In-person Lapidary Classes

CABOCHONS

Instructor: Neil Chernoff

CabochonsA 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! Stones, equipment, and other supplies for use during class are included in the class fee.

Sundays [5 weeks] August 22 – September 26 [skip Sept. 5]: 1:00 – 4:00pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:      NC State Students – $95     Public- $150      Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

FACETING II

Instructor: Linda Searcy

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?  Learn the answers to these questions and more! Students in the class will explore advanced concepts while cutting a more challenging shape. Visit Linda’s website: www.lindasearcydesigns.com.

Mondays [6 weeks] October 25 – November 29: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Intermediate/advanced

Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to Faceting class or equivalent experience

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $110     Public – $175      Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

INTRODUCTION TO FACETING

Instructor: Linda Searcy

Intro to Faceting - Blue StoneA 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. Begin by working with crystal quartz and then move on to fine gemstones. Stones, use of laps, and other supplies for use during class are included in the class fee. Visit Linda’s website: www.lindasearcydesigns.com.

Tuesdays [6 weeks] August 17 – September 21: 6:30 – 9:30pm

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites:  None

Class fees by level:    NC State Students – $110     Public – $175      Register for this class»

[Class includes a PUNCH CARD and eligibility for a CLASS PASS]

 

INTRODUCTION TO FACETING: ROSE-CUT GEMSTONES [Workshop]

Instructor: Linda Searcy

In this introduction of gemstone faceting, students will learn how to use the faceting equipment and accessories to take rough stones and turn them into rose-cut gemstones. Rose-cut gemstones are gems with flat bottoms and domed checkerboard or faceted crowns. Many opaque gems, such as lapis lazuli, rose quartz, and labradorite, are rose-cut.

Visit Linda’s website: www.lindasearcydesigns.com.

Friday, October 8: 6:30 – 9:30pm
Saturday, October 9: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Sunday, October 10: 9:30am – 4:00pm    

Skill Level: Beginner

Prerequisites: None

Class fees by level:     NC State Students – $105     Public – $165      Register for this class»

 


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Cancellations

Most of our classes fill quickly so there is often a wait list. Late notice cancellations require considerable processing and labor to try and fill the reserved seat. Therefore, cancellations under 10 days are not able to be refunded unless we can fill the space.
• If cancellation occurs 10 or more days prior to the start of a class, a 75% refund of payment will be issued; 25% of payment is assessed for processing charge.
• If cancellation occurs less than 10 days prior to the start of a class, a refund cannot be issued unless the space can be filled. If the space is able to be filled, a 50% refund of  payment will be issued.
If you find you need to cancel out of a class you have registered for, you must drop the class via Reporter», our new online registration system

Cancellation requests will not be accepted at the main desk or via phone or email.

Absences

To receive an optimal experience and get the most out of the class, attendance is important as there are no provisions for make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists via Reporter» after a class is full until the day the class begins.  Wait lists are only valid for the current semester’s class – wait lists are not carried over to the next semester.