* MONTHLY CLASS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE *
WHERE AND WHEN:
03, 11, 17 & 24 April 2023 – from 9:00 pm (Rome Time, GMT+2)
in Live Via ZOOM – The Zoom sessions will be recorded.
+39 349-6051804 (Whatsapp)
“The Workshop is aimed at everyone: designers, professionals, students, graphic designers, tattoo artists, letter lovers, just curious people or anyone interested in calligraphy, both as an artistic medium and as a graphic element to complete or enrich an editorial or advertising work.
• HOW IT WORKS:
– Buy the Workshop through the normal e-commerce procedure of the site
– The days before the Workshop, you will receive the PDF handout and your personal address to access the Zoom Direct with the rest of the Class by mail and the link for the dedicated Facebook Group
• WHAT YOU BUY:
– 4 Meeting live on ZOOM during 1 month shared with teacher and class with the possibility to interact at the moment.
1 Meeting for each week, Duration of the single meeting is 2 hours
– Homeworks and Comments every week by the Teacher
This is not exactly Homeworks Correction, it’s comments or suggestions by the teacher if the student, posts his homeworks on PADLET group.
– Handouts and Work sheets in PDF format, Video recordings available for 1 Month 24/7 from the end of the Workshop
– Exclusive Access to the Dedicated PADLET Group with exclusive contains
As exclusive contains i mean for example the scan of the demonstrations that the teacher made during the lessons (if the teacher agree)
• TOPIC: CALLIGRAPHY IN BLOSSOM
If we start from letters the result will be pretty much the same, but if we move to a much broader shape resource in nature such as flowers, leaves and branches, then the result would be a whole set of new possibilities.
Our starting point will be nature. We’ll practice with the Japanese brush creating different types of strokes, finding all the possibilities this tool can give us. We will study the basic shape of simple flowers trying to represent them in as few strokes as possible, like in the sumi-e tradition.
We will research into the Taoist principles of beauty (empathy or resonance, vital rhythm or “chi-yun”, reticence or suggestion, and the empty space or gestalt, western concept). We will create a blossoming alphabet with various solutions for the same character in order to broaden our graphic and design solutions.
We´ll create an ikebana and play with quick time roughs in order to go from figurative to abstraction in minutes.
The Japanese brush and the cola pen will be our tools, first working with sumi and then moving on to color rendering. The final form will be a concertina book in which natural reverberations will have priority over legibility.
The playful aspect of painting will open our minds and the joy in the execution will show through our strokes.
- List of supplies required or recommended for the class. Include the JNB code numbers for the supply items
- BR26-S3 Medium-sized brushes
- N120 Nibs
- N22 – N30 Ruling pen
- N155 – N30 Folded pen
- N156 Luthis pen
- N155 Dragonfly
- N02 Brause smallest nib sizes
- N05 Mitchel Smallest sized edged nibs
- N120 Nibs copper plate
- I70 – I24-2 Sumi ink
- S449 – S450 – I53 Walnut ink
- WNWC1 Winsor & Newton watercolor
- S1053 Van Gogh watercolor
- SG893-F Schmincke watercolor
- S1083 – S1054 – S1050 watercolor palette
- P100 Strathmore Drawing 400 Series. 24 sheets 12”x 18” 80 lb / 130 gms
- PS91 Rives BFK 22”x 30” (56cm x 76cm) 250gs
- PS61 Canson Mi Tientes color paper
- B4326 Marbled
- S391 – S203 Glue
- S213 Binding needle
- S352 Thread
- S966 – S579 Awl
- S270 – S271 Metal ruler
- S142 – PL38 Pencil HB
- M17 – M18 – M124 Fibre tip pens, Microne
- S120-30 – S679 Palette for mixing colors
- S391 Glue stick UHU
- S86 – E13 – E35 Eraser
• THE TEACHER:
Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1961. Degrees in Fine Arts (5 years studies) and Graphic Design (3 years studies). She began lecturing on Graphic Design and Editorial Design in the University of Buenos Aires, and latter on as an Associate Professor in Typography, 1998. After giving birth to her third daughter she resigned from university and started her education on calligraphy.
She has attended five International Calligraphy Conferences in the USA and three in Europe, taking courses with well known calligraphers such as Thomas Ingmire, Brody Neuenschwander, Ewan Clayton and Monica Dengo, amongst others. In 2003 she was awarded with the ACA‘s scholarship. In 1997 she founded “Calígrafos de la Cruz del Sur” (Southern Cross Calligraphers), the first Calligraphic Guild in South America.
This group had a notorious performance between 1997 and 2006, year in which it was dissolved.
In 2007 / 2008 she returned to the University of Buenos Aires to teach the first seminars in experimental calligraphy for post-graduate students. She has received national & international awards and exhibited her pictorial and calligraphic works in Argentina, Uruguay, USA, Spain, Japan, Germany, Russia and Norway.
Her works are part of the Contemporary Museum of Calligraphy in Moscow, the Hans-Joachim Burgert´s Collection in Berlin, the Klingspor Museum & the Hoefer Archive in Offenbach, the Arezzo Public Library, the Latin American Collection for the Yale University, the Savannah College of Arts, the Baylor University and the Otis Colleges of Arts, as well as the Harrison Collection at the San Francisco Public Library in amogst other private collections around the world.
She has published articles in specialized magazines and her works may be seen in Letter Arts Review´s Annuals, Bound & Lettered and the ACA’s Newsletters amongst other calligraphic guilds from the USA. Novum (Germany) & Letter Palet (Holland) have devoted articles to her work as well as Typo (Mexico), Pulso Diseño (Uruguay) & several Argentine magazines, blogs and webpages. In 2012, her work was extensively featured in Letter Arts Review: 26:3.
At present she works as an experimental calligrapher, book artist and artist, and continues to teach in her own studio and abroad; Italy, Germany, USA, Australia, México, Puerto Rico, Norway, Finland and Belgium. Her main interest is the experimental aspect of calligraphy. Her goal is to mingle and blend diverse disciplines: art, textile art, graphic design, sumi-e and calligraphy to challenge the limits of conceptual art and technique.
Her streangh lies on her creativity.