Here and Now

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

Make a book with four different teachers in Tuscany
Because we love working together so much and we found a wonderful course venue in Tuscany we decided to offer a unique course at this special place. We will have a pool, amazing food, a lot of room to work in different spaces, a half-day off to explore around where we are and we are hoping to have fantastic group of students like last time. The result of this course will be a book which will be filled with the experiences you will make with the four international teachers. The theme of the book will be “Here and Now”. We will be learning to be aware of place and time and how to translate that into words, sketches, calligraphy and drawings. Laurie will be exploring principles of landscape (scale, distance, pattern, repetition, time, movement…) and translating these principles into text. Massimo will be working with cursive writing, starting from our personal handwriting and will be developed using historical scripts. With Birgit you can find a concept throughout the book with interesting page designs and colors. 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 your personal calligraphy tools and if possible writing fluid.

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

Date: 5 to 10 of September 2020
Time: Saturday evening to Thursday lunch
Place: Villa Palagione, Centro Interculturale, Loc. Palagione
I-56048 Volterra / Pisa, Italy
Prices: 390 Euro (course fee incl. basic material) to be paid before the course Accommodation must be booked directly with the house see above.
Students: Max. 30 (The students will be divided into groups and the teachers rotate and they will teach all groups the same amount of time.)
Registration: info(at)