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TEXT AS ART with Amity Parks & Brody Neuenschwander
September 4, 2018 - September 18, 2018$3990.00
Imagine having two weeks of inspiring and collaborative studio time to develop your concepts and skills using a variety of techniques!
In this class we’ll seek inspiration for our work by combining adventures in the field exploring the hill towns and sites of Umbria with studio exercises using texts and images to create a unique artists book. Team teaching, both instructors will bring ideas and exercises that contrast and compliment each other, from Amity’s small and delicate work to Brody’s powerful and gestural work.
Amity Parks is an artist and calligrapher living in Missoula, Montana. For many years she has been studying calligraphy in weeklong and private tuition classes with internationally renowned instructors. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Tulsa, and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Montana. Her work has been featured in national and regional exhibits and publications. She travels within the US and internationally to teach workshops, including serving on the faculty of multiple International Lettering Arts Conferences, the SSIW Conference in Melbourne, Australia, the Midwest Art and Lettering Retreat and the Letters California Style Conference. Amity spends many hours in her studio on her personal and creative work, finding a balance between her teaching commitments, her business and her own busy family life. More information about Amity and her artwork can be found on Facebook and at her website, www.amityparks.com.
Brody Neuenschwander is a Texas native, now living in Bruges, Belgium. He attended Princeton University, specializing in the techniques of medieval manuscript illumination. He continued his studies in London, completing his doctorate in art history at the Courtauld Institute and studying calligraphy at Roehampton. His varied career as an artist and calligrapher includes working as an assistant to Donald Jackson, collaborating with filmmaker Peter Greenaway providing live-action calligraphy in films such as The Pillow Book and Prospero’s Books, translating the works of German theoretician, Hans-Joachim Burgert, and incorporating the writing systems of Arabic and Chinese calligraphy into his recent work. Brody has taught and exhibited throughout Europe, the United States and Japan. See Brody’s work on instragram and at www.brodyneuenschwander.com.
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