The first workshop was a study of the influences of Venetian lettering masters from the 15th and 16th centuries on early type designers. By locating this workshop in the the library of the Correr Museum on San Marco, Ewan Clayton, Professor of Design at Sunderland University in England, made it possible for us to view applicable written manuscripts and early type-set books from the period. Ewan recently published his excellent book, The Golden Thread, A History of Writing, which I heartily recommend.
The second intensive workshop was an amazing experiment in blending the eastern calligraphic discipline with personal handwriting from the western tradition. Kazuaki Tanahashi and Monica Dengo collaborated in encouraging individual expression within the traditions of both cultures. I made a great deal of work in the workshops.