Books by Hand calligraphy Sansepolcro, Tuscany Italy 2024
More than a Calligraphy workshop, an Art Retreat in Italy
Where: Sansepolcro Tuscany Italy
Dates: May 2024
Tutors: Monica Dengo and Satsuki Hatsushima
Appropriate for: Practitioners of both traditions are welcome, however no previous experience is required.
Accommodation: Accommodation is not included in the fee, we are available for assistance in finding the best B&B near the classroom and will give you a list when you sign up.
Class Location: Casermarcheologica, a center for contemporary arts located in the town’s historical center, the classroom is located on the first floor of a reinassance building, all the locations we will visit are at walking distance from the classroom.
Casermarcheologica Via Niccolo Aggiunti n.55 Sansepolcro AR Italy
Web site: https://www.casermarcheologica.it/
On googlemap: https://goo.gl/maps/GoL6NhSjq3oWnBKP8
More Info: Download a pdf
Monica Dengo and Satsuki Hatsushima will hold another intensive week-long workshop together. Starting from historical introductions, we will arrive at contemporary explorations of writing by hand and mark making in our two cultures. Books will be made entirely by hand with Japanese and European papers.
Located at the foot of the last stretch of the Tuscan Apennines, near the borders with the Marche and Umbria in the upper Tiber valley, the town of Sansepolcro in Tuscany, heart of the Renaissance, was the birthplace of the painter Piero della Francesca and the mathematician Luca Pacioli. Students will observe the golden section in the tables representing the five solids made by Leonardo da Vinci, they will see original documents written in cancelleresca and humanistic cursive, they will admire the paintings of Piero della Francesca and learn Michelangelo’s handwriting. Together we’ll search for parallels between the culture and the forms of writing.
The Civic Museum located in the architectural complex of the Palazzo dei Conservatori houses extraordinary works by Piero della Francesca, here you can admire, among others, the Resurrection, the polyptych of the Madonna della Misericordia, the San Giuliano and the San Ludovico of Toulouse.
A short video of the historic center of Sansepolcro
Starting from historical introductions, we will arrive at contemporary explorations of writing by hand and mark making. Students will make books reflecting many ways of seeing and experiencing the act of writing and its relation to culture. Books will be made entirely by hand with Japanese and European papers. Satsuki will also demonstrate coloring these papers with indigo and kakishibu.
During the week Casermarcheologica will host an installation by Monica and Satuki. There will be a performance and students will be involved in creating an exhibition of their works.
Fee, deposit and registration:
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