2017 Sandcarving Seminars

The IKONICS Imaging educational tradition continues on with The College of Photoresist Sandcarving. These professional level glass etching seminars will educate students in the art and business of creating high profit, etched glass products: awards, corporate gifts, individual gifts, and signage.

(Sorted by date of Seminar)

Sandcarving Seminar: St. John’s Trophies in ON, Canada

Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Price: 1st Person Free, $100/person thereafter (CAD)

February 24, 2017 to February 24, 2017

Hours

February 24, 2017

9am - 1pm

Seminar Details

Location: St. John’s Trophies Limited
1750 Bonhill Road
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5T 1C8
Phone: (905)564-2001
Email: connie@sjtl.com
View Google Maps

Hours: Fri, Feb 24, 2017: 9am – 1pm

Seminar Topics:

  • – Produce photoresist masks with RapidMask®, Ultra PeelTM, R3TM, R5TM, and PB Vinyl
  • Create professional sandcarvings that demonstrate multi-stage carvings,
    halftones, color-fill and compound curves for your showroom floor.
  • – Learn, discuss and demonstrate creating artwork
  • – Learn how to produce the same high-quality graphic design from 10 to 10,000
    pieces with tips and tricks presented with photoresist films and sandcarving equipment.
  • – Learn how to personalize or etch logos and commemorative wording on a variety
    of substrates including glass, crystal, mirrors, granite, ceramic, rock, brick, wood and
    glassware. You’re welcome to bring your own, unique substrates to personalize.
  • – Learn and discuss equipment including process and sandcarving. Low cost
    equipment will be presented as well as higher production, higher cost equipment.

Registration: Please contact Connie Zegers at (905)564-2001 or email Connie at connie@sjtl.com.

Professional Glass Etching Seminar (March)

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Price: $895 (includes materials)

March 22, 2017 to March 25, 2017

Hours

Seminar Details

Location: Professional Glass Consultants
223 N. Guadalupe, Ste. #254
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505)473-9203
Fax: (505)473-9218
Email: info@etchmaster.com
Visit Website
View Google Maps

Class Size: 4 people max

Seminar Description: If you have no etching experience and want to learn all the glass etching techniques, here is where you start! Even many people who have been surface etching for years (but no carving or shading) start here. The Professional Glass Etching Seminar is an intensive 4-day hands-on class covering all three major abrasive etching techniques. This includes surface etching, multi-stage carving, and multi-stage shading. Complete up to 10 projects in this exciting class and learn all about glass etching equipment. In addition, this class covers special techniques and tricks-of-the-trade like controlled glue-chipping, use of photo-resists and use of pre-cut resists. Click here to read the full description.

Price: $895 (includes materials)

 

Art of Glass Etching

Location: Professional Mask in Kennedale, TX
Price: See Details Below

March 31, 2017 to April 1, 2017

Hours

March 31, 2017

9am - 5pm

April 1, 2017

9am - 5pm

Seminar Details

Location: Professional Mask
6890 Hudson Village Creek Rd, Building S
Phone: (817)405-0182
Contact Professional Mask Online
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Hours: Fri, March 31, 2017: 9am – 5pm
Sat, April 1, 2017: 9am – 5pm

Class Size Limit: 10 people max (each day)

Day One Class Info: The first day covers basic artwork, surface preparation, machine maintenance & troubleshooting, film exposure, surface etching, light MD carving and adding single color. There will be three instructors and class will be broken up to ensure one-on-one attention.

Day Two Class Info: The second day will cover more advanced techniques and skill-sets; advanced artwork, multi-stage carving, different grits for different effects, halftone sandcarving and an ‘open shop’ day to revisit anything learned from day one. There will also be three instructors on day two.

Pricing: Free first day only for anyone who purchases a sandcarving system at the 2017 NBM Texas show! Day one price: $250/person, Day two price: $250/person, or attend both days for $500! Students cannot attend Day Two only. Students MUST attend Day One class in order to attend Day Two.

