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Ray Cover School of Engraving

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Scheduled Engraving Classes

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2017 engraving class schedule

All 2017 engraving classes  will be taught at the Super 8 hotel conference room in Potosi, MO.   I have worked out a deal with the local Super 8 to rent their conference room to teach engraving classes this year and to get a reduced rate of $59.99 per night for students staying at the hotel for the class.  Hotel details are at the bottom of this page.

 

To get signed up for any of these classes contact RayCover .  his address is 16235 State Hwy U, Mineral Point, MO 63660.  His phone number is 314 808 2508.  To reserve a room at the super 8 please see the hotel info below.

 

May 27-29, 2017.  Three day weekend  Scroll Drawing and Design workshop.  This three day weekend workshop was scheduled over Memorial Day weekend so that people wanting to take the class will not have to take more time off work than necessary.   The cost for this workshop is $350. The max student number will be limited to 10 students and a minimum of 4 students will be required for the class to make.   A $100 deposit is required to reserve a spot in the class with the remaining $250 due at the start of class.

This workshop will cover the basics of scroll design, drawing and designing Western Gun Scroll, Bold American Scroll, McKenzie style Scroll and finishing with Nimschke style scroll.  The student kit that is provided with this class will include a sketchbook, Drawing pencils and an advanced copy of  “Ray Cover’s Basic Scroll Design Manual”

If you wish happen to have an ipad pro with the procreate app that you want to use for this class you are welcome to bring it and I will help you as much as I can with using it for scroll drawing.

 

June 10-14, 2017.  Five day Basic Engraving class.   Ray has reworked and improved the curriculum of this basic classes.  This basic class will include all the skills to get a person started in the right direction with sharpening, designing and drawing basic scroll patterns, and cutting basic scroll patterns (including Western Gun Scroll and Bold American Scroll). The cost for this class is $700.  A $200 deposit is required to reserve a spot in the class with the remaining $500 due at the start of class. Class is limited to 8 students and a minimum of 4 students is required for the class to make.  There are no prerequisite skills required for this class.

 

July 15-19, 2017.  Five day Intermediate Engraving class.  This class picks up where the basic class leaves off.  The cost of this class is $700.  A $200 deposit is required to reserve a spot in the class.  Class size is limited to 8 students with a minimum of 4 required for the class to make.   There are prerequisite skills required for this class.  You must have a fair tool control to succeed in this class.  You must be able to cut a basic scroll and control the depth and width of line you cut.  If you have questions about whether or not you are ready for this class email Ray (cover@sbcglobal.net) pics of your recent work and he will evaluate them and let you know.

 

Aug 4-6, 2017.  Three day Flare Cutting workshop. This is a three day intensive workshop focusing specifically on flare cutting techniques.  Flare cutting various scroll patterns as well a flare cutting lettering will be covered.  The cost of this workshop is $400.  A deposit of $100 is required to reserve a spot in the class.  Class size is limited to 8 with a 4 student minimum for the class to make.  There are prerequisite skills required for this class. You need to be able to bright cut or bevel cut a scroll spine and a make crescent bright cuts with a fair amount of control to  be successful in this class.

 

Sept 2-6, 2017.  Five day Basic Engraving class.  Ray has reworked and improved the curriculum of this basic classes.  This basic class will include all the skills to get a person started in the right direction with sharpening, designing and drawing basic scroll patterns, and cutting basic scroll patterns (including Western Gun Scroll and Bold American Scroll). The cost for this class is $700.  A $200 deposit is required to reserve a spot in the class with the remaining $500 due at the start of class. Class is limited to 8 students and a minimum of 4 students is required for the class to make.  There are no prerequisite skills required for this class.

 

Remember Ray also does Private instruction. He has both a daily rate and a weekly rate. Ray’s daily rate for private one on one instruction is $500 per day.  His weekly rate is $2,000 for a five day work week.  Ray will help you with whatever skills you wish to work on during private instruction sessions.  To schedule a private instruction session contact Ray by email at cover@sbcglobal.net or by phone 314 808 2508.

 

Super 8 Motel Info

Super 8 – Potosi, MO

820 E. High Street, Potosi, MO 63664  email: super8motelpotosi@gmail.com

For reservations call 573-438-8888  Please note:  to get the $59.99 rate you must tell them when you register that you are coming for Ray Cover’s engraving class and you are to get the $59.99 rate.  Without telling them that they will charge you the regular Rate.

If you are interested in sharing a room with another student, make sure and let me know and I will give your email and phone number to the other students interested in sharing a room so you can find a roommate to save cost.

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