For the first time the East/West Calligraphy Workshop moves west from Venezia to the California coast. Once again these two master calligraphers team up for this extraordinary workshop, where they not only teach their traditional art but learn the tradition of each other.
Calligraphy courses in Venice, Italy
The annual calligraphy course is both a historical and a contemporary course divided into three levels with monthly weekend meetings during the whole year, except summer.
By studying the history of Western writing forms and book design from the Roman Empire to present time, students develop a practical understanding of an evolution that has had strong psychological, social and cultural influences on us. Handwriting, which seems to hold less and less value in our society, is an important means of communication of our emotions, humanity, intimacy and innermost energy. The courses' aim is ultimately to broaden the visual, expressive and artistic potential of writing by hand.