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March 2021

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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Double Needle Coptic

April 17, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join this two hour workshop to learn the Double Needle Coptic binding and make strong books that can withstand rough use.The classic single needle Coptic binding produces strong, long lasting books that open 360°. By using two needles at once and eliminating the link stitches, the Double Needle Coptic binding produces even stronger books that can withstand a lot of rough use while retaining flexibility. It is also a very useful stitch for those making small books as you can…

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100,000 Folds: A Collaborative Sculpture Project

April 22, 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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Introduction to Papercutting

April 24, 10:30 am - 1:30 pm

In this three hour workshop, students will work with renowned Baltimore-Based artist Rosa Leff to learn the art of Papercutting.In this three hour workshop, students will work with renowned Baltimore-Based artist Rosa Leff to learn the art of Papercutting. Leff will guide students through the creation of their own cut paper landscape using X-Acto Knives and a photograph. This introductory course, open to all levels, will leave students with the basic skills to pursue their own papercut work in the…

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May 2021

Hand Drawn Text .gifs

May 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This workshop will introduce you to animation techniques using Procreate 5 on an iPad or tablet.Illustrative text is a powerful form of art. Animating that text can take your message to the next level. This workshop will introduce you to this technique, introducing you to Procreate 5 on an iPad or tablet. Artist Dre Grigoropol will take you through the entire process, from start to finish. Participants will work through exercises to get you inspired, learn Dre's tips and tricks…

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Watercolor Mother’s Day Pop-Up Card

May 8, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Want to create a unique watercolor Mother's Day card? Join this fun two hour workshop use watercolor painting to create a pop-up card.In this two hour watercolor lesson, students will be taught how to paint a lovely red poppy bouquet and create a pop-up Mother's Day Card. 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…

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Zines for Survival

May 17, 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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