Massimo Polello - Break Your Pattern - 3 Dates (March/April)

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This class is not hosted by John Neal Books.

BREAK YOUR PATTERN MARCH-APRIL EDITION

DATES AND TIME

THURSDAY  25  MARCH at 7pm Italy-Rome Time Zone

THURSDAY  01  APRIL at 7pm Italy-Rome Time Zone

THURSDAY  08  APRIL at 7pm Italy-Rome Time Zone

THAT MEANS:

10.00 am in San Francisco

11.00 am in Calgary 

12.00 am in Chicago

13.00 am in New York

13.00 am in Lima

15.00 am in Rio de Janeiro

THIS WORKSHOP WILL BE IN ENGLISH AND HAVE LIMITED NUMBER OF PLACES.

After the success of the Australian Edition in February the REPETITION of this workshop in a COMFORTABLE TIME ZONE FOR AMERICANS friends and for who missed the first edition.

A pattern, or texture, is an image formed by the combination of organic or geometric shapes and color, and technically, an element  or a drawing that is repeated, according to a symmetry and an order.

Lots of artists (i.e. Kandinskij, Klee), scholars and architects have dealt with patterns or have exploited their qualities within their works, starting from the repetition of the same element without variations, inserting different elements into the pattern, increasing the quantity of the information, without exceeding the threshold beyond which chaos is generated.

We will use non latin letters above all ( Indian, African, Classic Arabic, Kufic…) where we will feel more comfortable to transform them into different and new shapes and composition using all kind of tools and material we need to get more inspirational movements and rhythms. At the same time we will explore the theme of the composition and contrast between the empty and filled space.

The whole course and the method proposed will can obviously also be applied to any style of writing and therefore also to our latin letters.

This course, however, will also investigate the aspects of exit and breakout from the schemes and repetitions as well as the relationship between our ordered world and a more disobedient one. 

We will finish with a simple binding and design for a book using the exercise sheets done during the workshop.

WHAT YOU GET

- 5.5 hours in total online live classes (2 hours long and 1h 30m the last session)

- 3rd day lesson dedicated for show and share feedback and Q&A

- assignments will be sent after each lesson 

- free support after the class (by email)

- handouts for the entire session will be provided

- recorded video lessons will be available after classes with no time limit to watch them

It won't be mandatory to work during the live demonstration but of course you can practice with me if you want to. Part of the 3rd day lesson, instead, will be the time for your questions, showing and share your work and getting some feedback from the teacher.

If you won’t be able to be present at the live sessions, don’t worry, after each day's lesson you will get the link to the recorded videos available for you with no time limit to watch them.

Once you have registered 72 hours prior the day’s lesson you will get details and the link for the Zoom lessons access.

 

50% DISCOUNT 

IF YOU WERE ALREADY REGISTERED FOR THE FEBRUARY EDITION AND YOU WANT TO REPEAT THIS COURSE IN A BETTER TIME ZONE. 

ASK ME YOUR PERSONAL DISCOUNT CODE TO USE AT THE CHECKOUT HERE.

 

MATERIALS LIST:

These are the materials I will use during the lessons:

  • ORNAMENT PEN NIB 3mm any brand you find (N130)
  • POINTED PEN FLEXIBLE NIB: any kind and brand of your favorite pen you use for your Copperplate (N120) (N72)
  • AUTOMATIC PEN NUMBER 5 AND 4 (or one of the twos) (N27)
  • A3 SIZE PAID PAPER SHEET 90g/m my suggestion is Canson XL pad or Fabriano Sketch -  but any kind of other paper same size and weight are fine. (P108)
  • 1 or 2 SHEETS OF BLACK PAPER  around 90/120 g/m, any size, quality, and brand.  (P81)
  • 1 SHEET FOR COVER PAPER at least 50x70 cm, 180/300 gsm. To your choice color texture and brand (PS103) (PS00)
  • BLACK SUMI INK, OR any kind of ink you are using and you are familiar with. (Walnut is fine too)and WHITE ink or gauche  (I70) (I38)
  • BASIC MATERIAL FOR BOOKBINDING needle, thread, awl, bone folder. (S218) (S255) (S347) (S826) (S352) (S308) (S117-H)
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