Lasting Marks

Calligraphy Materials, Processes and Conservation

Course Summary

An online video course with leading international calligrapher Denis Brown. Understand the best materials—how to apply and adapt them and to predict how they will react. Learn how to present your calligraphy at its best—to cut archival mounts/mats and ensure framing and light will not damage artwork in the long term. Denis will discuss the aesthetics of presentation and show many inspiring examples. See the full curriculum below. Watch professionally recorded videos totalling over 2.5 hours duration. In addition, there will be two, hour-long live sessions where the instructor will further explain and take questions. You will retain non-expiring access to rewatch into the future.

Live Meetings for Q&A

These have been completed, but recordings are available for all who enrol.


Denis Brown

Denis is reputed internationally as a leading figure in Western calligraphy. Continual development of 32 years to date has followed a full-time education in calligraphy. A master of the broad pen in both traditional and uniquely individual experimental styles, his media includes calfskin vellum, paper, glass and film. His works have a unique beauty that is more than skin deep and are occasionally provocative. Denis has taught at the invitation of calligraphy guilds internationally since he was 20 years old and is known for his clarity of explanation in teaching. Also aged 20, he was elected as the youngest Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators, while working on The Great Book of Ireland from his home studio in Dublin. He has rare tech prowess for a craftsman, so his films are highly professional, as well as artistically presented.

Natalia Toropitsyna

Moscow, Russia

I've been to several Denis Brown workshops—he's incredibly charismatic and professional. Denis generously shares long years of experience. If you want your great-great-great-grandchildren to proudly inherit your calligraphy as family relics—you absolutely need this course.      Read more.

Karen Kant

United States

Just finished 'LASTING MARKS' and found it to be a very effective way to learn. The creation of these videos, that combined Field Trips to paper mills, lectures, advice, sound effects, demonstrations, methods, materials and techniques is a remarkable achievement in itself. I'm going to nominate it for an Oscar in the 'One Man Does It All' category. Beautifully executed. I can't Thank Denis enough for his visionary, lasting approach to teaching.    Read more.

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