Albertine Press

letterpress print shop and boutique for the paper obsessed

 

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!

Interested in gifting a workshop to a friend or loved one? Gift cards are now available for purchase online and in store. We also love working with groups for special events, private workshops, and corporate retreats.

 


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Bubbles and Blooms with YEIOU Paper Objects

Thursday, October 17th, 6:30-8pm; $35

Join us for a festive evening of paper crafting and bubbly drinks! Learn how to create gorgeous paper flowers, perfect for seasonal home decor or gift embellishments! We'll have a few bottles of bubbly on hand, and some snacks to fuel our crafting. Abigail of Yeiou Paper Objects will demonstrate a variety of techniques so you can really make your flowers your own!

Abigail McMurray is a local designer and paper engineer who loves to push the boundaries of what can be accomplished with card stock and double-stick tape.


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Intro to Brush Lettering with We’re Into It

Tuesday, October 22nd, 6:30-8:30pm; $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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Inmanween

Friday, October 25th, 3-7pm; FREE!

Bring your little Bats and Ghouls out and about for treats of all kinds! Stop by your favorite local businesses in Inman Square for Trick-or-Treating, face painting, and much more! We’ll have non-food options for diet-sensitive littles.


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Wreath Making with Studio Carta

Saturday, November 2nd, 10am-12pm; $85

A wreath is a symbol of wholeness in our homes and in our lives. You’ll learn to make wreaths not just for the holidays, but for all seasons, utilizing fresh herbs and greens that dry beautifully. Of course, as part of the class, you will be able to choose from a selection of Studio Carta cotton ribbon for the final touch of the wreath bow. You will return home with a completed wreath and the skills to make countless more. Wreath making can be a meditative experience, as well as a great activity to share with friends and family.

For many years, Melissa Chao from Studio Carta has been making wreaths with careful styling and unique and seasonal materials.


Image courtesy of Sip and Script

Image courtesy of Sip and Script

Modern Calligraphy with Sip & Script

Tuesday, November 5th, 6:30-8:00pm; $75

Join Sip and Script for a creative evening of pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or a just crafty gal, this workshop you’ll be learning an introduction of modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. We will cover all the basics and get you ready to add those special lettered details to your snail mail, wedding paper goods, home decor and more!

Class includes instruction and demonstration, our beginner’s calligraphy kit (two nibs, black ink, straight pen holder and two alphabet guides), and all writing materials. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the class. Let’s get scripting!


Image courtesy of Yeiou Paper Objects

Image courtesy of Yeiou Paper Objects

Shadow Boxes with Yeiou Paper Objects
Inman Square 2nd Thursdays

Thursday, November 14th, 7-8:30pm; $75

Join us for some shadow box action with Abigail from Yeiou Paper Objects. You’ll have the opportunity to use Abigail’s city stencils or choose to create your own stencil and background to personalize your very own shadow box. All materials, including the frame, will be supplied and you will be able to bring home everything you create to celebrate your own creative city love!

Abigail McMurray is a local designer and paper engineer who loves to push the boundaries of what can be accomplished with card stock and double-stick tape.

While you’re here… stop by Inman Square 2nd Thursdays to eat, shop and explore!


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Intro to Letterpress

Saturday, November 16th, 10am-12pm; $75

** Held at Reflex Letterpress, 523 Medford Street, Charlestown, MA **

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.


Image courtesy of Sip and Script

Image courtesy of Sip and Script

Modern Calligraphy with Sip & Script
Inman Square 2nd Thursdays

Thursday, December 12th, 6:30-8:00pm; $75

Join Sip and Script for a creative evening of pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or a just crafty soul, in this workshop you’ll be learning an introduction of modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. We will cover all the basics and get you ready to add those special lettered details to your snail mail, wedding paper goods, home decor and more! In addition to paper products, you’ll have an opportunity to decorate a holiday ornament to keep or gift.

Class includes instruction and demonstration, our beginner’s calligraphy kit (two nibs, black ink, straight pen holder and two alphabet guides), and all writing materials. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the class. Let’s get scripting!

While you’re here… stop by Inman Square 2nd Thursdays to eat, shop and explore!


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Letterpress Holiday Gifts

Saturday, December 14th, 10am-12pm; $75

** Held at Reflex Letterpress, 523 Medford Street, Charlestown, MA **

Ho Ho Holiday gift time - create handmade gifts with the craft of letterpress! Students 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. Attendees will also learn some of the history of letterpress printing, the current renaissance in letterpress, and how the instructor came to work with letterpress. Participants will create and take home printed paper gifts of their own creation.