2022 Weaving Courses, Scholarships, Textile Artist in Residence Programme at Studio Aphorisma
Studio Aphorisma’s atelier is located on a beautiful hill near Florence in Italy, in a former farm holding nestled among vineyards, cypresses, olive trees and centuries old oaks. Artist Nicola Sansò and fabric designer Anna Silberschmidt run the studio, which focuses on research, design and professional consulting mainly with regards to topics concerning fabric design activities and artistic creations. The atelier represents a reference and cultural exchange point for people boasting different experiences in the textile and art sectors. During certain periods the atelier turns into an open lab where courses are offered that focus on teaching weaving and art subjects.
2022 Weaving Courses:
Textile Stories - the Fabric as a Narrative
19 - 28 May / 21 - 30 July 2022
Textile Stories in Bauhaus
12 - 17 September / 10 - 15 October 2022
Training Course in Weaving
28 October - 1 November 2022
Within the scope of the course programme, Studio Aphorisma offers two residency scholarships for weaving students, young designers or textile artists who have conducted or are conducting research for the purpose of creating new fabrics.
Those awarded the scholarship will be able to work and stay as guests in the atelier and the apartment provided by Studio Aphorisma for 15 days.
Applicants can request more detailed information and send the application form together with a curriculum vitae, a portfolio of images of their research work and an outline of the project that the candidate intends to carry out during the residency by 15 May.
Date of the residency: 22 August - 3 September 2022
Textile Artist in Residence Programme
Studio Aphorisma has launched a residency programme for the training, research and the creation of textiles, based on the idea of supporting the encounter and exchange among craftspeople, designers, textile artists or simply enthusiasts interested in this field, all people who are somehow connected by their common interest in the textile world.
Our atelier is nestled in one of the most beautiful settings in the Tuscan countryside, in the heart of the Chianti area. Residents will appreciate this stimulating environment, to find the ideal conditions from which to draw inspiration and practice their creative work.
People who want to independently develop a personal research project in a quiet, well-equipped space, as well as persons who wish to deepen and expand their knowledge in this field can apply.
On request residents can also benefit from our technical and artistic advice for the realization of their projects, combining traditional knowledge and skills with a contemporary approach. Individual weaving lessons can be booked as well.