Book of Words

Kassette, Buch und Buntpapier

with Massimo Polello, Marí Emily Bohley and Birgit Nass
Make a book with three different teachers
Six days in Toskany, 5th to 10th of May 2018
Course full - waiting list.

Because we love working together so much and had such wonderful time in Tuscany two years ago, we decided to offer another course at this special place. We will have a pool, amazing food, a lot of space to work, a half-day off to explore where we are and we are hoping to have another fantastic group of students like last time.
The result of this course will be a book which will be based on three different words – past, future and present. Each word will be illustrated in one section which then will be bound in a book with elastic bands. The binding will also allow us to change out the pages at any time. The topics will be expressed with different coloring techniques, rusting and gilding on collages. Various writing styles will be offered to transform the chosen words according to their meanings and show the different ideas of the text. Please bring an object, image and text for each word (past, future and present) which has special meaning to you. We will bring all the basic materials and tools for making the book. Please bring your personal calligraphy tools and if possible writing fluid.

Birgit Naß Graphic designer, lives as a freelance artist in Brietlingen, Germany.
Massimo Polello Graphic designer, lives as a freelance artist in Turin, Italy.

Workshop venue: PODERE “LE CAPANNACCE” Associazione Melete Podere le Capannacce 130 – 56036 Palaia (PI)
We will be welcoming guests at PODERE “LE CAPANNACCE”, a magnificent 18th century farmhouse surrounded by the Valdera hills with some breathtaking views. Fully equipped for every kind of workshop and a fantastic private pool, the farmhouse is located near Palaia, in the province of PISA (Pisa International airport 35 km, Florence International airport 40 km, closest railway station PONTEDERA 10 km) and 15 km to the wonderful SAN MINIATO. The countryside, the simple hospitality, and the excellent wholesome food prepared according to naturalist criteria by expert cooks, who place the workshop in a health-conscious setting of regeneration and wellness, and stimulate creativity and the art of calligraphy. Further information on the rooms, directions to the venue, and the materials necessary will be sent to you after registering for the course. A half-day off is scheduled during the course. The price includes: participation in the workshop (including materials), 5 nights, 5 breakfasts, lunches, dinners, coffee/tea breaks - morning and afternoon breaks.

Termin: 5th to 10th of May 2018
Zeit: Saturday evening to Thursday lunch
Ort: Agriturismo le Capannacce – Localita’ Le Capannacce 130, Palaia, Italy
Gebühr: 870 EUR (course fee, basic materials, accommodation in a triple room)
900 EUR (course fee, basic materials, accommodation in a double room*)
930 EUR (course fee, basic materials, accommodation in a single room*)
* For an additional 30 EUR you can book the room with a private
bathroom but there is only a limited number of those rooms.
Teilnehmerzahl: max. 20