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October 2016

Letters for Zora at the Writers Room at the Dornsife Center

October 22, 2016, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

As part of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, the Writers Room at Drexel's Dornsife Center is hosting a series of events and workshops dedicated to the work of Zora Neale Hurston. On October 22, The Soapbox will lead participants in letterpress printing covers for a collaborative zine entitled "Letters for Zora." Letterpress printing combines art and writing, using block letter-forms and ink to transfer text with a range of looks to the page. Embracing the spirit of…

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April 2017

Science in the National Park Printing

April 27, 2017, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Franklin Court, 322 Market Street (rear)
Philadelphia, PA United States
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Free

Join The Soapbox at Science in the National Park on Thursday, April 27. We'll be outside the Ben Franklin Print Shop at 3rd and Market (enter from either Market or Chestnut between 3rd & 4th Streets) with a hands on printmaking activity, demonstrating how Philadelphia's most famous scientist spread the news!

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December 2017

Letterpress Card Making Party & Open Hours

December 3, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Soapbox at May Street, 1323 S. May St.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Join us as we celebrate our temporary space at 1323 S. May St. Print some holiday cards on the Signmaker letterpress (suggested printing donation $5-$10), join us for a cup of tea and browse the zine library, or pick up a workshop calendar for the coming winter. We look forward to seeing you!

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January 2018

Letterpress Techniques Workshop & Open Hours

January 21, 2018, 1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Soapbox at May Street, 1323 S. May St.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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WORKSHOP: Design and print your own postcard-size prints using a paper collage-based image making technique called pressure printing combined with wood type. We will be printing on the Line-o-scribe Signmaker press in our May St studio. With co-founder Mary Tasillo. $35 - limited space. Register in advance at www.phillysoapbox.org/register-for-workshops/ OPEN HOURS: Browse our library holdings and learn about upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. Also check our blog’s Featured Zine section to get a preview of some items in our collection,…

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January 2019

Intro to Letterpress – FULL

January 27, 2019, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Soapbox, 4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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$35

NOW FULL. JOIN OUR WAITLIST to be notified if space opens, and when we set the next Intro to Letterpress workshop date. 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. Price Non-Member…

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April 2019

Intro to Letterpress – April 6 & 13

April 6, 2019, 10:00 am - April 13, 2019, 1:00 pm
The Soapbox, 4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Learn the basics of printing letterpress at The Soapbox in this two-sesion workshop, 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. Saturday, April 6, 10am - 1pm & Saturday, April 13, 10am - 1pm Participants will be able to come back…

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June 2019

Work Day / Workshop – Letterpress Workshop!

June 1, 2019, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Soapbox, 4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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Free

The Soapbox is proud to announce that we will be holding our first Work Day/ Workshop event! 10 community members will donate two hours of their time to complete some of the urgent projects needed in the studio in exchange for a FREE three hour introductory letterpress workshop taught by Celia Jailer (Soapbox studio and board member). In this workshop you will learn the basics of setting type, locking up, inking, and using a Vandercook Press, and creating multilayered registration.…

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July 2019

A Taste of Letterpress

July 18, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Soapbox, 4700 Kingsessing Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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$35

Get a taste for letterpress printing in this evening workshop! Learn about the basics of letterpress, from setting type, to locking up your form on the press, to printing (and cleaning!) using the letterpress in this Make & Take class. With artist and Soapbox member Marisha Simons. With Marisha Simons. Marisha Simons teaches Letterpress at the University of the Arts and Tyler School of Art, is owner of Marisha Simons Designs, and is a studio holder at The Soapbox. No…

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