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2017 Courses programme

Weaving courses
Line: space and surface

Theme
The central theme of our 2017 course season is the line.
The line has a physical but also spatial and conceptual significance.
Drawing a line may be the simplest of creative acts.
A single line is the basic element of every drawing, as the thread is the basic element of every fabric.
The line connects two points but can also trace a path that, from one point, can move in all directions.
There are light and dark, joyous and tragic, weak and strong lines.
There are soft and hard, rough and smooth, glossy and matt threads.
A woven line can be raised, indented or knotted.
A single line on the fabric surface creates depth and the illusion of space.
Paul Klee "a line is a dot that went for a walk."
The journey for the course participants starts here, with a reflection on the line concept expressed by Klee.

Goal of the course
The objective of this course is to explore, through textile practice, the relationship between the design and realisation of a fabric. During the course, each participant will be invited to investigate the spatial and expressive properties of the line in fabric. We will be using various compositional techniques adapted to the design of a textile structure using the line as the basic element. The participants will be able to experiment with different weaves and patterns obtained with different module variations: inverted, rotated, cropped or reflected. They can also use the element of the line in its varied expressions: short, long, thick, thin, uneven, broken, straight, crooked and so on.

Techniques and materials
During the "Line, space and surface" course the participants will implement a process for the development of original fabric creation techniques. The activities comprise the design and the realisation of a series of textile items freely created with different techniques on various types of looms and with natural and also more unusual materials and yarns. The participants will be individually guided throughout all the phases of their work.
They can also enjoy the environment which is ideal for the realisation of their works also exploiting the reciprocal stimuli that will inevitably arise from contact and exchange with the other participants.

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Art Courses
Line: space and surface

Theme
The central theme of our 2017 course season is the line.
The line has a physical but also spatial and conceptual significance.
A line consists of points.
The line connects two points but can also trace a path that, from one point, can move in all directions.
A single line is the basic element of every drawing.
Drawing a line may be the simplest of creative acts.
There are light and dark, joyous and tragic, weak and strong lines.
A line transmits the energy and movement of the hand that drew it.
The line is effective as a gestural trace of handwriting.
A horizontal line, the word is self explanatory, suggests the horizon.
A single horizontal straight or curved line creates the illusion of a landscape and space.
Paul Klee says "a line is a dot that went for a walk."
The journey for the participants of our Line: space, surface course starts here, from a reflection on this line concept of Paul Klee contained in his "Pedagogical Sketch Book".

Goal of the course
The objective of this course is to extend the experience of our students in the use, in particular, of mixed techniques. Each participant will be prompted to connect and merge the traditional boundaries of the various painting mediums with a fluid line. They will all be able to experiment with lines, drawing different types of lines with difference types of instruments, using different colours and different tools, namely pencils, crayons, watercolours, gouache, acrylics and so on. In addition to representing the outline, lines can also be used for the application of the tone of light, shadows and shading. In this case, our objective will not be to produce realistic effects, but to use these exercises to strengthen the connection between the eyes, hands and brain, all the tools required to learn to see and to facilitate the creation process.

Techniques and materials

The course activities comprise the design and implementation of a series of artistic artifacts made of paper.
Under the guidance of the course lecturer, the participants will take part in practical exercises such as:
- defining a shape with a line
- creating a structure with a line
- dividing space with a line
- drawing an outline with a line
- creating tonal variations with a line
- connecting different parts of the surface of a painting with a line.

Each participant can use the tools available at our atelier to create their works.
They can also enjoy the environment which is ideal for the realisation of their works also exploiting the reciprocal stimuli that will inevitably arise from contact and exchange with the other participants.

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