monica dengo classe

Monica Dengo will focus her teaching on the value of freehand writing today, on the written mark and its link with body/form/mark-making. Starting from the act of making marks and copying them, everyone will be able to discover through direct experience how Western handwriting contains some common elements with brush writing in the East.
Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art, Venice Italy
Organized by Correr Library

25 and 26 November 2023,
Ca’ Pesaro – International Gallery of Modern Art, Venice Italy
h 10.30-16.30

Mark Making for the Imagination, Art of writing in the West

The course will be mainly practical. We will start with the writing of a word, then move on to the single mark, the gesture, the pressure, the space/form balance and finally the art of freely tracing marks on paper. For some the text will remain the fulcrum of the experience, for others it will only be a starting point towards abstraction, for still others the only apparently casual mark will be fully satisfactory. Participants will discover the expressive potential of handwriting and its value as a practice of concentration and well-being. In this journey we will draw inspiration from the words of the poet Tsering Wangmo Dhompa “Emptiness is not deprivation of …, or a lack of meaning, rather emptiness indicates a potential. Emptiness is like zero where zero is an indicator of nothing but the beginning, it is the possibility of what may come after that makes zero so crucial”.

The course is open to all lovers of hand writing, calligraphists, artists and designers. Beginners may also take part. 

All Information About Masterclass: Monica Dengo

nformazioni sulla Masterclass in italiano: Monica Dengo

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Programma completo in Italiano: Museo Correr Web Page


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