COURSES

LEARN HAND ENGRAVING

Hand Engraving: Basic Principals Courses


The Hand Engravers Association has been running these popular short courses for many years.

Whether you are a complete beginner or a professional jeweller or silversmith looking to diversify your skills - the 'Hand Engraving: Basic Principals' courses are an in depth introduction to the techniques and tools of hand engraving on metal. Taught by professional engraver Wayne Parrott and engraver and silversmith Angus McFadyen, the class size is kept to just eight students and run either as a six week evening class or a three day intensive course.

Generous discounts available to members and anyone can join in minutes with memberships starting from £30 per year at www.membermojo.co.uk/handengravers

Interested? Book now, as places are limited and usually sell out. Request a booking form from info@handengravers.co.uk

Hand Engraving: Basic Principals

(three day intensive course, Monday to Wednesday)

Dates: 5-7 March 2018, 10am-6pm​

£370 (non members) or £335 (members)
Tutor: Wayne Parrott

Hand Engraving: Basic Principals
(evening class, Wednesdays)

Dates: 18 April - 23 May 2018, 6.00pm - 9.00pm, six lessons​

 

£335 (non members) or £299 (members)
Tutor: Wayne Parrott

Hand Engraving: Basic Principals

(three day intensive course, Friday - Sunday)

Dates: 27-29 April 2018, 10am-6pm​

 

£370 (non members) or £335 (members)
Tutor: Angus McFadyen

Hand Engraving: Basic Principals

(three day intensive course, Friday - Sunday)

Dates: 29 June - 1 July 2018, 10am-6pm​

 

£370 (non members) or £335 (members)
Tutor: Angus McFadyen

Hand Engraving: Basic Principals
(evening class, Wednesdays)

Dates: 5 September - 10 October 2018, 6.00pm - 9.00pm, six lessons​

 

£335 (non members) or £299 (members)
Tutor: Wayne Parrott

Hand Engraving: Basic Principals

(three day intensive course, Friday - Sunday)

Dates: 9-11 November 2018, 10am-6pm​

 

£370 (non members) or £335 (members)
Tutor: Angus McFadyen

Interested? Book now, as places are limited and usually sell out. Request a booking form from info@handengravers.co.uk


Aims of the Courses

-    For beginners, the aims will be to develop a sound basic understanding of the tools, techniques and materials used in hand engraving, on which to progressively build skills and knowledge.
-    For improvers and professionals, the objective will be to develop your skills under the guidance of an experienced tutor, with the aim of honing those areas that you think need improving, and adding new skills to your repertoire.

Basic Techniques Covered

-    The setting up, sharpening and polishing of appropriate tools
-    Holding devices and methods
-    Marking out and transferring techniques
-    The cutting of metal, with exploration of combined techniques
-    Production of samples from a supplied master
-    Methods of erasure
-    Finishing techniques
-    Health & safety issues

Engraving Aspects

-    Lettering
-    Pictorial engraving
-    Applications of engraving as a decorative element in jewellery making
-    Heraldic work

Tutors:

Wayne Parrott is a highly respected and experienced engraver and teacher. He also runs his own workshop covering a wide range of skills within the subject, including calligraphy, heraldry, and his specialist interest – hand cut seals. Wayne is one of just three engravers who have won the prestigious Hand Engravers Association Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to engraving and passing on skills.


Angus McFadyen is a professional silversmith and engraver with over 25 years of experience producing tableware and working to commission. The majority of Angus’s work is surface decorated with low relief pictorial engraving, often with gold or silver inlays. In recent years Angus has specialised in clock and watch engraving. Angus is an experienced workshop leader, having taught at the Goldsmiths’ Centre and for the Creative Dimension Trust.

Interested? Book now, as places are limited and usually sell out. Request a booking form from info@handengravers.co.uk