The Modern Engraving: Basic Class, Online Version is a live interactive class which 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.
On-Line Engraving students will learn to engrave on glass 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.
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 micro-motor 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.
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
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.