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Compre. Hand Engraving




5 Days

About the Course

Embark on a journey to master the timeless art of hand engraving with our intensive workshop designed for beginners.

Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and expert instruction, you'll quickly develop essential engraving skills and techniques to create stunning designs with precision and finesse.

Class Details:

Duration: 5 days (Monday to Friday)

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM (one-hour lunch break)

Class Size: Limited to 6 students for focused instruction and individual attention.

Prerequisites: This workshop is open to beginners who are passionate about hand engraving but require no prior experience in the craft.

Course Objectives:

Correct Setup of the Workbench:

  • Learn the essential components and layout of a properly equipped engraving workbench.

  • During extended engraving sessions, understand the importance of ergonomic setup and organization for efficient workflow and comfort.

Microscope, Pneumatic Machine, and Ball Vise Setup:

  • Gain proficiency in setting up and calibrating a microscope, pneumatic machine, and ball vise for precise engraving work.

  • Understand the functions and adjustments of each equipment component to optimize engraving performance.

Graver Sharpening and Cutting Geometry:

  • Master the art of sharpening gravers to achieve razor-sharp cutting edges.

  • Learn the correct geometry and angle for engraving cuts, ensuring clean and precise line work.

Artwork Layout and Design Transfer:

  • Explore techniques for transferring designs onto engraving surfaces, including mild steel and bronze plates.

  • Develop skills in layout and composition to plan and execute engraving projects with clarity and accuracy.

Line Cutting Techniques:

  • Practice line-cutting techniques, including straight lines, curves, and intricate patterns.

  • Learn which graver each line and curve uses to achieve the desired cut.

  • Learn to control engraving depth and pressure to create dynamic and expressive line work.

Work-Holding Fixtures and Devices:

  • Understand the proper use of work-holding fixtures and devices to secure engraving surfaces during work.

  • Explore different holding methods and their applications for stability and precision in engraving.

Shading Techniques and Background Treatments:

  • Discover shading techniques to add depth and dimension to engraved designs, enhancing visual impact.

  • Learn how to create background treatments to accentuate focal points and create contrast within compositions.

Block and Script Letter Engraving:

  • Develop proficiency in engraving block and script letterforms with clarity and consistency.

Practice letter spacing and alignment to achieve professional-quality engraving typography.

Class Projects:

Engage in practical exercises on mild steel and bronze plates, providing opportunities to apply learned techniques and experiment with engraving styles.

Create personalized engraved designs, from intricate patterns to elegant lettering, under the guidance of experienced instructors.

All tools and materials required for the class projects will be provided, ensuring a seamless learning experience.

Immerse yourself in the artistry of hand engraving and unlock your creative potential in this immersive workshop. Enroll now and embark on a transformative journey toward mastery of the craft.

Please note that course information is subject to change without prior notice.

Your Instructor

Gabriel Owen

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