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!
Ready or Not! :: Opening Weekend Festivities
Saturday, December 2nd, 10am-6pm FREE
Sunday, December 3rd, 11am-4pm FREE
We're not sure the lighting will be fully installed, and there's still some furniture to be delivered, but we just can't wait to invite you into our new space! Print your own keepsake on one of our antique presses, make a little paper craft in our new workshop, and check out all of the fantastic stationery and gifting goodness we have stocked in our new retail store.
Throughout the weekend we'll have live calligraphy and gift wrap demos, swag bags for our first ten customers each day, and the chance to win a seat at one of our upcoming calligraphy nights. Come help us celebrate our new home in Inman Square!!!
Calligraphy Night :: Brush Marker Lettering
Wednesday, December 6, 6:30-9pm, $75
No experience necessary! Learn the basics of brush marker lettering with calligrapher Emily Gallardo on Wednesday, December 6th, 6:30-9pm. Spend the evening testing out new techniques, experimenting with a variety of markers, and create your own cards to take home and share. All materials provided.
Print Your Own :: Note Cards
Saturday, December 9, 12-4pm, $40
In this fifteen-minute micro-letterpress experience you'll learn how one of our antique presses operates and then crank out your own set of 25 note cards by hand. Pair them with a selection of colored envelopes and have a fantastic gift or personal stash of notes for all occasions! Please register for a specific time window, as press availability is limited to one person at a time. Walk-ins welcome but may have a wait time.
Family Book Event :: Windows
Sunday, December 10, 1:30-2:30pm, FREE
Kids and their grownups are invited to join local author Julia Denos and illustrator (letterpress printer and former member of team Albertine) Emily Goodale for a reading of their new children's book, Windows. Hear how the team created the book from start to finish, then head over to our antique presses to print your own Windows illustration to color and keep. A book signing will follow.
This event is free, but please sign up so we can plan materials for the activity.
Handmade Holiday :: Hand Printed Gift Wrap
Tuesday, December 12, 7-9pm, $40
Carve your own stamp designs and then use them to create patterned gift wrap, tags, and cards - perfect for a handmade holiday! Led by our own printer and bookbinder Sylvia Tomayko-Peters, each participant will carve their own stamp and take home several sheets of kraft wrap and other projects. All materials provided. Limited to 12 participants.
Holiday Calligraphy Night :: An Intro to Pointed Pen
Thursday, December 14th, 7-8:30pm, $75
Bring some scripted flourish to your holidays with an evening of projects with pointed pen! Join Boston calligrapher Liz Roessler in our studio on Thursday, December 14, from 7:00-8:30pm to learn the basics of pointed pen calligraphy and apply your newfound skills to hand-lettered wrap, tags, and frame-able quotes for unique holiday gifting. Limited to 15 participants.
Print Your Own :: Note Cards
Saturday, December 16, 12-4pm, $40
In this fifteen-minute micro-letterpress experience you'll learn how one of our antique presses operates and then crank out your own set of 25 note cards by hand. Crank out your own set of 25 note cards by hand on one of our antique presses. Pair them with a selection of colored envelopes and have a fantastic gift or personal stash of notes for all occasions! Please register for a specific time window, as press availability is limited to one person at a time. Walk-ins welcome but may have a wait time.
Sunday, December 17, 11-5pm, FREE
Organized by our neighbors at Gather Here, celebrate the makers of Inman Square at a holiday market featuring over 40 local craftspeople. Our doors will be open and we'll be doing printing demos as well as hosting several other makers in our space. If that wasn't sweet enough, you can also get your annual cookie fix from a local Cambridge Girl Scout Troop - just in the for the holidays!