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Hand engraving for beginners

Hand engraving for beginners

Duration: 2 days

Price: £310

Book with: Sally Dodson or Lucinda Rowe
at Hand Engravers Association

Cow Lane
Greater Manchester
M5 4NB

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About the Course

In this hands-on practical two-day course you will learn from a highly skilled professional engraver. The course, provided by the Hand Engravers Association of Great Britain, is aimed at complete beginners and those with limited experience of the craft. Your tutor will guide you on setting up the square graver and bespoke scriber tools, which will be yours to take home.
Aims of the two-day course - For beginners to develop a sound basic understanding of the tools, techniques and materials used in hand engraving, on which to progressively build skills and knowledge.

Basic Techniques Covered - The setting up and sharpening of tools. - Holding methods. - Marking out and transferring a design. - Beginning to engrave supplied samples. - Health and safety issues.

Format - The course will run for two consecutive days 9.30am-5pm - It is taught by a professional engraver, to a maximum class size of 8 students - Students will learn through watching demonstrations by the course tutor and trying engraving for themselves, on copper supplied by the tutor

As far as possible this course will be specifically tailored to the needs and levels of its participants.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Light refreshments are included.
You can buy tools through us, or bring your own.

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Course Start Dates

Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.

  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends