SCRAP logo

July 2014  

In This Issue
SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview
SCRAP in the Community
Board Report
Workshop Pics
July 12 - Mixed Media Assemblage
SCRAP Art Events
2014 Hats Off to Teachers!
Coming This Fall
Drop In Jewelry Making
Wish List
SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview
Through July 26th

SCRAP Art Family Day 
Sat, July 19th 
2 - 4pm

Closing Reception with Recycled Glass and Collage
Sat, July 26th
2 - 4pm

Join us for our 5th art exhibition SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview being held in two locations, the Reclaimed Room at Building Resources and Public Glass with free hands on creative reuse art activities.

Supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission through a Community Arts in the
Bayview grant.

SCRAP in the Community

3rd on Third 

Friday, July 18th


on the 3rd Street Corridor We'll be doing a hands on creative reuse project with our Bayview community.
Larkspu Farmers Market poster
Larkspur Farmer's Market
Every Saturday
Join SCRAP's artists in a creative reuse activity every Saturday at the Larkspur Farmer's Market

Urban Air Market 

Aug 17th, 11-6pm

Espirit Park, Dogpatch

SCRAP is hosting a pop-up shop, in partnership with Urban Air Market. We'll be selling specialty items and creating Scrappy Mandalas.
Board Report

SCRAP has a very vibrant community outreach program; at these events, we bring our creative reuse mission to the community. It's amazing to see adults and children explore their creative sides. At this year's Maker Faire in San Mateo the SCRAP tent was one of the most popular places to be. Over 225 families made Space Ships and Creatures from SCRAP items. Last month SCRAP and Mo'Magic joined forces to bring the SCRAP experience to inner city youth at Mo'Magic's summer programs. It was a joy to watch children dance to their self-made maracas. The SCRAP creative reuse tables are not limited to youth events. In June we were at the California Academy of Sciences for Pride Nightlife. I've had a lot of fun joining the SCRAP team at these recent outreach events and hope that you can join us at an event soon. 

Michael Bongiorni

SCRAP Board President

SCRAP Workshop Pics

Exploding Picture Box w/
Jody Alexander

3D Mosiacs Workshop
w/ Jane Schafgans

SCRAP's mission is to stimulate creativity and
environmental awareness in children and adults through promoting the creative reuse of materials that traditionally have been discarded as waste.
Quick Links

July is a month of change here at SCRAP.


Our Program Coordinator, Jenny Morningstar, will be leaving us soon for graduate school, so we are looking for someone to take over all our programs. In addition, we're hiring for more Creative Reuse Specialists to help us sort through the 2000 pounds of materials that we get donated every day. We will also be sending out a job call later this month for a new position, Business Outreach Coordinator, funded by a grant from the Altamont Education Advisory Board. Keep your eyes on our website and Facebook if you are interested in joining the SCRAP team.


In addition to the personnel changes, our board and staff are working on ideas to improve the SCRAP warehouse, our programs and more. One big change is our Hats Off to Teachers Celebration and Materials Giveaway. Last year, we had almost 200 educators from all over the Bay Area attend. To make our giveaway this year faster and less stressful, we will be hosting our Hats Off to Teachers on a Sunday (Aug 10th), complete with educator specials throughout the warehouse, project demonstrations and more! This will be the first time that we open just for educators and we are hoping for a huge turnout, so please help us spread the word about the event!


What will never change is our dedication to creative reuse art education. We're hosting two events at our SCRAP Art exhibition: a hands-on family day at the Reclaimed Room at Building Resources on July 19th, and a workshop with glass artist Reddy Lieb at Public Glass on July 26th for our closing reception. And don't forget the Mixed Media Assemblage workshop with Reddy two week before that, on July 12th at SCRAP. Reddy's classes are always filled with creativity, technique and intentionality and this one should be really fun.


Looking forward to growing and changing SCRAP for the better,

Shuai Chen

SCRAP Executive Director
SCRAP Workshop -

Saturday, July 12th 10 - 4pm   fee: $60

In this full-day workshop participants Reddy22214will create a mixed media assemblage using the myriad materials of SCRAP. Endless stories can be told. Come and materialize your story. Put an intention into your artwork and play with mixed media, glass and collage.


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.

Exhibition through July 26th 


Join us for these events:
SCRAP Art Family Day at The Reclaimed Room at Building Resources w/ creative reuse art activities
Saturday, July 19th  2-4pm - free
  • SCRAP Wrap: Star Bows presented by Megumi Inouye
  • Nat'l Geographic Butterfly Folds with Dorothy Yuki
  • Creative Reuse Jewelry presented by Monica Lee

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 


with Recycled Glass & Collage Hands-On Art Activity presented by Reddy Lieb 
Saturday, July 26th   2-4pm - free


Join us for the SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview Closing Party at Public Glass! See the work of talented artists working with recycled materials and do some creating of your own! Using recycled materials create a collage framed in glass.

Supported by the San Francisco Arts Commission and the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission through a Community Arts in the Bayview grant.
BagShare Sew at SCRAP -
Sew Reusable Bags for SCRAP! 

Sat, Aug 2nd  

11am - 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. If you have a sewing machine bring it along!


Sewing bags is easy and fun! Drop in and sew for SCRAP! 


Sunday, August 10th 11am - 4pm  


Join SCRAP for our first ever Sunday Hats Off to Teachers! Celebration and Material Giveaway. SCRAP will also be open just for teachers with educator specials, project demonstrations and more!  


If you're a San Francisco Bay Area educator come by to gather all kinds of FREE classroom supplies. If you know any teachers send them our way. We'll have plenty of materials for your classroom: pens, pencils, markers, paper, binders, folders, office trays, paint brushes, National Geographics, sponges, corks, CD's, carpet squares and much more!

SCRAP is located at 801 Toland Street (entrance on Newcomb), San Francisco, CA 94124  

Spotlight on Jenny Morningstar, SCRAP Program Coordinator
Jenny has been working at SCRAP in various capacities since 2007: Warehouse staff, Admin Assistant, Exhibition Coordinator and Program Coordinator. During her time at SCRAP, she has spearheaded the last four of SCRAP's art exhibitions, coordinated and worked with artists to bring high quality workshops to SCRAP, developed and implemented several programs, helped design and implement our website and newsletters, created systems and structures out of chaos and much, much more. Jenny is the kind of person who throws her heart and soul into whatever she does and her dedication to SCRAP is unparalleled. She will be leaving in August to attend graduate school in Exhibition Design at the Corcoran School of Art + Design. We'll miss her dearly here at SCRAP, but we are so proud and elated that she is following her dreams.


- Shuai Chen, SCRAP Executive Director  

Coming this Fall..
SCRAP Workshops -
SCRAP Paper: Iris Fold
w/ Jody Alexander 
Photo Albums w/ CJ Grossman 
Mosaic Mandalas w/ Jane Schafgans
Gel Printing w/ Monica Lee
and more! 
Mondays, 12 - 2pm
Join us forDrop-In Jewelry Making
with Susan Solstice ($5 suggested donation)
SCRAP Wish List:
  • 2 - i-Pads
Do you have an extra iPad laying around? SCRAP is in need of two iPads to improve our operations. Doesn't have to be the newest model, as long as it works. Please send an email to Sarah at
or come drop it off! Your donation is tax-deductible. 
SCRAP (Scroungers' Center for Reusable Art Parts) 
Location: 801 Toland Street (Entrance on Newcomb), San Francisco, CA 94124