East/West Calligraphy Workshop • Venice, Italy

November 5-12, 2017

Monica Dengo, Master Western Calligrapher
Kazuaki Tanahashi, Master East Asian Calligrapher

It seems only fitting to hold a workshop to experience a fusion of these two calligraphic traditions in the city where Marco Polo ventured forth to explore the east. After a two-year hiatus, Monica and Kaz come together again to create this life-altering inspirational workshop. Practitioners of either or both traditions are welcome, but no previous experience in those traditions is necessary to attend. All materials are included in the price of the workshop. Instruction will be given in English.
Please contact Christine, workshop facilitator, if you think you would need a translator.

East/West Calligraphy in Venice 2014, Monica Dengo and Kazuaki Tanahashi

East/West Calligraphy in Venice 2014, Monica Dengo and Kazuaki Tanahashi

View from Palazzo  Minotto

View from Palazzo  Minotto

Kaz and Monica

Kaz and Monica

The workshop will take place at Palazzo Minotto in the Gaffaro section of Dorsodoro and is limited to 15 participants. To sign up please contact Christine at zenbrush@yahoo.com to be placed on the list. Early registration for the workshop is 930 Euros or $1000 USD (this is the exchange rate as of 11/16, but might need to be adjusted in September when the final payment is due). Early registration ends June 1st and deposits (1/2 of the workshop fee) should be made by then. Sign ups after June 1st are 1000 Euros or $1,100 USD. To ensure accurate communication it would be helpful to make your email communication in English.

November is the start of low season in Venice, when the weather can still be very good and accommodations are more affordable. Christine has general information on Venice, nearby accommodations, vaporetto passes, etc. Most of it will be posted on her website zenbrush.net

 
Participants with their final projects

Participants with their final projects

Using the big brushes

Using the big brushes

DATES: November 4 - 11, 2017.

TIME: The workshop starts at 3pm on Nov. 4 and ends at 11 am on Nov. 11. Daily activities will start at 9:00 am and go until 5:30 pm. 

CONTACT: Christine Renden Haggarty at zenbrush@yahoo.com

Kazuaki Tanahashi

Kazuaki Tanahashi

Monica Dengo

Monica Dengo

Sensei Kaz Tanahashi

Kazuaki Tanahashi, born and trained in Japan and active in the United States since 1977, has had solo exhibitions of his calligraphic paintings internationally. He has taught East Asian calligraphy at eight international conferences of calligraphy and lettering arts. Also a peace and environmental worker for decades, he is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science.


Monica Dengo

Monica began the study of graphic design in Venice, Italy and England. In London she studied calligraphy and bookbinding at the Roehampton Institute (1991-1992) with Gaynor Goffe and Ewan Clayton. In 1993 she moved to San Francisco (California) and spent three years studying independently full time manuscript production techniques, illumination, design and history of lettering with Thomas Ingmire.