Volunteer Training – Wednesday, June 18!

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Volunteer Training  this Wednesday, June 18!

Join our volunteer team! Our volunteer training is Wednesday, June 18 at 6:30pm at SCRAP Humboldt. SCRAP Humboldt is a registered site of Volunteer Center of the Redwoods, RSVP program. This means that qualified and registered volunteers, 55 years and older receive extra benefits including mileage reimbursement.

Grand (Re) Opening – Arts! Arcata this Friday!

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After a solid year of diverting over 13 tons of materials from the waste stream,  Arcata’s first and only nonprofit creative reuse center, SCRAP Humboldt, has expanded their services and their space. To kick off Arts! Arcata, on Friday, June 13 SCRAP invites the community to celebrate the opening of The (Re)Workshop  and to tour their new, larger space. At 6 p.m. the Arcata Chamber of Commerce will help the 2013 Green Business of the Year cut the ribbon and Filigree Cakes, Cookies, and Pastries has graciously donated a delicious organic cake to help sweeten the event.

The displays used in the creative reuse center were all custom designed by David Bethuy and built from pallets and wood donated by Miller Farms Nursery.  There are a number of well-designed art installation pieces that highlight how to reuse materials like pallets, 16mm film, floppy disks, yarn and interior design samples.

The  (Re)Workshop is SCRAP Humboldt’s creative education studio. The (Re)Workshop is a space for makers, crafters, Inventors, artists, DIY-ers, Innovators, reusers, designers and the community to explore, learn, and experiment with materials and ideas. The (Re)Workshop will host Camp SCRAP this summer (First session is on June 16), classes ( which start on June 18), birthday parties (starting in August), and is available for rent as well.  To propose a class proposals or to find out how to rent The (Re)Workshop for your own event, www.scraphumboldt.org/reworkshop for more information.

Art + Sustainability this weekend!

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North Coast Open Studios at SCRAP Humboldt!

The Yarn Forrest created by Malia Matsumoto in the Creamery District

The Yarn Forrest created by Malia Matsumoto in Arcata’s Creamery District

Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8

Local artist Malia Matsumoto will be facilitating a yarn-based workshop, where participants can aid in the creation of her future C street Sculpture in Eureka. Learn to make pom-poms, weave and wrap forms, and  hear about her previous yarn-based installation in the Creamery district. The installation of SCRAP Humboldt’s “yarn bomb” by local artist, Sierra Leash of Crafty Gigs, will be installed during that weekend as well.

(Re)Work – A Creative Reuse Showcase

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SCRAP Humboldt is proud to feature four Re:Boutique artists who creatively reuse materials in their artwork, during North Coast Open Studios. Learn tips and tricks of how to (Re)Work fabric, wood, metal, and yarn and even, participate in the art making.

Open studios will be hosted in SCRAP Humboldt’s new education space, The (Re)Workshop, which will have it’s official opening ceremony on June 13.

Saturday, May 31

Local actor, artist and member of the Coast Guard, Dmitry Tokarsky of Castaway Creations will bring his industrial and functional art pieces, like lamps, coat racks, and even cutting boards made from the former Eureka High School Gym floor.

Sunday June 1

Athena of Ruin & Redemption, and Mari and Cara of Almond Blossom Arts & Crafts will host a demonstration and trunk show from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Athena’s creativity and resourcefulness is evidenced by her treatment of such fascinating materials like zippers, bicycle tubes and other found objects. You can see her creations adorning a number of the volunteer community at SCRAP Humboldt. Inspired by the organic family farms of Northern California, Almond Blossom Arts & Craft’s, Mari and her sister, Annie (who runs her own farm in Guinda, and used to work for Neukom family farm), hand draw all of their graphics, that adorn their organic and repurposed line of silk screened goods. The designers will be hosting a trunk show, a repurposed jewelry demonstration, and if you bring a stained shirt, you can silk screen one of their graphics over it.

Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8

Local artist Malia Matsumoto will be facilitating a yarn-based workshop, where participants can aid in the creation of her future C street Sculpture in Eureka. Learn to make pom-poms, weave and wrap forms, and  hear about her previous yarn-based installation in the Creamery district. The installation of SCRAP Humboldt’s “yarn bomb” by local artist, Sierra Leash of Crafty Gigs, will be installed during that weekend as well.

 

 

Sign up for Camp SCRAP!

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Sign up for Camp SCRAP!

Where creative kids bring new life to old materials!

Young people will explore the possibilities of all of the discarded materials in the world around us, play games, try experiments, and make quality, useful projects infused with their own artistic ideas.

To learn more about Camp SCRAP or to sign up click here.

Every Day is Earth Day!

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Every Day is Earth Day at SCRAP Humboldt.

 Our mission is to inspire creative reuse and environmentally sustainable behavior by providing educational programs and affordable materials to the community. We have been successfully providing affordable gently-used materials to the community and a small assortment of educational programs to the community, since we started in 2012. Starting, this June we will be fulfilling our complete mission with the expansion of our official Education program and The (Re)Workshop!  Join our monthly newsletter to learn about our upcoming Summer Camps, Workshops, Zero-Waste Birthday Parties and more!

How are you spending Earth Day this year? At SCRAP Humboldt, we will be handing out postcards with the image above (printed on reused paper, of course!), that you can color and mail to your family and friends. Share your ‘Acts of Green’ with the hashtag #actsofgreen and #scraphumboldt . Check out more Acts of Green here.