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In This Issue
SCRAP Art Exhibition
SCRAP at NightLife
SCRAP at Bazaar Bizarre
Volunteers Needed!
Roll Fabric at SCRAP!
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Board Report
Teacher Material GiveAways
WE SCRAP! Educator Workshops
Nov 10 - SCRAP Fabric Covered Books
Nov 12 - Elements in Motion
Dec 15 - SCRAP Wrap it!
SCRAP Art Exhibition
SCRAP Art: SCRAP's 4th
Creative Reuse Exhibition
at Arc Gallery will feature San Francisco Bay Area artists who use materials found at SCRAP in their artwork from
December 1, 2012 to
January 9, 2013.
Opening Preview Reception:
Fri, November 30th, 6:30-9PM

SCRAP Party with hands-on creative reuse activities:
Sat, Dec 8th 1-3pm

Head Egg (detail) ~ Pabi Chulo
CalAcademy NightLife: Planetarium Party

Join SCRAP at NightLife for Space Crafts! 

Thur, Nov 8, 6-10pm


SCRAP at Bazaar Bizarre
December 1st & 2nd
Join us at our hands-on creative reuse craft table!
Concourse Exhibition Center
SCRAP needs volunteers!
If you are interested in helping out at SCRAP creative reuse community events please email Kat at!
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 is hiring!
SCRAP is hiring for front desk and warehouse staff.
Board Report
Looking ahead to a busy season for SCRAP. The board, organization, and service to the community continues to grow.  It's rewarding to see the wide ranging community members forage through the warehouse for costumes, decorations, crafts, and gifts. We know teachers, artists, parents, and many nonprofits depend on reusable materials for their classrooms, workshops, art making, and inspiration. SCRAP needs your donations to further our service to the community. Please think of SCRAP as you give generously this season.

Dianne Platner 

SCRAP Board of Directors, President
SCRAP was at Bayview Opera House Halloween Festivities!
 Decorating pumpkins
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Last month, several of us here at SCRAP attended the Reuse Conex conference in Portland, where we were inspired by creative reuse centers old and new. Some had amazing programs, some had enormous warehouses, some were just starting out, and some had great community support. SCRAP is proud to be the first creative reuse center and so glad that the movement is spreading throughout the world.


Here in San Francisco, we're always interested in spreading creative reuse more in our community. That's why we bring art out to various fairs, festivals and events. That's why we host creative reuse workshops that inspire your inner artist to use SCRAP materials in new and interesting ways. And that's why we are hosting our fourth art show, highlighting fifty-five creative artists who were inspired by SCRAP and the materials found here.


Please help us spread creative reuse by sharing our facebook posts, tweeting about SCRAP, introducing friends to SCRAP, signing up for a workshop and getting a group together to go to our art exhibition.


And thank you for being a part of our SCRAP community,

Shuai Chen

Executive Director, SCRAP 

(415) 647-1746 

SCRAP will be closed
for Thanksgiving
Thurs, Nov 22nd - Sat, Nov 24th

And also for the holidays, Dec 24th & 25th, and Dec 31st
2012 Monthly Teacher Material GiveAways
For San Francisco Teachers 
First Saturdays 1 to 4pm  

Dec 1st

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

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

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)


Dec 1st - Finger Puppet Books 

presented by Patricia Christensen

Finger puppets are fun and can be easily made with many different materials and techniques. These little puppets inspire storytelling; and dialogue seems to come naturally. After creating finger puppet characters, students are eager to write and decorate their creative adventures on sturdy paper. Then holes are cut and finger puppet characters poke up to come alive on the page. Participants will be shown how to make both glued and sewn finger puppets with a variety of treasures found at SCRAP as well as experiment with simple bookmaking techniques.


Patricia Christensen is a SFUSD Visual Art Teacher with 4/5 grade classroom experience. She has taught textiles and mixed-media art making for over twenty years.


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! 

SCRAP Workshop for Kids
presented by Green Art Workshop
Monday, Nov 12th 1 - 3:30pm  fee: $40 
(for ages 9 -13)

In this workshop students will create an imaginative hanging sculpture based on the natural elements (earth, fire, water, and air). Students will explore the colors associated with their chosen element, what real or imagined creatures might inhabit this space, and consider what it would be like to experience this element with all five senses. Using found materials from SCRAP, they will construct a 3-dimensional mobile that reflects the essence of their element.

About Green Art Workshop
Elizabeth O'Connor and Susan Lynn Smith co-founded Green Art Workshop. It is a hands-on eco-conscious program that brings teaching artists into Bay Area classrooms and after  school programs.  In our classes, youth create imaginative personal and collaborative projects by re-envisioning everyday materials. We encourage critical thinking and heighten environmental awareness in the creative process.

SCRAP Workshop

SCRAP Wrap It! w/ Megumi Inouye & Monica Lee 

Saturday, Dec 15th   1 - 4pm   fee: $30


Megumi and Monica are back again to share unique  gift-wrapping techniques! They have a treasure trove of ideas for gift-wrapping inspired by SCRAP materials that will come in handy for any gift-giving occasion, especially the holidays! They will demonstrate some new techniques and tips and  of course go over last year's favorites. Using materials from SCRAP including decorative paper, fabric, buttons, and much more, participants will create elegant and fun designs to present their packages and gifts. Participants will be able to utilize what they learn in the workshop  and get a head start on their holiday wrapping. You will never look at gift-wrapping the same way again!


About Monica and Megumi 

Megumi Inouye is the host of the Japanese American Journal for KTSF where she has featured Japanese inspired gift wrapping tips. She was  the 2008 Runner-Up Finalist in a national gift-wrapping contest and appeared on the Ellen Degeneres Show for a Wrap Off with Ellen! Megumi is also an instructor for

Monica Lee has been a professional photographer for 30 years and is a life-long crafter and long time SCRAPper. Monica has taught at SCRAP,  Sunnyside Conservatory and FabMo. Monica is the Artist in Residence at Ruth's Table at the Bethany Center. 

To register click here! 

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