Unique & Imperfect Live OnLine with Monica Dengo and Rachel Hazell
Course: Book Arts Course
Where: Online Live Google Meet and Zoom
Date: January 7-8-21-22, 2023
Each meeting 9am to 11am Rome Time Zone
Teachers: Monica Dengo and Rachel Hazell
This is a course about mark making and writing by hand as a starting point for abstraction.
What is the significance of abstract mark making?
For Monica making abstract marks is a form of meditation, a way to connect with the dance of life, the unknown, the wonder. The abstract mark does not confirm humans at the center of the world, as figure drawing for example, and it does not affirm anything, like the written words.
We will explore together the making of marks.
What is composition? Does it have rules? Are the rules coming from laws of nature, or are they cultural?
We’ll look at artworks from different cultures and we’ll do exercises aimed at developing abstract compositions.
All works will be bound in a book taught by Rachel.
Both teachers will follow the whole course and be a student while the other is teaching.