2019 Grand Masters Program: Comprehensive Master Level Engraving

$2,395.00


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This is an application-based class. Applying does not guarantee a seat.
Deposits will be refunded for those not accepted.


Pay a deposit of $1,200.00 per item
Instructor(s)

Sam Alfano

2019 Date(s)

08/05–08/16

Division

Metal Engraving

Capacity

12

Enrollment Type

Application

Course Information

Description

Sam Alfano set out to provide a comprehensive project that would challenge an engraver at any level to learn most of the skills needed to one day become a FEGA Master. Using his world-class design and layout abilities, Sam was able to create a project that will cover fine shading, sculpting, flush gold inlays, raised gold overlay, deep relief, and more. This fast-paced class will take a proficient intermediate to advanced engraver to new heights both artistically and technically. Upon completion of the project, you will have a piece of fine art fit to be framed and admired for generations to come.

Sam Alfano set out to provide a comprehensive project that would challenge an engraver at any level to learn most of the skills needed to one day become a FEGA Master. Using his world-class design and layout abilities, Sam was able to create a project that will cover fine shading, sculpting, inlays, relief, and more. This fast-paced class will take a proficient intermediate to advanced engraver to new heights both artistically and technically. Upon completion of the project, you will have a piece of fine art fit to be framed and admired for generations to come.

Application Process

Three photos of your work are required with your application. Please have these ready to upload during checkout. After the closing for receipt of applications, all candidates’ photos will be reviewed to remove any names or other identifying marks. Each application portfolio will then be assigned a number known only to GRS management.

Photos will be sent to Sam Alfano, who will select twelve attendees based entirely on the work shown in the photos. Three alternates will also be selected to cover possible cancellations. Applications are kept confidential to ensure selections are unbiased. Deposits will be refunded to applicants not chosen for the class.

Objectives

  • Fine shading
  • Cutting arabesque scroll-design
  • Background removal
  • Sculpting
  • Flush gold inlay
  • Raised gold overlay
  • Borders
  • Design concept
  • Engraving on inlay
  • And more…

Class Project(s)

Thick stainless-steel plate, to be framed.

Prerequisites

Applicants should be proficient in graver sharpening, standard engraving techniques, as well as experienced using pneumatic engraving equipment. This course is best suited for a proficient intermediate to advanced level engraver looking to learn new skills in firearms engraving.

Please note: Course information subject to change without notice. Example images may not show exact techniques, methods, designs, etc., taught or demonstrated in course.