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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.

Feb 28 – March 4, 2022 Mon – Fri

April 30 – May 4, 2022 Sat – Wed

July 18 – 22, 2022 Mon – Fri

 Sept 21 – 25, 2022 Wed – Sun

Cost: $850
$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

March 14 – 18 Mon – Fri

Cost: $850
$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

Aug 15 – 17, 2022 Mon – Wed

Cost: $500
$100 deposit required

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Three Day Bulino Class

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 as well as shading and techniques in the process of bulino engraving animals .

Scheduled dates

Aug 18 – 20, 2022 Thur – Sat

Cost: $500
$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

Aug 21 – 23, 2022 Sun – Tues

Cost: $500
$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

Not Scheduled for 2022

Cost: $500
$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

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.

         Feb 28 – March 4 , 2022 Mon – Fri

April 30 – May 4, 2022  Sat – Wed

July 18 – 22, 2022  Mon – Fri

        Sept 21-25, 2022  Wed – Sun

Cost: $850
$200 deposit required

More information


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

March 14 – 18, 2022  Mon – Fri

Cost: $850
$200 deposit required

More information


 

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

Aug 15 – 17, 2022

Cost: $500
$100 deposit required

More information

Three day Bulino workshop    

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 .

Aug 18 – 20, 2022

Cost: $500
$100 deposit required

More information

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

Aug 21 – 23, 2022

Cost: $500
$100 deposit required

More information


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

Not yet Scheduled for 2022

Cost: $500
$100 deposit required

More information


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.