WORKSHOP DETAILS   

NOT A WEEKEND 'CRAFT' CLASS

This program began in May, 2001, with about 525 people, so far, having come to learn the amazing and lucrative skill.  All classes are in hotel conference rooms.

 

It teaches you how to create a business around your hand-engraving.  Some make it a productive part-time activity, using it only when they want, or have time to personalize their own gifts to friends and family. Others are more serious about structuring a small part-time business, aggressively promoting their skill.  Then, there are the retired, and near-retired who want and need to develop a steady and reliable stream of extra income.  

FULL TIME OR PART TIME....YOUR CHOICE

So....you can take what you learn and polish it to provide an amazing income if that's your interest and goal.  One hundred to two hundred dollars per hour is routine for most of us who do small jobs for sizeable fees that produce income in that range....and even more sometimes.  For example....personalizing the back of a man's wrist watch that you might charge $50. for 10 minutes of engraving.  With 60 minutes in an hour, you used 1/6 of an hour for fifty bucks.  That is the rate of $300. per hour.!! Likely you'd never have 6 watches at one time to engrave, but you earned at that RATE for the one you did.

YOUR INVESTMENT CAN COME BACK QUICKLY

When you are deciding whether or not it is worth the investment of approx $3600. for the Workshop and equipment, know that those who apply what they learn both from the engraving standpoint AND the marketing ideas discussed in every class, benefit greatly. Many get their entire investment back within a year.  Some much, much sooner.

WHAT COMES TO YOU FOR ENGRAVING

A major part of engravers' income is from individuals who bring bottles, knives, guns, crystal, and a long list of other items for personalization.  Jewelry stores, laser engravers, and trophy shops CANNOT engrave some items that freehand engravers can.  With samples and the right approach to those stores, students will get referrals from those firms that cannot do the work their customers bring them. You'll have a highly marketable skill and NO competition.  Learn how to make it all work and how to earn as you've never earned before.

 

WORKSHOP FEE

$1500.​  includes the STUDENT PACKET with practice sheets and valuable reference material for the approximate 30 hours of Workshop time....Thursday evening and all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  The fee is payable by debit or credit card at the time you call to enroll.  Alphabets, practice sheet pdf, and other material are sent the day you enroll.  You should enroll a MINIMUM of 2-3 weeks before the Workshop to practice the letters in the Student Packet.  You'll be given the contact information for our equipment supplier when you've enrolled.  Same supplier for 18 years. The same components Ken has used from the beginning.

ENGRAVING EQUIPMENT  The Workshop provides a complete equipment loaner setup of equipment for the class.  You bring ONLY the supplies packet provided by the equipment company when you've purchased your system. You should have your new, full system scheduled to arrive at your home to open and set up the first day your return home from the Workshop.  Not before!  Vitally important that you don't lose a single day when you return home, so be sure your equipment is there waiting for you!

STUDENT PACKET, included in class fee.

Your STUDENT PACKET will be emailed within 24 hours, after your paid enrollment, so you can print out the pdf of Ken's letters and practice sheets to learn the script style used in the Workshop.  Every day counts.  The more you practice the letters before you come to class, the faster you'll learn when you get there, for Ken's critiques and guidance.

IF YOU  ALREADY HAVE EQUIPMENT FROM OTHER SOURCES,  YOU'RE ON  YOUR  OWN  FOR  TECHNICAL  ISSUES  THAT  MAY  ARISE .

Call Ken Brown, 214.250.6958 for questions or to enroll.