Guest lectures at SACI: Bill Mazza on Creative Thinking and Paul Karasik on Cartooning


Bill Mazza’s The Dreamland Method for Creative Thinking:
The key to unlocking your mind to create anything

Tuesday, November 15 at 4:30pm – SACI’s Jules Maidoff Palazzo, Florence – ITALY

November 15th at 4:30pm in SACI’s Maidoff Gallery, Guest Lecturer William Mazza will present The Dreamland Method for Creative Thinking for SACI’s MFA in Communication Design class. Open to all SACI students and faculty.

Born and raised in Boston (Massachusetts), Bill Mazza attended The New England School of Art and Design and The Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts. His career as a creative director, art director and designer includes 30 years of experience in the fields of creative marketing, promotional advertising and event planning for international companies in Florence, Milan and Rome.

Currently professor at The European Institute of Design (IED), Elis Corporate School, and Geeks Academy in Rome where he teaches courses for “Creative Thinking and Design Thinking,” and conducts corporate seminars and workshops for some of Italy’s largest companies using his method.

In his lecture Prof. Mazza will show how entrepreneurial creativity can start from the roll of dice according to the “Dreamland Method” that he invented. For the past 5 years The Dreamland Method had and continues to have phenomenal results verified by 100 testimonials.

Through examples and case studies he will explain why creativity is a decisive factor in competitiveness in many different sectors including Fashion and Marketing. The creative process “becomes a way of thinking”and it is a fundamental skill for the productivity of firms and essential for anyone pursuing a creative direction role.

Paul Karasik

Paul Karasik

Paul Karasik: Comics and the Art of Cartooning

Wednesday, November 23 at 1:15pm – SACI’s Jules Maidoff Palazzo, Florence – ITALY

SACI Artists & Designers Council member Paul Karasik, American cartoonist, graphic novelist, and teacher is giving a guest lecture at SACI: Comics and the Art of Cartooning on Wednesday, November 23 at 1:15pm. The presentation will be held in SACI’s Jules Maidoff Palazzo in SACI’s Illustration classroom. Open to all SACI students and faculty.

Paul is noted for these publications: Paul Auster’s City of Glass (Avon Books, August 1994) [re-issued 2004], The Ride Together: A Memoir of Autism in the Family (Washington Square Press, September 14, 2004), I Shall Destroy All The Civilized Planets (Fantagraphics, 2007), and You Shall Die By Your Own Evil Creation (Fantagraphics, 2009).

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About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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