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August 2020

Tough Talk: Zine Workshop Reading and Reflection

August 9, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Tough Talk is an online Zine Reading. All are welcome! Please register to participate. Tough Talk is a zine workshop that focuses on telling difficult stories. For our 8/9/2020 celebration event, facilitator Carolyn Chernoff and workshop participants will discuss the workshop and share some of the zines they've created. This is a free, online event, but we ask participants to register.For resources on making your own zines about difficult stories, see here: https://padlet.com/artsofresistance/pqpg10y5cxm2wt8s Contact artsofresistancephilly@gmail.com with any comments, questions, or…

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Critique Group

August 10, 6:00 pm - 9:00 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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Make a Book by Hand

August 11, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn to sew a handmade book with stiff covers in this two-session workshop, using either traditional binding materials or upcycled material Part One is August 11 thfrom 6:00-7:00pm Part Two is August 13th from 6:00-8:00pmLearn to sew a handmade book with stiff covers in this two session workshop, using either traditional binding materials or upcycled materials found around the home (a few additional supplies may be needed). We will use a classic sewn-on-tapes stitch that's been used for hundreds of…

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Pandemic Screenprinting

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

In this two-part beginning course, you will learn the basics of making hand-cut contact paper stencils for screenprinting. Part One is August 18th from 6:00-8:00pmPart Two is August 20th 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 toolbox. The instruction will cover turning your image into an…

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September 2020

Soapbox’s Monthly Mail Art Exchange: September

September 7, 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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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A Mask of One’s Own

September 10, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Learn to sew your own face mask by hand and personalize it with imagery or text in this social workshop. Learn to sew your own face mask by hand and personalize it with imagery or text in this social workshop. This workshop is open to all skill levels, but participants should be able to thread a needle and tie a knot. To make your mask, students need fabric (one cotton t-shirt or piece of cotton fabric of equivalent size), sewing…

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Introduction to Watercolor: Botanical Explorations

September 12, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In this two hour watercolor lesson, students will be taught how to paint a delicate wild pansy bouquet. In this two hour watercolor lesson, students will be taught how to paint a delicate wild pansy bouquet. We will go over supplies (color, brushes, paper, and more) and discuss techniques used in creating a work of art from the blank page to a finished piece. First we will go over composing and sketching the bouquet, then we will slowly build the…

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Pandemic Screenprinting

September 14, 6:00 pm - September 16, 8:00 pm

In this beginning course you will learn the basics of making hand-cut contact paper stencils for screenprinting. Part One is September 14th from 6:00-8:00pmPart Two is September 16th 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

September 21, 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

September 24, 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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