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February 2020

Intro to Letterpress

February 24, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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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, ink, and other consumables for an introductory project. About The Instructor Celia Jailer is a printmaker with a deep…

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March 2020

Membership Information Session

March 1, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue entrance on 47th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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Want to learn more about joining The Soapbox studio to work on your own projects? Join us for an information session to get a full tour of our studio and find out everything you wanted to know about how our membership works, while meeting other prospective and new members. Topics include: what we offer, an explanation of membership types, which supplies the studio supplies, a review of our membership agreement, and an overview of our orientation process. Attendance is required…

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POSTPONED: Intro to Screenprinting Two Day Workshop

March 12, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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POSTPONED. Stay tuned for future dates. This is a TWO DAY workshop! Ticket purchase qualifies you for both parts of the workshop. Session one will be on 3/12 from 6-9pm. Session two is on 3/19 from 6-9pm. 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…

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Membership Information Session

March 29, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue entrance on 47th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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Want to learn more about joining The Soapbox studio to work on your own projects? Join us for an information session to get a full tour of our studio and find out everything you wanted to know about how our membership works, while meeting other prospective and new members. Topics include: what we offer, an explanation of membership types, which supplies the studio supplies, a review of our membership agreement, and an overview of our orientation process. Attendance is required…

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April 2020

Postponed: Edible Book Festival

April 18, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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STAY TUNED FOR A RESCHEDULED DATE. We look forward to sharing edible books with you when it is safe to gather. The Soapbox Community Print Shop and Zine Library is pleased to partner once again with the Philadelphia Center for the Book to host the Edible Book Festival, an event celebrated by bibliophiles and gastronomes alike. The International Edible Book Festival is held worldwide, around the beginning of April, in part to celebrate the birthday of French Gastronome Jean Anthelme…

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Postponed: Papermaking Workshop

April 20, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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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.   About The Instructor Olivia Caro is a current fellow at the Soapbox, whose work in…

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Postponed: Tough Talk: Telling Difficult Stories Through Zines

April 25, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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We look forward to sharing a new date once it is safe to gather. Carolyn Chernoff, MSEd., PhD, is a media artist, activist, and educator. With roots in domestic and dating violence prevention and conflict resolution work, Carolyn is the facilitator of Arts of Resistance, a collaborative zine workshop about supporting criminalized survivors of domestic violence (https://issuu.com/carolyn.chernoff/docs/aorbrief). An experienced educator, Carolyn has been a sociology professor at Skidmore College and Muhlenberg College, and most recently, graduate faculty in socially engaged…

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May 2020

Membership Information Session

May 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue entrance on 47th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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Please note that these sessions will be held remotely via video call until we are safely re-opened for small group sessions. Want to learn more about joining The Soapbox studio to work on your own projects? Join us for an information session to get a full tour of our studio and find out everything you wanted to know about how our membership works, while meeting other prospective and new members. Topics include: what we offer, an explanation of membership types,…

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June 2020

Membership Information Session

June 7, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue entrance on 47th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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Please note that these sessions will be held remotely via video call until we are safely re-opened for small group sessions. Want to learn more about joining The Soapbox studio to work on your own projects? Join us for an information session to get a full tour of our studio and find out everything you wanted to know about how our membership works, while meeting other prospective and new members. Topics include: what we offer, an explanation of membership types,…

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Membership Information Session

June 28, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue entrance on 47th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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Please note that these sessions will be held remotely via video call until we are safely re-opened for small group sessions. Want to learn more about joining The Soapbox studio to work on your own projects? Join us for an information session to get a full tour of our studio and find out everything you wanted to know about how our membership works, while meeting other prospective and new members. Topics include: what we offer, an explanation of membership types,…

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