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Class Name :

Class Date :

February 03 - February 24

Meeting Times :

Sat 1-6pm (4 sessions)

Class Location :

Metals Studio

Instructor :

Jason Down

Price :


About this Class:

Hand Engraving • MJJD181L02

Learn how to engrave by hand script lettering and ornamental patterns directly into metal.  This course is for the beginning engraver and will teach you 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.

Cost of Supplies: Estimated $150 supply cost (depending upon what students already have)

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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