Here and Now Again


with Marí Emily Bohley & Laurie Doctor & Birgit Nass & Massimo Polello

Free spots!

Make a book with four different teachers in Tuscany
Because we love working together so much in this spectacular venue in Tuscany, we decided to offer our course again, with unpredictable improvisational changes. We have a pool, amazing food, a lot of room to work in different spaces, a half-day off to explore, and we are hoping to have another fantastic group of students. The result of this course will be a book you make with the four international teachers. The theme of the book will be “Here and Now Again”. We will be learning to be aware of place and time and how to translate that into words, sketches, calligraphy and drawings. Laurie will explore principles of landscape (scale, distance, pattern, repetition, time, movement…) and translate these experiments into text and color. Massimo will work with writing, beginning with our personal handwriting and exploring the transition from verbal content to more abstract and expressive forms. With Birgit you will develop a thread throughout the book using design principles. Marí will be providing the book structures to bring it all together.

We will bring all the basic materials and tools for making the book. Please bring only your personal writing tools.

Accommodation
must be booked directly with the house at info@Villa-Palagione.org
There are 33 rooms and 28 of those are possible to book as double or single rooms. The prices vary from 63 Euro per night for small single rooms up to 118 Euro for large nicely decorated rooms. Double rooms start from 58 Euro per night. For meals you get to choose to have one, two or three meals per day. Because there so many choices, everybody has to book the accommodation directly with the team at the Villa Palagione. www.villa-palagione.org 

Workshop venue
The Villa Palagione is located seven kilometres east of the 3000 year-old cultural centre of Volterra, on the southern slope of its historical mountain „Monte Voltraio“. The villa has numerous large rooms and halls. The „Lords and Ladies“ lived on the central floor, or „Bel-Etage“, where today you can still find the most beautiful murals and frescoes. It offers accommodation for up to 65 guests, seminar and conference rooms, as well as beautiful gardens and a pool for recreation and relaxation. The in-house Tuscan cuisine varies according to the seasons and includes a breakfast buffet, and a midday or evening meal (a set meal with several courses) featuring regional specialties. For more information visit www.villa-palagione.org

How to get there
Please check the website of Villa Palagione: http://www.villa-palagione.org/english/howtogetthere.htm

Laurie Doctor Calligrapher, painter and lives as a freelance artist in Kentucky, USA.
Birgit Nass Graphic designer, lives as a freelance artist in Brietlingen, Germany.
Massimo Polello Graphic Designer works in Turin, Italy.

Date: 14 to 20 September 2024
Time: Sunday evening to Saturday lunch
Place: Villa Palagione, Centro Interculturale, Loc. Palagione
I-56048 Volterra / Pisa, Italy www.villa-palagione.org
Fees: 720 Euro (course fee incl. basic material) to be paid before the course Accommodation must be booked directly with the house see above.
Students: Max. 32 (The students will be divided into groups of eight and the teachers rotate and they will teach all groups the same amount of time.)
Registration: info(at)maribohley.de