Third Thursday at Arbalest: Monthly Letterpress "Make-and-Take"
Boston, MA, United States
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1 - 100 Guest(s)
Third Thursday is a monthly series at Arbalest Press. Each month, we will host a "make-and-take" evening at the studio. Whether you are a seasoned printer or have never even seen a letterpress machine, this a great opportunity to come to the studio and make some prints. Our designers will create unique designs, which we will prepare and set-up ahead of time. All you need to do is show up and you'll leave with a few projects made by you.
No experience required! This is an excellent opportunity to try out letterpress printing for the first time.
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Come Learn Letterpress
Arbalest Press was founded in 2015 by a group of artists and printers based in the Boston area. After years of printing together at the Bow & Arrow Press in Cambridge, MA, we decided to open a first-of-its-kind printing arts collaborative in Boston, dedicated to teaching letterpress printing and book arts while also producing an array of letterpress works of our own, from wedding cards to stationery and fine press prints.
Just as we honor letterpress in a digital age, the name Arbalest—which refers to the technology that succeeded the Bow & Arrow—pays homage to our collective roots.
Arbalest Press occupies a second-floor space at the Stove Factory in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston. With our own dedicated parking lot and easy accessibility from all points, we offer year-round workshops of all kinds. Our studio includes an array of type and presses, including two Vandercook Proofing Presses.