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Sandcarving Basics Workshop

The Rayzist Sandcarving Workshop is a hands-on class taught by top industry leaders, designed to coach you in basic to intermediate sandcarving techniques. You will receive personalized instruction on a range of topics, from producing your own photomask to creating multi-stage carvings.

Class Curriculum

1. Graphic Basics

  • Assessing artwork quality
  • Cleaning up artwork
  • Producing quality black-and-white artwork
  • Vector artwork, bitmaps and JPEGs
  • Handling and receiving correct file formats

2. Photo Basics

  • Adjusting and converting image to grayscale
  • Removing backgrounds
  • Adjusting levels
  • Performing bitmap line conversion
  • Inverting and printing photo images

3. Making a Premium Photomask

  • Using different mils
  • Identifying film prints
  • How to make the photomask
  • Handling half-tone photos
  • Troubleshooting

4. Hands-on Etching

  • Surface and halftone etching 
  • Moderate etch and colorfill
  • Stone carving and colorfill
  • Etching and handling optic crystal
  • Multi-stage carving

5. Production Techniques

  • Applying photomask to different surfaces
  • Working with curved surfaces
  • Surface preparation
  • UV gluing/bonding
  • Painting (colorfill) engraved surfaces

Class Features

  • Continental breakfast, plus lunch and snacks 
  • Hands-on instruction
  • Class materials and handouts
  • Small class size (10 students)
  • 1:1 ratio of sandcarving cabinets to students
  • Materials and instruction needed to produce six quality sandcarvings for your showroom.

2017 Class Schedule

  • March 2nd & 3rd 2017
  • May 11th & 12th 2017
  • August 10th & 11th 2017
  • October 12th & 13th 2017

Rayzist Photomask, Inc. reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes as needed.

Space is limited, so sign up today for one of our Sandcarving Workshops!

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Additional Information

Availability: Please contact one of our customer service representatives at (800)729-9478.

Cost: $560.00 per person, $50.00 discount for additional person in the same group

Hours:

Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Terms: Full payment must be received 10 days prior to class. Check, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

Cancellations: Must be made 10 days prior to workshop date or a $150.00 cancellation fee will apply.

Lodging:

Towne Place Marriott - Vista, CA
760-216-6010

Hyatt Place - Vista, CA
760-814-8879

Residence Inn - San Marcos, CA
760-591-9828

Directions:

San Diego International Airport (SAN)

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Location: Located in beautiful North San Diego County.

Rayzist Photomask, Inc.
955 Park Center Dr.
Vista, CA 92081-8312
800-729-9478


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