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July 3-14, 2000: Print, Paper, and the Book: a hands-on course in Book Arts In Florence



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Washington University in St. Louis Florence Program at the Santa Reparata
Graphic Art Centre, Florence, Italy

June / July, 2000

Washington University School of Art offers two intensive two week workshops
during June and July. These are non credit classes and are intended for
persons who want to immerse themselves in the culture and surroundings of
Florence while working daily in a studio art class. Tuition for these
courses covers everything but travel to and from Florence, some meals, and
some specific supplies. The instructors have extensive experience teaching
in Florence, and offer instruction at the highest level.

July 3-14 Print, Paper, and the Book: a hands-on course in Book Arts -
Instructor: Ken Botnik, Assoc. Prof., Washington University

This workshop will focus on the book structure as a reflection of content.
Students will investigate the relationship of text and image using
handwriting, lettering, transfers, printmaking, computers, collage and a
variety of binding techniques. Visits to libraries, galleries, printers and
binders will illuminate the rich history of Italian books.

June 26 - July 8      Intensive Tuscan Photo Adventure -      Instructor:
Stan Strembicki, Professor, Washington University

Spend one week in Florence, Italy touring and photographing the historic
city and a week traveling around northern Italy to capture the sights in 35
mm transparencies. The slide format will be used to allow prompt turnaround
for critiques and lectures instructing students in the three "C's" of
composition, content and camera. Ten rolls of film and processing will be
provided. The fee for this adventure $1,800 includes one week in Residence
Palazzo Ricasoli, Florence (double occupancy) and five nights (double
occupancy w/breakfast ) in three star hotels- private baths, but not fancy-
in San Gimignano, Siena, Pisa, Cinque Terre, a Tuscan wine tour, all
transportation by van, bus and train, entrance fee to the Uffizi Museum, a
walking tour of Florence and one meal the first night in Florence. Dinner
is included in Siena, San Gimignano, Pisa, and Cinque Terre. Students will
be responsible for their own transportation to and from Florence, their own
35 mm camera(s), any trips or museums other that those mentioned,
additional film, processing and personal expenses.

The fee for this adventure $2,200 includes two weeks in Residence Palazzo
Ricasoli, Florence (double occupancy), classes, a walking tour of Florence,
and visit to the Ufizzi museum. Some materials will be provided. Other
materials are available in Florence many shops. Students are responsible
for their own transportation to Florence, meals, trips, personal expenses
and museum fees.


For more information about any of the Washington University courses listed
above contact:

Libby Reuter, or Linda Ardakani at (314) 935-4643 or ardakani@art.wustl.edu
or Libby Reuter, assistant dean, School of Art , Washington University
CB 1031, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63130

or: Dennis Olsen dolsen@lonestar.utsa.edu

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