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!

 


Photo courtesy of Sip ‘n Script

Photo courtesy of Sip ‘n Script

Modern Calligraphy Night with Sip ‘n Script

Wednesday, January 23rd, 6:30-8:00pm, $75

Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a craft enthusiast, 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 holiday snail mail, wedding paper goods, home decor and more!

Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, our beginner’s calligraphy kit (two nibs, black ink, straight pen holder and two alphabet guides), plus all writing materials. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the evening!


Photo courtesy of Minni

Photo courtesy of Minni

Kids’ WashiShop

Saturday, February 2nd, 2:00-3:30pm, $40

“Stick” the kids with us for this WashiShop, a most cheerful and colorful collaboration with renowned Japanese brand MT Washi Tape. We'll explore a suite of sticky properties as little designers ages 6-10 use a veritable rainbow of washi pieces to create unique Valentine's Day cards for special loved ones. Minni instructor Margaret will talk to the idea of lines, color, and repurposed materials as the children create completely original works of art. Students will take home two rolls of washi tape of their choosing in addition to their finished projects.


Photo courtesy of Reflex letterpress

Photo courtesy of Reflex letterpress

Intro to Letterpress

Sunday, February 3rd, 10:00am-2:00pm, $75
takes place at Reflex Letterpress, 523 Medford Street, Charlestown

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 and the current renaissance in letterpress Every participant will take home a set of Valentine’s Day cards (or other theme at your pleasure).


Photo courtesy of Sip n' Script

Photo courtesy of Sip n' Script

Modern Calligraphy

Saturday, February 9th, 1:00-2:30pm, $75

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a craft enthusiast, this workshop you’ll be learning an introduction of modern calligraphy with a pointed dip pen and ink. Jessica from Sip n’ Script will cover all the basics and get you ready to add those special lettered details to your holiday snail mail, wedding paper goods, home decor and more!

Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, our beginner’s calligraphy kit (two nibs, black ink, straight pen holder and two alphabet guides), plus all writing materials. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the evening!


Photo courtesy of YEIOU

Photo courtesy of YEIOU

Paper Valentine Magic

Sunday, February 10th, 2:00-3:30pm, $20, $10 each additional family member

Not your grade-school valentines! Spend a wintery Sunday afternoon with friends and family learning magical paper techniques to create valentine cards and decorations with WOW! Abigail of YEIOU will lead crafters of all ages through an exploration of cut-paper designs, pop-up elements, and origami techniques.


Photo courtesy of We’re Into It

Photo courtesy of We’re Into It

Love Brush Lettering

Tuesday, February 12th, 6:00-8:00pm, $70

Join Amelia & Natasha of We're Into It for a Valentine's Day themed workshop to learn the basics of hand lettering with brush pens. 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?

Learn how to add hand lettered details to your snail mail, stationery, home decor, DIY gifts, wedding materials, and more! Brush lettering is more approachable to learn than traditional dip ink calligraphy, and you'll be able to hit the ground running using the provided pens and workbook. 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 valentine's, and a personalized gift from We're Into It.


Photo courtesy of Reflex Letterpress

Photo courtesy of Reflex Letterpress

Intro to Letterpress

Saturday, March 23rd, 10:00am-2:00pm, $75
takes place at Reflex Letterpress, 523 Medford Street, Charlestown

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 and the current renaissance in letterpress Every participant will take home a set of Valentine’s Day cards (or other theme at your pleasure).