SCRAP In A Box brings weekly one hour art classes into our communities’ publicly subsidized school programs.

Our two pathways are Creative Reuse Art Classes (Ages 5-11) and Sustainable Fashion Design (Ages 12-18). We believe in the power of art and creativity to help children develop their perspective, power and voice.

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Growing Impact

We serve hundreds of kids each year with thousands of creative enrichment hours through a social and environmental lens. SCRAP in a Box focuses on the South East neighborhoods of San Francisco

Nonprofit Partners

Bret Harte Beacon, Good Samaritan (Vision Academy), Latino Taskforce, Malcolm X Boys & Girls Club, Mission Neighborhood Centers, SF Recreation and Parks, YMCA


Our art supplies are repurposed from the SCRAP depot where we divert 220 tons of materials from the waste stream each year

Teaching Artists

Aurie Stetzel

Aurie has an MFA in Sustainable Fashion Design from UC Davis and has studied systemic, community based solutions for sustainable production and design through a lens of ecological vitality. She has worked with local theatres, instructed students on subjects like natural dye, sewing and pattern design, and experimental fashion techniques. Aurie is excited to introduce students to sustainability and creativity with a wider consideration of material re-use.

Danielle Hoang

Danielle received her Early Childhood Education Certificate from CCSF and in 2008 she earned her BA in Studio Art with an emphasis in both photography and ceramics from California State University Chico. She has taught ceramics and 3D Art at Mercy High School SF, worked as a Ceramics Lab Technician at the City College of San Francisco and at Ruby’s Clay Studio and continues to teach mixed media art for local non-profit organizations.

Ximaps Dong

Ximaps Dong is a Queer Chinese-American interdisciplinary artist. Through utilizing several art forms including ceramics, paintings, wood-working, and sculpture, Ximaps’ artistic process they seek to transform the everyday into abstracted patterned space through which others can map their own relationships to the quotidian. Ximaps received their BA in Art History with a concentration in Studio at San Francisco State University.

Elena Slivnyak

Elena has a BFA in Fashion Design and Product Development from Academy Of Art University in San Francisco. For more than a decade Elena has been working on many different projects with futuristic costume design as her backbone. Some of her clients include Lady Gaga, Tyra Banks, and many other celebrities/ performers. Some of her costume work has also been featured in movies like Hunger Games: Mockingjay, tv commercials and on many Sci-Fi network series shows. The highlight of her career is when she was featured in fashion books like “Otherworldly” and “High-Fructose: New Contemporary Fashion” along with other iconic designers. For the past 6 years Elena has been teaching fashion design at Academy of Art University. Sustainability, innovation, and optimism for a better future, have always been the main focal points in her body of work and also in her approach as a teacher. She believes that any student can succeed with the right tools and the right people by their side.

We are actively seeking teaching artists in the visual arts to join our team! Learn more here

SCRAP In A Box works only with the participation of our community through material and fiscal donations and volunteers. Join us!