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In This Issue
Arts Ed Resource Fair
SCRAP at Educycle Launch
SCRAP at Reuse Conex
Roll Fabric at SCRAP!
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Staff Corner
Board Report
SCRAP Teachers GiveAways
WE SCRAP! Educator Workshops
Sept 21 - Recycled Glass & Collage
Oct 27 - Day of the Dead Skeleton Scenes
Nov 10 - SCRAP Fabric Covered Books
Calling all San Francisco bay area artists who use materials found at SCRAP in your artwork!

We are having our 4th creative reuse exhibition at ARC Gallery.


Show dates are: 

Dec 1, 2012 - Jan 9, 2013


Deadline for submissions: Wed, October 10th.

 Thurs, Sept 13th, 4-6pm
(6-8pm Reception)

@ the Asian Art Museum

200 Larkin St, SF, CA 94102

SCRAP will present a hands on creative reuse project!


Sponsored by The Arts Providers Alliance of San Francisco & the

SF Unified School District 

Join SCRAP to celebrate the launch of! 
Sun, Sept 23, 3-6pm
@ The Fontana Room
1050 North Point, SF is the Bay Area's first free online marketplace for teaching resources. Teachers can find out how to get free classroom supplies or buy and sell used teaching materials.

Click here for more info! 

SCRAP is proud to be part of the Reuse Alliance and will be participating in the Reuse Conex conference in Portland, Oregon in October.

For more information:

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) 
Staff Corner

Artist and SCRAP staffer Stacey Carter has artwork up in Supervisor Malia Cohen's office at City Hall room 272.
Join us for her art reception
Thurs, Sept 13th 5-6:30pm RSVP to (415)554-7670 or 
Board Report

Scrappy Sunday- One man's creative reuse impacts girls in Africa


Last year when I was invited to serve on the board of SCRAP, I made a pledge to myself to help SCRAP to help more people understand that they can make a difference in this world by utilizing their talents at SCRAP.


At our last SCRAPPY SUNDAY, I had the opportunity to learn about one man's passion to help the young girls of Guinea Bissau, Africa. Stu Gerry is a volunteer for a wonderful project called "Little Dresses for Africa."


When Stu learned about the lives of women in this West African country he was touched by the simple fact that women and young girls are held is such low esteem that many have never owned an article of clothing that is their own. Stu came to SCRAP, found the fabric shelves and began making dress for the young girls of Guinea Bissau. 

To see a video of the girls in Stu's dresses click here.

As a SCRAP board member, I am so proud that this organization tucked away in the Bayview district of San Francisco can make a difference to people's lives in Africa. If Stu Gerry and SCRAP can do this, think of the possibilities if you bring your talents to SCRAP. I encourage you to take this challenge and bring your talents to the SCRAP Board of Directors join us to make a difference. Please contact our Vice President of Governance, Jack ( for more information.

Michael Bongiorni

Board Member, SCRAP

This month, I would like to ask you for a favor. Please share SCRAP with your contacts. We need your help to spread the word about our call for entries for our December Art show featuring Bay Area artists who use SCRAP materials in their artwork, we need more teachers at our give-aways and WE SCRAP! workshops, we need more participants in our creative reuse workshops (we have two amazing ones scheduled this month, check them out!), we need more people to come to SCRAP to donate good reusable materials (especially paper and art supplies), we need more people to come and gather materials from SCRAP, we need more volunteers to help us sort materials and teach about reuse.


I like to say that everyone can use SCRAP. Even if you are the least creative person, you still need to give your friends "Happy Birthday" greeting cards. And instead of spending $5 at Hallmark, why not use a perfectly new one from SCRAP for only 20 cents?


A big thank you to everyone who has already been helping us spread the word. I am very proud to tell you that at SCRAP's August Hats Off to Teachers materials give-away, we provided complementary materials to 218 educators in the San Francisco Bay Area, impacting over 6000 students.


Thank you for helping us spread the word and I hope you have a Scrappy day,

Shuai Chen 

Executive Director, SCRAP 

(415) 647-1746 

2012 Monthly Teacher Material GiveAways
For San Francisco Teachers 
First Saturdays 1 to 4pm

Oct 6

Nov 3

Dec 1

  We'll have paper, markers, binders, sponges, National Geos, and much more! 

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

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)

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. After writing a short paragraph of memories about a loved one, they will create a dimensional altar using boxes and paper pop-up techniques.


Nov 3rd - Make Books w/ Kids 

presented by CJ Grossman 

Join book artist C.J. Grossman as she teaches participants how to make a multitude of books to use in the classroom with a minimum of materials including a special matchbox storybook. Books can be used across the curriculum, and this is a great way for students to strengthen their language skills, be encouraged to tell their own stories, and to produce artwork that raises their self-esteem. C.J. has an MFA from California College of the Arts 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 Workshop

Dia de los Muertos Skeleton Scenes w/ CJ Grossman 

Saturday, Oct 27th   10am - 4pm   fee: $60


Make your own SCRAPpy
Skeleton Scene for Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead).
Artist CJ Grossman will begin by showing participants how to turn a simple box into a beautiful altar. She will demonstrate two methods that can be used to finish the box. One uses decorative paper the other is a papier mache   finish that can later be painted or covered. Then the fun begins! CJ will show participants how to make tiny little skeletons to fit in their
box altar stage and brainstorm ideas for making furniture and other details. Everyone will be invited to search the aisles of SCRAP for fun and interesting materials to include. Participants may also bring any small items from home or photos of loved ones to include in the altar.


About CJ

CJ Grossman 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 is in myriad library collections at universities around the country.  CJ has taught thousands of adults and children how to make books by teaching in art centers, libraries, and schools.  She lives in Berkeley with her invisible dog, Twila, whose name changes every month.


To register click here! 

SCRAP Workshop

Fabric Covered Books w/ CJ Grossman  

Date Change! Saturday, Nov 10th   10am - 4pm   fee: $60


Join us in welcoming back book artist CJ Grossman as she leads this fun and inspiring full-day bookmaking workshop. Participants will learn how to make fabric-covered books with all the delectable fabrics from SCRAP at their fingertips decorating 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 an inside page). CJ will teach two kinds of stitching for the books: a multiple pamphlet stitch, and a more complex sewing method which will allow for up to 6 signatures of paper.  These books can be thick or thin, used for sketchbooks or journals, and are a great gift for the holidays.  

About CJ
CJ Grossman 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! 

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