SCRAP Camp 2013: July 15 – 19
SCRAP Camp is an adventure in creative reuse, art, and the environment! In this week of classes, students get to explore a world of unexpected possibilities through creative reuse that only SCRAP can offer.
For ages 11 – 15. Sign up for the whole week and save! Just $250 for all classes.
Mosaic Mash-Up w/ Jane Schafgans
July 15 – 19 (Mon – Fri) 1-4pm fee: $125
In this week-long class, artist Jane Schafgans will lead students in a series of mosaic projects, ranging from pictorial designs, to patterns and motifs, creating wall hung or table top pieces and/or 3D sculptures. Students will learn a variety of mosaic techniques, and will be encouraged to consider sustainability as a part of their creative process and delve into the variety of materials at SCRAP. Sign up.
Constructed Realities w/ Green Art Workshops
Mon, July 15th 9:30am – 12:00pm fee: $40
Reflecting on a memory, students will construct maquettes to serve as stand-ins or doubles of reality. They will focus on representing significant events, dreams, lessons learned, or observations about their surroundings. Upon completion of their set, an evocative image will be created through experimentation with framing and lighting. Sign up.
3-D Self Portraits w/ Jane Schafgans
Tues, July 16th, 9:30am – 12:00pm fee: $40
Taking advantage of the amazing variety of materials at SCRAP students will get to explore and use these materials to construct a self-portrait sculpture. Students are also welcome to bring in items from home to incorporate in their sculptures as well. Sign up.
SCRAPpy Architectural Sculpture w/ Jane Schafgans
Wed, July 17th, 9:30am – 12:00pm fee: $40
In this class students will have the opportunity to explore and construct architecturally based sculptures using many of the unusual plastic components that can be found at SCRAP. Jane will teach how to design and assemble using warm glue guns, which offer an endless variety of building options. Sign up.
Fantastic Trash: Recycle, Reuse, Recreate! w/ Peopleologie
Thurs, July 18, 9:30am – 12:00pm fee: $40
Every day is Earth Day! Take a wild virtual field trip around the globe finding found object sculptures and recycled creations from all manner of cast-off items made by people just like you. From button-covered cars to plastic bag costumes, the ideas are endless! Have a heap of fun making your own masterpiece made with objects brought from home or scavenged among the endless supply of SCRAP’s bountiful materials. Sign up.
Bottlecap Art w/ Remi Rubel
Fri, July 19th, 9:30am – 12:00pm fee: $40
Environmental artist and teacher Remi Rubel, well-known for her inventive use of bottle caps and road-kill metals in her sculpture, murals, and other creations leads this class in bottle cap art making.
WE SCRAP! Summer Session – July 24 – 31
WE SCRAP! workshops summer session 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. To register click here!
All workshops are 1-4:00pm and are just $15 (*for educators only)~
7/24 – Finger Puppets
presented by Patricia Christensen
Finger puppets are fun and can be easily made with many different materials and techniques. These little puppets inspire storytelling; and dialogue seems to come naturally. After creating their own finger puppet characters, students are eager to write and decorate their creative adventures on sturdy paper. Sign up.
7/25 – Fantastic Trash
presented by Peopleologie
Every day is Earth Day! This wild virtual field trip is sure to provide inspiration for weeks, as we circle the globe finding found object sculptures and recycled creations from all manner of cast-off items made by people just like you. From button-covered cars to plastic bag costumes, the ideas are endless. Have a heap of eco-friendly fun making your own masterpiece! Sign up.
7/26 – 3D Portraits – Arcimboldo-style
presented by Patricia Christensen – Sign up.
7/29 – Make Your Own Board Games
presented by Sharon Anderson
Learn how to 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. We’ll learn how to make spinners and scrounge around SCRAP to find a variety of playing board materials, path makers and moving pieces. Come with your well-read story and we’ll play with it! Sign up.
7/31 – Coil Baskets
presented by Sharon Anderson
Many cultures have been making coil baskets for centuries, using the native materials available to them. This project can be integrated into the state requirements to study California history. Participants will create their own one-of-a-kind basket using the same coil technique as the California Native Americans, but instead of Tule, we will use discarded cords, yarn, and fabric from SCRAP! Sign up.
*educators include teachers, librarians, parent volunteers, classroom aids, home-schoolers, and anyone who teaches or works with students
A skirt is a wardrobe staple. By combining different fabrics and patterns, this skirt will go with anything and everything! In this class participants will learn to make a basic A-line skirt with an elastic hem. The pattern (in six sizes) will be provided for you to trace and take home. This is not a beginning sewing class, you will need to have some previous experience using a sewing machine. Participants will need to bring a sewing machine.
Sonya Philip has always made things. It’s the way things were done in her family. She was encouraged by her parents to truly look at things and instilled a love for the handmade. As a self-taught artist, she enjoys the freedom of exploring and stretching mediums. Her latest project, 100 Acts of Sewing will continue with a series of exhibits and workshops around the country from 2012 through 2013. Sonya lives in San Francisco with her family. www.sonyaphilip.com
Accordion Explosion w/ Courtney Cerruti
August 24th 10am – 4pm fee: $60
Create a hardback accordion book and spend a day exploring the versatility of this structure by creating a content-driven book. We’ll add, subtract and pop out bits and pieces of the inner structure while combining images and text to create your own personal narrative. This is a great chance to bring out the bits and bobs you’ve been collecting or print out those photos you have sitting on your computer… This class is ideal for beginners and seasoned book artists; all are welcome to play and explore the possibilities of the accordion and its contents!
Artist Courtney Cerruti sees the potential in the discarded, history in the mundane and art in the everyday. She teaches at the San Francisco Center for the Book, Press Works on Paper as well as other guest locations in the SF Bay Area and online at Creativebug.com. She is the author of Playing with Image Transfers, published by Quarry Books.
Artist Remi Rubel is well-known for her bottle-cap quilts and other creations. Join us as she shares her whimsy and SCRAPpy techniques to make small assemblage sculptures that can stand freely or hang on a wall. In this workshop Remi will show you how to design and assemble components found at SCRAP to make small mixed media sculptures. She will share a range of techniques of how to connect pieces together including using wire and both pop and hammered rivets. Participants should be comfortable using a variety tools such as pliers and hammers.
Remi Rubel is an environmental artist known for her inventive use of bottle caps and road-kill metals in her sculpture, murals, garments and jewelry. Her artwork has been worn by Sandra Bullock and exhibited at the Oakland Museum and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Remi loves to teach the art of “Trash-formation” with Richmond District Neighborhood Center, local schools and camps. She has had residencies at the Bay Area Discovery Museum, San Francisco’s Recology Program and the California Arts Council. Her work has been published in Artweek, Mirabella and USA Today.