For over twenty five years Michael Carroll has been creating brand new works in the style of the 8th century Irish monks. His intricate pages, rendered by hand on parchment with brush and goose quill pen, have been likened to “lost pages from the Book of Kells.”

Seeking to pass on the heritage and secrets of the art, he is now offering a series of Celtic Art classes, lectures and workshops.  To schedule an appearance or for more information, contact Michael at

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Knotwork By Hand and Eye 1:

Six week introductory class for beginners. Learn the easy 5-dot method used by the Celtic experience required. Historically accurate, intricate knotwork at last can be done without erasing. Great for artists, calligraphers, crafters of all ages.

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Knotwork By Hand and Eye 2:

Six weeks, prerequisite: Knotwork 1.
Take your skills to the next level: learn how to plot borders, master the grid, and scale your knots to fit any design. Roman arches, circular knotwork, double-strand interlace and other advanced techniques all covered. 


Celtic Art Portfolio

A six week, project-oriented class for students of Celtic Art; some experience is helpful. Michael will be mentor and guide as students choose their own projects, motifs and media. Don't miss this opportunity to learn the secrets of Celtic Art from a modern-day monk and master illuminator.