From January 25 to April 24 the collaborative works of Thomas Ingmire and David Annwn will be on display at the Book Club of California. This workshop is a unique opportunity to gain insights about the works and to explore the processes that Ingmire and Annwn have discovered during their more than ten years of collaboration. The program will blend the processes of creating a text with ideas on the development of new innovative visual interpretations of the text. This will not be a “writing workshop” per se, but students will be led through a series of gentle exercises that enable them to play with or “own” their words. From this point the focus will be on the visual shaping of words and interpretative calligraphic approaches. The exercises will embrace the affinities between poetry, calligraphy, and music. The study will also review the work of Hans-Joachim Burgert, the East German artist/calligrapher whose seminal theories on the development of writing have had a critical influence on modern visual interpretations of the word. Issues relating to how visual form influences meaning will explored.
Open to students having experience with mark making and calligraphic tools. Formal calligraphic training will be helpful, but not an absolute requirement. An open mind and some form of visual graphic or art training would be an nice substitute.
The workshop will be sponsored by The Friends of Calligraphy and held at the Albany, CA Senior Center. If you are interested in the program, please follow the link below.