Hand Engraving • MJJD172W67

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Class Name :

Hand Engraving • MJJD172W67

Class Date :

June 03 - June 24

Meeting Times :

Sat 9am–4pm (4 sessions)

Class Location :

Metals Lab

Instructor :

Jason Dow

Price :


About this Class:

Learn how to engrave by hand script lettering and ornamental patterns directly into metal. This course is for the beginning engraver—you will learn how to set up and use basic engraving tools. You will first learn to shape and sharpen your own chisels or "gravers." Next, you will practice cutting into soft steel, brass, and copper. Lastly, students will work on a final project engraving a pendant or keychain. Hand pushing techniques will be taught using a rotating engraver’s ball vise and an optivisor with 2.5x magnification. There will also be an instructor’s demo of advanced power-assisted engraving. Students will get a chance to examine and try out these tools as time permits.

Supply list

Where: All classes are held in the Art School Metals studio.

Tools & Supplies: Silver and other metals may be purchased from the Art School for additional fees.

Open Studio: Students must have completed one introductory metals course at the Honolulu Museum of Art School and must be currently enrolled in a class to attend.

Artwork by Jason Dow

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