Albertine Press

 

Workshops & Special Events

We are excited to offer a wide variety of workshops, readings, and other special events in our studio. Let's share some space, get creative, and start some great conversations together!

 


Cigar Box Coptic Journal

Cigar Box Coptic Stitch Journals

Saturday, June 29th, 10am-2pm, $80

In this four-hour intensive, participants will use a Coptic stitch binding method that dates back to the second century to create a unique and sturdy journal made from repurposed cigar boxes. Bookbinder Richard Pollock-Nelson will supply students with a variety of boxes to choose from and teach his own developed two-needle variation of the coptic stitch to design a strong book that opens flat for easy writing or sketching. Enrollment limited to six participants.


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Intro to Brush Lettering

Thursday, July 11th, 6-8pm, $70

If you've ever wanted to try your hand at brush lettering, what better way than in a relaxed, small group setting with a glass of wine in hand. Amelia & Natasha of We're Into It will lead you through this workshop to learn the basics of hand lettering with brush pens.

All materials are included in registration, including a take-home kit of all the brush lettering materials you need to get started – brush lettering workbook, a set of brush lettering pens, materials to create a custom piece, and a personalized gift.


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Intro to Letterpress

Saturday, July 27th, 10am-2pm, $75
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Sunday, August 25th, 10am-2pm,, $75

Learn to print with hand-set type! Attendees will learn type composition with real lead letters, proper lead form setup and page layout, how to set up, use and clean a Vandercook proofing press, and how to trim the prints to size. The focus will be on technical skill with an eye for producing a beautiful result while also learning some of the history of letterpress printing and the current renaissance in letterpress. Every participant will take home a set of monogrammed A2 note cards and a set of personalized calling cards.