Learn Engraving

Hey Southern California! Learn to engrave by hand in Orange County with Letter This Letter That. Angie’s unique background in teaching ensures that you will be provided with a scaffolded, student-centered lesson that is fun and engaging.


Learn individually, or with friends.

Receive one-on-one instruction, or share the session with up to two of your best friends! Private and small-group lessons are 100% customizable, but most students choose 90-minute or 2-hour time slots.

Engraving tools provided.

Your own engraving drill is not required. Students of private/semi-private lessons will sample four different micro drills and leave the session equipped to make an informed decision if they decide to purchase their own.

Completely customized sessions.

Absolute beginner? Guidance on engraving on certain surfaces? No matter your learning goals, Angie can help you reach them.


Looking to host or attend a beginner’s class for more than three people? Our Intro to Glass Engraving or Intermediate Hand Engraving workshops may be perfect for you! For more information, please email us at hello@letterthisletterthat.com


This is a 90-minute beginner’s class covering the basics of hand engraving with a micro drill on glass surfaces. Workshop participants will build familiarity with their tools and focus on maintaining a steady hand while developing etching skills. Students will walk away from the session with two completed projects!

Upcoming Intro to Glass Engraving Workshops:

Saturday, April 22, 2023 – at Paper Mint Press in Tustin, CA


In our intermediate workshop, we introduce etching on curved surfaces and working with metal, ceramic/stone, and plastic. This is an intermediate course for those already comfortable with how their engraving tools function, but need guidance on how to best work with more challenging materials.

Upcoming Intermediate Hand Engraving Workshops:

Please check back for availability.


What engraving drills do you recommend?

There are several factors to consider when selecting your tool. I talk about the pros and cons of the drills I own and give my recommendations here:

Do I need to have a calligraphy background to learn engraving?

Not at all! Private/semi-private sessions are specific to your goals and needs. Our Intro to Engraving Workshop focuses on building etching skills and a steady hand working with the micro drill; you have the choice to complete workshop projects with illustrations or lettering (optional templates provided)

Where are engraving lessons and workshops held?

Private and small group lessons are typically held at local coffee shops or public library study rooms in the Orange County area. Angie does her best to choose locations that are convenient to both parties.

Workshops are held at predetermined venues. The workshop descriptions above will be updated with upcoming events when they are available.

What materials are provided in your lessons?

The Intro to Glass Engraving Workshop and all private lessons include:

  • in-person instruction
  • burs (two sizes)
  • bur lubricant
  • practice glass material
  • class projects (two different items)
  • templates/worksheets
  • use of an engraving drill

Do you offer online lessons?

I don’t! My greatest strength and value lie with in-person instruction… plus I’m a lil’ old school.

But I can recommend two different online courses! Learn to engrave from anywhere in the world with Telisa Roessein or Kestrel Montes. Feel free to message me if you need more help deciding!