Engraver like his father was, Roland Baptiste puts himself at the service of people who want to learn to engrave with ancestral and modern techniques.
Graduated since 1993 from the Armory School of Liège and holder of the Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude (CAP), Roland Baptiste offers the rare possibility of using Palmcontrol and Classic airgraver in Europe.
Class recommended by Steve Lindsay.
Students are received one by one in order to have a more personalized learning.
On request, possibility of two students simultaneously with a reduced internship cost.
Unlike other courses, the course program adapts to the progress of each student's learning, thus allowing not to be limited to a previously fixed program and techniques.
This has the advantage of not hindering the discovery of techniques and also of avoiding an accumulation of weeks necessary in order to best satisfy the curiosity and expectations of the student.
All the techniques of engraving and artistic compositions can be thus
discussed without restrictions during the course.
You will work in optimal conditions. You will be directly corrected thanks to a follow-up of your gestures by camera placed on the binocular.
The courses are on a 5-day basis for a sum of 1900€ excluding taxes.
Lunch is taken at Roland's.
Class times are from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Course sessions are given by appointment only on the dates that best suit apprentice candidates.
There is a very nice hotel nearby (https://www.hotelverviers.be) as well as several restaurants.
Other accommodation options at https://www.booking.com
Verviers is a city where it is very easy to reach by train. The workshop is located 5 minutes walk from the station.
Roland Baptiste has produced a book intended for all those who wish to train or discover engraving techniques.
Digital versions in English and French available for sale via email at email@example.com for €72.60.
Students who have participated in the course will benefit from a free digital pack.
This book is essentially technical and educational.
It contains 160 amply illustrated pages.
"Through this book (PDF format), I wanted to introduce my techniques and methods of creations and achievements so that everyone can fully appreciate the work of the engraver.
I wanted to make a DVD to complete the book with visuals and to acquire the right hand gestures."
To see the work done, come and visit me in the workshop, whether out of curiosity or interest, it will always be with pleasure that you will be welcomed there by simple appointment.
Hope to meet you.