At the dawn of civilization, when writing and painting were the same thing [line] was the basic element. – Paul Klee
Are you interested in exploring the place where writing and painting meet with fellow advanced calligraphers? To consider the infinite variations of line, and crossing the line? To see how inspiration flourishes in a group of calligraphers gathered in contemplation and intent?
We have the opportunity to spend a week at the St Meinrad Archabbey in rural Indiana, where we have a spacious workspace with access to the abbey's library of old manuscripts. This retreat is a natural setting for calligraphic study and experimentation.
In this stimulating atmosphere, fueled by students who have developed skills as calligraphers, we will take advantage of old traditions to spark new ideas. We make study copies of medieval manuscripts as a basis for improvising on these copies with various tools. These exercises will lead to each student developing their own script and incorporating text with paint, ink, gesso and graphite.
Class size is limited to 10 advanced students.
Fee: $950 includes workshop, room & board at St Meinrad Archabbey. All rooms have a private bath.
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