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JULY  2012
In This Issue
Seen at SCRAP!
Roll Fabric at SCRAP!
Drop-In Jewelry Making
SCRAP at NIghtLife
SCRAP at Larkspur Farmer's Market
Board Report
SCRAP Birdhouse Challenge
WE SCRAP! Educator Workshops
SCRAP Camp! July 30 - Aug 3
July 14 - SCRAP Shag Rugs
July 28 - SCRAPpy Terrariums
Aug 18 & 25 Garden Mosaics
Aug 11 - Hats Off to Teachers!
Still Seen at SCRAP!
cinder blocks
Decorative cinder blocks perfect for your patio or garden! Just $2 each. 
Jeff Rahuba SCRAP Fabric Rolling

Fabric Rolling Tuesdays are back for the summer!

Come to SCRAP every Tuesday 1pm to 5pm to help us tackle our mountain of fabric!

 SCRAP Fabric

Or if you can't make Tuesdays, come by anytime Monday through Thursday 9am to 5pm and ask for Wayne.  
Susan Solstice
Join Susan Solstice for scrappy jewelry making every Monday!
($5 suggested donation) 
SCRAP at CalAcademy Runner's NIghtLife 
CalAcademy logo
July 26th 6 - 10pm
JOin us at "Runner's NightLife" - Celebrating the 35th annual Wipro SF Marathon. We will be making crafty wrist and headbands!
Click here for more info! 
Larkspur Farmer's Market
July 14 & 28
9am - 2pm
Larkspu Farmers Market poster
SCRAP artist Ellen Burns presents SCRAPpy crafts at our community table at the Larkspur Farmer's Market.  
For more info click here.
Board Report
The Board is pleased to announce its decision to hire Shuai Chen as Executive Director of SCRAP. In her year as Interim director, she built a talented team to strengthen the programs and services that make SCRAP a Bay Area treasure. With her leadership, we diverted a record amount of waste from landfill and introduced thousands of teachers and students to the art of creative reuse. Shuai continues to inspire us with her energy and passion for the organization. We look forward to working with Shuai on making an even larger impact in the reuse community.
Dianne Platner
President, Board of Directors
The SCRAP Birdhouse Challenge!
SCRAP Birhouse Challenge
If you thought the birdhouse challenge was fun on our Plugged In episode, now's your chance! Come to SCRAP's workshop space on Saturday July 21st anytime between 10am and 4pm and enter our birdhouse challenge. We will have a variety of materials and tools laid out for you to use. You will get 20 minutes to create your own birdhouse. Each birdhouse will be photographed and posted on our Facebook wall. The birdhouse with the most likes by the end of the week wins a $30 gift certificate to SCRAP. Everyone gets to keep their amazing creations!
  SCRAP's Reality Web Series Debut..
SCRAP Birdhouse Challenge
In this episode of the Yahoo online competition series Plugged In, actress Alicia Silverstone takes viewers to her hometown of San Francisco. The first challenge takes the contestants to Check it out here! 
Remi Rubel's Small SCRAP Sculptures workshop photos

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What a difference a year makes. It was only a year ago that I wrote my first note on the SCRAP newsletter. I'd like to thank you all for all the support, advice and help throughout this past year and I look forward to working with you to make SCRAP even better. As always, please let me know how we can improve your SCRAP experience.


This month at SCRAP, we're hosting several fun new events that I'd love to have you join us for. We have our fun Shag Rug workshop and our Scrappy Terrariums workshop. Sign up soon to reserve your spot. We were recently featured on Yahoo's webseries, Plugged In with Alicia Silverstone, as the site of a creative reuse birdhouse challenge. I thought it was a lot of fun and want to invite all of you to join us in our second creative reuse birdhouse challenge on July 21st. And we're putting out a call for any 12-16 year olds interested in creative reuse. Our SCRAP Camp: Mosaic Mashup will be later this month and participants will get a week-long experience in 3D mosaic sculptures.


And we're ramping up for our Hats Off to Teachers party and materials give-away on August 11th. We're collecting office and arts supplies at SCRAP so that we can give them away to our educators, please donate materials to support our teachers. If you are a teacher, please save the date. If you know any SF Bay Area teachers, please let them know about it.


