Learn and develop skills in the traditional craft of engraving on metal.
For beginners the aims of this course are to develop a sound basic understanding of the tools, techniques and materials used in hand engraving, on which to progressively build skills and knowledge. For improvers the objective is to develop your skills under the guidance of an experienced tutor to hone those areas which need improving and to add new skills to your repertoire.
Materials and techniques covered include the preparation and manufacture of tools of the craft, marking-out and transferring techniques. You learn to layout and cut lettering and monograms, how to texture by cutting and by punches and about scrollwork, ornamental engraving, heraldic devices, piercing and carving. Also covered are methods of erasure and finishing techniques.
The course includes talks with illustrations, demonstrations and individual tuition, group discussion and review and individually tailored projects.
Arrival Day - this is the first date listed above
Courses start early evening. Residential students to arrive from 4pm, non-residential students to arrive by 6.45pm.
6.45pm: Welcome, followed by dinner (included).
8 - 9pm: First teaching session, attendance is essential.
Classes 9.15 - 5pm, lunch is included.
From 6.30pm: Dinner (included for residential students).
Evening working - students may have access to workshops, but only with their tutor's permission and provided any health and safety guidelines are observed.
Classes 9.15am - 3pm, lunch is included.
Residential students are to vacate their rooms by 10am please.
(This timetable is for courses of more than one day in length. The tutor may make slight variations)