Respected Masters

Few Opportunities in Life Provide True Lasting Inspiration and Maximize Creativity.

Bringing together two Grand Masters and 24 serious artists, GRS hopes to create an ideal environment for inspiration, collaboration, and betterment of the arts.

A Grand Masters workshop is a true investment in your craft; participation in this experience will impact the level of skill and technique for each attendee. You DO NOT need to be of master level to apply—just to have proficient skills and a strong desire to learn from the best. All submissions are confidential.

The program spans 10 workshop days, with a weekend of collaboration and relaxation for attendees and guests.

Attn: We have filled the classes for 2019. 

Meet our Grand Masters

It is our distinct honor to announce Mike Dubber and Sam Alfano as the 2019 Grand Master instructors!

Sam and Mike are extremely deserving considering their portfolios, achievements, and contributions. They have been pillars in the American hand engraving industry and are held in the highest regard by their peers, students, and collectors.

Grand Masters Sam Alfano and Mike Dubber will share the industries’ most sought-after techniques with two chosen groups of artists. Those accepted into this program will expand their techniques while collaborating with two world-renowned Masters.

The Approval Process

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 the Grand Masters, 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.

Class details and more information will be released in the near future.

*NOTE: Applications for 2019 are closed*