Beading--New Beads Mia Schulman

You will be creating pendants and earrings using beads that have from 2 to 4 holes each! They will be square, triangular, and rectangular in shape in combination with regular one-holed beads. 2-day class offered first semester. No prior experience necessary.

Beading--Peyote Bracelet Mia Schulman

Pendants will be created using Delicata beads and the Peyote stitch (also called Gourd stitch). This is an off-loom bead-weaving technique using a fine needle and beading thread. People who look at your pendant usually want to feel it because it is so intriguing. 2- day class offered second semester. No prior experience necessary

Cabochons--Basic Bernie Emery

Learn to transform a piece of rock into a shiny, well-formed cabochon. You will learn the use of the trim saw as well as basics of grinding, sanding and polishing. Slabs are provided or students September use their own with approval of the instructor

Cabochons--Intermediate Bernie Emery

Learn to cut different shapes and the techniques needed to do so. Slabs are provided or students ruse their own with approval of the instructor. Please bring an apron and safety glasses. Prerequisite: Students
must have prior experience with cabbing and use of the trim saw. 2-day class offered second semester
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Larry Heath Faceting

Students will learn to cut and polish a 57-facet round brilliant gemstone. In addition, they will learn how to identify well-cut stones, select rough material and see whether or not they enjoy this fascinating aspect of the hobby.
Students are asked to bring an Optivisor (#7 or #9) and an apron. 4-day class. No prior experience necessary.

Gemology--Introduction Tim Morgan

What is the ideal color of ruby? Where do diamonds come from? What country is a leading producer of gems? What is gemology? How are gems formed? How are they classified? Answers to these questions, and more, offered in thisclass. Session includes discussion of organic gems and their appeal to the public. Lots of hands on-rough, specimens, finished stones-as examples. No Prerequisite. 2-day class offered 1st semester.

Gemology--Intermediate Tim Morgan

How does one examine and evaluate a gemstone? How does a loupe aid such evaluation? A dichroscope? An emerald (Chelsea) filter? Course considers these questions and issues such as Mohs scale of hardness, inorganic gemstones, how gems are sold, what to look for when shopping for gemstones, and the care and feeding of your gems. Lots of hands on-rough, specimens, finished stones-as examples. Prerequisite- Introduction to Gemology. Two day class offered 2nd semester

Gem Trees--Basic Elli Pitts

Students will learn the basics to create at least two gem trees with optional instructions and supplies available for more trees and patterns, as time permits. Students will learn to cut, twist, and assemble wire branches according to a pattern. Please bring either reading glasses or an optivisor. Tools will be available in class, but it would be helpful to bring your own jewelry pliers. Students may bring their own base rocks (Base rocks should be from 1-1/2” to 5” wide;small bases must have enough weight to hold a mini tree upright.) . No prior experience needed, but students must able to work with small objects, twist wire, and handle the smell of adhesive glue. 2-day class offered 1st semester

Gem Trees--Intermediate Ellie Pits

Students will learn the basics to create at least two gem trees with optional instructions and supplies available for more trees and patterns, as time permits. Students will learn to cut, twist, and assemble wire branches according toa pattern. Please bring either reading glasses or an Optivisor. Tools will be available in class, but it would be helpful to bring your own jewelry pliers. Students may bring their own base rocks (Base rocks should be from 1-1/2” to 5” wide; small bases must have enough weight to hold a mini tree upright.) . No prior experience needed, but students must be ale to work with small objects, twist wire, and handle the smell of adhesive glue. 2-day class offered 1st semester

Mineral Identification Mike Wise

Students will learn the basic skills needed to identify a wide variety of rock-forming and “exotic” minerals. This class will focus on “non-destructive” and “semi-destructive” tests that the beginner can use to aid in mineral identification. 4-day class. No prior experience necessary.

Silversmithing--Basic Richard Meszler

Have fun learning the basics of working silver sheet and wire to fabricate jewelry. The projects will introduce you to annealing/bending/shaping/texturing metal, soldering, piercing and polishing. Students will receive a kit containing the necessary metals and supplies to complete these projects as well as a detailed written step by step description of each project. 2-day class offered 1st semester. No prior experience necessary

Silversmithing--Intermediate Richard Meszler

Have fun learning the basics of working silver sheet and wire to fabricate jewelry. The projects will introduceyou to annealing/bending/shaping/texturing metal, soldering, piercing and polishing. Students will receive a
kit containing the necessary metals and supplies to complete these projects as well as a detailed written step by step description of each project. 2-day class offered 1st semester. No prior experience necessary

Soap Stone Carving Sandy Cline

This class will provide a general introduction to the carving of soapstone. You will develop a working knowledge of the material, tools, safe handling issues and the methods used to complete a carving. You will produce a simple piece and progress to making a more advanced sculpture of your choice. The development of your own personal style will be encouraged. No prior experience needed. 2-day class offered both semesters.