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AUGUST  2012
In This Issue
Roll Fabric at SCRAP!
Drop-In Jewelry Making
SCRAP at NIghtLife
SCRAP at Larkspur Farmers Market
BMAGIC Backpack GievAway
Board Report
SCRAP Workshop Photos
More SCRAP Workshop photos
Seen at SCRAP
Aug 11 - Hats Off to Teachers!
SCRAPpy Sunday!
WE SCRAP! Educator Workshops
Aug 18 & 25 - Garden Mosaics
Sept 8 - Fanciful Fascinators
Sept 15 - SCRAP Fabric Covered Books
Sept 21 - Recycled Glass & Collage
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

Join Susan Solstice for scrappy jewelry making every Monday!
($5 suggested donation) 
SCRAP at CalAcademy NIghtLife: Craft Night 
CalAcademy logo
Aug 16th 6 - 10pm
Join us at "Craft Night".
We will be making crafty pins and beer cozies!
Click here for more info! 
July 28th, 9am to 2pm
Larkspu Farmers Market poster
SCRAP will have a craft table at the Larkspur Framer's Market at the
Marin Country Mart.
BMAGIC Backpack GiveAway 
Aug 18th 11am - 3pm

SCRAP will be providing a hands on art project at the BMAGIC backpack give-away. BMAGIC offers children and youth, ages 5-18, new backpacks filled with
essential school supplies.
Bayview Opera House
4705 3rd St, SF, CA 94124 415.824.0386
Board Report
SCRAP Sunday is big news for our board. We have been working hard "behind the scenes" to recruit potential board members, site volunteers and donors. Michael and Ann Singer are spearheading the effort to engage more stakeholders on the board and expand the SCRAP community. Fundraising is our number one responsibility as a board and this is our first effort to build a donor base for the organization. SCRAP Sunday is about "friendraising", the most important step in creating a giving relationship. It's been fun planning this event and I look forward to seeing you on August 26.
Dianne Platner
President, Board of Directors
SCRAP Camp: Mosaic Mash-Up taught by Laura Boles Faw

SCRAP Shag Rugs
taught by Sharon Anderson

What a great group!
Seen at SCRAP!

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Quick Links

August at SCRAP is jam packed with fun this year!


As the new school year starts, SCRAP would like to thank all the teachers and educators in our community. To that end, we're hosting our Hats Off to Teachers party and give-away this Saturday, Aug 11th. Please tell your favorite teachers to come and gather all kinds of office, art and teaching materials for free from SCRAP anytime between 10am and 4pm.


We're hosting another awesome Scrappy Sunday on August 26th: live music by Nothin' But Fun, a food cart, hands on crafts with our workshop artists Monica, Dorothy and Susan, with great warehouse deals. I hope you can make it.


And we have great workshops and outreach events this month: Garden Mosaics - create 3D mosaics with SCRAP artist Jane Schafgans, Drop in Jewelry making with Susan Solstice, Craft Night Nightlife at the Cal Academy, and crafting at the Bayview Operahouse BMAGIC Backpack give-away.


Hope to see you at SCRAP soon,


Executive Director, SCRAP 

(415) 647-1746 

SCRAP's Annual Materials GiveAway & 
Celebration for Bay Area Teachers

Saturday, August 11th 
10am to 4pm

Bay Area teachers are invited to come to SCRAP's annual celebration of teachers for free classroom supplies, refreshments and camaraderie! From paper, markers, and binders to sponges, paint brushes, National Geographics, and much more!

2012 Monthly Teacher

Material GiveAways

for San Francisco Teachers

First Saturdays 1 to 4pm


Sept 1

Oct 6

Nov 3

Dec 1


SCRAP 801 Toland (Enter on Newcomb) SF, 94124   (415)647-1746

Sunday, August 26th, Noon to 3pm


Come support SCRAP and enjoy an afternoon of fun SCRAP-style! SCRAPpy Sunday is a family friendly event with creative reuse activities, music by Nothin' but Fun, food cart, and more. Plus, SCRAP will be open for shoppers featuring specialty items!


Suggested minimum donation is $10-20. Kids are free!

SCRAP is located in the Bayview in San Francisco. You'll find our entrance on Newcomb between Toland and Selby Streets!


