Introduction to engraving

Course Dates: 10/04/24 - 12/04/24
Time: 18:00 - 21:00
Location: Keeley Street
Learn traditional methods of hand engraving to create beautiful embellished surfaces. This course is for Intermediate and advanced jewellery students.
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Introduction to engraving
  • Course Code: VV649
  • Dates: 10/04/24 - 12/04/24
  • Time: 18:00 - 21:00
  • Taught: Wed-Fri, Evening
  • Duration: 3 sessions
  • Location: Keeley Street
  • Tutor: Rae Duncan

Course Code: VV649

Wed-Fri, eve, 10 Apr - 12 Apr '24

Duration: 3 sessions

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What is the course about?

This course introduces you to the technique of hand engraving to create decorate surfaces on metal surfaces. Learn how draw and scribe basic shapes and lettering onto metal surfaces.

What will we cover?

- How to use engraving tools.
- How to sharpen engraving tools.
- How hand engraving can be applied to surfaces using a variety of techniques.
- How to prepare metal surfaces to engrave onto.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Engrave basic shapes
- Sharpen tools
- Draw and scribe simple lettering.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable for intermediate and more advanced jewellery students interested in learning a new technique.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Through group demonstrations, group discussions and one-to-one help. You will be given examples and handouts will accompany demonstrations. The course is structured to manage the work within the class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

All the basic tools and equipment you will need for this course are provided. City Lit will also provide some basic materials in reasonable quantities, such as base metals (copper, gilding metal, etc.) and other materials (paper,pens, etc.) chemicals (pickle, borax, etc.) and sundries (polishing compound, etc.).

You will need to provide your own metal if you wish to work in silver or on a large scale. Your tutor will advise you.

You are advised that sensible footwear must be worn in studio 311. For heath and safety reasons, no sandals, open shoes & small pumps can be worn – even in hot weather.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit offer a wide range of short and year-long courses in Jewellery design and making, from beginners to advanced, and for professional development.

Browse our current online offer for complementary courses.

Rae Duncan

Studied at Plymouth College of Art, Middlesex University and Harrow College. Teaching Specialisms are press forming, casting/wax carving, stone mounting/setting and tool making. Rae has taught at many London Colleges including London Met, Newham College and Citylit. Rae has exhibited at Goldsmiths Hall, New Ashgate Gallery and Electrum Gallery to name a few. His commissioned work has included clients such as Next, Smash Hits music awards, prototyping for Vivienne Westwood and more recently, restoration of the original architectural model of the Sydney Opera House for the Engineering the World exhibition at the V+A. and hundreds of individual commissions through his shop. Crafts Council Selected maker. Rae is also a trained musical instrument maker, specialising in violins, violas, classical and flamenco guitars.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.