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March 2021

Suminagashi and Paper Marbling

March 9, 6:00 pm - March 11, 8:00 pm

Take this two day paper marbling class, one of the most calming and meditative art processes.Part One is March 9th from 6:00-8:00pmPart Two is March 11th from 6:00-8:00pmFeeling overwhelmed with everything that is going on in the world? Need a moment of Zen? Take this two day paper marbling class, one of the most calming and meditative art processes. It will bring joy without too much intense thinking. This class is great for everyone, whether you are new to art,…

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Cozy Feet: Sock Darning

March 10, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Stay warm and cozy this winter and learn how to mend your socks (and other worn items).Stay warm and cozy this winter and learn how to mend your socks (and other worn items). The class will introduce participants to the craft of mending, with a focus on darning socks. Participants will start their own darning projects during the class, and have time to discuss and reflect on the wider impact of small changes. Wool sock with holes, yarn/tapestry needle with…

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Recycled Shrinky Dinks

March 13, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how to turn your plastic food packaging into art!Learn how to turn your plastic food packaging into art! In this workshop, we will recycle #6 plastic into shrinky dinks using your home oven. #6 plastics can not be recycled, so this workshop will keep your trash from the landfill and turn it into treasures that can be made into jewelry, charms, keychains, and more! You will need a supply of clean, #6 plastic. Look for the #6 imprinted on…

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Zines for Survival

March 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This is a 2-hour workshop on how to make and organize educational, activist, or resource sharing zines.This is a 2 hour workshop on how to make and organize educational, activist, or resource sharing zines. In a world of community care and mutual aid, we all have talents and knowledge to share and offer. With the proliferation of Instagram slideshows and digital guides, how do we translate back into the physical realm and organize our skills into zines for distribution? In…

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100,000 Folds: A Collaborative Sculpture Project

March 18, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Collaborative Sculpture Project to Commemorate Those Lost by the Coronavirus PandemicJoin 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…

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Stab Bindings

March 20, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Both cathartic and simple, stab bindings are an efficient way to produce elegant books.Both cathartic and simple, stab bindings are an efficient way to produce elegant books. Stab binding is a family of book binding techniques used for over two thousand years in most of East and Southeast Asia. Using thread to wrap around the spines, Asian stab bindings are an ideal way to bind loose sheets of paper together securely and thus are a very useful skill for zinemakers,…

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Soapbox Movie Night: Moxie Watch Party

March 26, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come help celebrate The Soapbox’s tenth anniversary by remotely joining us to watch the new film Moxie.Come help celebrate The Soapbox’s tenth anniversary by remotely joining us to watch the new film Moxie on Friday, March 26 from 8-10 PM via Teleparty. We are very excited to see a film that features zines so prominently as a tool for creative expression and activism.Let’s watch, chat, snark, get nostalgic, and critique in a group chat as we watch this film about…

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April 2021

Drypoint Etching with Recycled Materials

April 12, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This 2-hour workshop will introduce students to a non-toxic form of intaglio printmaking using recycled materials that can be found at home.Do you miss printmaking but are stuck at home without a press? Interested in learning intaglio methods, but intimidated by the costs and materials? This workshop will introduce students to a non-toxic form of intaglio printmaking using recycled materials that can be found at home. Using cardboard milk cartons, students will learn how to make a drypoint etching at…

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The Soapbox at Philadelphia Open Studio Tours – WEST

April 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, is the largest tour of artist studios and creative workspaces in the region and one of the premier open studio tour events in the country. This April, POST is moving online to continue connecting Philadelphia studio artists with a passionate audience of art enthusiasts all around the country! The Soapbox…

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The Soapbox at Philadelphia Open Studio Tours – WEST

April 14, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Join us for Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists.Philadelphia Open Studio Tours (POST), a program of The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, is the largest tour of artist studios and creative workspaces in the region and one of the premier open studio tour events in the country. This April, POST is moving online to continue connecting Philadelphia studio artists with a passionate audience of art enthusiasts all around the country! The Soapbox…

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