SCRAP Workshop: 3-D Mosaics w/ Jane Schafgans

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.

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SCRAP Workshop: Buttonhole Stitch Books

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.

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SCRAP Workshop: Collage w/ Roxanna Walker

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.

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SCRAP Workshop: Crank Up the Automata

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.

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Call for Entries! SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview

Calling all San Francisco bay area artists!

We are having our 5th creative reuse exhibition, SCRAP Art: Creative Reuse in the Bayview at the Reclaimed Room at Building Resources, Public Glass, and the Salvation Army on 3rd Street

This is a juried exhibition of San Francisco bay area artists who incorporate creative reuse in their work, with special consideration given to artists who have an affiliation with the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco in some way (i.e. reside, work, shop, create, support). This exhibition is made possible by a Community Arts in the Bayview grant from the SFAC and SFPUC.

Exhibition dates:  June 12 to July 26, 2014

Deadline for submissions:  Saturday, April 26th Click here to submit work!

Selection notification:  May 2nd

The submission fee is $10 for up to 3 artworks submitted. Each artwork submitted must incorporate creative reuse, repurposing, or upcycling of materials in some way or include some aspect of materials found at SCRAP, Building Resources, or other source for creative reuse. Size limitations of the gallery spaces will be considered when judging large entries and installations.

Guest Juror: Deborah Munk, Director, Recology AIR Artist In Residence program
Soumyaa Kapil Behrens, Curator, Reclaimed Room: An Exhibition Space for Environmental Arts, Crafts and Media at Building Resources; Nathan Watson, Executive Director, Public Glass; Jennifer Morningstar, Program Coordinator, SCRAP

Awards: $100 gift certificates from SCRAP, Building Resources, and Public Glass will be awarded for 1st place Jurors’ Choice, $75 gift certificates for 2nd place, and $50 gift certificates for 3rd place.

Terms & Conditions:
This juried exhibition is open to all San Francisco bay area artists who incorporate creative reuse in their work, with special consideration given to artists who are affiliated with the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco in some way (i.e. reside, work, shop, support). The submission fee is $10 for up to 3 artworks submitted with up to 3 images per artwork. Entries are made using All works must remain for the duration of the show. Permission to use images of submitted works for publicity purposes is considered granted unless otherwise stated in writing. 70% of artist sales will go to the artist and 30% will be split between the venue and SCRAP. Artworks are insured by SCRAP for the duration of the exhibition from the artwork drop off time at the venue until the date and time the work is scheduled to be picked up. Artists are required to sign a lending agreement at the time of artwork drop off.

Delivery and Pickup of Artwork -
Artists whose work is selected will be notified of the venues, dates and times for delivering and picking up of artwork.

Paying your submission fee -
You can pay online using PayPal by clicking the button below or once you’ve submitted your online entry or you can mail a check payable to SCRAP to SCRAP Art Show, 834 Toland St, SF, CA 94124 or call (415)647-1746 to use a credit card over the phone or come in and pay with cash, credit card, or check at the front desk. If you have any further questions please email Jenny at

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