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Photocopier Art

August 2, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

In this online class you will receive a basic tutorial about methods of creating photocopier and laser printer art!

In this online class, led by Soapbox Board and Studio Member Celia Jailer, you will receive a basic tutorial about methods of creating photocopier and laser printer art! We will go into the history of this interesting form of printmaking that was largely developed by bored, female office workers, and look at a few important historical works. We will look at work Celia has created on her photocopier from home during the pandemic, and share what we have made with each other. For this workshop you will need access to a printer + phone, or a photocopier, or a scanner. Materials: Access to an all-in-one scanner/printer is recommended, but students can also use a separate scanner and printer, or if that is not available, we will address work arounds with a cell phone camera and printer. Any printer will work for this workshop, laser or inkjet, black and white or color. This online class requires students to have a device to join the class with reliable internet access.

About The Instructor

Celia Jailer is a printmaker with a deep love for letterpress. She is a 2018 graduate of the University of Massachussets, a previous Letterpress Studio Assistant at Penland School of Crafts, and is serving on the Soapbox Board.


$15 Community / $30 Cost of Workshop / $45 Sponsor

In an effort to keep workshops accessible to as many as possible, while compensating our instructors fairly and covering Soapbox costs, we’re pleased to offer a sliding scale. Our “Cost of Workshop” rate is the real cost of our workshop, and we need most people to register at this rate to run the workshop. For those who are able, please consider selecting the “Sponsor” rate to allow someone who cannot afford the real cost to participate. If you are someone experiencing hardship, please register at the “Community” rate. In evaluating where you fall on the scale, we ask you to consider the difference between sacrifice (making trade-offs in my discretionary spending) vs. hardship (paying full cost for this workshop prevents me from meeting basic needs). For further guidance and information, visit http://www.phillysoapbox.org/sliding-scale/.


August 2
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library