Registration: There are three ways to register! Call Professional Mask at (817)405-0182 and ask for Darin or Oscar. Send an email Oscar Ortiz. Or send a message online to reserve your spot. Hurry, only 10 spots available!

Photoresist Seminar – Washout & Dry

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Price: $795 (includes materials)

April 7, 2017 to April 9, 2017

Hours

Seminar Details

Location: Professional Glass Consultants
223 N. Guadalupe, Ste. #254
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505)473-9203
Fax: (505)473-9218
Email: info@etchmaster.com
Visit Website
View Google Maps

Class Size: 4 people max

Seminar Description: Whether you are just learning about glass etching or adding to your techniques, this is one of the two classes you should start with (the other is the 4 day Professional Glass Etching Seminar). Start here if you are most interested in etching gift items, awards, corporate gifts, signs and any other product with a great deal of detail. Where the Pro class emphasizes the etching techniques, this seminar shows you etching basics, plus complete instruction in how to create your etched images easily, using a dramatic photo resist technique that avoids having to hand cut resist. Your best and fastest way to learn all about etching is to take both classes, and several times a year, we schedule them together.

Etch a corporate logo on an elegant crystal award or a stunning crystal bowl. Etch your signature on a piece of glass, or a sketch, or your kids’ drawings, or almost any black and white design!. Easily, quickly, with no tedious tracing or hand cutting – no matter how complex the design. Sound incredible? Well, it is! Photoresist etching is a great new technology that has only been around for a few years, and is not well known at all. Click here to read full class description.

Price: $795 (includes materials)

Create Artwork with Adobe Illustrator

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Price: $495 (includes materials)

April 21, 2017 to April 22, 2017

Hours

Seminar Details

Location: Professional Glass Consultants
223 N. Guadalupe, Ste. #254
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505)473-9203
Fax: (505)473-9218
Email: info@etchmaster.com
Visit Website
View Google Maps

Class Size: 6 people max

Seminar Description: Learn how to create artwork for photoresist film and sandcarving with Adobe Illustrator. Laptop is required for this class.

Price: $495 (includes materials)

Registration: For more information and to register for the seminar, please contact Ruth Dobbins by email info@etchmaster.com or call (505)473-9218.

Sandcarving Seminar: Brea, CA

Location: Brea, California
Price: Free

April 22, 2017 to April 23, 2017

Hours

April 22, 2017

9am - 5pm

April 23, 2017

9am - 12pm

Seminar Details

Location: Media Blast & Abrasive, Inc.
591 W. Apollo St., Brea, CA 92821
Toll Free: 866-204-7068
Contact Media Blast Online
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Hours: Sat, April 22, 2017: 9am – 5pm
Sun, April 23, 2017: 9am – 12pm
Lunch will be provided on the first day!

Class Size Limit: 30 people max

Seminar Topics: This professional-level, hands-on, sandcarving seminar will educate students in the art and business of creating high-profit, etched products for the following industries; awards & engraving, corporate gifts, promotional items, and more. Sandcarving levels include basic to intermediate – all are welcome!

  • – Discuss the basics of creating optimum artwork for sandcarving. Learn helpful tips and tricks when creating artwork for halftones, stage-carvings, shading or working on compound curved surfaces.
  • – Produce photoresist films with the world’s only dry-process film, RapidMask, along with other washout films including; R-Series, UltraPeel and more!
  • – Personalize, or etch logos and commemorative wording, on a variety of substrates including: glass, ceramic, stainless steel, rock, etc. You’re welcome to bring your own, unique substrate to personalize.
  • – Experience top-of-the-line equipment in the sandcarving industry. Discuss all equipment utilized in the sandcarving process. Both low-cost equipment and high-production equipment will be available.

