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September 2021

Shibori On Paper

September 30, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this online class, students will learn to fold paper and dye at home to create beautiful color patterns.Join fiber artist Johanna Marshall to explore how the Japanese art of resist-dyed fabric can be applied to paper. In this online class, students will learn to fold paper and dye at home to create beautiful color patterns. Supplies needed include: absorbent tissue paper and paper towels; any type of clamp, such as binder clips or clothespins; small objects for clamping, such…

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October 2021

Intro to Screenprinting

October 9, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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An Introduction to Screenprinting at the Soapbox Community Print Shop and Zine Library in West Philadelphia.In this beginning course you will learn the basics of screenprinting. Participants will bring a prepared image and we will provide all the materials, tools and training. Learn the protocol of our printshop and darkroom, as well as health and safety standards for screenprinting. Turn your one-color image into a screen and print an edition of posters, greeting cards or even t-shirts! With the completion…

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Introduction to Letterpress Printing

October 16, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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An Introduction to Setting Type and Printing on a Vandercook Press at the Soapbox Community Print Shop & Zine Library.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. A materials fee coveres paper,…

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Soapbox Critique Club

October 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Share your art in a safe, supportive environment! Gain experience talking about your art process and receive constructive criticism.Share your art in a safe, supportive environment! Gain experience talking about your art process and practice, receive constructive criticism about your work, give helpful feedback to other artists, and gain insight and inspiration for current and future projects. Hosted by Soapbox member Corey Bechelli, who draws comics, makes zines, and can talk about art with other creative people for hours on…

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100,000 Folds: A Collaborative Sculpture Project

October 21, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join 100,000 Folds in honoring and mourning COVID-19 victims through origami.Join 100,000 Folds in honoring and mourning 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. During this event, gather virtually with artist Joanna Hutchinson to learn to make the folded pieces, and build community while folding with others. The folded paper units will be assembled into larger sculptures…

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Introduction to Papermaking

October 23, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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An Introduction to Making Paper at the Soapbox Community Print Shop & Zine Library.In this introductory course you will learn the basics of western-style papermaking including sheet forming, and how to easily modify moulds to create different shaped sheets, as well as proper studio cleanup. A materials fee covers pre-beaten cotton/abaca pulp, as well as use of moulds, deckles, felts, and drying system. Students will need to pick up dry paper from the studio the following week.Please note: We require…

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Hand Drawn Text .gifs

October 26, 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 tricks…

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November 2021

Stitching On Paper

November 1, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In this online class, students will learn to draw in thread on paper.Join fiber artist Johanna Marshall to learn to letter and draw in thread on paper. We’ll practice three stitches that you can use to embellish art paper with texture and pattern. Supplies needed include: heavy paper, such as watercolor paper; image(s) to work from, such as a photograph, magazine, or drawing; embroidery thread or floss of your choice; thin, sharp sewing needle with an eye large enough for…

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Intro to Screenprinting

November 6, 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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An Introduction to Screenprinting at the Soapbox Community Print Shop and Zine Library in West Philadelphia.In this beginning course you will learn the basics of screenprinting. Participants will bring a prepared image and we will provide all the materials, tools and training. Learn the protocol of our printshop and darkroom, as well as health and safety standards for screenprinting. Turn your one-color image into a screen and print an edition of posters, greeting cards or even t-shirts! With the completion…

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Digital PerZines

November 9, 6:00 pm - November 16, 8:00 pm

Take this two day zine workshop and create an 8-page digital zine.Part One is Tuesday, November 9 from 6:00-8:00pm Eastern TimePart Two is Tuesday, November 16 from 6:00-8:00pm Eastern TimeA PerZine, or Personal Zine, is a zine that deals with issues directly related to the author. In this workshop, students will create an 8-page digital zine. You will personalize the pages of your zine through a series of prompts that explore your pandemic lifestyle, then lay out your pages using…

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