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June 2013
                                              SCRAP Art -  Fascinator Hat by Aiko Lanier Cuneo
In This Issue
SCRAP at NightLife
SCRAP at Give Make & Go
Sunday Streets Baview
San Mateo County Fair
One Brick Social
Crochet Jam
SCRAP needs...
Board Report
SCRAP Workshop Pics
SCRAP Summer Camp and more!
June 8 - Artist Trading Cards
June 15 - Fascinators
June 22 - ReFrame It!
July 6 - SCRAPpy Shag Rugs
July 13 - SCRAPpy Little Altars
July 20 - Small SCRAP Sculptures
July 27 - Put a Pocket On it!
CalAcademy NightLife
Join SCRAP at CalAcademy NightLife!

Skull & Bones:
May 30th, 6-10pm

June 27th, 6-10pm
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.
Sunday Street Bayview
Join SCRAP at Sunday Streets Bayview!
June 9th 11am to 4pm
San Mateo County Fair Education Day
Fri, June 14, 1-4pm 

SCRAP will be hosting a creative reuse challenge at the San Mateo County Fair Education Day. Look for us in the Sustainable Living Department. And check out the creative reuse art contests, judged by one of our own!
One Brick Social

One Brick is throwing SCRAP a fundraiser social!

Wed June 26, 6 to 9pm

Location: Soda Popinski's 1548 California Street, SF

Join us to celebrate SCRAP, network with great volunteers and have fun at Soda Popinski's. Proceeds are donated to SCRAP.
Crochet Jam at SCRAP
June 29th 10am - 2pm
Join Ramekon O'Arwisters at SCRAP for an artist demo and crochet jam weaving strips of fabric -some new, some old, using the folk-art tradition of crocheting rag rugs. Crochet Jam is a means for individuals from different communities to unite their stories and fabrics into a large tapestry and understand that we are more alike than otherwise.

About Ramekon
Ramekon O'Arwisters is curator of exhibition at SFO Museum. He was April 2012 Art-in-Residence at the de Young Museum and is currently working on an exhibition about art and spirituality, Sugar In Our Blood: The Spirit of Black and Queer Identity, for a one-person exhibition at the African American Art and Culture Center (AAACC) in June 2013.
SCRAP needs...


Do you know anyone who works with wood? Are they throwing away their off cuts? Save that wood from entering the waste stream! Let them know about SCRAP or let us know about them! Contact our Outreach Coordinator, Kat Taylor, at   

Thanks for your support of the arts, the schools,
and the environment!

Board Report



The SCRAP Board gathered on May 16 to honor outgoing president Dianne Platner who served for 8 years, 6 as president. Dianne was presented with a recycled glass plaque (thanks to Sharon Spain and Recology!) acknowledging her leadership and hard work. The 2013-14 officer slate was presented and approved unanimously: Jack Gold: President and VP/Governance, Becky Barton: VP/ Operations, Michael Bongiorni: VP/Community Outreach, Larissa Dzwonczyk: Secretary, and Cathy Huang: Treasurer. The leadership team will work collaboratively during the coming months and looks forward to another fruitful and financially successful year with a super-engaged staff and board in place.

- Jack Gold

SCRAP Board President
Volunteer for SCRAP

SCRAP needs volunteers for these upcoming events:



June 9th - Sunday Streets in Bayview, 10-4 pm

June 27th - CalAcademy NightLife - Pride, 5-10 pm

Contact Kat Taylor at
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Come participate in our
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Mondays, 12 to 2pm
($5 suggested donation)
SCRAP Workshop Pics

Jennifer Mantle's
 Art Journaling

So much fun!!
Quick Links  


Summer is upon us and SCRAP is ready with a great line up of workshops, Summer Camp, Workshops for Educators, community events and more. I'm especially excited about our SCRAP Summer Camp for 11 to 15-year-olds and our three great June workshops: Artist Trading Cards, Fanciful Fascinators and ReFrame it! Sign up for a workshop with a friend and make a weekend of it.


SCRAP will also be out in the community: at the Harvey Milk Center for a donation drive, Nightlife at the Cal Academy, at the Bayview Sunday Streets, at the San Mateo County Fair and at the One Brick Social. Join us in celebrating creative reuse by volunteering at one of these events.


Since the kids are out of school, bring them to SCRAP, gather a couple of project sample ideas, and get creative with them. This month, we have revamped and renewed our party and holiday supplies section, come and grab some materials for your summer cook out, craft night or event.


Keep on Scrappin',
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 Workshop -
Artist Trading Cards w/ Courtney Cerruti 
Sat, 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
Sat, 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!"

SCRAP Workshop -
Saturday, July 6th 1-4pm     fee: $30


Learn to make easy, no sew, rugs with SCRAP fabrics. Sharon will teach participants how to weave fleece and fabric strips into a canvas backing as well as demonstrate a second "knotting" technique. Participants will make an 18 x 20" small rug. This can be a relaxing small group project. Create a picture, pattern or random design. These deep, cushy soft rugs will add rich color and creativity to any room!


About Sharon
Sharon Anderson is the organizer of Diamonds in the Rough; a Creative Cooperative, and free MeetUp group where women of all ages can teach each other how to make treasures from trash.


SCRAP Workshop -
Saturday, July 13th 12-4pm     fee: $40


Join Jennifer Mantle for an afternoon exploring how to turn SCRAP treasures into personalized altarpieces. Using interesting boxes or picture frames participants will create their altars using meaningful images and other tiny treasures either brought from home or found perusing the aisles of SCRAP. Starting with a focal point of something that is personally significant, an object, an image, or even text, participants will add other elements creating a harmonious tableau. Everyone will leave with an individually inspired piece!

About Jennifer
Jennifer Mantle teaches transformative workshops and uses art to enliven the process in soulful "playshops". See more of her art and approach at


SCRAP Workshop -
Sat, July 20th  10am-4pm     fee: $60


Remi Rubel Artist Remi Rubel is well-known for her bottle-cap quilts and other creations. Join us as she shares her whimsy and SCRAPpy techniques to make small assemblage sculptures that can stand freely or hang on a wall. In this workshop Remi will show you how to design and assemble components found at SCRAP to make small mixed media sculptures. She will share a range of techniques of how to connect pieces together including using wire and both pop and hammered rivets. Participants should be comfortable using a variety tools such as pliers and hammers.

 Remi Rubel

About Remi 
Remi Rubel is an environmental artist known for her inventive use of bottle caps and road-kill metals in her sculpture, murals, garments and jewelry. She has had residencies at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, San Francisco's Recology Program and the California Arts Council. Her work has been published in Artweek, Mirabella and USA Today.  


SCRAP Workshop -
Saturday, July 27th  10am-1pm     fee: $40


Pockets are useful things. Using small pieces of fabric, they are also a great way to add panache to your clothes. In this class participants will learn an easy technique to make patch pockets with contrasting bands or bias tape detailing. Pocket patterns will be provided for you to take home. This is not a beginning sewing class, you will need to have some previous experience using a sewing machine. Participants will need to bring a sewing machine and a garment to attach pockets.


About Sonya
Sonya Philip has always made things. 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. 


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