About Denis Brown 

 

I have been teaching calligraphy for over 30 years since I was a teenager. ( I recall being age 20 and entering a classroom to teach in Australia and a student exclaimed "We were expecting a 50 year old man!" ... and here I am now, almost mature, at 50!) Based in Ireland, I've taught extensively; in the US, Europe, Australia, Japan, Mexico, Canada, Russia, Hong Kong, and Turkey. Teaching continues to help me refine my own understanding: I promised myself at 18 years that I would never just show how, but precisely explain why also; and that commitment has been very revealing to myself. My teaching style mixes group demonstrations with one-to-one coaching, usually with a dash of humour thrown in. I make a point of trying to get around the class to spend an equal amount of time with each participant. People tell me I have clear analysis and unbiased expression. At 20 years old I became the youngest ever elected Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators (the historic British organization founded by students of Edward Johnston) and I am Honoured fellow of the largest British lettering organisation, Calligraphy & Lettering Arts Society (CLAS). My work is represented in The British Library; The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, UK; the Art Collection of the European Parliament; and several other international collections of prestige. I am honoured to be invited to teach in many great places and I enjoy to socialize with all who are able to come out in the evenings after class.

Denis Brown Live Online Calligraphy Workshops Hong Kong 2020

UNDERSTANDING ITALIC

 

An introduction to italic theory and including practice of a less common model of italic with high sprung, symmetric arches. We will focus on structure with an emphasis on fluency.

 

Date : 21 & 22 Nov 2020 (Sat & Sun)

 

Time : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Hong Kong Time)

Fees : HKD 4,000.00

 

Venue : Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Causeway Bay, 7/F, 33 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

ROMAN CAPITALS

 

A class on broad-pen Roman Capitals, one of the most important scripts in history, adapted for contemporary usage.

 

Date : 25 & 26 Nov 2020 (Wed & Thu)

 

Time : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Hong Kong Time)

Fees : HKD 4,000.00

 

Venue : Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Causeway Bay, 7/F, 33 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

ITALIC VARIATIONS

 

Italic is not one style but a whole family of scripts. The class will introduce a pointed italic and a gothicized italic, and variations of each in terms of weight, spacing and formality.

 

Date : 28 & 29 Nov 2020 (Sat & Sun)

 

Time : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (Hong Kong Time)

Fees : HKD 4,000.00

 

Venue : Holiday Inn Express Hong Kong Causeway Bay, 7/F, 33 Sharp Street East, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong

Copyright © 2020 The Gentle Penman Limited

Copyright © 2020 The Gentle Penman Limited

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