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The 8th calligraphy course, held at the Museo Correr and Historic Library of the Museo Correr, will be a double offering this year: every participant can choose to attend one or both workshops:

Workshop A September 29/30 – October 1st, 2017

The Art of Handwriting: slow and meditative gestures and rhythms

This course will be dedicated to gesture and rhythm in cursive writing, with pointed instruments: nibs, brushes and any experimental instrument made with metal, wood or sponge purposely made to produce a gestural mark, non retouched, for contemporary works. The teacher, artist calligrapher Monica Dengo, will give a performance at the the beginning of the workshop, initiating students to their work. From the strokes produced, new writings and textures will emerge. We will compare ancient and contemporary manuscripts in order to understand how our perception of writing has changed, in particular the relation between body and writing, legibility and writing, rhythm and expression. Every day each student will produce a book..

 


Workshop B October 6/7/8, 2017

The Art of Handwriting: brief and light gestures and rhythms

This course will be dedicated to gesture and rhythm writing with squared edge instruments: nibs, brushes and any experimental instrument, made with cardboard, metal or wood, purposely designed to produce strokes with the traditional squared edge, for contemporary works. The teacher, artist calligrapher Monica Dengo, will give a performance at the the beginning of the workshop, initiating students to their work. From the strokes produced, new writings, alphabets and textures will emerge. We will compare ancient and contemporary manuscripts in order to understand how our perception of writing has changed, in particular the relation between body and writing, legibility and writing, rhythm and expression.
Every day each student will produce a finished book.

 

ps: The course is open to all lovers of hand writing, calligraphists, artists and designers. Beginners may also take part. Anyone having already taken part in the previous editions may follow a personal, advanced course with the teacher, focusing on individual work. All lessons will be held in English and in Italian if necessary, at Museum Correr. No more than 20 participants will be admitted to each section.

For complete program visit here: Museo Correr Web Page

Programma completo inItaliano: Museo Correr Web Page

 

Please visit The Art of Handwriting 2014 Photo Album on Flickr

 

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