02/10 Online: Introduction to Engraving 7-8.30pm
£35 plus optional one to one private tuition!
Time & Location
02 Oct, 19:00 – 20:30 BST
About the Event
Tutor: Maisie Minett
Being able to add personalised engraving to your gifting is stunning, fun and highly sought after professionally. So, if you are a calligrapher thinking about expanding your business offering, or you're simply looking for a new hobby, this class will be the perfect introduction for you.
Maisie will be demonstrating how to work on a variety of items, with different surfaces and sharing the tips and tricks she's learnt along the way. As you watch her engrave, she will talk you through the tools, the process and her design strategies and give you advice about the best products to buy in order to make your engraving as easy and successful as possible.
When learning to engrave, some knowledge of calligraphy is useful, as you can then use these skills to change your lettering style, knit letters together and add illustrations. You will be shown how different drills, burrs and colour fills work, how to work at varying scales, on curved surfaces and on different types of materials from metal to glass.
This tutorial is 'Live streamed', so you will be able to interact with your tutor. You do not need an engraving machine to attend, as the idea of this session is for you to observe the techniques demonstrated and ask questions. If you have a machine, you are welcome to work along with Maisie, however, no individual tasks are set. You will receive our list of recommended products and suppliers with your workshop booking.
A recording of the workshop will be available to watch for a month, so if you are unable to attend in person, book your space to access the recording and be able to re-watch it again and again, at a time that is convenient for you.
What is Freehand Engraving?
Freehand engraving is created using a small handheld engraving machine, which you charge up before use, enabling you to do product personalisation almost anywhere, with no need for a power source and minimal noise and health and safety issues. This makes hand engraving perfect for product personalisation, gifting and live eventing, as the results are completely permanent.
One to One Private Tuition
If you have started engraving and would like some pointers, individual feedback and extra help, you can book a 30 minute, private session with Maisie to troubleshoot the issues and questions you have. Maisie will have a look at examples of your engraving and will discuss ways of improving and set further tasks to help you develop your skills and take you to the next level.
No supplies are included, we will provide you with our recommendations and let you know where to purchase them.
There is now the option to split your payment into 3 monthly instalments by using Clearpay at the checkout.
This workshop will be hosted via Zoom. Your Zoom invite will come with your booking email confirmation, and we'll send it to you in your reminder email 3 days before your workshop. Please check your Spam folder in case the emails end up in there.
02/10 Intro to Engraving
Extra one to one tuition
Maisie will contact you to arrange 30 minutes of one to one tuition just for you! Bring any examples of your engraving that you have and the tools that you use ready to discuss.