In this class you will learn Nicks time tested way of fabricating unique jewelry peices, buckles pendants etc.. Newbies are welcome in this fast paced class where quite a few items are made from precious metals that are provided with the class. This is a fun class!!.
Nick Cunningham's class
In this class you will learn all about drawing out and preparing scroll work, brands initials etc... to be silver soldered on to various products. You will learn how to solder them on using both low and high heat solders. You will be able to design and build a project peice... buckle, bracelets pendants etc.. as well as intruction on engraving them. At the end of this class you should feel comfortable mounting overlays on items with solder as well as have jump start on layout skills required to do relief gun engraving. Newbies are welcome in this class. ATTN: 4 DAY CLASS
In this class you will learn tool sharpning, work holding, basic layout and design as well as how to generate transfers to get you started out on the right path. The class will also cover the various tool options and their cost. You will get a lot of time using the tools and cutting various materials. You will be exposed to multiple styles of engraving with practice plates and transfers to keep you practicing right. In this class you will also be engraving a buckle that is yours to keep as well as the gravers that you learn to sharpen. This class is for novice engravers and people who have never engraved. However it is a great refresher for stuggling engravers as well.
Wes Griffin's Intro class April 19th-21st
Weldon Listers class March 7,8 and 9
OTTO CARTER design class
May 17th 18th &19th
Wes Griffin's "ALL ABOUT OVERLAYS"
Dive deep into the principles of design. Learn OTTO's formula for creating great layouts. In this class you will learn how to approach bulino dot engraving, scroll sculpting techniques, how to cut lettering and focus on the principles of fine line shading. Otto's past experience as an art instructor makes him an excellent teacher!
LEARN TO BUILD BRIDLE BITS. In this class we go over the function and mechanics of bits, learn to fabricate shanks, mouth pieces, cut and mount silver and do the finish work and engrave. 4 day class!!
In this class you will learn Weldon's tricks of the trade including scroll layout, how to make ink transfers, how to make custom tool steel punches for scuplting work, theory of design, back ground removal tricks and much more. Students can use hammer and chisel techniques or air assisted handpeices. For engravers with some experience