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July 2013               SCRAP Art: First Comes Love by Remi Rubel 
In This Issue
SCRAP at NightLife
SCRAP at Sunday Streets
SCRAP needs...
Hats Off to Teachers!
SCRAP also needs...
Volunteer for SCRAP!
Drop-In Jewelry Making
SCRAP Workshop Pics
SCRAP Kids Workshops
WE SCRAP! Summer Session
July 13 - SCRAPpy Little Altars
July 20 - Small SCRAP Sculptures
Aug 24 - Accordion Explosion
Aug 31 - SCRAPpy Skirts
CalAcademy NightLife
Join SCRAP at CalAcademy NightLife!
Science of Brewing
July 25th  6-10pm

SCRAP at Sunday Streets
Join SCRAP at Sunday Streets in the Mission!
Sun, July 28  10-4pm

SCRAP needs...

Classroom supplies!  

Last year we supplied over 200 teachers materials for their classrooms. We actually ran out of supplies! So please help us by donating office and classroom supplies for our August 10, 2013 Hats Off to Teachers Materials GiveAway and Celebration.

Please let us know if you would be willing to set up a donation drive at your work or in your neighborhood. We can provide you with all the materials and bins you'll need,


Thanks for your support!
Hats Off to Teachers!
Hats Off to Teachers!
SCRAP's Annual Celebration & Materials GiveAway

for SF Bay Area Teachers


August 10th

10am to 4pm


If you are an SF Bay Area teacher, come by to gather free classroom supplies. If you know any teachers, please send them our way. We'll have all kinds of materials for your classroom: pens, pencils, paper, markers, binders, National Geographics, sponges and much more!

SCRAP also needs...

Wine crates! 

Do you know anyone who works at a wine seller? Are they throwing away their crates? 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, education,
and the environment!

Volunteer for SCRAP

Want to help sort and organize all those fun SCRAP materials
Come to a SCRAP
volunteer orientation!
Sat July 13 - 10am
or Mon July 22 - Noon
Ask for Jeff!
or SCRAP needs volunteers
for these upcoming events:


July 25th - NightLife:
Science of Brewing  5-10pm
Contact Kat Taylor at
Board Report
During the summer months as folks disperse for summer holidays, the Board will meet in July. Among other items, we will review and discuss plans for a fall "friend-raiser" event at the depot as well as a donor appreciation event.
It is gratifying to know that SCRAP attracts all types and ages of people to its programs and workshops, its teacher giveaways and our capability to recover, display and sell so many different types of discarded yet reusable materials. We like to think that our planet thanks us too! Happy Summer Everyone!

Jack A. Gold
Board President, SCRAP
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Come participate in our
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Mondays, 12 to 2pm
($5 suggested donation)
SCRAP Workshop Pics

Francisco Hernandez's
ReFrame It! Wksp



July at SCRAP is packed with creative workshops: for kids, for educators and for the general public. Come learn a new skill, make some new friends and find some materials that inspire you. What I love about SCRAP workshops is that we have professional artists teaching a skill or project, but then the participants get to go out on the floor to explore and find things that inspire them. You never know what someone will find to make their fascinator, their board game or their sculpture just that much more special.


In fact, that's what I love about the whole SCRAP warehouse. There are new donations every day and you never know what you'll find to inspire you. I've used microfiche for raindrops, bike inner tubes for jewelry, and paint sample chips for a mural. We've heard stories of tiny scraps of fabric being transformed into dresses for little girls in Africa, of photos and National Geographics being collaged for art therapy, of boxes and toys turned into Nevelson boxes by fourth graders, and foam core transformed into a miniature golf parklet. We'd love to hear more of your stories. Please keep sharing, via facebook, via yelp, on site, and via email.

Have an inspiring July,
Shuai Chen
SCRAP Executive Director 

(415) 647-1746 

Summer Workshops for Kids
July 15th - 19th

SCRAP has a big line-up of summer fun for kids ages 10 and up! In these classes kids get to explore a world of unexpected possibilities through creative reuse that only SCRAP can offer.

Mosaic Mash-Up
July 15 - 19, 1-4pm  $125 
Students will learn a variety of mosaic techniques created from the variety of materials at SCRAP.

Constructed Realities w/ Green Art Workshop
July 15, 9:30-noon   $40
Students create collaged maquettes reflecting on dreams or observations.
3-D Self Portraits w/ Jane Schafgans
July 16, 9:30-noon   $40

Students will explore and use SCRAP materials to construct a self-portrait sculpture. 
SCRAPpy Sculpture w/ Jane Schafgans
July 17, 9:30-noon   $40 
Students will learn how to design and assemble architectural sculptures using SCRAP materials. 
July 18, 9:30-noon   $40 
Make your own creative reuse masterpiece with objects found in the endless supply of SCRAP materials.
Bottle Cap Art w/ Remi Rubel 
July 19, 9:30-noon   $40
Environmental artist and teacher Remi Rubel leads this class in bottle cap art making.
WE SCRAP! Summer Session workshops present creative reuse projects that can be taught in the classroom, use SCRAP materials, and directly tie into the curriculum. All SCRAP workshops count toward professional development hours.

Click here to register! 

SCRAP Workshop -
SCRAPpy Little Altars w/ Jennifer Mantle 
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 -
Small SCRAP Sculptures w/ Remi Rubel 
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 -
Put a Pocket On It! w/ Sonya Philip 
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. 


SCRAP Workshop
Accordion Explosion w/ Courtney Cerruti

August 24th    10am - 4pm     fee: $60


Create a hardback accordion book and spend a day exploring the versatility of this structure by creating a content-driven book. We'll add, subtract and pop out bits and pieces of the inner structure while combining images and text to create your own personal narrative. This is a great chance to bring out the bits and bobs you've been collecting or print out those photos you have sitting on your computer... This class is ideal for beginners and seasoned book artists; all are welcome to play and explore the possibilities of the accordion and its contents!


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
SCRAPpy Skirts w/ Sonya Philip
Sat, Aug 31st   10am-4pm    fee:$60

A skirt is a wardrobe staple. By combining different fabrics and patterns, this skirt will go with anything and everything! In this class participants will learn to make a basic A-line skirt with an elastic hem. The pattern (in six sizes) will be provided for you to trace and take home. This is not a beginning sewing class. Participants will need to bring a sewing machine.


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.


Click here to register! 

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