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January 2019
Free

Arts of Resistance Workshop/Study Group

January 19, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Soapbox,
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Arts of Resistance explores print media responses to the criminalization of domestic violence, especially the criminalization of survivors of domestic violence. We will use some of the recent Survived & Punished curriculum to explore issues related to social identity, power, white supremacy, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression and the prison industrial complex. We’ll also use and make zines and other creative resistance. This is the first of 4 related workshops. We will meet from 10 AM-noon at the Soapbox…

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Studio Improvements Work Day

January 21, 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Soapbox,
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Off for MLK Day and interested in helping to spiff up our studios? Join us to build furniture, organize and label, clean type, and other tasks needed to get the studio working more smoothly.

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$35

Intro to Screen Printing

January 26, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Soapbox,
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Learn the basics of screenprinting at The Soapbox, from creating a screen to printing. Learn the ins and outs of our screen exposure system and get a feel for the printing process. Discuss how to approach layering and gain the basic skills you need to work during Open Hours. Price Non-Member Registration $35.00 USDMember Registration $30.00 USD  

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$35

Intro to Letterpress

January 27, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Soapbox,
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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NOW FULL. JOIN OUR WAITLIST to be notified if space opens, and when we set the next Intro to Letterpress workshop date. Learn the basics of printing letterpress at The Soapbox, from setting type, to locking up your form on the press, to printing (and cleaning!) using the proof press and Vandercook cylinder press. Other methods of image making will be discussed. Explore our type drawers and gain the basic skills you need to work during Open Hours. Price Non-Member…

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February 2019
20 - 35

New Member Orientation

February 3, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
The Soapbox,
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Keyholder Member Orientation: 12:30 – 2:00 Open Hours Member Orientation: 1:00 – 2:00 All new studio members must complete a Member Orientation before using their membership. Please email us to reserve your spot. Orientation fees are $20 (Open Hours Member) to $35 (Keyholder Member). Details on membership levels and member applications can be found at BECOME A MEMBER!

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$35

Innovative Stab Binding Structures

February 6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Soapbox,
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Stab bindings can be enormously creative and visually distinctive. Learn or review a basic 4-hole stab binding. Then, learn a custom variation, Becca Hirsbrunner’s Star Binding, and discuss how to develop your own patterns. This workshop builds skills for those who have worked with the stab binding before, while being approachable for beginners. Member Level Non-Member Registration $35.00 USDMember Registration $30.00 USD About the instructor: TERESA SILVA is a self-taught artist who works primarily in paper and thread. Her artistic…

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$35

Intro to Screenprinting

February 17, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Soapbox,
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Learn the basics of screenprinting at The Soapbox, from creating a screen to printing. Learn the ins and outs of our screen exposure system and get a feel for the printing process. Discuss how to approach layering and gain the basic skills you need to work during Open Hours. Price Non-Member Registration $35.00 USDMember Registration $30.00 USD

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March 2019
$35

Intro to Hand Papermaking

March 3, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Soapbox,
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Beginning with the mould and deckle, learn the basics of Western hand papermaking: the tools and materials used, the properties of various paper pulps, and the art of pulling sheets of paper. Participants will create 5-10 blank sheets of beautiful handmade paper from cotton and abaca fibers, some with inclusions (embedded flat objects). These papers, once dry, can be used for bookmaking, printmaking, drawing, or they can be finished works of art on their own! Handmade paper takes 24 hours…

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$35

Intro to Screenprinting

March 24, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Soapbox,
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Learn the basics of screenprinting at The Soapbox, from creating a screen to printing. Learn the ins and outs of our screen exposure system and get a feel for the printing process. Discuss how to approach layering and gain the basic skills you need to work during Open Hours. Price Non-Member Registration $35.00 USDMember Registration $30.00 USD

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