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December 2012 
In This Issue
SCRAP Art Exhibition
SCRAP at Aquarium of the Bay
Volunteers Needed!
Roll Fabric at SCRAP!
Board Report
SCRAP Art Thanks & Pics
Dec 8 - SCRAP Art Party
Teacher Material GiveAways
WE SCRAP! Educator Workshops
Dec 15 - SCRAP Wrap it!
Jan 26 & 27 - Tempered Glass Mosaics
Drop-In Jewelry Making
SCRAP Art Exhibition

: SCRAP's 4th
Creative Reuse Exhibition
at Arc Gallery features San Francisco Bay Area artists who use materials found at SCRAP in their artwork.

Dec 1, 2012 - Jan 9, 2013
Gallery hours:
W & Th 12 to 5pm
Sat 12 - 3pm
Arc Gallery 1246 Folsom St.
Dec 15th 11-5pm

Come make holiday decor-ations and centerpieces with SCRAP and check out some marine life!
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

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

Board Report

WOW!! What an amazing show! The 4th SCRAP Art Show opened last weekend with an exceptional jam-packed reception. Over 400 people browsed the gallery viewing some very sophisticated and impressive works of art. Thanks to the staff for making this exhibit happen and putting it in the spot light.


Brief salute to the four new directors taking positions on the SCRAP Board. Lindsey Ferrante, Joel Puliatti, Michael Shiloh, and Sharon Spain. Check out their bios on the board page of our website. Thank you board members for supporting this organization and making it possible for SCRAP to show off creative reuse.

Dianne Platner 

SCRAP Board of Directors, President
SCRAP Art Show
Thanks & Pics

A tremendous Thank You to Michael Yochum, Stephen C. Wagner and the Arc Gallery partners for inviting SCRAP to show and donating their beautiful gallery!
Also, many thanks to Kearny Street Workshop, especially TJ Basa and Joyce Juan Manalo, for keeping watch of the gallery on Weds & Thurs during the exhibition.

Thanks so much to all the artists especially Louise Diskerud, Mido Lee, Joan von Briesen, Marie Bergstedt, Roxanne Walker and others who helped out at the reception. We couldn't have pulled it off without you!

And last but certainly not least, Tuan Tran's fashion show was a huge hit at the end of the night! Thank you Tuan for all your support and your unending creativity!

Gorgeous! Thanks to all the beautiful models who walked the SCRAP Art 'runway'!

As we wrap up the year 2012, there is so much cause for celebration. Here at SCRAP, we have diverted more materials then ever this year, more than half a million pounds, we've gone to over 50 community events to inspire creativity and curiosity in children and adults, we started our WE SCRAP (workshops for educators program) helping make creative reuse education more accessible for teachers and so much more.


We're also celebrating our 4th creative reuse exhibition, held at the Arc Gallery in SOMA and featuring 54 Bay Area artists and 71 pieces of amazing artwork created out of SCRAP materials. If you missed the opening, we're hosting a party at the show this Saturday complete with hands on creative reuse projects taught by some of the artists who we are featuring in the show. Congratulations to the artists and our exhibition coordinator, Jenny Morningstar, for a wonderful show.


As you gather presents for the holidays, don't forget that SCRAP has gift cards for the artists and crafters, teachers and nonprofits in your life. We also have a variety of unique holiday decorations and presents, holiday cards, gift-wrap and more. And please don't forget SCRAP in your gift list, come in to make a donation or donate online here:


Hoping your holidays are merry and bright,

Shuai Chen

Executive Director, SCRAP 

(415) 647-1746 

SCRAP Art Party at Arc Gallery
Join us for our SCRAP Art Party
at Arc Gallery with hands-on
creative reuse activities including holiday ornaments, tags, and bows, metal sculptures and collage!

Sat, Dec 8th 1-3pm


Arc Gallery:
1246 Folsom St.,
SF, CA 94103  
for the holidays
Dec 24th & 25th, and Dec 31st, Jan 1

Happy Holidays!
2013 Monthly Teacher Material GiveAways
For San Francisco Teachers
First Saturdays 1 to 4pm 


Jan 5th

Feb 2nd

Mar 2nd

Apr 6th 


 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 present a creative reuse project that can be taught in the classroom, uses SCRAP materials, and directly ties into the curriculum. Participants learn and create the project and then obtain a classroom materials package 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)


Feb 2nd - Fanfare for the Lunar New Year!

presented by Sherie Yazman  

Just in time for the Lunar New Year, introduce your students to the history and making of a useful and artistic object, the fan! The fan has been utilized by people all around the world dating back thousands of years. Fans can be a gateway for the art of illustration and painting, music and dance, poetry and writing, mathematical concepts, science, cultural understanding and art appreciation.

Sherie will present a variety of art media and techniques to produce fans in a classroom setting. The lesson can be adapted to any level of instruction and covers cross-curricular ideas while meeting state teaching standards.


Sherie Yazman is a retired SFUSD art educator and a National Board Certified Teacher.
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 Workshop

Tempered Glass Mosaics w/ Reddy Lieb

Saturday, Jan 26th 10am - 4pm

Sunday, Jan 27th 10am - 4pm


Join us for artist Reddy Lieb's first weekend workshop at SCRAP! Her tempered glass mosaics glitter magically as they refract light giving a glimpse of fanciful veiled collages underneath. Reddy will show participants how to transform small eye-catching pieces of broken glass into beautiful mosaics. Come learn how to work with this magical material and create a recycled mixed media piece. Participants will work with  collage materials found at SCRAP and adhere them to a piece of wood, a box or other 3D form. Then, you will cover the collage with tempered glass. The second day of class the mosaics will be finished with colored grouts to enhance the design.


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.

Click here to register!
Drop-In Jewelry Making
necklaceMondays from 12 to 2pm

Join Susan Solstice for scrappy
jewelry making
every Monday! 
($5 suggested donation)  


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