Anyone who designs jewelry, engraves, or just wants to learn about scrolls can join this class for scroll design. Learn Chris DeCamillis’s system to easily draw scrolls and fill spaces to be engraved.
The course will be live on-line and presented in two 2-hour sessions:
- Tuesday, May 22 from 7:30pm – 9:30 pm EDT and
- Thursday, May 24 from 7:30pm – 9:30 PM EDT
This class will not be recorded. Participants should attend both sessions.
During these sessions, Chris will guide students through developing a scroll design. He will explain how to draw backbones, how to proportion them, where they should be placed, how scrolls should flow, and how to transition from one scroll to the next.
Students will learn how to design in odd-shaped spaces that are difficult to fill.
Chris will then teach how to fill backbones with leaf structures. The finished scroll design will draw the eye to highlights and flow gracefully.
Registration for this course is $175.00, which includes handouts. During the course, students will be able to talk to Chris, ask questions and engage directly with the instructor. To participate, students will need a broadband connection along with a PC, Mac, smartphone or tablet (iOS or Android). Students with a webcam or a relatively new iOS device may share a webcam during question and answer sessions.
Christian DeCamillis has over 40 years of experience as a jeweler and over 20 years as an engraver. In Italy, Chris received advanced training at the renowned Botega Giovanelli studio where he studied under Master Engraver Dario Cortini. He worked under Italy’s Creative Art and has taken instruction from Philippe Grifnée of Belgium and Ken Hunt of England.
As a teacher, Chris helped launch Emporia State University’s engraving degree program and has taught engraving at all levels in the United States and Europe. Chris published two DVDs, Basic Technique for Bulino Engraving and Bulino Techniques for Landscape. He also invented the EnSet Hand Engraving and Stone Setting machines and has designed a variety of other tools.