Spend 3 days with Ryan Walker learning about the incredible art of engraving.
Participants will learn and practice several hand engraving techniques on a predetermined design. This course will include an overview of engraving techniques, a history of engraving and engravers, graver types, tool making/modifying, graver sharpening, workpiece holding, patterns, and pattern transfers. Participants will leave this immersive clinic with the basic knowledge and understanding of the art of hand engraving.
No experience necessary, but this course would be best suited for those with an eye for detail and skill at drawing. Note that the nature of engraving involves handling very sharp tools, so there is some mild inherent risk associated.
All supplies engraving supplies are provided. The materials fee, included in price ($200) includes a Sharpening Stone, various gravers, and handles, as well as engraving surfaces. Participants should bring something to take notes (computer or notebook), something to take photos (phone or camera), and a good attitude, and willingness to learn!