Date(s) - 06/19/2017
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club Classes
Learn jewelry skills and wow your friends with what you can design and make! Facet a gem, cut opals, cast silver, make chain maille, do bead weaving, make glass beads, shape metals, and more with the St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club at their workshop in Port St. Lucie May 29-July 22. Classes are offered in a variety of areas for the eight-week session, with descriptions and schedule available at the club website (http://www.slcrockandgem.org/Classes.html). