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  March  2014 
In This Issue
SCRAP in the Community
Board Report
Seen at SCRAP
Drop In Jewelry Making
Mar 15 - SCRAP That!
Teacher Material GiveAways
Mar 22 - Exploding Picture Box
Apr 12 - Make Your Mark
Apr 26 - BagShare at SCRAP
May 17&18 - Tempered Glass Mosaics
SCRAP in the Community
CalAcademy NigthLife:
 March 20 - Ocean Life March 27 - Robots

Larkspu Farmers Market poster
Larkspur Farmers Market
Every Saturday
10:30 to 1:30
Board Report

Today on National Public Radio I learned that the Internet is 25 years old. That means that the creative reuse movement championed by SCRAP is at least 13 years older than the whole Internet. We "Scrappers" may seem like the old dog in the game but we are not too old to learn from those creative folks that develop websites.


Our board and staff are embarking on a journey, borrowing from the Internet industry, to address the SCRAP user experience. User experience (UX) is defined as "a person's perceptions and responses that result from the use or anticipated use of a product, system or service." The SCRAP staff is a diverse and knowledgeable group of committed people. These people are the ideal resource to start defining what the SCRAP UX is for you: the shopper, donor, teacher and student. 


First we are going to identify SCRAP users then address the many ways you interact with us. Then we are going to address how we can improve your UX at SCRAP. Join us on our journey and share your thoughts on how we are doing, on Yelp, Google, or Facebook. Leave a comment, we read them!


Michael Bongiorni
SCRAP Board of Directors
Seen at SCRAP
Wooden feet
Vintage Singer sewing machines and tables

Easter cards

Easter decorations
Drop-in Jewelry Making
Come participate in our
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Mondays, 12 to 2pm
($5 suggested donation)


Quick Links

Great things are happening here at SCRAP.


This month our board and staff are working on improving the overall SCRAP user experience. Whether you are donating materials, purchasing items, scrounging through the free section, participating in workshops or attending SCRAP community events, we are always interested in ways to better your experience at SCRAP. Please send us feedback via Facebook, Yelp, email or talk with a staff member while you're at the warehouse and let us know how we are doing.


And while you're here, come to our drop-in Jewelry Making on Mondays from noon to 2pm. Susan Solstice has a wealth of knowledge and can work with you one-on-one to create a stunning piece of jewelry out of SCRAP materials.


On April 5th, we host our last Teacher Material GiveAway for the school year for San Francisco educators as well as our last WE SCRAP! Workshop for Educators. Sharon Anderson will present Board Game Book Reports, teaching a fun board game format to report on favorite stories using everyday materials. Please help us spread the word by telling San Francisco teachers you know about our give-aways and workshops.


And don't forget to come and Make Your Mark with the amazing Dorothy Yuki on April12th. Dorothy will teach you how to make your own art pens and to play and create with them.


Shuai Chen

SCRAP Executive Director

SCRAP THAT: You were born to play and explore!


This Saturday, Mar 15th 1-4 pm


Join Faith Lung to play and have fun creating something

from bits and pieces found at SCRAP.

All are welcome! And it's free



This is a game designed to reveal the different meanings objects can have -- while making delightful, humorous, ponderous, wondrous playthings.


Do I need to be an artist or designer to play?

No! SCRAP THAT is for everyone. All you need is your creativity and a desire to play. 


Who is Faith Lung?

Faith Lung is a CCA MFA Design Student who holds a bachelor's degree in product design from Tsinghua University, Beijing, and is completing her MFA degree, May 2014. SCRAP THAT is a probe for her thesis work, encouraging people to create and improvise by playing with everyday stuff.  


for San Francisco Teachers
April 5th

Don't miss the last TGA of the school year!

SCRAP hosts teacher material
give-aways for San Francisco teachers on the first Saturday of the month from 1 to 4 pm. We 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 

April 5th - 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 -

Exploding Picture Box w/ Jody Alexander 

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

(Class is full - click here to be put on the waiting list


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 Workshop -
Make Your Mark w/ Dorothy Yuki - Date Change!
Saturday, April 12th  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.

Help SCRAP become the first BagShare location

on the West coast!  

Saturday, April 26th  10am - 3pm

Drop in anytime!


BagShare reduces waste, gets people sewing, and turns scrap fabric into bags that shoppers use when they forget their own bag. BagShare locations strive to become bag free. Bags are returned to any BagShare location.


SCRAP's goal is to sew as many BagShare bags

as possible to celebrate Earth Day 2014!

Drop in and sew some bags for SCRAP! 


Sewing bags is easy and fun!  

No sewing experience is necessary.

SCRAP Workshop -

Saturday, May 17th 10am - 4pm
Sunday, May 18th 10am - 12pm   fee: $80


Tempered glass mosaics glimmer as they refract light with a glimpse of veiled collages underneath. Glass artist Reddy Lieb will show how to work with this magical material and create a recycled mixed media piece. Participants will work with collage materials found at SCRAP 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, aka the garbage dump. 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. 

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