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August  2014  


     SCRAP Art at Public Glass 
In This Issue
SCRAP in the Community
Board Report
SCRAP Art Show Pics
2014 Hats Off to Teachers!
Volunteers Needed
Sept 13 & 14 - Mosaic Mandalas
Sept 20 - Photo Books
Oct 11 - Iris Fold
BagShare Sew
Drop In Jewelry Making
Wish List
Beloved Boots
We are glad you had a comfortable home and lots of love in your last few months. We miss you.

SCRAP in the Community
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

 Farewell Jenny ~


The Board of Directors would like to wish a fond farewell to Jennifer Morningstar, SCRAP's Program Coordinator.

Her level of performance, professionalism and dedication has set the

bar higher for our organization. 


Jenny leaves SCRAP to continue her studies at the esteemed Corcoran College of Art + Design in Washington, DC.  She has chosen to further her education by beginning her Master of Arts studies in Exhibition Design. 


At SCRAP Jenny combined her eye for fine art with our reuse model while always having an insight that brings in the human element. Jenny's knowledge of art exemplifies excellence she has become an idol to her colleagues.  The board appreciates her efforts at SCRAP and wishes her the best in the future.  Thank You Jenny!
Michael Bongiorni

SCRAP Board President

SCRAP Art Bayview Pics

SCRAP Art Exhibition Committee - Thank you Dorothy Yuki, Megumi Inouye, & Monica Lee!

Opening Reception at Building Resources Reclaimed Room

SCRAP Art at Public Glass 

Closing reception and artmaking at Public Glass

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
Dear SCRAP family,


Thank you all for the outpouring of support and understanding as SCRAP undergoes some much needed changes. It's so heartwarming to know that SCRAP has positively impacted so many lives and that our community is with us as we go through some of our "growing pains".


Speaking of our changes, please take note of our new donation and pricing policies. And this week, we're saying farewell to our Program Coordinator, Jenny Morningstar, who is off to her graduate program in Exhibition Design in Washington DC.


Jenny has been so instrumental to SCRAP's growth and programming. As part of her last days at SCRAP, she designed this newsletter, coordinated all the workshops that you see below, coordinated a bagshare sew-in, helped us plan for our large August Teacher Giveaway, and wrapped up this year's amazing Art Exhibition.


Bon Voyage, Jenny, and best wishes for everything in DC!


Shuai Chen,

SCRAP Executive Director

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  

Calling Volunteers

SCRAP needs volunteers for our Hats Off to Teachers Materials Giveaway and Celebration!


We're expecting 200 teachers and we need volunteers to help us set up, greet teachers, restock, serve snacks, do project demonstrations and more. Please let us know (email our Warehouse Coordinator, Sarah, at if you can volunteer for a shift or two.


Sunday, Aug 10th:


9am-12pm: Help clean and set up

11am-2pm: Greet initial wave of teachers, restock, serve snacks, do project demos

2pm-4:30pm: restock, do project demos, help clean up


SCRAP Workshop -

Mosaic Mandalas w/ Jane Schafgans

Saturday, Sept 13th  10am - 4pm

Sunday, Sept 14th   11am - 1pm     fee: $80


Mandalas are everywhere. "The circle with a center" pattern is a basic structure of creation that is reflected in much of the natural world, and recognized for it's spiritual meaning and representation of wholeness. In this workshop Jane will lead participants in an exploration and creation of the mandala pattern in mosaics using a variety of ceramic and glass tile, and other personal items such as jewelry. For some this may be the first time working with making a mosaic, for others, it is an opportunity to try out some new ideas and gain more experience working in this wonderful medium. Participants are welcome to bring personal materials to include in their mandalas, and will be given a chance to treasure hunt in SCRAP for inspiration as well. On Saturday Jane will go over techniques and uses of materials as participants create their mosaic mandalas. Sunday the mosaics will be grouted and finished.

Click here to register.

SCRAP Workshop -

Photo Books w/ C.J. Grossman

Saturday, Sept 20th   12-4pm   fee: $45


Learn to make several different kinds of books to show off your best photos. Using materials from SCRAP CJ will show participants how to make photo mailers, a little photo album, a story-with-photos book, and more. Display photos of friends, travel, kids, or pets sized from 1" square to 4 x 5".


About C.J.
C.J. Grossman is a mixed media artist 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 teaches how to make books with 


Click here to register.

SCRAP Workshop -

SCRAP Paper: Iris Fold w/ Jody Alexander

Saturday, October 11th   1-4pm   fee: $40


Artist Jody Alexander will show participants how to make iris fold creations using SCRAP materials to frame an image of their choice that can be used on a card or left ready for framing. The Iris Fold technique originated in Holland and makes a striking frame for any image or photograph. Strips of folded paper create a spiral design that resembles the iris of an eye or camera.


About Jody

Jody Alexander is an artist, bookmaker and librarian. She binds books with found and discarded papers and fabric in a number of historical and modern binding styles. She combines these books with found objects to create sculptural works and installations. Her pieces celebrate collecting, storytelling, and odd characters. She is the proprietress of Wishi Washi Studio in Santa Cruz, California.


Click here to register.

Sew Reusable Bags for SCRAP! 

Sat, Sept 27th   

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! 

Mondays, 12 - 2pm
Join us forDrop-In Jewelry Making
with Susan Solstice ($5 suggested donation)
SCRAP Wish List:

SCRAP is in need of iPads to improve our
operations. 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