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  April  2014 
In This Issue
SCRAP Art Call for Entries
National Volunteer Month
SCRAP in the Community
Board Report
Apr 12 - Make Your Mark
Apr 26 - BagShare at SCRAP
May 10 - Crank Up the Automata
May 17&18 - Tempered Glass Mosaics
June 14 - Collage Workshop
June 21 - Buttonhole Stitch Books
June 28 & 29 - 3-D Mosaics
Drop In Jewelry Making
Coming in July...
SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview
SCRAP invites artists to submit works to our 5th creative reuse exhibition, SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview being held at the Reclaimed Room at Building Resources, Public Glass, and the 3rd St. Salvation Army from  June 12th to July 26th.

This year's exhibition aims to showcase the creative reuse tradition and talents of the artists who are affiliated with the Bayview. Artists who live, work, shop, or participate in Bayview programs like Building Resources, SCRAP, Recology AIR, and Public Glass. The submission deadline is April 26th.

April is National Volunteer Month!
Do you love shopping at SCRAP? Do you use our materials to inspire and create your own art projects? Ever thought 'I would LOVE to spend more time at SCRAP?'

Well then, come and volunteer with us! Learn more about reuse and repurposing, gain new skills, and meet wonderful people with the same passion for creative reuse.


SCRAP is incredibly lucky to have many wonderful volunteers. Generous folks from all walks of life, individuals who give up their weekdays and weekends, and large organized groups who come in and help us. We couldn't exist without them!


Volunteers help us with a wide range of projects - like sorting through donations, finding the right place to put them, rolling beautiful fabric we get in daily, and helping SCRAP attend community events! We know that each individual has a unique set of skills and experience and match volunteers with different and fun jobs.


If you'd like to get involved, please email us at or visit the website Tell us a bit about yourself, your availability, and we will let you know about upcoming volunteer orientations. Thank you!


Friend us on Facebook and check our website for details on an upcoming volunteer party...
SCRAP in the Community
April 12: Visitation Valley Earth Day Festival, 10am to 2pm on Alpha Street from Leland to Raymond

April 12 & 13 Aquarium of the Bay, Predators  


April 19: Earth Day SF, Civic Center 

 April 19: Parks and Rec's Eggstravaganza, Golden Gate Park 

 April 19: Larkspur Farmers Market Easter Celebration 

Larkspu Farmers Market poster

April 19 & 20: SF Zoo Earth Day Celebration 

Board Report
What is Your Vision for a Sustainable Future??
This year's Earth Day is April 22nd and while some progress has been made in the past four decades towards creating environmental awareness and action, today the issues are more urgent then ever, as evidenced by critical threats such as climate change, species extinction and the growing toxic threat of chemicals all around us. We, the board members of SCRAP call upon our fellow scrappers to take a moment to share your vision for a sustainable world. Please join us by going to SCRAP on Facebook and share your vision for a sustainable future.

SCRAP is dedicated to providing creative tools and inspiration to bring together our diverse communities as one voice. Together we seek to encourage the public to actively pursue Earth-friendly solutions and to empower the sustainability movement to grow and thrive.

Here are some of our visions of sustainability:

"To inspire each generation to impact the world a little less than the one before them."  Becky Barton


"I see hope for our shared environment when we work together to build a resilient community through stewardship and new ways of thinking." Kathryn Hyde


"When I see that glorious spark in some ones eyes, I see creativity. Those eyes renew me with the thought that we can save this Earth and make it a better place for all." Michael Bongiorni


"Earth Day and SCRAP go well together -- my hope on Earth Day is that more members in our community think about sustainability, zero waste and the art of creative reuse." Jack A. Gold

Please share yours!


SCRAP Board of Directors
Quick Links

April is a wonderful month here at SCRAP. The weather is changing, everyone is abuzz with creativity and the world pays a little bit more attention to the environmental movement. SCRAP is joining in celebrating Earth Day at several events throughout the city, and I invite you to come and share the excitement of the intersection of creativity, education and environmentalism. We still need volunteers to help us staff some of these events, please let me know if you are interested in helping share your love of SCRAP.


