Study under renowned artist and designer David Carson. Develop and refine an experimental graphic practice. Challenge and change the way you approach graphic design. This course is set on a villa in Tuscany, twenty minutes outside Florence. Participants live on the villa alongside artists from around the world. Participants make, live, and eat together. Read more about the program location, itinerary, and more on the AIP Italy 2018 Main page.
May 11 - May 24, 2018 [14 days]
This course will transform the way you think about and approach visual communication. This two week workshop encourages exploration with materials and visuals language. Learn techniques and develop intuitive skills in this graphic design experiment. David supports and inspires non conventional methods and practices. Students are encouraged to work with physical material , and any media they are comfortable with, not only on the computer.
In 2014, the AIGA awarded Carson with the AIGA Gold Metal, the design professions highest award. "CARSON forged graphic design into a cultural force and a medium with its own shape and direction. AIGA, 2014"
Experience and output:
Work alongside master designer David Carson
Generate creative content in a variety of mediums
Develop an intuitive and experimental graphic process
David Carson is one of the most famous and acclaimed graphic designers in history. Not only has he excelled and transformed the field of graphic arts; he was at one time the 9th best surfer in the world. David also studied sociology at San Diego State University. His prolific output has inspired generations of designers and artists. His book, “The End of Print”, is the top selling graphic design book of all time. Design and art overlap in all aspects of the visual world. David Carson’s work involves psychology, sociology, and new dimensions of the medium of graphic communication.
Our classes are
Open to all people from diverse abilities and backgrounds
Open to all skill levels
Open to all age ranges
Fee: [Master Class Fee - 14 Day] - $3,500 Includes lodging, airport transfers to the villa from Rome FCO, weekly excursion costs, and most meals. Meals on all work days are provided along with some meals while traveling.