During our 2023 Spring Session we worked with the Liceo Artistico di Spoleto “Leoncillo Leonardi” to deliver a sculpture module for forty 16–17 year olds, inspired by the work of Anna Mahler. The course was led by professors from the liceo (Alessandra Capponi, Irene Gemma and Giacomo Briguori) in collaboration with ceramic artist Annalisa Guerri, as well as Guy Robertson and Tommaso Faraci from the Mahler & LeWitt Studios. Having become familiar with the work of Anna Mahler and the ways she incorporates both figurative and abstract motifs, the students created their own work engaging with portraiture and landscape. Additionally, Guerri used the studios to lead the students in a ceramic workshop.
The students’ work was presented in an exhibition at the Sol LeWitt Studio during the Festival dei Due Mondi. The tiled, relief portraits on display are a collaborative work by the students referencing the largest sculpture Anna Mahler made, The Tower of Masks.