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 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 monogrammed A2 note cards and a set of personalized calling cards.


Photo courtesy of YEIOU

Photo courtesy of YEIOU

Bubbles and Blooms

Wednesday, March 20th, 6:30-8:00pm, $35

Join us for a festive evening of paper crafting and bubbly drinks! Learn how to create gorgeous paper flowers, perfect for party decor or just for feeling like spring has arrived early! We'll have a few bottles of bubbly on hand, and some snacks to fuel our crafting. Abigail of yeiou paper objects will demonstrate a variety of techniques so you can really make your flowers your own!


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Spring Cleaning Sidewalk Sale!

Saturday, April 6th - Sunday April 7th

We’re going KonMari on our archives and back stock . Stop by the shop for a spring cleaning weekend and pickup some letterpress goodies at crazy prices ($1 greeting cards anyone?).


Image courtesy of We’re Into It

Image courtesy of We’re Into It

Intro to Brush Lettering

Thursday, April 11th, 6:00-8:00pm, $70

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? Amelia & Natasha of We're Into It will lead you through this workshop to learn the basics of hand lettering with brush pens .

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 piece, and a personalized gift.


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Print your own Postcard

A Cambridge Science Festival Event
Thursday, April 14th, 12:00-4:00pm, 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!


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Modular Origami

A Cambridge Science Festival Event
April 16th, 17th, and 18th, 3:30-4:30pm and 6:00-7:00pm, $15

In this family-friendly workshop, Abigail from yeiou paper objects will teach you how to use traditional paper folding techniques to create intricate icosahedra and other geometric structures. Each workshop is limited to 12 participants, ages 8 and above.


Image courtesy of Sip and Script

Image courtesy of Sip and Script

Intro to Modern Calligraphy

Saturday April 27th 11:00am-12:30pm, $75

Join Sip and Script for a creative morning of pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or a just crafty gal, 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 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), and all writing materials. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the class. Let’s get scripting!


Image courtesy of Sip and Script

Image courtesy of Sip and Script

Pretty in Ink!

Saturday April 27th 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!


Image courtesy of Reflex Letterpress

Image courtesy of Reflex Letterpress

Intro to Letterpress

Sunday, April 28th, 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 monogrammed A2 note cards and a set of personalized calling cards.


Intro to Modern Calligraphy

Saturday, May 11th 11:00am-12:30pm, $75

Join Sip and Script for a special Mother’s Day weekend morning of pretty lettering! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or a just crafty gal, 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 snail mail, wedding paper goods, home decor and more! Bring your mom (or treat her!) and get scripting!

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), and all writing materials. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the class.


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!