Metal Engraving
Portrait Engraving

If you've ever wanted to create captivating engraved portraits, look no further! Join instructor Todd Daniels to learn how to define the contours of a figure by combining line engraving techniques with portrait engraving methods. Utilize hatching, cross-hatching, and stippling techniques to create shade, form, and tonalities. You will discover the importance of negative space, line direction, and flow and how to use them in your work. Students will also learn how to create shapes for mapping tonal values and facial proportions and use their new skills to engrave a recognizable portrait. Don't miss this opportunity to elevate your skills and create stunning works of art!

Seats for this course are sold on a first-come, first-served basis, but skill verification will be required before enrollment is finalized. After enrollment, a sales representative will contact prospective students with a link to upload three photos representative of the student's work. The GRS team will review these photos and finalize enrollment as long as the student's work shows capability at a minimum level. If the student's skill is not yet at the level needed to meet the demands of the course, they will be issued a refund for their deposit.

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Course Info

Todd Daniels
2024 Date(s)
Metal Engraving
Skill Level
Enrollment Type
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  • Review of line engraving techniques and tools
  • Creating value through hatching, cross-hatching and stippling techniques
  • Use of various types of engraved lines to create shade, form and tonalities
  • Use of negative space
  • Importance of line direction and flow
  • Creating shapes for mapping tonal values
  • Mapping out facial proportions
  • Transferring details
  • Discussion of tools
  • Creating a recognizable portrait

Class Project(s)

Portrait engraved on a partially lasered oval plate


Successful completion of at least an intermediate level engraving course.

Graver Sharpening Knowledge: Students should already know how to create parallel and traditional heels.

Other Skills Required: Familiarity with GRS Pneumatic tools and a microscope is essential in this fast paced class

Cancellation/Transfer Policy

We reserve your seat upon receipt of course deposit. To transfer or cancel your reservation, notify GRS at least 30 days before the class start date to transfer deposit or receive a refund, less $50. Deposits are not transferrable or refundable less than 30 days before the course start date. If you have any questions about this information, please do not hesitate to call us! We would be glad to help you. Call 800-835-3519, Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 5 PM.

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

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