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School of Fine Art Engraving, Ray Cover
Phone: 314-808-2508
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Ray Cover's School of Fine Art Engraving

2019 Scheduled dates
March 2-4
March 9-14
May 4-8
June 3-7
June 8-10
July 13-17
August 31-Sept. 4
October 5-9

To get signed up for any of these classes contact Ray. Ray's address: 16235 State Hwy U, Mineral Point, MO 63660. Phone:  314-808-2508. To reserve a room at the Super-8 please see the hotel info below.  


Basic Engraving Class
 Ray has reworked and improved the curriculum of this basic classes. This basic class will include all the skills to get a person started in the right direction with sharpening, designing and drawing basic scroll patterns, and cutting basic scroll patterns (including Western Gun Scroll and Bold American Scroll). There are no prerequisite skills required for this class.

Intermediate Engraving Classes

The Intermediate classes tend to be very individualize3d with the goal of taking engravers with a good control of basic skills and raising them to the next level.

Students considering this class should already be able to sharpen a square and flat gravers, design and cut basic scrollwork, and have good tool control. (If you're not sure if you are ready for this class, email Ray with some pictures of your work and he sill advise which class would be most appropriate.)

The content covered in this class includes...

* gold line inlay
* gold sheet inlay
* more advanced scroll design
* refining cutting techniques and individual skills


Ray also does Private instruction. He has both a daily rate and a weekly rate.  Ray will help you with whatever skills you wish to work on during private instruction sessions. To schedule a private instruction session contact Ray by email at or by phone 314 808 2508.

Ray is also offering “Semi Private” instruction. How does this work? This is a way for two friends to get one one one instruction from Ray while splitting the cost. Semi Private instruction is tow people sharing a private instruction session.  If you have a friend and the two of you want to advance your skills or both of you want to get a good solid start at engraving, the two of you can schedule a session with Ray and split the cost  for the five day block of time. Ray has done this a few times in the past and it has worked out quite well so he is offering it as a regular offering at the school.

Most people interested in advanced instruction have opted for private instruction, rather than a structured class. This works well because it allows the student to work on specific skills in their own time frame.



Super 8 Motel Info

Super 8 – Potosi, MO
820 E. High Street, Potosi, MO 63664 email:

For reservations call 573-438-8888 Please note: to get the $59.99 rate you must tell them when you register that you are coming for Ray Cover’s engraving class and you are to get the $59.99 rate. Without telling them that they will charge you the regular Rate.


For more up todate info visit Ray's website:

Ray Cover Engraving Class



Ray Cover's Engraving Work