Intro to Engraving & Letter Engraving

October 5 - October 6, 2024

Intro to Engraving & Letter Engraving


Details Fee Breakdown:
Tuition: $395
Material Fee: $75

In this class you will learn terminology, sharpening, the three significant cuts of engraving, and some basic designs and letters to get you practicing! Everyone will walk away with a beautiful pendant or button, a practice plate, and the knowledge to set you on the path of a master engraver! Or, at the very least, the ability to label all of your tools in the fanciest ways. Participants should know how to saw, file, solder, and sand.

Workshops run from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day
NOTE: Our Dining Hall is closed for the season so lunches are NOT included. 

Level: Intermediate
Workshop Levels

Definitions of Skill Levels for Workshops

  • Beginner and Beyond: Introductory level course that presents basic knowledge of tools, materials and techniques and is geared towards first timers or those who want to improve and expand their technique. It takes time to build skills.
  • Advanced Beginner and Beyond: Instruction that assumes some familiarity with tools, materials and equipment. Includes reviews and builds on basic skill sets, allows for those with more experience to work at their own pace. Further development of fundamentals, participants have had at least one class or equivalent with professional instruction.
  • Intermediate: Course content that assumes a working knowledge of basic studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored. Participants feel comfortable in the studio setting.
  • Intermediate to Advanced: Course content that requires a proficient working knowledge of studio tools, materials and equipment necessary to accomplish the projects and techniques to be explored in class.
  • Advanced: Assumes proficiency and advanced working knowledge of materials and studio tools and equipment so that the focus is on artistic narrative and/or technical development.
Ages: Adult



Caleb J Anderson

Caleb Anderson started metalsmithing at the ripe old age of  14, taking classes at Hudson Valley Silver works in Kingston NY. He has worked in various shops from Hudson NY to Brooklyn and has done production, setting, engraving, fabrication, blacksmithing, casting, wax work, restoration, and everything in-between. Caleb has a passion for sharing the knowledge he has picked up through his career and is looking forward to sharing.

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