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!

 


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Intro to Letterpress

Saturday, August  25, 10:00am-2:00pm, $75
enrollment limited to six students

Learn the basics of creating with 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. 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. Attendees will take home a set of monogrammed A-2 notecards and a set of A-2 calling cards.

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


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Relief Printmaking

Saturday, August  25, 2:00-6:00pm, $120
enrollment limited to six students

In this workshop, participants will carve a small linoleum block with a simple image, proof the block on a letterpress and make alterations until satisfied. The attendees will then use the image to create another linoleum block for carving additional detail for printing in another color. Finally, both blocks will be printed and registered to create a small, two-color edition.

Two 5″ x 7″ linoleum blocks are included in the class cost. Attendees may  bring their own carving tools or use tools available at the press.

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


End of Summer Kids' Crafternoons

Tuesday, August  28th - Thursday, August 30th, 4:00-5:00pm, $20/day or $50/all three

During our End of Summer Crafternoon series, kids will join us in exploring all kinds of paper crafts, includng origami, paper flowers, bookbinding, collage and more! Spend one, two, or three fun afternoons getting your craft on before the start of school. Our kids' workshops are recommended for ages 7 and above and include one participating adult. Additional kids per family are $10 per day.

AbigailMcMurray 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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Intermediate Modern Brush Lettering

Thursday, September  20, 6:00-8:30pm, $80

Are you looking to enhance your lettering skills by learning more about flourishes, composition, and different modern lettering styles? Join Amelia and Natasha of We're Into It for an in depth, intermediate level lettering workshop. If you already know the basics of brush lettering and have some practice time under your belt, this workshop will help you take your work from basic to unbelievable! It's also a great follow-up for students who have attended our past introductory level events. Registration includes 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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Cambridge Open Studios

September 29 & 30, 12:00 - 6:00pm

Stay tuned for more details as September approaches!


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Intro to Brush Lettering

Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:00-8:00pm, $70

Join Amelia & Natasha of We're Into It for a workshop to learn the basics of hand lettering with brush pens. Come learn how to add hand lettered details to your snail mail, stationery, home decor, DIY gifts, wedding materials, and more! Registration includes 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.