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       January 2014
In This Issue
Seen at SCRAP
Board Report
Drop In Jewelry Making
Teacher Material GiveAways
Recycled Glass & Mixed Media
Create a Spirit House
Make Your Mark
Exploding Picture Box
Seen at SCRAP!

colorful telephone wire

wooden heads

International flags on poles
Board Report

Yesterday I was in SCRAP and came across the image of the Roman God of Janus. He is usually depicted as having two faces, since he looks to the past and to the future.  


Janus made me pause and think about were SCRAP has been and where are we going. Looking back we have come a long way since our founding in 1976 as the Bay Area's first creative reuse center.


The other face of Janus looks to what the future may bring. What will SCRAP do in 2014? An Art Show, More workshops, More fun SCRAPPY Sundays, More community events... SCRAP will definitely host the loved teacher give-away days. In 2014 please join SCRAP by volunteering, donating, coming to SCRAP events and shopping. Let me take this opportunity to thank you for being a supporter of SCRAP plus send a small thank you to that Roman god for which January is named.
Michael Bongiorni
SCRAP Board Member
SCRAP Staff and Volunteers

Staff appreciation New Years dinner at the
Clay Pot -- yummy!

Contract staff TJ's birthday

Jobs Now! Intern, Gino's last day. Thank you Gino for all your good work!

Gruesome antics for staff Air Feller's photo class (the guillotine was a donation)

Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out with the annual appeal!

Fearless leaders!

Welcome Sarah Godfrey! Our new Warehouse Coordinator ~ she'll fit in just fine!!
Drop-in Jewelry Making
Come participate in our
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Mondays, 12 to 2pm
($5 suggested donation)
SCRAP at Larkspur Farmer's Market
Larkspu Farmers Market poster
January 18 & 25
10:30am to 1:30pm
Visit our SCRAP booth for hands-on crafting!

Happy New Year! Here's what SCRAP has accomplished in 2013:

  • Diverted 258 tons of reusable materials from landfill and got it into the hands of 38,000 artists, teachers, nonprofits, and creative people.
  • Hosted 45 field trips and site visits of students at the SCRAP warehouse, educating the next generation of green leaders, artists, and environmentalists.
  • Hosted 24 workshops, including 7 WE SCRAP (Workshops for Educators).
  • Participated in 80 community events with free art creation tables. Inspiring creativity in over 10,000 children and adults.
  • Hosted Swap-o-Rama-Rama's, a Crochet Jam, a Birdhouse Challenge, a Holiday Sale and started a Bagshare Project.
  • Gave free classroom materials to over 600 teachers, including our largest ever August Give-away.  

A big thank you to everyone who attended an event, shopped or donated at SCRAP, helped us spread the word, and all the great organizations and artists who we partnered with.


We are looking forward to an amazing 2014!


Shuai Chen

SCRAP Executive Director
for San Francisco Teachers
February 1st
March 1st
April 5th

SCRAP hosts teacher material
give-aways for San Francisco teachers on the first Saturday 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!

WE SCRAP! workshops present creative reuse projects that can be taught in the classroom, use SCRAP materials, and directly tie into curriculum. These workshops are taught by creative arts professionals and educators.
Saturdays, 10am - 1pm   fee: $15 

Feb 1st - Lunar New Year Project: Year of the Horse

SCRAP Workshop - 

Saturday, January 25th 10am - 4pm   fee: $60   


In our busy lives we often learn the same lessons over and over again. We find ourselves in similar situations again and again and wonder how we keep getting there. In this class not only will participants learn to make a recycled glass and mixed media art piece using some of the fantastic materials found at SCRAP, they will also be creating a talisman to serve as a reminder of the things they already know but have forgotten. Starting with imagery and other collage materials, Reddy will show participants how to make an intentional reminder that can be used throughout the year to help keep our goals clear and keep us moving forward instead of falling back to old habits or patterns we wish to shed.


About Reddy 

For over 30 years Reddy Lieb has been working with glass and recycled materials to create both conceptual and functional work. She was Artist-in-Residence at Recology San Francisco, aka the garbage dump. And received her 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! 

SCRAP Workshop - 
Spirit Houses w/ Reddy Lieb

Saturday, February 22nd 10am - 4pm

Sunday, February 23rd 10am - 1pm   fee: $80   


In this one and a half day workshop participants will create a mixed media assemblage. Using the myriad materials of SCRAP, endless stories can be told. Come and materialize your story by making a "Spirit House". In many Asian countries a spirit house usually takes the form of a small house that stands outside the home as a retreat for ancestors. It can also be a shrine to a protective spirit. Put an intention into your artwork and play with mixed media, glass and collage to create a house of your spirit.

About Reddy
For over 30 years Reddy Lieb has been working with glass and recycled materials to create both conceptual and functional work. She was Artist-in-Residence at Recology San Francisco, aka the garbage dump. And received her 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. 

SCRAP Workshop -

Make Your Mark w/ Dorothy Yuki

Saturday, March 8th  1 - 4pm    fee: $40

Join designer, artist, and engineer Dorothy Yuki for an afternoon of making your mark. Using materials from SCRAP and a few items from the recycle bin participants will learn how to make their own art pens then use those pens to experiment and draw. A fun class with Sumi ink and embossing, you will go away with one or more projects and learn to make spontaneous art in an exercise of making art you didn't think you did!

About Dorothy 
Dorothy Yuki is a design and production consultant to the fashion industry and designed and made home and gift products for her own business, In Good Company. Since selling her company, she's had a private label line for Macy's USA. She also volunteers for and is on the board of Eco Sierra Gorda, and is technical adviser to Macy's Fashion Incubator SF.
SCRAP Workshop -

Exploding Picture Box w/ Jody Alexander 

Saturday, March 22nd  1-4pm    fee: $40


Join book artist Jody Alexander as she teaches how to make this clever paper structure that originates from the Victorian Era. In this class participants will make a multi-layered paper box and lid that has 28 surfaces where pictures, words, and illustrations can be placed. It is like a little book or photo album in a box... that explodes!


About Jody

Jody Alexander is an artist and bookmaker. She binds books with found and discarded papers and fabric in a number of historical and modern binding styles. Her pieces celebrate collecting, storytelling, and odd characters. Currently Jody's work is being shown in an The Uncommon Thread through February 1st at the San Francisco Center for the Book. She is the proprietress of Wishi Washi Studio in Santa Cruz is a CreativeBug artist.

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