Freehandwriting Calligraphy

Is Monica Dengo's calligraphy, handwriting and bookbinding site which contains all the information about courses and workshops taught by Monica in Italy and abroad.

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News Courses 2022

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East/West Calligraphy in California, USA

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. Practitioners of either or both traditions are welcome, but no previous experience is necessary to attend.

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The Artist Book: Drawing And Writing

Two groups in two different time zones.
This program is an in-depth version of the workshop 'A Bridge between Drawing and Writing' and can be attended by new students as well as students who have already participated in the workshop.

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Annual Calligraphy Course

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.

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The Idea

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.