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!
Cast iron, Cacti, and Calligraphy - a father's day pop up
Sunday June 17, 11:00am-4pm, free
Stop by Albertine Press on Father's Day for a special afternoon full of cast iron, cacti, and calligraphy. We're excited to welcome The Happy Cactus for a pop up shop of succulents and cacti in architecturally-inspired containers, because Dads like plants, too! Pier Gustafson will be in house with his collection of pens doing calligraphy demos, scribing special messages (not to late to pick up that Father's Day card!) and letting folks try their hand at creative calligraphy. We will also have our monthly postcard set up for anyone to print their own keepsake on one of our antique presses. Grab your dad and come spend some time with us at the studio for a fun-filled afternoon!
Introduction to Letterpress
Sunday, June 17, 1:00-5:00pm, $75
Grab your dad and join us for a Father's Day afternoon of cast iron and lead!
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.
NOTE :: Held at Reflex Letterpress, 523 Medford Street, Charlestown, MA
Intermediate Modern Lettering
Sunday June 24, 1:00-3:30pm, $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.
Cambridge Open Studios
September 29 & 30, 12:00 - 6:00pm
Stay tuned for more details as September approaches!