Starting Monday August 4th 2014, SCRAP will be changing its prices, donation drop-off times, as well as the items that we accept.
Providing access for everyone to affordable art supplies and inspiring creativity remains one of the key goals at SCRAP, and we certainly are not going to change that! However, as we receive more and more donations, the cost of operations is going up. We also lost key funding that we were counting on recently, which has affected our ability to pick up donations from homes and businesses. Add to that our desire to pay our staff a decent living wage, and you can see how it all adds up!
We have decided to raise the prices (slightly!) on most of our materials (and then lower prices on other bulk items). By creating a pricing guideline (available in SCRAP and on our website), we can be more consistent in our pricing and it will be a bit easier to see how much items are in our creative reuse center.
SCRAP will also only be accepting donations Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm. The donations are coming in thick and fast, which is fantastic because it means more and more people are thinking about how to reuse the materials they don’t need anymore. However, it also means that we are getting swamped! Having an extra day on Monday to process those materials means we can be more efficient and get more materials out for you to take home and create masterpieces with. We appreciate your understanding in this change.
It’s a sad state of affairs in San Francisco at the moment as many independent shops and community resources are being forced to close because they cannot financially survive. We don’t want that to happen to SCRAP! We are very lucky to have such amazing supporters and we truly appreciate all the people who come through our doors, so please bear with us as we make these crucial changes to grow SCRAP, clarify our pricing and donations policy and serve our whole community better.
Exercise the right side of your brain and get creative with collage and glass! Artist Reddy Lieb will show participants how to create decorative and expressive glass panels, jewelry, or small sculptures using recycled glass and collage. In this full-day workshop participants will scrounge through the treasures of scrap to find decorative papers, images, glass pieces, and more to be used in making mixed media collage works. Reddy will then instruct students in basic glass cutting and preparation techniques as well as instruct them on how to use copper foil and to solder their final pieces. Beginners welcome!
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.
SCRAP Wrap (BBB): Boxes Bags and Bows w/ Megumi and Monica
Sat, Nov 22 1-4pm Fee: $30
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Air plants and Terrariums w/ Margarita Lopez
Saturday, November 15, drop in between 11am-3pm fee $20
Create a one-of-a-kind terrarium using SCRAP materials and air plants. SCRAP staff member Margarita Lopez will help you design and create your own terrarium using all kinds of materials from SCRAP. Register for the workshop to ensure that we have enough materials and air plants, or come and drop in and play! Terrariums make great holiday presents, enliven any room, and are just fun little worlds.
Collage and Greeting Cards w/ Roxanna Walker
Saturday, November 8 12-4pm 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. Since the Holidays are right around the corner, Roxanna can show you how to integrate your collage into a greeting card, using your own images or images found at SCRAP to create one-of-a-kind cards and notes.
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. www.roxannawalker.com