Introduction to Engraving with Carla Hagan
Paper and Ink Arts
Sat, Sep 14 10:30 am


The engraving class is designed to teach the lettering artist the skills necessary to translate their unique hand from pen and paper to drill and glass. Students are expected to have a familiarity with common letterforms and be able to write them proficiently before class begins. Engraving students will learn to engrave on glass, metal, agate, and other surfaces using a quiet, low speed, low vibration, rechargeable drill. By the end of the day, students will possess the basic skills needed to start producing produce beautiful artwork and personalized merchandise. Your skills will quickly transform as you use your newfound writing instrument to translate your writing style from paper to glass. Under the skilled hand of calligrapher and engraver, Carla Hagan, students will learn how to operate, hold and manipulate the drill to create the thicks and thins of traditional letterforms using the drill.