School of Visual Arts hosts summer Masters workshops in Venice and Rome

10 February 2011
New York (United States) - This summer, SVA (School of Visual Arts) will host two Design History, Theory and Practice Masters workshops, one in Venice and one in Rome, the birthplace of Western typographic tradition.
New York (United States) - This summer, SVA (School of Visual Arts) will host two Design History, Theory and Practice Masters workshops, one in Venice and one in Rome, the birthplace of Western typographic tradition.

The program, now in its third season, is a unique way to learn about type, book and lettering design, as well as architecture, art, archeology and even Italian cuisine. Students are invited to study with some of the best typographers in Italy, visit the Trajan Column and the Pantheon, and partake in exclusive visits to the Roman and Imperial Forums. Students will also examine the inscriptions on Roman structures that have long been accepted as a typographic ideal.

Facilitating the programme will be Steven Heller, Lita Talarico and Louise Fili, as well as an illustrious Italian faculty in Venice and Rome.

This intensive hands-on workshop in design history, theory and practice allows participants to research and analyse the roots of typography, draw type and letters from the classic models while practicing contemporary design along with a faculty of Italian and American designers, historians and publishers. Taught by leading design professionals, this workshop emphasises the multidisciplinary and entrepreneurial nature of contemporary design. In addition, collaborations with noted Italian design organisations and media businesses result in unique (and potentially publishable) print and Web projects.

Classes are held Monday through Saturday and include time for critiques and personal exploration, as well as field trips to museums, design firms and ateliers. The opportunity to visit some of the most exciting sites in Italy and learn from masters of design, typography and archeology is guaranteed.

Workshop dates

5-12 June 2011: Venice
In collaboration with the Fondazione Claudio Buziol on the Grand Canal

13-19 June 2011: Rome
Sapienza, University of Rome Piazza Fontanella Borghese


Watch the Masters Workshop in Italy video.



For more information, please contact:

Esther Ro-Schofield
Program Director
School of Visual Arts
209 East 23rd Street
New York, NY
10010-3994
United States
T: +1 212 592 2600
F: +1 212 592 2627
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W: www.schoolofvisualarts.edu