BLUE WORKSHOP

100.00
  • BLUE WORKSHOP
  • BLUE WORKSHOP
  • BLUE WORKSHOP
  • BLUE WORKSHOP

Why is Blue so popular? What attracts us to it so strongly? Its spirituality, melancholy, depth, purity, happiness?

Carl Jung wrote, “We assume that blue, as vertical, means altitude and depth (i.e. the blue sky above, the blue sea below). Blue is the traditional color of the Virgin's coat, because it is feminine in nature. But the soul represents, like woman, the height and depth of man.”

In this workshop, we will use only the color blue: Indigo, Prussian, Ultramarine, to name but a few. Acrylics, inks, textile dyes, powder pigments, gesso. We will explore several dying techniques for creating backgrounds on paper in order to reach a spiritual atmosphere from which to perfectly integrate our calligraphy, examining and focusing on the expressivity of the calligraphic line and variations of romans letters.

At the conclusion of this workshop, each of us will write and bind our own personal “Blue Book."

LEVEL
This workshop is open to all levels.

THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE CONDUCTED IN ENGLISH. SPACES ARE LIMITED.
THE WORKSHOP INCLUDES
- 6 hours of live online classes
- unlimited access to video recordings for the entire 3-part session, no expiration date
- time dedicated for student interaction, instructor feedback, show & share and Q&A
- complete handouts
- one month of free instructor support via email
- dedicated Facebook Page where students can share their work and where Massimo will offer review and limited critiques

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

- It is not necessary to work during the live demonstration, but of course, you are welcome to practice along with Massimo.

- It is not necessary to be present for the live sessions. After each day's lesson, students will receive the link to that day's recorded video. All recordings will be available to you with no time limit.

- Each lesson includes complete demonstrations and full instructions.
- 72 hours prior the day’s lesson, registered students will receive the Zoom link and any other important information.

FEE

- 100 Euro. The price INCLUDES TAXES. Invoice available upon request.

DATES AND TIMES

WEDNESDAY, January 19, 2022 at 6pm Italy-Rome Time Zone CET
FRIDAY, January 21, 2022 at 6pm Italy-Rome Time Zone CET
SATURDAY, January 22, 2022 at 6pm Italy-Rome Time Zone CET

SUGGESTED MATERIALS LIST

FOR CALLIGRAPHY:
- All of your favorite usual and “unusual” tools (folding pens, ruling pens, etc)

- 1 mm Brause nib (or Speedball C5)
- Pointed pen with flexible nib (any brand, your favorite pen you use for Copperplate)
- 1 broad edged brush, approx 60mm/3 inches wide (very flat)

- Gouache, extra fine, in any color to contrast well with blue (i.e. ochre, white, gold, silver, etc)
FOR BACKGROUNDS:
- Dry pigments, all of your favorites blue pigments (i.e. Prussian Blue, Natural Indigo, Ultramarine, Sodalite genuine, etc)
- Gum Arabic, a 60/100 ml. bottle
- Acrylic Blue Night (dark blue) any brand
- Fabric dye color in powder form (for washing machine) blue navy color or blue denim color
- Inks: blue, black, walnut
- Acrylic Gesso
- a plastic sheet to protect your work table

PAPER:

- For your exercises and therefore your book pages: at least 5 large sheets of PRINTMAKING PAPER, approximately 50x70 cm (20x27 inches), not more then 165/180 gsm. SUGGESTED BRANDS: Arches Text Wove (or called Velin), Hahnemhule, Rives BFK.

- For your book cover: 2 full sheets of Mi-Teinte, dark color or similar, aproximately 180/200 gsm

FOR BOOKBINDING:

- bookbinding needles and thread

- bone folder

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