RSVP and special information on our Facebook event: 

WE SCRAP! Workshops for Educators
Every first Saturday SCRAP will be holding a WE SCRAP! workshop for educators presenting a creative reuse project that can be used in the classroom, uses SCRAP materials, and directly ties into the curriculum. Participants will learn and create the project and then obtain a materials package to teach the project in their own classroom complete with an instruction sheet that includes a list of California Content Standards that the project fulfills.
10am to 1pm    fee: $15 (for educators only)

Sept 1st - Classroom Banners & Quilts
presented by Patricia Christensen
Patricia Christensen
Back by popular demand!
has 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. Patricia 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.

Oct 6th - Day of the Dead Ofrendas

presented by Aiko Lanier Cuneo

Day of the Dead is a time to celebrate and honor loved ones  who have passed. Families in Mexico build altars in their homes, filled with offerings for their spirits who they believe come back to visit on November 1st and 2nd. In this workshop, participants are shown how to make an ofrenda in memory of someone they love who has died. After writing a short paragraph of memories about a loved one, they will create a dimensional altar using boxes and paper pop-up techniques. Bring in items and/or search the shelves at SCRAP for materials to create miniature offerings that represent food, drink, and favorite things once enjoyed by the person being remembered. 

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.

SCRAP Workshop
Fanciful Fascinators w/ Aiko Lanier Cuneo 
Sept 8th, 1-4pm       fee: $30  
SCRAP Fascinator by Aiko Cuneo


Learn how to make fun and festive fascinator hats! SCRAP is the perfect source for fanciful and unusual materials to create an eye-catching original design. Aiko is back by popular demand to show participants how to select materials and design and construct their own fascinators with a SCRAP twist. Participants will cruise the aisles at SCRAP for unique and whimsical items to adorn their fascinators. Feel free to bring materials of your own to include in your creations. Mild or wild, what will your fascinator look like? Everyone will leave with at least one finished fascinator that can be worn to the next wedding, tea party, birthday party, luncheon, or just a fun evening out!


About Aiko 
Aiko has been an artist in schools for over
30 years and teaches family art workshops, classes for the Osher Life long Learning Institute, and Ruth's Table at Bethany Center.  "I want my students to know that making art gives them another way to express themselves and the freedom to make choices as they use new mediums and learn different techniques. I want them to be inspired by the challenge of repurposing and reusing materials in new ways.


SCRAP Workshop

Fabric Covered Books w/ CJ Grossman  

Saturday, Sept 15th   10am - 4pm   fee: $60


Join us in welcoming back book artist CJ Grossman as she leads this full-day bookmaking workshop. Participants will learn how to make fabric-covered books with all the delectable fabrics from SCRAP at their fingertips. They will also decorate with ribbons, cords,  buttons, beads, and anything else they can find. Participants can bring items from home to incorporate in their work such as charms, fabrics, or favorite rubber stamps (for a finishing touch on C.J. Grossmanan inside page). This is a fun and inspiring class and participants will leave with at least one completed book.  

About C.J.
C.J. is a mixed media artist and art teacher specializing in Book Arts and unique paper cuts. She exhibits her books, mixed media altars and paper cuts nationally and has taught thousands of adults and children how to make books.  


To register click here! 

SCRAP Workshop

Recycled Glass & Collage w/ Reddy Lieb

Saturday, Sept 21st   10am - 4pm   fee: $60


Exercise the right side of your brain and Reddy Lieb at the De Youngget creative with  collage and glass! Artist Reddy Lieb will show participants how to create decorative and expressive glass panels, jewelry, or small sculptures using recycled glass and collage. In this full-day workshop participants will scrounge through the treasures of scrap to find decorative papers, images, glass pieces, and more to be used in making mixed media collage works. Reddy will then instruct students in basic glass cutting and preparation techniques as well as instruct them on how to use copper foil and to solder their final pieces. Beginners welcome!


About Reddy

For over 30 years Reddy Lieb has been working with glass to create both conceptual and functional work. She uses recycled materials in her work and in 2000 was the Artist-in-Residence at Recology San Francisco, aka the garbage dump. In 2004, she received an MFA from the California College of Art. Reddy loves inspiring the creative process in people and has been doing so for over 20 years.


To register click here! 

SCRAP 801 TOLAND (ENTRANCE ON NEWCOMB), SF, CA 94124 . (415)647-1746 .