We are also hosting two great events here at SCRAP: our Make Your Mark workshop with amazing SCRAP artist, Dorothy Yuki and our BagShare sew-in. Come learn to create your own art pen and make beautiful pieces of artwork, greeting cards and more with Dorothy. And come sew a couple of bags for SCRAP for our BagShare project.


Have a wonderful Earth Month and let's make every month Earth Month,


Shuai Chen

SCRAP Executive Director
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.

Saturday, April 26th

10am - 3pm

Drop in anytime!


SCRAP's goal is to sew as many bags as possible to celebrate Earth Day 2014!


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.



Drop in and sew for SCRAP! 

Sewing bags is easy and fun!  

No sewing experience necessary.

SCRAP Workshop -

Crank Up the Automata w/ Francisco Hernandez 

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


Using simple and repurposed materials, create mechanisms to animate a figure - an automata. We will learn some basic principles of mechanical devices - such as the use of cams, gears, pulleys, levers, etc. - and apply them to create whimsical kinetic toys or sculptures.


About Francisco 

Francisco Hernandez is a teacher, tinkerer, and sculptor. He has a hard time passing up discarded objects without refashioning them into something surprising. He has taught several different workshops at SCRAP for artists and teachers.


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 Workshop -

Collage w/ Roxanna Walker 

Saturday, June 14th  1-4pm    fee: $40


Celebrate your innate creativity with an afternoon of collage led by local mixed media artist Roxanna Walker. Collage is an excellent medium for anyone who yearns to create -- no formal art background required! Collage is a no-pressure technique with no mistakes. Roxanna will lead participants as they delve into SCRAP for images and other elements that inspire and speak to  them. Participants will go home with at least one collage and lots of inspiration for your next visit to SCRAP.


About Roxanna

Roxanna Walker is a San Francisco artist who has spent her life exploring creativity, initially with writing before transitioning to collage and mixed media. She has studied with several Bay area artists, shows her art locally, and pursues her passion full-time. 


SCRAP Workshop -

Buttonhole Stitch Books w/ C.J. Grossman 

Saturday, June 21st  12-4pm    fee: $45


Join book artist C.J. Grossman and learn how to make this fun book structure that can be used to create a journal or sketchbook that opens flat and can incorporate wonderful cover designs. The name comes from the buttonhole stitch used and sewn on the outside of the journal. Your book can be decorated with beads or buttons and other materials found at SCRAP. A great book for gifts, this is a popular structure that you can recreate at home with ease.


About C.J.  

C.J. Grossman is a mixed media artist and art teacher specializing in Book Arts and unique paper cuts. She exhibits her books, mixed media altars, assemblage and paper cut out books nationally. She has taught thousands of students how to make books, and also teachers educators and parents how to make books with kids. 


SCRAP Workshop -

3-D Mosaics w/ Jane Schafgans  

Saturday, June 28th  10am-4pm

Sunday, June 29th  10-1pm     fee: $80


Join mosaic artist Jane Schafgans as she  delights and dazzles once again with her mosaic techniques that add color and visual interest enhancing any object or form. In this workshop Jane will show participants how to create mosaics on 3-dimensional surfaces. Participants will be able to use materials from SCRAP or bring their own 3-dimensional objects to work on. It should be small enough to complete the first day. The second day participants will choose their grout color and finish the piece.


About Jane
Jane Schafgans, native San Franciscan, has been working with mosaics for many years. Besides teaching adults, she has also worked as an artist in residence, partnering with fellow artist Kim Payne, in several public and private schools in S.F, facilitating mosaic murals designed and created by students. She has also volunteered on several public works mosaic installations around the city.


Drop-in Jewelry Making
Come participate in our
Drop-In Jewelry Making
Mondays, 12 to 2pm
($5 suggested donation)
Coming in July...
July 12th - Assemblage "Spirit Houses" w/ Reddy Lieb

July 19th - Book Art w/ CJ Grossman

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