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              May 2013   
SCRAP Art - Childhood Escape by Roxanna Walker  
In This Issue
SCRAP is OPEN Memorial Day
SCRAP at Harvey Milk Arts Center
Board Report
SCRAP needs...
SCRAP Workshop Pics
SCRAP Summer Camp and more!
April Community Events
May 18 - Art Journaling
June 8 - Artist Trading Cards
June 15 - Fascinators
June 22 - ReFrame It!
on Memorial Day
May 27th!!
Come participate in our
Drop-In Jewelry Making
noon to 2pm
and scrounge for materials for your next project. 
($5 suggested donation)
SCRAP at Give,  
Make & Go  
Sat, June 1 - 10am-2pm

Join SCRAP at the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts for Give, Make & Go Art and Music Donation Drive. There will be free arts and crafts, face painting, and live music!

Do you have excess craft supplies? Come drop it off for SCRAP! Do you have an instrument or some audio equipment just lying around? Help support HMCA's music program for kids! Goodwill is also supporting this event so people can bring things like electronics, kitchen- ware, and clothing to donote.
Board Report
The weekend of May 17-19 is action-packed with exhibitions and events celebrating the creative communities of the Bay Area. It is also a great time to reflect on SCRAP's important role in local arts. As a new SCRAP board member, I'd like to encourage everyone to come out to Maker Faire on May 18 & 19. SCRAP will be making a creative reuse jungle. Maker Faire, like SCRAP, epitomizes the DIY spirit and is a great day out for folks of all ages.

A SCRAP kindred spirit, the Recology San Francisco Artist in Residence Program, (where I work as curator), will hold an exhibition/reception Friday night and Saturday afternoon for the current artists-in-residence. The program enables artists to scavenge the dump to find materials to make artwork and receptions are fun events with food, music, and perhaps an opportunity to do a little scavenging of your own!

Other events include two art fairs, ArtpadSF and artMRKT San Francisco, as well as SFAI's and CCA's MFA thesis exhibitions. Though you may have to pick and choose, this is an amazing weekend for Bay Area arts!
- Sharon Spain, 
SCRAP Board Member

SCRAP needs...

Tins! We once had piles of tins, but we're running low. Do you have any lying around the house that serve no purpose? Upcycle by donating them to SCRAP!


We've seen them incorporated in mixed-media art, used to make instruments like drums and shakers, made into mini sewing kits, and transformed into tiny dioramas. Tins are hard to come by, so consider scrounging up some tins for us the next time you donate.  If you can assist SCRAP in finding more sources for tins that might be headed to landfill please  contact SCRAP's Outreach Coordinator, Kat Taylor at  

Thanks for your support of the arts, the schools, and creative reuse!
Volunteer for SCRAP
SCRAP needs volunteers for Maker FaireNightLife at CalAcademy, and other fun community events! Maker Faire, the greatest DIY event in the area, is Sat/Sun May 18-19. Volunteer with SCRAP for 4 hours to get in free for the day! Spread the word about SCRAP while helping people create a crazy creative re-use jungle with SCRAP materials!
Contact Kat Taylor at
SCRAP Workshop Pics

From Amelia Strader's  Artist Aprons workshop.

Quick Links  

May is an exciting month here at SCRAP! School is winding down, we're hosting our last field trips, and we're prepping for a summer, packed with fun and creativity.


We have great workshops coming up: Art Journaling, SCRAPpy Shag Rugs, and Fanciful Fascinators to name a few. And sign up for some of our amazing summer workshops.


We're hosting our first WE SCRAP Summer session, filled with fun creative reuse workshops of projects that can be used in the classroom. Come do a fun project and get professional development hours after your vacation and before school starts back up.


SCRAP Camp for kids was such a success last year that we are expanding it to a week long afternoon mosaics camp as well as five morning workshops, sign your child up and let friends who might be interested know about it too.


SCRAP will be at Maker Faire next weekend, May 18 & 19, creating a collaborative art reuse jungle out of our materials, come and help us create it.


May your May be filled with creativity,

Shuai Chen
SCRAP Executive Director 

(415) 647-1746 

 Make it a SCRAPpy Summer!
SCRAP has a big line-up of summer fun for all ages. Check it out and sign-up now!

