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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Print Your Own Postcard

April 15, 12-4pm, free

Get a behind-the-scenes look at a letterpress print studio and crank away on one of our antique presses to print your very own postcard as a commemorative keepsake from this year's Cambridge Science Festival. All ages welcome!

Modular Origami Workshop

Modular Origami

April 17 & 18, two sessions each day, 3:30-4:30pm, 6-7pm, $15

Participants in this family-friendly workshop will learn how to use traditional paper folding techniques to create intricate icosahedra and other geometric structures. Each session will focus on a different structure, so come to one or all four! Enrollment limited to 12 students per session. Suitable for ages 8 and above.

Geometric Structures in Bookbinding

Geometric Structures in Bookbinding

April 19, 6:30-8:30pm, $55

Explore innovative folded bookbinding structures and bind your own set of books in a playful exploration of geometric book design. No experience necessary. Enrollment limited to 12 students.  Suitable for ages 12 and above.

Field Journals

Build Your Own Field Journal

April 22, four sessions, 11am-12pm, 12:30-1:30pm, 2-3pm, 3:30-4:30pm, $20

Participants in each one hour workshop will have the opportunity to build their own field journal from start to finish. Print the cover on our antique press, then fold and assemble the interior pages with a saddle stitch staple, and finally trim the book and round the corners for a soft-cover journal to record all of your observations, ideas, and sketches about the world around you. Limited to 10 participants in each time slot. Family friendly.


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Sip & Script Calligraphy Night

Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-8:00pm, $75

Whether you're a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or a just crafty gal, Join Sip & Script for an introduction to modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. The workshop 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 a take home beginner’s calligraphy kit, writing materials, light snacks and refreshments.


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Mother's Day Flower Pop-up

Saturday, May 12, 11:00am-7:00pm

Cards, flowers, and gifts, all in one place! On Saturday, May 12th, come on over to pick up your Mother's Day bouquets from local florist Claudia Lapeña and find just the right card to go with it. We'll have a limited selection available on Saturday or you can pre-order your bouquets online to reserve your preferred choice. Two sizes available, "hugs" for $30 and "kisses" for $45 (shown). These gorgeous blooms will be sure to make  any mom-figure in your life smile.


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Mom & Me Keepsake Craft-ernoon

Sunday, May 13, 1:00-3:00pm, $40

Join us for a sweet Mother's Day afternoon of crafting together! You and your child will work together to create a finished piece of wall art ready to take home and hang as a special keepsake. And not just for moms! Perfect for partners who want to give mom the afternoon off and create a surprise gift! Suitable for ages 5 and above - one ticket per parent/child pair.

Abigail McMurray of yeiou 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.


Cambridge Open Studios

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

Check back for more details!