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COURSES ARCHIVE

2017 Courses Programme

Weaving courses
Line: space and surface
The objective of this course is to explore, through textile practice, the relationship between the design and realisation of a fabric.
During the course, the participants 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.
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Art Courses
Painting / Line: space and surface
Drawing, painting, collage, mixed media, photography

The central theme of our 2017 course season is the line.
The line has a physical but also spatial and conceptual significance. A single line is the basic element of every drawing. A line transmits the energy and movement of the hand that drew it. Drawing a line may be the simplest of creative acts. Paul Klee says: “a line is a dot that went for a walk.” The journey for the participants of this course starts here, from a reflection on this line concept.
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2016 Courses Programme

Weaving courses
Weaving: Structure and Tactility Textile creation encompassing the tactile and the visual
If commonly the visual weave and the tactile quality to date have been considered separately, this course will help you to discover the living language of connection to therefore see textiles as a tool of visual and tactile knowledge combined.
The aim of this course is to increase the sensory experience of participants, to broaden their technical knowledge in weaving and to increase their artistic and creative skills.

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Art Courses
Structure and Tactility Pictorial practice encompassing the tactile and the visual
If tactile and visual quality are commonly treated as separate elements, this course will help you to rediscover the living language of connection between the visual and the tactile texture through the hands-on experience of painting.
The objective of this course is to increase the sensory experience of participants, to broaden their technical knowledge in the expressive use of materials and to increase their artistic and creative skills.
The course activity involves the design and implementation of a series of artistic artefacts created on paper or on other similar media with the following techniques: tempera, watercolour, acrylic, collage, mixed techniques, photography, etc.

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2015 Courses Programme

Weaving courses
Woven Book - Thoughts, yarns, textures, marks and shapes in the creation of a woven book.
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..
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Art Courses
Artist Book - Thoughts, texts, textures, marks and shapes in the creation of an artist book.
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.
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.
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2014 Courses Programme

Weaving courses
Text - Textile - Texture How to write by weaving
In this course we intend, together with the participants, to explore the connection between weaving and storytelling through and from the practical experience of weaving.
The connection between textile and text corresponds to one of the oldest metaphors in which it is stated that thought is a thread, the narrator is a spinner of yarns and the true narrator is a weaver.
The terms “textile” and “text” come from the same Latin root texere and at the same time indicate the connection between writing a story and the creation of a fabric. From the same root is also derived the word “texture” that refers to the quality of the structure of a fabric but may also refer to the plot of a tale. The textus- fabric is thus composed of a weft yarn that as an organic line creates a structure based on a system in which warp and weft, writing and weaving intersect.

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Art Courses
Painting - Text - Texture Text as image
During this year’s course we intend to offer participants a range of broad technical and practical experience to develop forms of operating-thought with painting techniques in relation to the theme proposed. Reflecting on “Painting - Text - Texture” today, means seeing how from the beginning painting and writing have been closely intertwined.
This year’s course activities will thus focus on that area of the practice of painting in which written text loses its identity as a set of words and becomes “textual painting”. Each participant in creating a bridge between writing and image will be able to experiment with materials and techniques of painting, writing, photography and collage, creating with these images complex effects of texture.

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2013 Courses Programme

Weaving courses
Weaving: weaving rhythms The fabric between process and creation: materials, inspiration, patterns.
The general concept of rhythm is based on the division of time and space into variable forms and measures. Therefore, we can consider rhythm as a sensitive peculiarity that all arts have in common: from handicrafts to visual arts, poetry, music and architecture.
In the specific sector of textile craft production, the rhythm paces practical actions like gestures, movements, beats and pauses. The endless design and planning variables of gesture and graphic and chromatic rhythms on the fabric surface will be studied in depth during our course. Together with lab activities, the students will reflect on the different methods to use time and space in the textile craftsmanlike activity since these
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Art Courses
Art rhytms
Painting between process and creation Design, acrylic painting, water-colours, digital photography

The general concept of rhythm is based on the division of time and space into variable forms and measures. Therefore, we can consider rhythm as a sensitive peculiarity that all arts have in common: from handicrafts to visual arts, poetry, music and architecture.
In the visual perception of the landscape, shadows and chiaroscuro characterise a large variety of images and unexpected visual rhythms and hidden details that the light brings out.
Moreover, when painting, brush strokes and repeated colour marks can create

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