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Intro to Papermaking

October 1, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

An introduction to making paper at the Soapbox Community Print Shop & Zine Library.

About This Event

In this introductory course you will learn the basics of western-style papermaking including sheet forming, and how to easily modify moulds to create different shaped sheets, as well as proper studio cleanup. A materials fee covers pre-beaten cotton/abaca pulp, as well as use of moulds, deckles, felts, and drying system. Students will need to pick up dry paper from the studio the following week.

Please note: We require all visitors to the Soapbox wear masks, regardless of their vaccination status. The instructor reserves the right to ask you to leave if you do not comply.

About the Instructor

Olivia Caro is a current Board Member at the Soapbox, whose work in papermaking and book arts focuses on themes of identity and home. They are a teaching artist fellow with ArtistYear, and have assisted with and taught workshops at the Soapbox, Penland School of Crafts, Atlanta Printmakers Studio, the Dallas GA Public Library, and Grinnell College.


$40 for Current Members of the Soapbox/$45 for Non-Members

Plus a $10 materials fee that covers pre-beaten cotton/abaca pulp and use of our equipment.


October 1, 2022
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


The Soapbox: Community Print Shop & Zine Library
4700 Kingsessing Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States