Transportation: Media Blast & Abrasive, Inc. is approximately 38.25 miles from the LAX Airport and approximately 20 miles from the John Wayne Airport. Please contact the airport or lodging ahead of time to schedule transportation arrangements.

Lodging: The Embassy Suites Brea is the only full service, all-suite hotel in the city of Brea, CA. The impeccable style and spectacular service will define your Brea, California accommodations experience. For more information, visit the official hotel website!

Also, within minutes, Anaheim provides approximately 20,000 hotel rooms. Make a vacation out if it! For more information, visit online.

Professional Glass Etching Seminar (May)

Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Price: $895 (includes materials)

May 18, 2017 to May 21, 2017

Hours

Seminar Details

Location: Professional Glass Consultants
223 N. Guadalupe, Ste. #254
Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505)473-9203
Fax: (505)473-9218
Email: info@etchmaster.com
Visit Website
View Google Maps

Class Size: 4 people max

Seminar Description: If you have no etching experience and want to learn all the glass etching techniques, here is where you start! Even many people who have been surface etching for years (but no carving or shading) start here. The Professional Glass Etching Seminar is an intensive 4-day hands-on class covering all three major abrasive etching techniques. This includes surface etching, multi-stage carving, and multi-stage shading. Complete up to 10 projects in this exciting class and learn all about glass etching equipment. In addition, this class covers special techniques and tricks-of-the-trade like controlled glue-chipping, use of photo-resists and use of pre-cut resists. Click here to read the full description.

Price: $895 (includes materials)

Sandcarving Seminar: Duluth, MN

Location: Duluth, Minnesota
Price: 1st Person Free ($250/person thereafter)

July 14, 2017 to July 15, 2017

Hours

July 14, 2017

9am - 5pm

July 15, 2017

9am - 5pm

Seminar Details - CLASS FULL

Location: IKONICS Corporation
4832 Grand Ave, Duluth, MN 55807
Toll Free: 800-643-1037
Email: info@ikonicsimaging.com
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Hours: Fri, July 14, 2017: 9am – 5pm
Sat, July 15, 2017: 9am – 5pm
Lunch will be provided both days!

Class Size Limit: 12 people max
One person per company please
CLASS IS FULL
Complete Waiting List Registration Below

Seminar Topics: This professional-level, hands-on, sandcarving seminar will educate students in the art and business of creating high-profit, etched products for the following industries; awards & engraving, corporate gifts, promotional items, and more. Sandcarving levels include basic to intermediate.

  • – Learn how to create optimum artwork for sandcarving. Weather you’re working on halftones, stage-carvings, shading or compound curved surfaces, receive expert advice and hands-on training.
  • – Produce photoresist films with the world’s only dry-process film, RapidMask, along with other washout films including; R-Series, UltraPeel and more!
  • – Personalize, or etch logos and commemorative wording, on a variety of substrates including: glass, ceramic, stainless steel, rock, etc. You’re welcome to bring your own, unique substrate to personalize.
  • – Experience top-of-the-line equipment in the sandcarving industry; from the CrystalBlast Summit to the CrystalBlast Pioneer, even the AquaBlast Elite will be running. Discuss all the equipment utilized in the full sandcarving process. Both low-cost equipment and high-production equipment will be available.

Transportation: Delta Airlines is a major airline servicing the Duluth International Airport with connections through Minneapolis/St. Paul. Duluth is approximately 150 miles northeast of Minneapolis/St. Paul. Call your travel agent or Delta Airlines for further information and reservations. Ground transportation from the Duluth International Airport to the hotel is available through local cab and limo services. Skyline Shuttle provides affordable and convenient daily shuttle service between Duluth and the Minneapolis Airport. Detailed information is available online with Skyline.

