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January 2013  
In This Issue
2013 Teacher GiveAways
Spring 2013 City Studio Classes
Save the Date!
Volunteers Needed!
Board Report
SCRAP Art Thanks & Pics
Drop-In Jewlery Making
WE SCRAP! Educator Workshops
Jan 26 & 27/Mar 9 & 10 - Tempered Glass Mosaics
Feb 9 - Project Accessorize
Feb 23 - Sew Your Own Dress
2013 Monthly Teacher Material GiveAways
For San Francisco Teachers
First Saturdays 1-4pm
Feb 2nd
Mar 2nd
Apr 6th

SCRAP  801 Toland St
(Entrance on Newcomb)
SF, CA 94124
City Studio
Spring 2013 Semester!
SFAI's City Studio program is in its 8th year offering weekly art classes for free to 12 - 19 year olds in various community arts centers. Click here for more info!
SFAI City Studio at SCRAP
Save the Date!

I Heart SCRAP!
SCRAPpy Sunday
February 10th
 12 to 3pm
Jeff Rahuba SCRAP Bunny
SCRAP needs volunteers!
If you are interested in helping out at SCRAP creative reuse community events please email Kat at!
Board Report
Happy New Year! Once again, I want to thank the SCRAP community for your generous support over the years and special thanks to those who gave to our Fundraising Appeal. The response exceeded last years contributions and our expectations for 2012. With your support, SCRAP will reach more teachers, students, and artists through new and improved programs and services.

We welcome four new members this month to the SCRAP Board. Lindsey Ferrante, Joel Puliatti, Michael Shiloh, and Sharon Spain bring a diversity of talent and energy to board service. Please check out their bios on our Board of Directors webpage.

Dianne Platner 

SCRAP Board of Directors, President
Dec 8 Party
Thanks & Pics

Our Dec 8th Creative Reuse party at the Arc Gallery was truly inspiring! In the midst of all the fantastic SCRAP Art-works people of all ages came out to explore their own creativity. Many thanks to Aiko Cuneo, Dorothy Yuki, Monica Lee, Megumi Inouye, and Roxanna Walker for leading the charge and sharing some of their techniques for artmaking.


Drop-In Jewelry Making
Mon, Jan 28th
Noon - 2pm

Join Susan Solstice for SCRAPpy jewelry-making

($5 Suggested dontaion)
Quick Links  

Happy New Year! 2012 was a great year here at SCRAP. Here are some highlights:

- We diverted more materials than ever before in our warehouse, keeping over half a million pounds of material out of landfill and getting them into the hands of thousands of artists, teachers, and nonprofits.

- We attended 76 community events, from the Bayview Opera House to the Cal Academy of Sciences, teaching creative reuse throughout the Bay Area.

- We hosted our largest material give-away for teachers yet, helping 218 Bay Area teachers get free materials for their classes, impacting over 6000 students.

- Our SCRAP Art show reception was jam-packed and our creative reuse hands-on day at the exhibition was abuzz with creativity and fun. Thanks to all the wonderful artists who participated.

- We are honored to have gotten such great response to our fundraising campaign. Thank you so much to everyone who donated, we appreciate all the support!


You can look forward to some great things in 2013 from SCRAP. We are just getting started! Mark your calendars for Sunday, February 10th for our I Heart SCRAP party complete with live music, fun hands-on crafting and more.


Looking forward to a great year!


Shuai Chen

Executive Director, SCRAP 

(415) 647-1746 

Mon, Jan 21
Tues, Jan 22
Wed, Jan 23 
for our annual clean-up!

Extra Special Free Section Outside!!
Thurs, Jan 24th - Wed, Jan 30th

Materials cleared from the SCRAP depot that are too good to throw away will be set outside at SCRAP for one week after our clean up marked "free". Come check it out and give a
last chance to all kinds of materials!
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.
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presented by Cathy Miranker


Learn to make a fascinating structure called a flexagon, so  named because it flexes and unfolds to reveal four faces. It uses just one piece of paper, and we'll use many sizes for practice and with varying content, all using SCRAP materials. The flexagon is great for poetry, for displaying  paired pictures and text, calendars and more. The final project will be making calendars.


Ever since Cathy Miranker discovered bookmaking she has been both a voracious student and a busy teacher.  She pioneered Youth Programs for the San Francisco Center for the Book and secured funding to for book arts education in the San Francisco public schools.


SCRAP Workshop

Tempered Glass Mosaics w/ Reddy Lieb - Class FULL 

Saturday, Jan 26th 10am - 4pm

Sunday, Jan 27th 10am - 1pm


Second date just added!!

Saturday, Mar 9th 10am - 4pm

Sunday, Mar 10th 10am - 1pm


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.

SCRAP Workshop -
Project Accessorize II: 2 Fast 2 Fabulous -Talisman Pendants w/ emiko oye & Shana Astrachan

For all you SCRAP jewelry fans, alt craft duo, emiko oye and  Shana Astrachan of  Accessorize with Toys bring back PROJECT ACCESSORIZE for another full-day workshop. Taking cues from the reality series, Project Runway, participants will have one day to design, "shop" for materials, and create a one-of-a-kind, personalized talisman pendant. Participants will choose a personal treasure, either brought from home or found at SCRAP, that will be the inspiration point and central object of focus for their jewelry. Shana and emiko will guide individuals through the creative process to "Make it Work", sharing techniques for working with alternative materials and local resources. The instructors will share examples of their work and of other recycled artists and lead a group critique/brainstorming session to inspire making beyond the classroom. 


About emiko & Shana

emiko oye and Shana Astrachan are professional jewelry artists working with alternative/repurposed materials, encouraging others to experience the beauty of making and reuse. Longstanding members of the Metal Arts Guild (emiko is the President), Society of North American Goldsmiths, and the Metal Art Critique Collective, their jewelry can be found in museums, galleries, and publications such as Metalsmith Magazine, SF Chronicle, American Craft, and Lark Book jewelry books. Shana's jewelry tutorial videos are featured online at and she often writes for

Accessorize with Toys workshops have served countless, enthusiastic makers-to-be since 2006, at venues such as MakerFaire, The Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio, Renegade Craft Fair, and California Academy of Sciences NightLife.

SCRAP Workshop 
Saturday, February 23rd, 10am - 4pm    fee: $60

Join us in welcoming fiber artist Sonya Philip as she shares her passion for sewing! Her project 100 Acts of Sewing, a personal challenge to sew one hundred dresses in a year, also aims to reacquaint people with the skills required to make clothing. In this full day workshop at SCRAP learn to make a simple, sleeveless A-line shift dress. It's just four seams and a hem! The neck and armholes are finished with a simple bias tape facing, and pockets are added both for flair and utility. Sonya will show how to cut pattern pieces, finish seams, make bias tape, and top stitch patch pockets. Choose your fabric and supplies at SCRAP or bring your own yardage. The pattern, in six sizes, will be provided to trace and take home. This is not a beginning sewing class, you will need to have some previous experience using a sewing machine. Please bring a sewing machine if you have one and if you do not we will have a couple available for use.

About Sonya 
Sonya Philip has always made things. It's the way things were done in her family. She was encouraged by her parents to truly look at things and instilled a love for the handmade. As a self-taught artist, she enjoys the freedom of exploring and stretching mediums. Her latest project, 100 Acts of Sewing will continue with a series of exhibits and workshops around the country from 2012 through 2013. Sonya lives in San Francisco with her family. 

 Click here to register! 

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