MODERN ENGRAVING WITH ON-LINE ADVANCED TECHNIQUES DALLAS TX FEBRUARY 22ND, 2020
MODERN ENGRAVING WITH ON-LINE ADVANCED TECHNIQUES DALLAS TX FEBRUARY 22ND, 2020
MODERN ENGRAVING WITH ON-LINE ADVANCED TECHNIQUES DALLAS TX FEBRUARY 22ND, 2020
MODERN ENGRAVING WITH ON-LINE ADVANCED TECHNIQUES DALLAS TX FEBRUARY 22ND, 2020

MODERN ENGRAVING WITH ON-LINE ADVANCED TECHNIQUES DALLAS TX FEBRUARY 22ND, 2020

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Home2 Suites
3301 Gaston Ave,
Dallas, TX 75246

10:00-3:30pm

 

Description

Modern Engraving engraving class teaches the experienced calligrapher the skills necessary to translate their unique hand from pen and paper to drill and glass. Students are expected to have a familiarity with common letterforms and be able to write them proficiently before class begins.

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 day, students will possess the basic skills needed to start producing produce beautiful artwork and personalized merchandise. 

Your skills will quickly transform as you use your newfound writing instrument to translate your calligraphy style from paper to glass. Under the skilled hand of calligrapher and engraver, Carla Hagan, students will learn how to operate, hold and manipulate the drill to create the appearance of your calligraphic hand on glass using the drill. 

As a bonus for students attending the in-person class, each student will receive a 4 session pass to the advanced on-line engraving program. Each week students will have the opportunity to attend a live on-line class and develop advanced engraving knowledge, skills and abilities. As a participant in the live class, students will be required only to pay the materials + shipping costs for the monthly projects, a $500 value.

 

Professional Track Option:

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.

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.

 

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

Engraving safety

Solving common engraving problems.

 

Curriculum

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 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.

Required Engraving Kit (Included in tuition) 

All students will be provided a complete engraving kit to include

  • Cordless micro-motor drill

  • Collet

  • Burrs

  • Safety goggles or glasses

  • Glass project samples

FAQs

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 introduction to engraving class and the advanced on-line course will provide the students the basic knowledge and skills needed to add engraving to their established business. If you are intending to start an engraving business from the ground up, we recommend the professional track programs. 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.