|Giuseppe's Typewriter keys|
|Pietro's Volcano (waiting for a photo of finished work).|
|Sylvia's Wolf "Haku" (proof stage) The final had two gradation printings/bokashis.|
|Anna's Rabbit in Snow|
I just finished putting away the materials from my weekend class just outside Padua, in Noventa Padovana. I was a guest instructor at the Bottega del Cigno ("the Swan Studio"), a artistic and cultural association that has an illustration school and art programs for children and adults. Run by the able and seemingly indefatigable, Daniela Veronese, the space houses two huge rooms with large tables, great lighting--both natural and color-corrected fluorescent--air conditioning and lots of supplies suitable to a functioning art education facility.
We had a small group of just 7 participants although one was the son of one of the students from my last Florence class--and father and son worked together on one set of blocks.
As always, to try to cover enough in just 2 days the history, technique, challenges, tricks, and try to get across both the possibilities and nuances inherent in this fascinating process is a challenge and while I think I touched on most of the bases, I know that there are things that got left out or not emphasized enough.....
Here are some photos of the group hard at work.
My next class in in Florence, July 1,2 at Il Bisonte, now just 1 month away.