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December 2019

New Member Orientation

December 4, 2019, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Keyholder Member Orientation: 7:00 - 8:30 Open Hours Member Orientation: 7:00 - 8:00 All new studio members must complete a Member Orientation before using their membership. Please email us to reserve your spot, and apply for membership. Details on membership levels and member applications can be found at BECOME A MEMBER! Once your membership application has been approved, we will issue an invoice for orientation, payable in advance or at orientation. Orientation fees are $20 (Open Hours Member) to $35…

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Intro to Screenprinting Full Day Workshop

December 7, 2019, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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In this 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 of this beginner course, students will be prepared to take more specialized, intermediate courses in…

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Arts of Resistance Zine Launch Party

December 12, 2019, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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Join us for cake and coffee and a party to celebrate the release of the Arts of Resistance collaborative zine. Arts of Resistance is an ongoing workshop/study group dedicated to supporting criminalized survivors of domestic violence, facilitated by Carolyn Chernoff. Thanks to a grant from Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation & Small But Mighty Arts, we are able to print a limited full-color edition of our artwork responding to the criminalization of survivors of domestic violence based on work from Survived…

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Letterpress Holiday Cards

December 13, 2019, 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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Join us to print your own holiday greetings! You'll 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.  Soapbox Members Apply the code "SoapboxMember" at checkout for a $5 discount! About The Instructor Celia Jailer is a printmaker with a deep love for letterpress. She is a 2018 graduate of the University of Massachussets, a previous Letterpress…

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Long Stitch Bookbinding Workshop

December 14, 2019, 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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This historical binding is a quick and beautiful way to make a sketchbook or journal with multiple signatures. Students will learn a basic stitch and variations to explore independently. Walk away with a sewing card and two different styles of journals, plus the confidence to make many more books. Soapbox Members Apply the code "SoapboxMember" at checkout for a $5 discount! About The Instructor Amanda D'Amico is a book artist working under the imprint Tiny Revolutionary Press. She teaches at…

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Letterpress Holiday Cards Drop-In

December 15, 2019, 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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Drop in to the Soapbox Print Shop and Zine Library to print some last-minute holiday cards! Our talented Fellows will be doing demonstrations on our Letterpress Equipment, and participants can print their own holiday greetings! Visit with other Soapbox community members, tour our shop, and read some zines while You're here to get into the holiday spirit. We'll also have our 2020 Soapbox calendar with custom community artwork for sale on-site! Your advance registration at $18 includes 20 cards to…

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Closed for Winter Break

December 25, 2019, 8:00 am - January 5, 2020, 5:00 pm

Enjoy a cozy turn of the New Year. We'll see you in 2020!

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January 2020

Membership Information Session

January 8, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
4700 Kingsessing Ave, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue Lower Level, 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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Intro to Screenprinting Full Day Workshop

January 11, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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In this 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 of this beginner course, students will be prepared to take more specialized, intermediate courses. Students…

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Cancelled: Intro to Letterpress

January 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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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 Mary Tasillo is co-founder of The Soapbox and…

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