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Glass Engraving Workshop for Calligraphers (Carla Hagan)

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The Berkeley City Club

2110 Vine Street

Berkeley, CA 94709

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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3 Day Intensive Class – Calligraphy influenced glass engraving with calligrapher and engraver Carla Hagan.


This class is designed to teach the experienced calligrapher the skills necessary to translate their unique hand from pen and paper to drill and glass. Students are expected to have a familiarity with italic or other common letterforms and demonstrate they can 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 weekend, students will possess the basic skills needed to start producing produce beautiful artwork and personalized merchandise. Those students looking to expand their business offerings by incorporating engraving can look forward to our evening breakout session where we discuss the business of Calligraphy and Engraving.

Your skills will quickly transform as you use your newfound writing instrument to translate your calligraphy 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 calligraphy using a dental drill.

Carla Hagan is a professional Calligrapher based in West Palm Beach, Florida. With over 11 years of professional calligraphy experience, three years ago Carla jumped into the engraving scene. With a few months of practice, she was able to learn how to transform her calligraphy hand to glass engraving. Carla has built a vast network of engraving clients including Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Glenlivet, Chivas Regal, Josh Wines, Redemption, Cartier, Louboutin and Chanel to name some of them. She also is hired to engrave at on-site corporate and wedding events.




Curriculum

This three-day class curriculum features an intensive, hands-on approach to learning.

Carla will share her knowledge of the most effective engraving tools and supplies and of course safety.

Then we will get right into the basics of glass engraving, getting comfortable with the operation of the micromotor and drill, burr rotation and the different burrs to available to use.

Next, we will get into engraving design and be working on bottles of various shapes and sizes. Then, of course, engraving while writing on a curved surface. Carla will be sharing how to avoid mistakes and when necessary, how to “fix’ mishaps.

By the end of this class, you will be comfortable enough to make beautiful, personalized gifts and expand your business by offering engraving along with calligraphy services.



Professional Engraving Kit (Included in Class Price)

This kit normally retails for $750.00 USD and is included in the class pricing. Ink.Academy will be providing this all kit materials to class participants.

  • Cordless micromotor drill
  • Collet
  • Burrs
  • Safety goggles or glasses
  • Mask
  • White pencil
  • Pillow Cradle and putty
  • Duster brush
  • Wax
  • Brushes for wax
  • Small spray bottle



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The Berkeley City Club

2110 Vine Street

Berkeley, CA 94709

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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