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SCRAP Art: Journal by Reddy Lieb                                            October 2013
In This Issue
Seen at SCRAP!
SCRAP at Penguins & Pajamas
Board Report
Teacher GiveAway
SCRAP Paper: Iris Fold
Make your Own Costume
Tempered Glass Mosaics
SCRAP Quilts
SCRAP Wrap It!
Seen at SCRAP!
Newspapers from the early 1900's!
and dummy books that make great sketchbooks!

Fri Oct 18  6 -10pm

Join SCRAP to make robots and insects!
SCRAP at Larkspur Farmer's Market
Larkspu Farmers Market poster
Every Saturday in October
from 9am to 2pm.
Visit the SCRAP booth for hands-on crafting!
Board Report
I am thrilled to have joined the SCRAP Board! I've always balanced my accountant 'side' with creative outlets for fund raising, home, classroom and seasonal art projects not only for myself but also for my two growing boys.
Most recently, my love of gardening returned me to the classroom for botany instruction and receipt of my master's certification in Botanical Illustration. The discovery of SCRAP added to my classroom experience and the creative juices continue to flow. It never fails that the boys and I bring home great finds: paint, nibs, paper, books, glass jars, material, sometimes a tile or two and always an item that we find a 'need' for. The boys and I are equally enthused about our volunteering for SCRAP's teacher give-away days and look forward to meeting and aiding all the fabulous teachers passing through the first Saturday of each month in their search for classroom and project materials. It is with pleasure that I can combine both my accounting knowledge and my love for art as a Board Member for SCRAP.

~ Jill Petersen
SCRAP Board Member
Remi Rubel's Small SCRAP Sculptures Workshop

CalAcademy's Steinhart Aquarium's 90th Anniversary NightLife

Thanks Kat!

Georgeous headbands
a la the 1920's
Drop-in SCRAP
Jewelry Making
Come participate in our
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Mondays, 12 to 2pm
($5 suggested donation)
Quick Links

October is upon us and SCRAP is gearing up for Halloween with our first ever family costume workshop. Come and create your own costumes out of all the crazy materials you can find at SCRAP.


Also, check out our great line up of other October workshops: SCRAP Paper - Iris Fold taught by artist Jody Alexander and our always popular Tempered Glass Mosaics by artist Reddy Lieb. Come with a friend and make a day of it.


This month, SCRAP is also hosting a special group volunteer session on Sunday, October 27. Come join the volunteers of One Brick in helping us sort, organize, clean and revamp our warehouse. Click here to sign up. 


Have a wonderful October and I hope to see you at the SCRAP warehouse soon,


Shuai Chen
SCRAP Executive Director
for San Francisco Teachers
SCRAP Teacher Materials GiveAway
Oct 5th
Nov 2nd
Dec 7th 

SCRAP hosts monthly Teacher Material GiveAways for San Francisco teachers on the first Saturdays of the month from 1 to 4 pm. We will have all kinds of supplies for your classroom including paper, markers, binders, sponges, National Geos, and much more!

irisSCRAP Workshop -

SCRAP Paper: Iris Fold w/ Jody Alexander

Saturday, October 12th   1-4pm    fee: $40


The Iris Fold technique originated in Holland and makes a striking frame for any image or photograph. Strips of folded paper create a spiral design that resembles the iris of an eye or camera. In this workshop artist Jody Alexander will show participants how to make iris fold creations using SCRAP materials to frame an image of their choice that can be used on a card or left ready for framing.  

About Jody

Jody Alexander is an artist, bookmaker and librarian. She binds books with found and discarded papers and fabric in a number of historical and modern binding styles. She combines these books with found objects to create sculptural works and installations. Her pieces celebrate collecting, storytelling, and odd characters. She is the proprietress of Wishi Washi Studio in Santa Cruz, California.

To register click here! 

costumesSCRAP Family Workshop -

Make Your Own Costume w/ Lauren Hartman

Sat, Oct 19th   2-5pm   fee: $40


Do you know what you will be for 
Halloween? Come and construct a fabulous Halloween costume using the many forms, shapes, and treasures around SCRAP. Participants will paint, glue, sew, and create custom costumes together as well as build 3-D construction skills for future disguises. 


