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Interivew with SCRAP Gallery Artist Julie Forbes

Interivew with SCRAP Gallery Artist Julie Forbes

Possibilities are everywhere for Portland artist Julie Forbes. Her work ranges from the discovery of lost items found in space to the simultaneous celebration and condemnation of our consumerist society. Forbes’ show, Deep-Space Archeology, is currently on display in the SCRAP’s Red Rover Trailer gallery through September.

1. How did you get into art? Did you go to art school or are you self taught?
I have a degree in Graphic Design from North Carolina State University and have taken… read more »

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Magnet Lion Heads Tutorial

Magnet Lion Heads Tutorial

Magnets are a SCRAP treasure. This versatile craft supply can be used for either functionality or fun. And who doesn’t need a little more cheer on their refrigerator? This craft tutorial would be a delightful gift or a baby shower favor, and it’s a great excuse to dig around in the SCRAP fabric sample bin looking for coordinating fabrics.

Please note: These magnets fall more on the fun than functionality side of the scale. 

Ingredients:
Flat magnets (I’m using round magnets)
Yarn… read more »

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A Summer of Creative Reuse at SCRAP PDX Camps

A Summer of Creative Reuse at SCRAP PDX Camps

Each summer, dozens of Portland kids come take part in our SCRAP Portland summer camps. Students have a hands on exploration of all that is creative reuse, and we aren’t afraid to get our hands covered in color. Creating the next generation of sustainable creative thinkers never looked so fun. (Images after the jump.)

If you are interested in camps or any of our educational opportunities, learn more at the SCRAP website. If you’d like to see more pictures from our summer camps, visit… read more »

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