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September 2020

Trauma-Informed Facilitation for Artists

September 26, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

From this workshop, you will walk away with a trauma-informed toolkit that you can incorporate into your practice right away. Artists are in the business of wearing multiple hats at all times--that of creative, educator, community organizer, entrepreneur, etc. Through our work we often engage people from all walks of life. Developing an understanding of trauma-informed work allows us to engage folks with thoughtfulness and understanding. In this workshop, you’ll get a quick breakdown of the neurobiological effects of trauma,…

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Animated Text .gifs

September 28, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop will introduce you to animation techniques using Procreate 5 on an iPad or tablet. Illustrative text is a powerful form of art. Animating that text can take your message to the next level. This workshop will introduce you to this technique, introducing you to Procreate 5 on an iPad or tablet. Artist Dre Grigoropol will take you through the entire process, from start to finish. Participants will work through exercises to get you inspired, learn Dre's tips and…

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Block Print Pattern Making

September 29, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

In this two part workshop, students will learn how to create patterns with block printing. Part One is September 29th from 7:00-9:00pmPart Two is October 1st from 7:00-9:00pmIn this two part workshop, students will learn how to create patterns with block printing. We will learn basic linoleum cutting and printing techniques. It is a very fun way of printing at home, and can be used on different surfaces including paper and fabric. Participants should come to the first meeting with…

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October 2020

Monthly Mail Art Exchange: October

October 5, 12:00 am - October 31, 12:00 am

Join us each month for a different instructional video, and create an edition of work that can be sent through the mail! The Soapbox invites you to participate in a Mail Art exchange. Join us each month for a different instructional video from one of our member artists, create an edition of work that can be sent through the mail using any technique, and sit back and relax while your mail carrier delivers an assortment of original artwork! This exchange…

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Zines for Survival

October 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a 2-hour workshop on how to make and organize educational, activist, or resource sharing zines. This is a 2 hour workshop on how to make and organize educational, activist, or resource sharing zines. In a world of community care and mutual aid, we all have talents and knowledge to share and offer. With the proliferation of Instagram slideshows and digital guides, how do we translate back into the physical realm and organize our skills into zines for distribution?…

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Watercolor Crown Greeting Card

October 10, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Want to create a unique watercolor greeting card? Join this fun workshop to learn how to mix watercolor painting with book arts. In the workshop, we will paint a beautiful red poppy watercolor painting and make a simple book structure. You can further develop this structure into a zine, a book, or simply leave it a sa greeting card. The best part is that there is no glue involved. Our online classroom environment is welcome to all skill levels, and…

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At-Home “Pandemic” Screenprinting

October 12, 6:00 pm - October 14, 8:00 pm

In this beginning course you will learn the basics of making hand-cut contact paper stencils for screenprinting. Part One is October 12th from 6:00-8:00pmPart Two is October 14th from 6:00-8:00pmIn this beginning course you will learn the basics of making hand-cut contact paper stencils for screenprinting. This low tech system of creating screens can be done at home with inexpensive minimal setup and many tools already in your artist’s tool box. The instruction will cover turning your image into an…

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Critique Group

October 19, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

If you have been making work during quarantine and are eager to get feedback this is for you! If you have been making work during quarantine and are eager to get feedback this is for you! Soapbox Board and studio member Celia will facilitate this crit. All participants will send in their work ahead of time so we can all get familiar beforehand, and dive into it together! Some questions we might endeavor to answer together - is this done?…

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100,000 Folds: A Collaborative Sculpture Project

October 22, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Collaborative Sculpture Project to Commemorate Those Lost by the Coronavirus Pandemic 100,000 Folds seeks to honor and mourn COVID-19 victims through origami. This community sculpture project is folding 100,000 pieces of paper - one for each of the first 100,000 deaths in the United States from the pandemic. The folded paper units will be assembled into larger sculptures to be displayed in Philadelphia upon completion, when it is safe to do so. The Soapbox will be hosting online events…

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Noticing, Naming, Claiming: A Bookmaking and Writing Workshop

October 24, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join us for a bookbinding demo where participants will learn to make journals, then work through a creative writing exercise together! This workshop will start off with a bookbinding demo. You will learn to make quick and easy journals using tackets. The second part of this workshop will focus on filling your journals with your creative energy. Writing is a regenerative way to develop self-understanding and self-compassion. In that spirit, you will be guided through writing exercises intended to get…

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