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September 2019

New Member Orientation

September 29, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Soapbox, 4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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$20 – $35

Keyholder Member Orientation: 1:00 - 2:30 Open Hours Member Orientation: 1:00 - 2:00 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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October 2019

Paper Anniversary

October 18, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4700 Kingsessing Ave, 4700 Kingsessing Avenue Lower Level, Philadelphia, PA 19143
Philadelphia, PA 19143 US
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Come and celebrate our 1-year anniversary at 4700 Kingsessing!

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Intro to Letterpress

October 19, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 learn the arc of the letterpress process. 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 Studio…

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POST: Philadelphia Open Studio Tours

October 20, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST) offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse at Philadelphia's best and brightest creative minds at work through an approachable, self-guided tour. Join us for POST 2019 and be at the heart of one of the city's largest celebrations of visual art. Soapbox members display their work in printmaking and art books. Tour our studios, talk to member artists, and letterpress print a takeaway. Work by Soapbox members ranges from artist books to screenprinting to letterpress to zines to…

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Arts of Resistance Zine Making Workshop

October 26, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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 event is free and open to ages 16+. Registration is requested. About The Instructor Carolyn Chernoff…

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November 2019

Intro to Screenprinting Full Day Workshop

November 2, 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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New Member Orientation

November 3, 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
The Soapbox, 4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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$20 – $35

Keyholder Member Orientation: 1:00 - 2:30 Open Hours Member Orientation: 1:00 - 2:00 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 Two Day Workshop

November 11, 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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This is a TWO DAY workshop! Ticket purchase qualifies you for both parts of the workshop. Session one will be on 11/11 from 6-9pm. Session two is on 11/12 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 screenprinting. Turn your one-color image into a…

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Philly Zine Fest

November 16, 12:00 pm - November 17, 5:00 pm
The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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Free

Sat & Sun, November 16 - 17, 2019, 12pm - 5pm The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut St., Philadelphia, PA 19104 https://www.phillyzinefest.org/ Philadelphia’s oldest and largest small press festival spans two days this fall. Devoted to the self-published and handmade mini-magazine, Philly Zine Fest brings together zine creators and readers from the local community and beyond. Over 70 writers and makers will share their publications for sale and trade. Since 2002, Philly Zine Fest has created a space for a range of…

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Soapbox Philly Zine Fest Open House & Zine Reading

November 16, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Soapbox, 4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Free

Join us in welcoming Philly Zine Fest participants to The Soapbox. The 7 - 9 PM event will feature hands-on screenprinting (7 - 8pm) and a zine reading (begins at 8pm). Read zines and art books in our library and hobnob with fellow zine makers and zine enthusiasts.

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