Two new exciting things to announce for the rest of 2021.

First, it has finally happened. School of Fine Art Engraving has a new location. We are working feverishly to finish the remodel on Ray’s apartment but the business space is ready to go. There is a new large classroom, a new engraving studio, and a new machine shop area. All 2021 classes will be held at the new location.

The new address is;

Fine Art Engraving, 121 Garden Lane, Arcadia, MO 63621.

Scroll down for the 2021 class schedule.

The other exciting thing is that we are hosting the “Ozark Engraving Symposium” August 14&15, 2021. This will be both a social and educational event with engraving seminars, and other events. Ray is lining up multiple seminars for each day on a variety of engraving related subjects. Rob and Tira Mitchel will be there demonstrating their new pulse graver and Tira will be a doing a “diamond setting for engravers” seminar. We have limited space and parking so the event will be limited to 35 people. There will be a $35 registration fee. Contact Ray at cover@sbcglobal and he will email you a registration form.

Classes Offered

Five Day Basic Engraving Class

This is my entry level class designed for novice beginners. This class is also for experienced engravers who want a refresher course or a different point of view from an experienced full time bench engraver.

March 1-5  Mon-Fri

May 12-16 Wed-Sun

August 2-6 Mo-Fri

        October 6-10 Wed-Sun

Cost: $800
$200 deposit required

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Intermediate Level Engraving Class

Once the basic skills are practiced enough to have control of them the student is encouraged to move forward and take an intermediate level class. To be successful in this class a student must have enough tool control.

Scheduled dates

August 25-29 WED-SUN

Cost: $800
$200 deposit required

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Three Day Inlay Workshop

This engraving class covers various metal inlay techniques. Sheet inlay, wire inlay, twisted wire inlay, raised line inlay, and multi-metal inlay are all covered in this workshop.

Scheduled dates

April  17-19  Sat-Mon

Cost: $450
$100 deposit required

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Three Day Bulino Class      NEW DATES ADDED

The three day bulino workshop is a techniques based class. In this class I cover how to create various textures such as animal fur, hair, fish scales, bird feathers and various landscape elements .

April 20-22 Tue-Thur

Sept 20-22 Mon-Wed

Cost: $450
$100 deposit required

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Three Day Sculpted Engraving Workshop

This is basically a sculpted scroll workshop. In this workshop we will sculpt a Flor de lis, oak leaves and scroll.

In this class I will cover:

Making the gravers, punches, and scrapers needed
for background removal and sculpting

Scheduled dates

April 23-25 Fri-Sun

Cost: $450
$100 deposit required

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Three Flare Cutting Class

The three day Flare Cutting workshop is a techniques based class. In this class I cover how to use bright cut gravers, 120 gravers and other tools to create flowing flare cut scroll patterns.  we will work from simple flare cut scrolls toward more complex scrolls as well as borders and floral elements.    I recommend having decent  tool control over your brightcut flats before taking this workshop

April 26-28 Mon-Wed

Cost: $450
$100 deposit required

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Private Instruction

Ray provides private instruction as well as group classes. The advantages of private instruction are that the content can be customer tailored to the students needs. It can also be scheduled for a time that works for both the student and Ray. There are two prices for private instruction.

Cost: $500 per day or $2,000 for a five day block of time


Semi Private Instruction

Semi private instruction is structured the same way as private instruction but it is for two people. This works well for two family members, two co-workers, or two friends who are both interested in engraving.

Cost: $625 per day or $2,500 for a five day block of time





Class Reservations

To sign up for a class contact Ray Cover .
His address is 121 Garden Lane, Arcadia, Missouri 63621.
His phone number is 314 808 2508.