Lodging: Duluth is what you make it—everything you want, and exactly what you need. Restful. Rejuvenating. Dynamic. Exhilarating. And no matter what you’re looking for in your getaway, you’ll find the perfect lodging for your stay. Whether it’s a romantic bed and breakfast, a lakeside—or trailside—Jacuzzi suite, or a family-friendly, budget-friendly hotel, it’s all right here. Canal Park is home to some of the city’s newest hotels, from simple family rooms to elaborate Jacuzzi suites. Detailed lodging information is available online! Narrow results by selecting ‘Canal Park + Park Point’ popular tourist destination, or select ‘West Duluth’ – closer to IKONICS.

Sandcarving Seminar: St. John’s Trophies in ON, Canada

Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Price: 1st Person Free, $100/person thereafter (CAD)

September 15, 2017 to September 15, 2017

Hours

September 15, 2017

9am - 1pm

Seminar Details

Location: St. John’s Trophies Limited
1750 Bonhill Road
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5T 1C8
Phone: (905)564-2001
Email: connie@sjtl.com
View Google Maps

Hours: Fri, Sept 15, 2017: 9am – 1pm

Seminar Topics:

  • – Produce photoresist masks with RapidMask®, Ultra PeelTM, R3TM, R5TM, and PB Vinyl
  • Create professional sandcarvings that demonstrate multi-stage carvings,
    halftones, color-fill and compound curves for your showroom floor.
  • – Learn, discuss and demonstrate creating artwork
  • – Learn how to produce the same high-quality graphic design from 10 to 10,000
    pieces with tips and tricks presented with photoresist films and sandcarving equipment.
  • – Learn how to personalize or etch logos and commemorative wording on a variety
    of substrates including glass, crystal, mirrors, granite, ceramic, rock, brick, wood and
    glassware. You’re welcome to bring your own, unique substrates to personalize.
  • – Learn and discuss equipment including process and sandcarving. Low cost
    equipment will be presented as well as higher production, higher cost equipment.

Registration: Please contact Connie Zegers at (905)564-2001 or email Connie at connie@sjtl.com.

Sandcarving Seminar: Brea, CA

Location: Brea, California
Price: Free

October 14, 2017 to October 15, 2017

Hours

October 14, 2017

9am - 5pm

October 15, 2017

9am - 12pm

Seminar Details

Location: Media Blast & Abrasive, Inc.
591 W. Apollo St., Brea, CA 92821
Toll Free: 866-204-7068
Contact Media Blast Online
View Google Maps

Hours: Sat, Oct 14, 2017: 9am – 5pm
Sun, Oct 15, 2017: 9am – 12pm
Lunch will be provided on the first day!

Class Size Limit: 30 people max

Seminar Topics: This professional-level, hands-on, sandcarving seminar will educate students in the art and business of creating high-profit, etched products for the following industries; awards & engraving, corporate gifts, promotional items, and more. Sandcarving levels include basic to intermediate – all are welcome!

  • – Discuss the basics of creating optimum artwork for sandcarving. Learn helpful tips and tricks when creating artwork for halftones, stage-carvings, shading or working on compound curved surfaces.
  • – Produce photoresist films with the world’s only dry-process film, RapidMask, along with other washout films including; R-Series, UltraPeel and more!
  • – Personalize, or etch logos and commemorative wording, on a variety of substrates including: glass, ceramic, stainless steel, rock, etc. You’re welcome to bring your own, unique substrate to personalize.
  • – Experience top-of-the-line equipment in the sandcarving industry. Discuss all equipment utilized in the sandcarving process. Both low-cost equipment and high-production equipment will be available.

Transportation: Media Blast & Abrasive, Inc. is approximately 38.25 miles from the LAX Airport and approximately 20 miles from the John Wayne Airport. Please contact the airport or lodging ahead of time to schedule transportation arrangements.

Lodging: The Embassy Suites Brea is the only full service, all-suite hotel in the city of Brea, CA. The impeccable style and spectacular service will define your Brea, California accommodations experience. For more information, visit the official hotel website!

Also, within minutes, Anaheim provides approximately 20,000 hotel rooms. Make a vacation out if it! For more information, visit online.