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SCRAP: Paper                                                                                          
       February 2014
In This Issue
SCRAP in the Community
Board Report
Drop In Jewelry Making
Seen at SCRAP
Teacher Material GiveAways
Create a Spirit House
Make Your Mark
Exploding Picture Box
SCRAP in the Community
CalAcademy NigthLife:
Feb 27 -  Dark Universe March 20 - Ocean Life March 27 - Robots
Larkspu Farmers Market poster
Larkspur Framers Market
Every Saturday
10:30 to 1:30
Board Report

I'm delighted to announce the election of three new SCRAP Board members! Kathryn Hyde, a recycling and waste management specialist, has almost two decades of experience including Recycling and Refuse Coordinator at UCSF, San Francisco's Green Ribbon Panel and the Hazardous Materials Advisory Committee. With a Masters in Social Work from UC Berkeley, Kathryn brings strong interpersonal skills to SCRAP. Lily Murphy has worked for over a decade as Art Coordinator at Alamo Elementary School where she's implemented a comprehensive fine arts program to 550+ students from Kindergarten through 5th grades. Passionate about SCRAP's mission, Lily hopes to increase SCRAP's visibility, connections and community profile including "pop-up" displays and studios.Jill Peterson runs a bookkeeping and financial services business to nonprofits and others. She's also an active school volunteer chairing numerous fundraisers. Jill looks forward to broadening SCRAP's reach in the schools nurturing kids' creative sides and supporting public art programs.


Here's to another creative, productive and successful and  year at SCRAP!

Jack Gold
SCRAP Board of Directors
Vice President, Governance
Drop-in Jewelry Making
Come participate in our
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Mondays, 12 to 2pm
($5 suggested donation)
Seen at SCRAP
Body parts...

Chinese New Year at CalAcademy's NightLife!
What a great way to use those Xmas decorations!

Quick Links

So much has been happening in the Bayview recently. Public Glass has been hosting several great events, including their great Hot Glass, Cold Beer. We recently met with the Salvation Army to talk about an exciting collaboration opportunity. The Building Resources exhibition in their new Reclaimed Room looks wonderful and features two SCRAP artists. The 3rd on Third events at the Bayview Opera House are always a lively party on the third Thursdays of the month. The Opera House is also hosting Thursday Pop-up Markets, don't forget to check out the Community Supported Agriculture boxes sold by adorable children who grew the fruits and veggies themselves. And of course, here at SCRAP, we're always changing and improving.


I'd like to welcome our new Warehouse Coordinator, Sarah Godfrey, as well as two new staff members, Margaret and Claire. And I am very excited to welcome three new community members onto our Board of Directors. SCRAP is always looking for passionate people to join our board of directors, so if you or anyone you know are interested, please let us know.


One thing that will never change at SCRAP is that we will always offer high quality art workshops. We have two great ones coming up: Make your Mark with artist Dorothy Yuki, where you will learn to make your own calligraphy pens and create spontaneous art, and Exploding Picture Box with amazing book artist Jody Alexander where you will create a multi-layered box with images. We're also offering our popular Board Game Book Reports in our Workshops for Educators program (WE SCRAP!), using a story to create a 3D interactive board game.


I hope to see you at one of our workshops, outreach events or at the warehouse soon,


Shuai Chen

SCRAP Executive Director
for San Francisco Teachers
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 

Mar 1st - Board Game Book Reports presented by Sharon Anderson 

Turn a favorite book into a board game. These 3D interactive book-reports help students identify the basic story elements: theme, setting, characters, sequence of events and plot. Make spinners and scrounge around SCRAP to find a variety of playing board materials, path makers and moving pieces. Come with your story and make a game of it! 

SCRAP Workshop - 
Spirit Houses w/ Reddy Lieb

Saturday, February 22nd 10am - 4pm

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


Join artist Reddy Lieb In this one and a half day workshop to create a mixed media assemblage. There are many stories to tell from the materials and with the materials that come into SCRAP. Come and materialize your story by making a "Spirit House". In many Asian countries a spirit house is usually in 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 the 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 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 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.

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