About Lauren
Lauren has always been creating and constructing. Her passion for her art-making started in her childhood. Lauren teaches art and sewing at the Harvey Milk Center for the Arts and holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from San Francisco Art Institute.

tempglsSCRAP Workshop -
Tempered Glass Mosaics w/ Reddy Lieb 

Saturday, October 26th   10am-3pm

Sunday, October 27th     10am-1pm    fee: $80


nullJoin artist Reddy Lieb as she shares her passion for glass once again. Tempered glass mosaics glimmer as they refract light with a glimpse of veiled collages underneath. 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 null and adhere them to a piece of wood, a box or other 3D form, then cover the collage with tempered glass. The second day of class participants will finish their mosaics 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. 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! 

WE SCRAP! Workshops for educators present creative reuse projects that can be used in the classroom, use SCRAP materials, and directly tie into curriculum. Participants will have the opportunity to create and will obtain a materials package to teach the project in their own classroom complete with an instruction sheet that includes a list of California Content Standards the project fulfills. WE SCRAP! Workshops are 10am - 1pm   fee: $15

Nov 2nd - Science with Toys presented by Francisco Hernandez

Design thinking and basic science experiments can be made  accessible by building a variety of simple toys. Participants will construct tops, pinwheels, wind turbines, parachutes, a basic barometer, or sound horns to listen to old vinyl records. We will investigate how guided exploration through inquiry is an ideal method for teaching STEM in your classroom. This student-driven approach is also well suited for integration of math concepts such as geometry and measurement.  


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.


Click here to register! 

SCRAP Workshop -

SCRAP Quilts w/ Kenan Shapero

Nov 9th, 10am to 4pm    fee: $60


null Join us as Kenan Shapero shares her knowledge and inspiration for the Scrap quilt in the perfect place... SCRAP! Kenan will begin the class with an introduction to the world of Scrap quilts giving an overview of the various and many types. Then she will lead participants through the materials depot to investigate all the bits of wonderful fabric found at SCRAP that can be incorporated into a SCRAP quilt of their own. By the end of the day participants will have the first few blocks of their quilt done or a small top ready to be made into a sandwich and quilted. Included in the workshop will be information for how to quilt and bind these small masterpieces. Please bring a sewing machine.


About Kenan

Kenan has been making quilts for 18 years. While many of them are not Scrap quilts many do incorporate scrap quilt techniques. She spent over 13 years observing, unloading, rolling, fondling and shelving many tons of fabric at SCRAP!  In October she will become the president of the San Francisco Quilters' Guild.


 Click here to register!  

WE SCRAP! Workshop -
WE SCRAP! Workshops for educators present creative reuse projects that can be used in the classroom, use SCRAP materials, and directly tie into curriculum. Participants will have the opportunity to create and will obtain a materials package to teach the project in their own classroom complete with an instruction sheet that includes a list of California Content Standards the project fulfills. WE SCRAP! Workshops are 10am - 1pm   fee: $15

Dec 7th - Finger Puppet Books presented by Patricia Christensen

Finger puppets are fun and can be easily made with many different materials and techniques. These little puppets inspire storytelling; and dialogue seems to come naturally. After creating their own finger puppet characters, students are eager to write and decorate their creative adventures on sturdy paper. Once holes are cut, finger puppet characters poke up and come alive on the page(s) of student books. This workshop will provide opportunities to make both glued and sewn finger puppets with a variety of treasures found at SCRAP. We will also experiment with simple bookmaking techniques. Because of small items (buttons, beads, pom-poms) used to make finger puppets, they are not suitable for very young children.


About Patricia 

Patricia Christensen is a SFUSD Visual Art Teacher with 4/5 grade classroom experience. She has taught textiles and mixed-media art making for over twenty years.


Click here to register! 

SCRAP Workshop - 
SCRAP Wrap It! w/ Megumi Inouye & Monica Lee 
Saturday, December 14th   1-4pm    fee: $30     
Megumi and Monica are back again for their popular repurposing gift-wrapping workshop. They have new ideas to share as well as some of their favorite techniques from past workshops on how to transform SCRAP materials into holiday gift giving/ wrapping treasures: recycled floral bows, scrap tags, playing card gift boxes and other "made from scratch" packaging ideas. There will be time during the second half of the workshop to browse Scrap for materials to wrap, prep and get a head start on your personal holiday wrapping.

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!
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. 


Click here to register! 

SCRAP (Scroungers' Center for Reusable Art Parts) 
Location: 801 Toland Street (Entrance on Newcomb), San Francisco, CA 94124