THE Crafts Center
Lapidary Classes

For lapidary classes and studio use, participants must be age 18 or older and have health insurance. Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes. All classes include a pass for access to the lapidary studio for the current semester. The studio is available for use without taking a class. More information>


Cancellations: For a refund, the Crafts Center staff must be notified of a cancellation at least 7 days before the class or workshop begins; $10 is non-refundable. If the class or workshop is cancelled by the Crafts Center, you will receive a full refund.

 

Absences: To receive the best experience and get the most out of your class, attendance at all classes is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.


INTRODUCTION TO FACETING faceted gemstone

Instructor: Bob Bendelow


A beginning level class. Release the color and hidden light from within a precious gemstone! Participants in this class will learn to cut facets in crystals and gemstones, turning them into works of art. Students will begin by working with crystal quartz and then move on to fine gemstones.


Thursday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, January 22 –
February 26

 

Supply fee
$28


Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III = $100


FACETING II

Instructor: Bob Bendelow


Laps, polishes, shapes, materials – what to use and what to do.  What lap works best for what material? What rough works best or is hardest to facet? Students in the class will explore advanced concepts while cutting a more challenging shape.


Monday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, March 16 – April 20

 

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Prerequisites: Introduction to Faceting class or equivalent experience.

 

Supply fee
$28


Class fee
I = $50
II = $90
III = $100


CABOCHONS grinding a cabochon

Instructor: Neil Chernoff


A beginning level class. Cut slabs of stone and polish into convex forms to produce gems worthy of setting into brooches, rings, or necklaces! This cut produces an evenly curved surface in a range of shapes. Students will begin the process with agate or quartz – great for rock hounds!


Tuesday evenings for 5 weeks, 6:30 - 9:30 pm, January 27 –
February 24

 

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Supply fee
$25


Class fee
I = $42
II = $75
III = $83


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CRAFTS CENTER INFORMATION: 919.515.2457