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!

 


Image courtesy of Sip and Script

Image courtesy of Sip and Script

Intro to Brush Lettering

Saturday, May 11th 11:00am-12:30pm, $70

Join Sip and Script for a special Mother’s Day weekend morning of pretty lettering! Our friends have teamed up with one of their favorite brands, Brea Reese, to bring you a fun and creative event to learn the art of brush lettering using both brush markers and paint brushes. If you’ve always admired beautiful stationery, handwritten signage used at weddings or in home decor, or just love all hand crafts, after attending this workshop you’ll leave feeling confident to implement this art form into your own daily life. Bring your mom (or treat her!) and get lettering! 

No experience is necessary. You’ll cover all the basics with all the materials, prepping and mixing watercolors, and lettering through our brush alphabet. In addition to the supplies included in your Brush Lettering kit, we will have Brea Reese water brushes to sample.


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Pretty in Ink!

Saturday May 11th 1:30-3:00pm, $75

Join Sip and Script for a special Pretty In Ink calligraphy class to advance your calligraphy practice!

If you’ve recently learned the basics of calligraphy and are now looking to expand your knowledge of the craft, this is the perfect event to take your skills to the next level with your dip pen. In this class we will cover the basics of mixing custom inks, how to add fancy flourishes to your letters, developing your own lettering style, and introduce you to new nibs with an oblique pen. If you have specific calligraphy projects in mind, we will be able to help you plan for those and also offer insight into starting calligraphy businesses for those who are interested.

If you’ve taken our beginner class, you’re totally ready for this one too! Experience recommended, but not required. Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, our Pretty in Ink calligraphy kit (two nibs, colored ink pot, advanced letter guides/materials, an oblique pen holder), and all writing materials. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the session!


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Inman Eats and Crafts

Sunday, May 19th, 12-4pm

Inman Eats & Crafts is a celebration of everything Inman Square. It’s a street fair featuring our eclectic retailers, fabulous makers, our casual eats, and culinary treats. Inman Eats & Crafts hopes to deliver a full Inman Square experience to new visitors and residents alike. Live music programed by The Lilly Pad. Enjoy local brews from Lamplighter, Cambridge Brewing Co., and Bantam Cider at our beer garden sponsored by Inman Square Wine & Spirits. Live screen printing with QRST’s, face painting and kids activities with Practice Space and Albertine Press.

Inman Eats & Crafts is open to all ages and pets. Come listen to local bands, visit our makers, try some local beer, and enjoy tasty food from the best restaurants in town!


Roses and rosés

Roses and Rosés

Wednesday, June 5th, 6:30-8pm

Celebrate all things rose with an evening of paper craft and wine with Abigail McMurray of YEIOU paper objects. Learn how to create your own gorgeous paper flower garden, perfect for seasonal and party decor. All participants must be 21 or older.

Abigail McMurray 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.


Image courtesy of Minni

Image courtesy of Minni

Minni FashionShop

Saturday, June 8th, 2-3:30pm, $30
Recommended ages 4-10

Join the fashion fun by making the coolest couture creations as we host a Minni FashionShop workshop. Fashion Designer Alyssa Tang-Bortnyk will guide little designers and repeat outfit-offenders through the designing process, from mood board making to styling. Workshop participants will explore their tactile talents by using a variety of colorful paper and fabrics while learning about the many elements of design, including color stories and patterns. Expect a (miniature) culminating runway show! 


Cigar Box Coptic Journal

Cigar Box Coptic Stitch Journals

Saturday, June 29th, 10am-2pm, $80

In this four-hour intensive, participants will use a Coptic stitch binding method that dates back to the second century to create a unique and sturdy journal made from repurposed cigar boxes. Bookbinder Richard Pollock-Nelson will supply students with a variety of boxes to choose from and teach his own developed two-needle variation of the coptic stitch to design a strong book that opens flat for easy writing or sketching. Enrollment limited to six participants.