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Graduate Hand Engraver




6 Weeks

About the Course

Unlock the artistry of hand engraving and embark on a journey toward becoming a skilled professional with our exclusive course designed for beginners.

This immersive program provides personalized instruction and hands-on experience to guide you through the intricacies of the craft.

Duration: 6 weeks (Monday to Friday)

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

Requirements: While there are no specific prerequisites for this course, students may benefit from attending a one-week beginner hand engraving class to assess their interest and suitability for the profession.

Course Overview:

This course is not for everyone !! If you aspire to become a professional hand engraver, this course is tailored to meet your aspirations. Designed for individuals with no prior experience in engraving, our comprehensive program offers both conceptual understanding and practical training to equip you with the skills needed to excel in the field.

Course Objectives:

Introduction to Tools and Equipment:

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the essential tools and equipment used in hand engraving, including their functions, maintenance, and proper usage.

  • Learn how to efficiently set up your engraving bench to maximize productivity and ensure ergonomic comfort during extended work sessions.

Graver Sharpening and Custom Tool Creation:

  • Develop proficiency in graver sharpening techniques, including sharpening angles, honing, and polishing, to maintain sharp and precise cutting edges.

  • Explore advanced graver customization methods to create specialized tools tailored to specific engraving tasks, such as diamond setting or intricate detailing.

Microscope Setup and Use:

  • Master the setup and operation of a microscope for hand engraving work, including adjusting magnification levels, focusing, and lighting for optimal visibility and precision.

  • Learn how to utilize the microscope to enhance engraving accuracy, allowing for intricate detailing and delicate work on small-scale surfaces.

Scrolls, Ornaments, and Script Letters:

  • Acquire the skills to create elegant scrolls, decorative ornaments, and intricate script letters through guided instruction and practical exercises.

  • Explore techniques for designing and executing various ornamental motifs, incorporating flourishes, curves, and embellishments to enhance your engraving compositions.

Styles of Hand Engraving:

  • Explore a diverse range of engraving styles, including linework, running borders, shading, flair cutting, gold inlay, and sculpting, to expand your creative repertoire.

  • Practice each engraving style extensively under the guidance of experienced instructors, honing your skills and mastering the nuances of each technique.

Class Projects:

  • Engage in hands-on projects to reinforce learning objectives and develop practical engraving skills.

  • Work on various materials, including copper, steel, brass, stainless steel, rings, pendants, knives, and jewelry items, to gain experience in engraving diverse surfaces and substrates.

Join Us on Your Journey:

Enroll today and embark on a transformative journey towards mastering the art of hand engraving. You'll gain the skills and confidence needed to pursue a rewarding career as a professional hand engraver through comprehensive instruction, practical exercises, and personalized guidance.

Please note That course information is subject to change without notice as we strive to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date training experience.

Your Instructor

Gabriel Owen

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