I hope to see you at SCRAP soon,

Shuai Chen

Executive Director, SCRAP 

(415) 647-1746 

WE SCRAP! Workshops for Educators
Creative reuse projects for the classroom that tie into the curriculum and use materials offered at SCRAP's teacher material give-aways. At each workshop participants will receive an instruction sheet that includes a list of California Content Standards the project fulfills as well as a classroom package of materials for the project.
10am to 1pm    fee:$15

Aug 4th - Coil Baskets presented by Sharon Anderson
Many cultures have been making coil baskets for centuries, using the native materials available to them. This project can be integrated into the state requirements to study California history. Participants will create their own one-of-a-kind basket using the same coil technique as the California Native Americans, but instead of Tule, we will use discarded cords, yarn and fabric from SCRAP.

Sept 1st - Classroom Banners & Quilts
presented by Patricia Christensen

Back by popular demand!
SCRAP Patricia Christensenhas a wide selection of wonderful fabrics that can be used to make easy one-piece fabric crayon banners for your classroom, school hallway, or special event. Teacher Patricia Christensen 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.

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.


SCRAP Workshop
SCRAP Shag Rugs w/ Sharon Anderson 
July 14th, 1-4pm   fee: $30  Sharon Anderson Blue Shag Rug w dogs

Learn to make easy, no sew, rugs with SCRAP fabrics. Sharon will teach participants how to weave fleece and fabric strips into a canvas backing as well as demonstrate a second "knotting" technique. Participants will make an 18 x 20" small rug. This can be a relaxing small group project. Create a picture, pattern or random design. These deep, cushy soft rugs will add rich color and creativity to any room!
About Sharon
Sharon Anderson is the organizer of Diamonds in the Rough; a Creative Cooperative, a free MeetUp group where women of all ages can teach each other how to make treasures from trash. She has taught home schoolers and elective classes at a local private elementary and middle school.


SCRAP Workshop
SCRAPpy Terrariums w/ Alana & Annakai
July 28th, 1-4pm   fee: $25 

TerrariumCome join us and learn how to make fun SCRAPpy terrariums! Participants will be guided though the process of building their own terrariums. Arranging succulents, charcoal, gravel, sand, decorative rock, shells, moss, driftwood, crystals, and anything else you want to add to form miniature plant worlds within glass vessels. All ages can enjoy this workshop because terrarium-making can be done as meticulously or wildly as you like! Terrariums make great tabletop decorations to add a bit of green into any room, and they're also perfect gifts for any occasion. 

About Elana & Annakai
Elana and Annakai are the
TerrariumsSucculent Sisters, a terrarium-loving duo who sell their miniature plant worlds in flea markets and to their friends and family. They share a mutual love for all things Japanese; unusual hairstyles; and accidental poetry. They are rising seniors at The Urban School of San Francisco. Examples of their work can be found at their website.


SCRAP Workshop

Garden Mosaics w/ Jane Schafgans

Two Saturdays -    fee: $75 

August 18th  10am - 4pm

August 25th  10 - 1pm 

Jane Schafgans garden mosaicsJoin us again as Jane delights and dazzles with her wonderful mosaic techniques! This time she will show participants how to mosaic objects such as birdbaths, stepping-stones, and flower pots. Mosaics in the garden add color and visual interest enhancing any outdoor space and delighting the eye. Participants will be able to use materials from SCRAP as well as bring their own urns, shallow Terra cotta containers, or other garden objects to work on. It should be small enough to complete within a week, as there will be one class for tile application, and one day for grouting, with a week in between.


About Jane

Jane Schafgans mosaic birdbathJane Schafgans, native San Franciscan, has been working with mosaics for many years. Besides teaching adults, she has also worked as an artist in residence, partnering with fellow artist Kim Payne, in several public and private schools in S.F, facilitating mosaic murals designed and created by students. She has also volunteered on several public works mosaic installations around the city.

Jeff Rahuba Bunny Hats Off!Hats Off to Teachers! SCRAP's Annual Celebration & Materials GiveAway for SF Bay Area Teachers
August 11th, 10am to 4pm


We need your help! Donate supplies now!
We're hoping to supply 200+ teachers
for their classrooms at our Hats Off to Teachers Materials GiveAway and Celebration this August. SCRAP is currently collecting office and classroom supplies to give away to teachers. Please let us know if you would be willing to set up a donation drive at your work or in your neighborhood. We can provide you with all the materials and bins that you need.
SCRAP 801 TOLAND (ENTRANCE ON NEWCOMB), SF, CA 94124 . (415)647-1746 .