Don’t miss the last WE SCRAP! workshop of the school year!
WE SCRAP! workshops present creative reuse projects that can be taught in the classroom, use SCRAP materials, and directly tie into the curriculum. In addition all SCRAP workshops count toward teacher professional development hours.
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!
WE SCRAP! workshops for educators present a creative reuse project that can be used in the classroom, uses SCRAP materials, and directly ties into the curriculum. Participants will have the opportunity to create and will obtain a materials package to teach the project in their own classroom complete with an instruction sheet that includes a list of California Content Standards that the project fulfills.
Welcome in the Lunar New Year with images of the strong and noble horse, 2014′s zodiac animal. In this workshop we will use rubbings and stencils to create positive and negative designs with various art media. An emphasis will be on color and shapes, with the lesson be adapted to all grade levels. The content will meet State Standards and involve cross curricular activities.
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!
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.
Join designer, artist, and engineer 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!
Dorothy Yuki has been a design and production consultant to the fashion industry and designed and made home and gift products for her own business, In Good Company. Since selling her company, she’s had a private label line for Macy’s USA and was a special project designer for identity companies. Now, semi-retired, she volunteers for and is on the board of Eco Sierra Gorda, and is the technical adviser to Macy’s Fashion Incubator San Francisco. www.dotrainbow.com
In this one and a half day workshop participants will create a mixed media assemblage. Using the myriad materials of SCRAP endless stories can be told. 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 your spirit.
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.