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March 2019
Free

Arts of Resistance Workshop / Study Group

March 23, 10:00 am - 1:00 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 third of 4 related workshops: our March meeting. We meet from 10 AM-1 PM…

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35/30

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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Free

Edible Book Festival

March 30, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Soapbox,
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Join us, in collaboration with Philadelphia Center for the Book, for an Edible Book Festival. You are invited to contribute an Edible Book (and compete for prizes!) or to come to eat, vote for your favorites, and enjoy. What is an Edible Book? Visit www.books2eat.beatricecoron.com for ideas and inspiration.  

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20 - 35

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION

March 31, 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
The Soapbox,
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Keyholder Member Orientation: 12:30 – 2:30 Open Hours Member Orientation: 1:00 – 2:30 All new studio members must complete a Member Orientation before using their membership. Please email us to reserve your spot, and apply for membership, in advance, at the link that follows. 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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April 2019

Intro to Letterpress – April 6 & 13

April 6, 10:00 am - April 13, 1:00 pm
The Soapbox,
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Learn the basics of printing letterpress at The Soapbox in this two-sesion workshop, 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. Saturday, April 6, 10am – 1pm & Saturday, April 13, 10am – 1pm Participants will be able to come back…

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$35

Digital Tablet Art for Books & Zines with Dre Grigoropol

April 18, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Soapbox,
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Explore techniques in digital drawing and image creation with artist and cartoonist Dre Grigoropol. Dre will walk participants through MediBang Paint, a free comics creation and digital painting program – a professional favorite that can be used on any device of computer. Participants are asked to bring their own tablet and stylus. Consider how this program can be used to create zines, books, and for planning prints. Pricing Non-Member Price $35.00 USDMember Price $30.00 USD Dre Grigoropol is an illustrator…

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Free

Arts of Resistance Workshop / Study Group

April 27, 10:00 am - 1:00 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 fourth of 4 related workshops: our April meeting. We meet from 10 AM-1 PM…

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May 2019
35/30

Intro to Desktop Publishing for Zines & Books

May 30, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Soapbox,
4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Learn the ins and outs of producing a zine digitally using freely available desktop publishing software with artist and zine-maker Corey Bechelli. While collaborating on an 8-page zine, use source files to lay out text and images, determine correct imposition, and review the various file formats needed to generate a print-ready document. Support your work in zine and book making by exploring free digital tools such as Scribus to create electronic files for printing commercially or at home. Participants are…

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