

Susan Peterson is an artist and arts educator with more than 20 years of experience. Growing up just outside Boston she moved to Arizona for graduate school. The wide-open spaces have kept her in the west, settling in San Francisco. This landscape, as well as travels to Africa and Asia, have had a strong influence on her work. Susan is a ceramicist but loves all crafts and runs Craft Labs. She has a studio in the Mission district in a former mayonnaise factory.

SCRAP Workshop

SCRAPpy Celebrations & DIY Party Decorations

w/ Monica Lee  

Saturday, June 30th, 1-4pm    fee: $30


Have a fun party or celebration right Monica Lee Paper Cakearound the corner or coming up over the summer? In this workshop avid SCRAPper and artist Monica Lee will share her DIY ideas for party decorations using and repurposing everyday items and materials found at SCRAP. Table center pieces, place settings, "goody" bags and boxes, bows, invites, tags, garlands, and banners large and small are some of the project ideas she will present. Starting the workshop off demonstrating a few projects Monica will then open it up for individuals to work on their specific interests. There will be a table full of fantastic and inspirational decoration ideas that each participant can tailor to their needs! 


About Monica 

Monica Lee has been a professionalMonic Lee Gift bag 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 open to all ages in the community. She has volunteered for many years in the public schools working on art auction projects and where ever she is needed.  



SCRAP Camp: Mosaic Mash-Up!   

July 30th to Aug 3rd, 1-4pm
Parc Guell wall
Antonio Gaudi/Parc Guell 
For ages 12 to 16     fee: $125 


SCRAP Camp is an adventure learning about creative reuse, art, and the environment! In this week long class, students get to explore a world of unexpected possibilities through creative reuse that only SCRAP can offer. 


Teaching artist Laura Boles Faw will lead students in building mosaics and 3D mosaic sculptures using materials found at SCRAP. Students will be introduced to a variety of mosaic techniques and 

Watts Tower entrance
Simon Rodia/Watts Towers

building skills and learn about artists whose work incorporates creative reuse and mosaics in inventive ways. Students will be encouraged to consider sustainability as a part of their creative process and learn about the variety of materials at SCRAP.


About Laura
Laura Boles Faw is an artist, curator, and educator who received her MFA from SFAI.  She is a teacher in various programs including SFAI's City Studio, the Meridian Interns Program, the Adult Continuing Education Program at SFAI and most recently was visiting faculty in the sculpture department.  During the school year, Laura teaches a  City Studio sculpture class for teens at SCRAP.


City Studio Spring 2012 Show 
  May 20 - 25SFAI City Studio at SCRAP
San Francisco Art Institute
800 Chestnut St., San Francisco
Gallery Hours: 9am-5pm


Coming in July...
July 7th: WE SCRAP! Hornbooks presented by Cathy Miranker
July 14th: SCRAP Shag Rugs w/ Sharon Anderson
SCRAP 801 TOLAND (ENTRANCE ON NEWCOMB), SF, CA 94124 . (415)647-1746 .