Upcoming Educational Classes
CCM&GS conducts eight to ten classes a year in the lapidary arts and earth sciences, plus a dozen or so special interest activities.
Classes are open to all members, and CCM&GS normally underwrites the cost of materials to members.
If you are interested in attending or want more information on a listed educational class, please contact the Educational Chairman. Classes are limited in attendance. Schedued time and locaton may change without notice. Check with the Educational Chairman for the latest information.
The beauty of spring reminds us of new beginnings—and that includes new ways to learn about minerals and gems.
ROCK CARVING TOOL CLASS: March 23, 1-4 pm, Connie’s Barn
Dave Clayton of Jadecarver.com and purveyor of incredible hand-made jade items and carving tools at our show, will be teaching an introductory class in rock carving tools. This includes your basic Dremel (what the heck do all those tips really do?) and a variety of other tools that you’ve probably never even seen. If you’ve ever thought about carving stone for jewelry, decorative items, etc., this is the class you absolutely must have first. If you don’t know the tools, you won’t be able to do your best work. Limited space still available.
MINERAL AND ROCK IDENTIFICATION: June 15
The Mineral & Rock Identification Class is back by popular demand! It will be on June 15 and will be taught by the geologist team of Laura Krol and Pat Barrese. More details at our April meeting!
COPPER ENAMELING - Copper Enameling: Tuesdays, 8:30 am - Noon, Presbyterian Church, 1965 Colfax, Concord
This is a wonderful artistic skill that many rockhounds enjoy as a complement to their rock skills or just for its own sake. Member Joe Yarborough teaches this fascinating class on Tuesdays at 8:30 am to lunch at the Presbyterian Church at 1965 Colfax (at Salvio). This class is Free!!! However, you will need to purchase copper items to enamel--the costs start at just $1. You don't need a reservation, just show up!
ROCK YARD TRIP: Date & Place tba
Love to rockhound but don’t always have the energy or time to go on a field trip? This will make it easy for you! We’ll be going to a local rock yard that handles landscaping rocks. You’ll be surprised at the variety of rocks and minerals you’ll see and you can pick out some to take home! I hope to have a firm date and place by the March meeting.
- FIELD TRIP ETTIQUITE
- WIRE WRAPPING
- BEGINNING BEADING
- And more!
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