Landscapes and Tales

The “Landscapes and Tales” course is conceived as a voyage of discovery and aims to lead to the creation of a tale of images and words through the use of different techniques (monotypes, India ink on canvas, water painting, oil painting).
“Like ancient travellers, our brush will draw seas, deserts, animals, monsters, cities, forests, mirrors. Our journey will lead us to encounter fables and landscapes, creatures that inhabit literature and our experience”.
The course involves exercising the creative process, making experimentation and intuition follow order and analysis and thus identifying the union between expression and meaning.
Characters and settings, lines, textures, composition, colour will be studied, the fundamental concepts of visual language such as abstraction and figuration, symbol and syntax will be addressed, geography, botany, imaginary zoology will be encountered. A walk between reality and fantasy.

1. The sketchbook: landscapes, maps and imaginary journeys.
Graphic exploration: rhythm, colour and form.
2. Construction of a scene: fantastic zoology and botany.
3. Construction of the characters in the scene: the story.
4. Image analysis: visual language, metaphors and symbols.
5. Fairy tale analysis: oral and literary narrative mechanisms.
6. The narrative sequence: constructing a story with images.

Illustration by Jesús Cisneros

Technical artistic material is provided by the participant.
Notebook, graphite pencils, charcoal pencils, coloured pencils, pastels, charcoal, brushes of various thicknesses, oil paints, linseed oil, tissue paper, scissors, glue.
It is recommended to bring a container for water, palette (or plates) for mixing colours and something for drying.

Date Timetables
17 Jul 2023 9.30 – 18.30
18 Jul 2023 9.30 – 18.30
19 Jul 2023 9.30 – 18.30
20 Jul 2023 9.30 – 18.30
21 Jul 2023 9.30 – 18.30
22 Jul 2023 9.30 – 13.00

Location: Centro Sociale di Rugolo, Via Rugolo, 1 – 31026 Rugolo di Sarmede (TV)

Lingua: Italian

Price: 390 euro

Deadline for entering : late enrolments will be accepted dependent upon available places, maximum 20.