The printmaking/book making studio is part of the International School of Graphic Design located in the middle of Venice. How could I refuse such an opportunity? I packed some supplies (mostly my pre-made thermafax screens and my gelli plate) and flew to Milan where I stayed for a couple of days, and then took the train to Venice.
I arrived on a rainy day that gave the city a certain beautiful "gloomy veil". (Photos of the city and surrounding will be posted in part II of this post).
I immediately found the studio very inspiring, with lots of charming corners,art displayed, tools organized, tables set, and friendly people ready to help me get settled in. The rest of the week was sunny and allowed me to combine work with walking around the city and be inspired by the old paint- peeling buildings, the canals and bridges, and the endless art and beautiful architecture. Below are some photos of the studio and some beginnings of the work I created in my week there.
pages in my book about the Venitian Ghetto.