WORKSHOP DETAILS   

NOT A WEEKEND 'CRAFT' CLASS

This program began in May, 2001, with about 560 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.

INVESTMENT CAN COME BACK QUICKLY

When you are deciding whether or not it is worth the investment 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 for a skill you never dreamed of!

 

WORKSHOP FEE: $1499. check or cash.

$1575. if by debit or credit card. 

​It includes the STUDENT PACKET with practice sheets and valuable reference material for the approximate 25 hours of Workshop time...Thursday evening and all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  The fee is payable when you enroll.  Alphabets, practice sheet pdf, and other materials 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. EARLIER IF POSSIBLE! Thorough instructions with video support on making all the letters. 

ENGRAVING EQUIPMENT  

Thought it is advised that you do, YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO PURCHASE THE ENTIRE SYSTEM BEFORE THE WORKSHOP.

The cost of the total system that I recommend every student use is $1955. including shipping to any address in the continental United States.  There is none better and are the components I've used and can support and trouble-shoot...after over twenty years experience!

The ONLY recurring expenses for the use of this system is for burs. The average cost is about $2.50 per bur.  They come in a variety of sizes you'll learn to use correctly.  Most students and professional engravers will spend under $300. annually for new burs.  Most have an extended life and will cut a variety of surfaces.  NOTHING else required to be able to engrave any and all the items you see elsewhere on this site.

You may own already, or choose to purchase other compressors, regulators, etc., but you're on your own to trouble-shoot problems.  The supplier of systems for THE KEN BROWN ENGRAVING COURSE uses the BEST of what's out there.  The company can answer and respond to any equipment questions and issues you may have.

 

You'll be given the contact information for our equipment supplier when you've enrolled.  Same supplier for 18 years. The same and similar, compatible components I've used from the beginning.

IF YOU PURCHASE AND RECEIVE YOUR ENGRAVING SYSTEM  BEFORE  THE WORKSHOP:  

Please DO NOT hook it up and begin dabbling with the equipment.  Best to learn the correct way to connect every component IN THE CLASSROOM.  You'll learn with our loaner systems that include everything EXCEPT the drill and burs and misc items in the SUPPLIES BOXES.

IF YOU PURCHASE AND RECEIVE YOUR COMPLETE ENGRAVING SYSTEM  AFTER  THE WORKSHOP: 

You must order the DRILL & BURS and the SUPPLIES BOXES and bring THOSE ITEMS to class.  You'll discuss your preferred shipping schedule with the equipment supplier and receive the rest of the system as you choose after the Workshop. WE WILL NOT  PROVIDE A DRILL, BURS, and MISC SUPPLIES FOR CLASS USE.

IF you must wait a max of 3-4 weeks AFTER THE WORKSHOP to order the equipment, that is acceptable.  You'll adapt to it quickly after having spent 2-1/2 days with our loaner system in the Workshop. After returning home, it is VITALLY IMPORTANT that you continue to practice all the letters and punctuations and with the ultra-fine pens on paper until your engraving system arrives at your home.  You'll have instructions for the simple setup.

IF YOU ALREADY OWN A COMPLETE SYSTEM AND PREFER NOT TO PURCHASE OUR SYSTEM.....THAT'S FINE.

You must bring your own drill, burs, and the supplies items in the SUPPLIES BOX.  NOTHING ELSE. We provide a complete loaner system that operates exactly like the one NEW students and engravers will purchase.  AGAIN, a drill and drill bits (burs) are NOT provided in the loaner system for the Workshop.  Your dental drill will probably fit our standard-size dental hose.

 Vitally important that you don't lose a single day when you return home, so be sure your equipment is there waiting for you if at all possible.

STUDENT PACKET

Your STUDENT PACKET will be emailed within 24 hours, after your paid enrollment, so you can print out the pdf of my 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 to the Workshop, for my critiques and guidance.

AGAIN...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

and/or to enroll.