If you have already taken a Carla Hagan Designs Engraving Workshop and are now looking to develop advanced engraving skills and branch out into professional applications for your engraving skills, this course is for you. As an alumni, you will receive the entire 12 week class which includes introduction to Modern Engraving, advanced engraving techniques, and professional development at a special, alumni only rate.
Includes All class supplies for Introduction and advanced engraving, with an option to purchase new Mystisa 2 engraver.
The Modern Engraving: Professional certification class (On-Line Alumni Version) teaches the the skills necessary to translate the student’s unique hand from pen and paper to drill and glass. Students are expected to have a basic familiarity with common letterforms and be able to write them proficiently before class begins.
Once students are comfortable with the basics of engraving, the class will continue for an additional 8 sessions where students will learn advanced engraving techniques and how to start an engraving business. The professional track lessons will alternate weekly between business sessions and advanced engraving with the goal of having the student ready to launch their own business upon completing the program.
On-Line Engraving students will learn to engrave on glass, metal, agate, and other surfaces using a quiet, low speed, low vibration, rechargeable drill. By the end of the class, students will possess the basic skills needed to start producing produce beautiful artwork and personalized merchandise.
The introduction to engraving class, on-line version will be meet once a week over a four-week term to learn the basics of engraving. Class will then continue for an additional 4 sessions learning advanced engraving skills, working on special project to further develop your engraving skills.
An additional 4 sessions of our business program will provide the basics for opening your own engraving business, with the goal of students being ready to launch their engraving business upon graduation. The business sessions will include the following topics:
· Business Structure (Corporation, LLC, Sole Proprietorship), Business Insurance
· Business software, checking accounts, and pricing for profit
· Developing and managing long term repeat clients
· Growing your business.
The business sessions will include guest instructors who will share how they developed their businesses and guide students on how to avoid some common business mistakes. At the conclusion of the program each student will receive a professional certificate.
Upon the successful completion of the professional certificate program, students will be eligible to join the Carla Hagan Designs engraver referral program.
About the Instructor:
Carla Hagan is a professional engraver and calligrapher based in West Palm Beach, Florida. With over 14 years of professional calligraphy experience, five years ago Carla jumped into the engraving scene. With a few months of practice, she was able to learn how to transform her calligraphy hand to glass engraving. Carla has built a vast network of corporate engraving clients including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Glenlivet, Chivas Regal, Josh Wines, Redemption, Cartier, Louboutin and Chanel. Carla is often hired to engrave at on-site corporate and wedding events.
The introduction to engraving curriculum features an intensive, hands-on approach to learning.
Carla will share her knowledge of the most effective engraving tools, techniques, supplies and of course safety.
Then we will get right into the basics of glass engraving, getting comfortable with the operation of the micromotor and drill, burr rotation, and the different burrs to available to use.
Next, we will get into engraving design and be working on glass surfaces of various shapes and sizes, including engraving on a curved surface. Carla will be sharing how to avoid mistakes and when necessary, how to “fix’ mishaps.
By the end of this class, you will be comfortable enough to make beautiful, personalized gifts and expand your business by offering engraving and on-site appearances along with calligraphy services. Students who complete this class will have the skills necessary to begin personalizing gifts and begin working on site events that often earn in excess of $100 per hour.
Four advanced engraving skills sessions and four business sessions are also included in the professional track.
Topics we will cover in class include:
The pros and cons of engraving systems on the market
Care and Maintenance of burs and where to purchase them.
Different surfaces you can engrave on
Tips and tricks for lefty's
Engraving supplies and reputable vendors
Solving common engraving problems.
Required Engraving Kit (Included in tuition)
All students will be provided a complete engraving kit to include
Cordless micromotor drill
Safety goggles or glasses
Glass project samples
What Equipment is needed for the Class:
All participants will be provided all equipment necessary for the successful completion of the class to include the engraver, burs, safety equipment, and glass samples
What's the refund policy?
This class is nonrefundable. A minimum of 6 students is required for the class to be held. The class will be rescheduled in the event 6 students are not enrolled.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable to another student?
Your ticket can be transferred to another participant up to one week in advance of the class. Any transfers of tickets must be approved by Carla Hagan designs by email at Carla@CarlaHagandesigns.com
What happens if I cannot attend the Live On-Line Class?
The live classes and projects will be available to view for 5 days following the class. Students who are unable to attend the live event, will be able to review the class recording during this 5-day period.
Can I start my own Engraving business with the skills learned in this class?
The skills and knowledge obtained in the professional track engraving course will provide the students the basic knowledge and skills needed to start their own local engraving business. As part of the class contract, students agree not to develop or participate in programs where they teach engraving to others. Students will be required to sign additional non-competition agreements for Florida events.