June SCRAP Workshops:
June 8 - Artist Trading Cards w/ Courtney Cerruti 
June 15 - Fanciful Fascinators w/ Aiko Lanier Cuneo 
June 22 - ReFrame It! w/ Francisco Hernandez

July SCRAP Workshops:
July 6 - SCRAPpy Shag Rugs w/ Sharon Anderson 
July 13 - SCRAPpy Little Altars w/ Jennifer Mantle 
July 27 - Pockets! w/ Sonya Philip

August SCRAP Workshops:
Aug 24 - Accordion Explosion w/ Courtney Cerruti
Aug 31 - Simple Skirts w/ Sonya Philip
SCRAP in the Community!
Join SCRAP at one of these community events in May:

Maker Faire  - May 18 & 19

Find SCRAP at Maker Faire at the San Mateo County Events Center, Sat 10-8, Sun 10-6. We'll be making a re-use jungle! 


Thurs, May 30th,  6-10pm
Join SCRAP for another fun night of
creative reuse crafting!

Sat June 1st, 10am-2pm

at Harvey Milk Center for the Arts 

Free arts and crafts activities, face painting, and live music! Bring your items to donate!

SCRAP Workshop -
Art Journaling  w/ Jennifer Mantle
Saturday, May 18th 1-4pm     fee: $40


Join instructor Jennifer Mantle and get started on your own personal art journal in a fun and playful environment. Jennifer will offer inspiration, tips and techniques that even experienced art journalers will enjoy. The process is the product in art journaling, so "permission" will be the word of the day! Participants will use rubber stamping, paints,
stencils, collage, found objects,
natural objects, and just about anything else you can find at SCRAP (or bring from home!). You don't have to be an artist or a writer to art journal. The only requirements are a willingness to experiment, play, and possibly get messy.


About Jennifer 

Jennifer Mantle has been teaching transformative workshops since her teens, and using art to enliven the process in soulful playshops for the last 5 years. See more of her art and approach at      

SCRAP Workshop -
Artist Trading Cards w/ Courtney Cerruti 
Saturday, June 8th   1-4pm       fee: $40 

Artist Trading Cards are the ultimate
artistic indulgence. They can be collaged, stamped, stitched, painted or doodled then traded with artists worldwide. These baseball sized cards (2.5" x 3.5") are the ideal canvas for anyone who needs a little help starting their creative flow or for the seasoned artist who wants to trade and collect one of a kind art from around the world. SCRAP is the perfect place to experiment with every medium under the sun to make these little original artworks. Participants will go home with a stack to trade!

About Courtney
Artist Courtney Cerruti sees the potential in the discarded, history in the mundane and art in the everyday. She teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Press Works on Paper as well as other guest locations in the SF Bay Area and online at She is the author of Playing with Image Transfers, published by Quarry Books.

SCRAP Workshop -
Fanciful Fascinators w/ Aiko Lanier Cuneo
Saturday, June 15th 12-4pm     fee: $40     


Artist Aiko Lanier Cuneo is back by popular demand to present her fun and festive fascinator hats workshop! Join us and catch the craze for these fanciful accoutrements! A fascinator is a slightly-to-very frivolous headpiece or tiny hat typically made with feathers, flowers, beads, and lace. Aiko will show participants how to select materials and design and construct their own fascinators with a SCRAP twist. SCRAP is the perfect source for unusual materials to create an  eye-catching original design. 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 summer wedding, tea party, birthday party, luncheon, or just a fun ride in a convertible"!   


About Aiko
Aiko Cuneo is an artist an arts educator. For over thirty years she worked as an artist in residence in SF public schools. She teaches art workshops in museums and arts organizations all over the Bay Area, including the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Ruth's Table at Bethany Center, and SCRAP. Aiko wants her students "to be inspired by the challenge of repurposing and reusing materials in new ways."


SCRAP Workshop -
ReFrame It! w/ Francisco Hernandez 

Saturday, June 22nd 10am - 4pm   fee: $60 


Join artist and teacher Francisco Hernandez as he leads  participants in the creation of Joseph Cornell-inspired boxed or framed assemblages using found objects and treasures from SCRAP. Participants will explore how the context of ordinary objects changes by placing them within an inspired frame or box bringing disparate elements together to create a personally meaningful tableau. Everyone will leave with a completed sculptural piece. No special skills are required, but definitely bring your imagination! 

Joseph Cornell assemblage


About Francisco

Francisco Hernandez is a 5th-grade

teacher, boat-builder, sculptor, and frequent SCRAP shopper. His students have created model bridges, buildings, windmills, and dams using SCRAP materials, and he spent a recent weekend building a coop for three rescued chickens.  What Francisco loves about Scrap is that there is "a whole lot of material inspiration under one roof!"

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