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2015 Courses programme

Weaving courses
Woven Book
Thoughts, yarns, textures, marks and shapes in the creation of a woven book.


Theme
In line with the topic aimed at analysing in depth the relation between textile and text, we are proposing the ‘’Woven Book” theme for course season 2015.
According to the etymology, the Italian word ''libro'' derives from Latin “liber’’ that was originally indicating the film beneath the tree bark. Moreover, the botanic term “liber” recalls an existing relation since its origins, between writing and textile fibres. In fact, from the term “liber" also derives ‘’Liberian fibres”, which are vegetable fibres essentially obtained from the trunk of some plants like hemp, linen, jute, etc..

Goal of the course
The objective of the course is to see, through hands-on activities, how the book, which was once the privileged writing medium, is losing today its function to support the written word to embrace multiple expressions developed towards a complex language experience, more multi-sensorial.
During the course activity, the book will not be considered by us as a simple writing support medium, neither as a “word container”, but it will be seen as an independent three-dimensional object, extended in space.
If writing can be considered a sequence of marks expanding in the space, the book can also be thought as an expanding sequence of spaces (pages). These spaces will be conceived, created, designed, woven, drawn, shaped, written, etc., by the participants attending our courses.

Programme
The course activity foresees the design and creation of a unique textile object in the form of a book, pliable or other, a book that can also be created from a fabric/ text consisting of woven textures, special materials, layers, embroideries, cuts, etc. Each participant assisted by the instructor will choose his/per personal path, starting from creation until the execution of the design. He/she will also be assisted in implementing all practical tools aimed at executing his/her woven book.

Techniques and materials
All textile materials (natural and non, Liberian fibres, etc,) or non textile materials can be freely used by the participants, also papers recycled from other books, newspapers, Japanese paper ‘’washi’’, etc.
At the end of the course, the created works will be properly paged and displayed in our atelier.
Each participant, at his/her discretion, can bring personal materials such as: drawings, papers, photographs and any other type of material that could be used to create the woven book.
All other tools and materials required to execute and page the book will be available at our atelier.

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Art Courses
Artist Book
Thoughts, texts, textures, marks and shapes in the creation of an artist book.


Theme
In line with the topic aimed at analysing in depth the relation between writing and art, we are proposing the ‘’Artist Book” theme for course season 2015.
According to the etymology, the Italian word ''libro'' derives from Latin “liber’’ that was originally indicating the ‘’bark’’ (internal bark of the tree) which was once used as writing support medium.

Goal of the course
The objective of the course is to see, through hands-on activities, how the book, which was once the privileged writing medium, is losing today its function to support the written word to embrace multiple expressions developed towards a complex language experience, more multi-sensorial.
During the course activity, the book will not be considered by us as a simple “word container”, but it will be seen as an independent three-dimensional object, extended in space.
If writing can be considered a sequence of marks expanding in the space, the book can also be thought as a expanding sequence of spaces (pages). These spaces will be conceived, created, designed, shaped, traced, written, manipulated or left blank, by the participants attending our courses.

Programme
The course activity foresees the creation and execution of an artistic object in the form of a limited edition book, a book that can also consist of a single sheet, with cover and internal pages created using mixed techniques.
The participants attending the course will dispose of all the tools needed to create their personal book-object, conceiving a poetic and sensorial, visual and tactile tale through texts and images, consisting of a mix of letters, marks, drawings, shapes, colours and images.

Techniques and materials
The participants can freely use different techniques and materials like paper recycled from other books, tempera, watercolour, collage, frottage, drawing, photography, monotyping, hand-made paper, etc. At the end of the course, the books will be assembled using simple and original binding, and will be displayed in our atelier.
Each participant, at his/her discretion, can bring personal materials like old photographs, drawings, papers, or any other material that could be used to create the book.
All other tools and materials required to execute and page the book will be available at our atelier.

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