Arts! Arcata features The Art of Linda Medoff

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The Marsh District – SCRAP Humboldt will host the eclectic and unique creations of local artist, Linda Medoff during the month of October, with an opening reception during Arts! Arcata from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 10th. Linda’s work explores a wide variety of materials like repurposing birth control packs into mermaid scales and building a jellyfish from a discarded lampshade.

Some of Medoff’s happiest early childhood memories are of arranging sticks and stones and making mud pies in  the yard, sorting buttons in the house, and playing with scraps in her father’s  tool shop.  The art shown at SCRAP Humboldt is a part of the work Medoff has produced in the last 8 years, since moving to Arcata. Medoff “makes art because (she) must” and “hopes to uplift, inspire and provoke the creativity in others.“

SCRAP Humboldt at Arcata’s DIY Drought Solutions Workshop

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A free event from 11am-4pm on October 4th, 2014 at the Arcata Community Center. Dig in and learn practical “Do-It Yourself” solutions for your home and garden from the experts!  Everyone is encouraged to attend, especially those with City and Community Service District hookups, spring/stream connections, and domestic well users. The DIY Drought Solutions event features a tradeshow, kids’ activities and presentations with topics including building a rain barrel, greywater systems, groundwater and wells, California groundwater legislation, water diversions, using native plants, permaculture, green infrastructure techniques, and general water conservation information. Click here for a schedule of events.

Monthly After-School Crafternoons!

Young makers create learn to make paper!

Young makers create learn to make paper!

SCRAP Humboldt invites young makers and creators to attend SCRAP’s monthly Crafternoons! On the first Wednesday of each month, from 3:30p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for an affordable fee of $5.00, youth eight years old and up, are invited to work on different creative reuse projects using repurposed materials. Crafternoons begin Wednesday, October 1st and are held SCRAP Humboldt’s creative education studio, The (Re)Workshop, 101 H Street Arcata.

Crafternoons will be focused on the creative reuse of a variety of material types (fabric, wood, plastics, metal) through the exploration of various tools and skills. Crafternoon projects have been developed by SCRAP Humboldt’s Education Program Coordinator, Patti Johnson. Contact her at education@scraphumboldt.org. To learn more about SCRAP’s variety of education program offerings click here. 

Save-the-date for future Crafternoons:

Wednesday, October 1,  3:30pm-5:30pm

Wednesday, November 5, 3:30pm-5:30pm

Wednesday, December 3, 3:30-5:30pm

Did you miss our big sale ?

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I Heart Humboldt String Art on 9/23

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Show your love for Humboldt or California and make a custom string-art piece on reclaimed cork tiles. Sign up here! 

Meow!

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 Share your love for felines and put a cat on it! Make your furry friend a custom cat toy and use our large collection of cat-centric items to put a cat on a card, poster, or bring your own item from home!
Tuesday, September 16, 7-8:30pm $10 (Members $8) Pre-Registration is required. Members must have a current membership and register at SCRAP.
Pre-registration is required and recommended. Sign up here!  

Make a t-shirt Bag!

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This Saturday, September 13 from 11am-noon at SCRAP Humboldt’s The (Re)Workshop, 101 H street, Arcata.

Save your space here! 

In partnership with the City of Arcata’s Reusable Bag Ordinance.

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Jewelry Workshop with Athena Rose

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 Learn to faux solder and transform paper  into wearable art. 

Sign up here! 

SCRAP at the Creamery Art Market!

unnamed-2Join SCRAP for a Back to School Sale at the Creamery District Art Market (in front of the Arcata Playhouse) this Saturday from 9am-1pm. We will be hosting a binder makeover workshop and have loads of cool teacher and student school supplies for sale. If that isn’t enough, venture on down to SCRAP, where you get to be a member-for-a-day and receive 20% discount on all our materials! 

 

Back to School Cool!

Students are returning from summer vacations and teachers are working in their classrooms getting organized; its that time of year. SCRAP Humboldt is not only a great resource for students, but for teachers as well. With affordable and diverse materials, teachers can stock their classrooms without breaking the bank. With our Teacher Membership, teachers receive a 20% discount on materials all year long.

hart“SCRAP is my go-to source for classroom materials and inspiration. They have all sorts of high quality, quirky arty supplies for collaborative projects. Last year, my students adorned paper mache’ cell models with beads, buttons, and fabric from SCRAP. Our lab bins are full of other odds and ends from SCRAP: syringes (without needles!) for experimenting with air pressure, containers for starting seeds, and nature images for creating food webs. Get yourself over to SCRAP and get inspired! It’s great for you, your students, and your community!” – A local middle school teacher

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Classroom organization complete with custom made bags hung below desks. These bags were made from fabric samples.Back to School Poster