Denis Brown
Dublin, Ireland

A10 — Introducing Celtic Art
One-Day Class, Sunday, July 26
All Levels
Manuscript Studies, Lettering

This will be a no pressure day for all levels from complete beginners. Celtic manuscripts first inspired Denis Brown as a teenager in his native Dublin, Ireland, when he would bicycle to town to see a new page of the Book of Kells every day. From digital slide presentations Denis will explain themes of Celtic decoration and writing in some of the most important surviving manuscripts including the Book of Durrow, Lindisfarne Gospels, and the Book of Kells. Modern work in Celtic style will also be shown. Following the presentation, basic instruction on writing a Celtic hand and drawing a simple Celtic initial will be given. Denis will bring along some of his own early works along with more recent pieces.

Supply List

  • Broad-edged calligraphy pen with large sizes of nibs (any kind is OK, even felt-tip, provided it has a large, 5 mm broad nib)
  • Suitable ink for this pen if required
  • Pencils
  • Eraser
  • Sharpener
  • Ruler
  • Layout pad or practice paper, size 11” x 17” or larger
  • A few sheets of tracing paper or tracing vellum, letter size or larger
denis_brownDenis Brown is an internationally renown calligraphic artist. He has over 25 years experience of teaching calligraphy workshops worldwide including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Europe, U.S., and Canada. He has served as faculty at the majority of previous conferences since 1994.

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