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Lapidary

Lapidary refers to the cutting, shaping and polishing of precious stones. In our Lapidary classes we are cutting cabochons for jewelry or belt buckle making. Schack's studio has a Lortone trim saw, stainless, 6" arbors and a polishing wheel for all your cabochon making needs.

Lapidary I

Student will learn techniques to shape a slab of stone into a cabochon suitable for use in jewelry or other art work (hardness no greater than 7).

Dates & Times

#1: Jun 15 & Jun 16, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#2: Jul 13 & Jul 14, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Lapidary II

Pre-requisite: beginning class or instructor approval. This class will cover techniques for stones hardness 7 and greater. Free form shaping.

Dates & Times

#1: Jun 29 & Jun 30, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#2: Jul 27 & Jul 28, Saturday & Sunday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Lapidary Open Studio

Spend the afternoon working independently on your lapidary project. We will have a room monitor available but no instruction. We provide the equipment, you provide your own rocks.

Pre-requisite: Must have taken or be currently enrolled in Intermediate or Advanced Lapidary or pass an access test with monitor.


Dates & Times

April 19, Friday 1-4 pm
Ages: Ages 18 & up
Instructor: Art Cass or Leslie Dickinson
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

Teen Lapidary

Students will learn techniques to shape a slab of stone into a cabochon suitable for use in jewelry or other art work (hardness no greater than 7). 

Properties of types of stone and recognizing optimum shape for a cabochon will be taught. 

Dates & Times

#1: July 20, Saturday 12 noon-4 pm
Ages: Ages 13-19
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio

#2: August 10, Saturday 12 noon-4 pm
Ages: Ages 13-19
Instructor: Art Cass
Location: Schack Art Center, Lapidary Studio