Lapidary

You must be 18 or older, or a currently enrolled NC State student, and have health insurance to take lapidary classes and use the studio. 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.

Learn more about studio passes and fees »

Crafts Center classes are extracurricular, non-credit classes.

Cabochons

Instructor: Neil Chernoff

Cabochons
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! Stones, use of laps and other supplies for use during class are included in the class fee.

Wednesday evenings for 5 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., January 18 – February 15   This class has ended.

Class fee

I = $ 67
II = $ 100
III = $ 108

Faceting II

Instructor: Bob Bendelow

faceting-ii

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.

Thursday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., March 16 – April 20     This class has filled.  Add your name to the waitlist »

Class fee

I = $ 78
II = $ 118
III = $ 128

Introduction to Faceting

Instructor: Bob Bendelow

Intro to Faceting
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. Stones, use of laps and other supplies for use during class are included in the class fee.

Thursday evenings for 6 weeks, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., January 19 – February 23 This class has ended.

Class fee

I = $ 78
II = $ 118
III = $ 128

Register for classes

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Cancellations

To receive a refund, you must notify the Crafts Center staff of a cancellation at least seven 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 get the most out of your class, we recommend you attend each session. We do not offer make-up sessions for missed classes.

Wait Lists

Names are accepted on waiting lists 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.