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 Studio Carta

Photo courtesy of Studio Carta

Wreath Making with Studio Carta

Saturday, November 17th, 10:00am-12:00pm OR 2:00-4:00pm, $85

A wreath is a symbol of wholeness in our homes and in our lives. For many years, Melissa Chao from Studio Carta has been making wreaths with careful styling and unique and seasonal materials.

This class will teach you how to create wreaths in various styles. You’ll learn to make wreaths not just for the holidays, but for all seasons, utilizing fresh herbs and greens that dry beautifully. Of course, as part of the class, you will be able to choose from a selection of Studio Carta cotton ribbon for the final touch of the wreath bow. 

You will return home with a completed wreath and the skills to make countless more. Wreath making can be a meditative experience, as well as a great activity to share with friends and family. No previous experience needed.


 Photo courtesy of Central Square Florist

Photo courtesy of Central Square Florist

Thanksgiving Floral Arranging

Monday, November 19th, 7:00-9:00pm, $65

Join Central Square Florist at Albertine Press in Inman Square for a fun, hands-on floral arranging workshop! The floral experts from Central Square Florist will instruct you on how to design your very own fall floral arrangement perfect for the Thanksgiving table. All materials (fresh flowers, tools & glass vases will be provided). At the end of the event, you will leave with a finished floral arrangement and the skills to do it on your own next time. Gifting the Thanksgiving floral arrangement? We will have brush pens available for attendees to make hand-made gift tags to attach. Wine + light bites will be served.


 Photo courtesy of Sip and Script

Photo courtesy of Sip and Script

Sip, Script, and Be Merry!

Saturday, December 1st, 1:30-3:00pm OR 4:00-5:30pm, $75

We’re getting holiday gift tag and card ready with a creative  Saturday afternoon of pretty lettering with Sip and Script! Whether you’re a stationery nerd, DIY Bride-to-be, or just a craft enthusiast, in 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!

The perfect crafty weekend event to celebrate the season with your family and friends so come together! Class includes 1.5 hours of instruction and demonstration, our beginner’s calligraphy kit (2 nibs, black ink, straight pen holder and 2 alphabet guides), writing materials, light snacks and refreshments. Everything is yours to keep at the end of the event.


 Photo courtesy of YEIOU Paper Objects

Photo courtesy of YEIOU Paper Objects

Handmade Holiday - Paper Ornaments

Thursday, December 6th, drop in 5:00-7:00pm, $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Whether you're feeling a need for more seasonal decor in your own home, or are looking for an easily giftable handmade project this holiday season, these paper ornaments are for you! Choose from two different styles, and make them your own by decorating the pieces before you assemble them. Take your newfound knowledge (and the instructions) with you and make enough for your whole tree!

The projects take 30-45 minutes each, so drop in when it’s convenient for you and do one or both. A $5 discount if you register in advance. Family friendly!

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.


Letterpress Gifts

Saturday, December 8th, 10:00am-2:00pm, $75

Ho Ho Holiday gift time - create handmade gifts with the craft of letterpress! Students 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. Participants will create and take home printed paper gifts of their own creation.

Please note this workshop takes place at Reflex Letterpress, 523 Medford Street, Charlestown.


 Photo courtest of YEIOU Paper Objects

Photo courtest of YEIOU Paper Objects

Handmade Holiday - Origami Gift Boxes

Wednesday, December 12th, drop in 5:00-7:00pm, $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Learn how to make this versatile, lidded gift box and explore different sizes and proportions so you can wrap all of your gifts in handmade boxes this holiday season! Paper and instructions provided, but feel free to bring old calendar pages, magazines you love, or other colorful paper to upcycle.

Each box takes about 20-30 minutes to complete, so drop in when it’s convenient for you and make a few! A $5 discount if you register in advance. Family friendly!

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.


 Photo courtesy of We’re Into It

Photo courtesy of We’re Into It

Intro to Brush Lettering - Holiday Edition

Thursday, December 13th, 6:00-8:00pm, $75

It's the perfect time of year to learn how to add hand lettered touches to your gifts, holiday cards, envelopes and wrapping! 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? (Yes, there will be plenty of complimentary wine!). 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 from We're Into It. Everything is yours to take home at the end of the class!


 Photo courtesy of YEIOU Paper Objects

Photo courtesy of YEIOU Paper Objects

Handmade Holiday - Creative Gift Card Wrap

Tuesday, December 18th, drop in 5:00-7:00pm, $15 in advance, $20 at the door

Learn three different elegant ways to wrap a gift card, and take home the templates and instructions so you can make them again and again. Family friendly!

A $5 discount if you register in advance
OR
buy an Albertine Press gift card valued at $25 or above and take the class for free!

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.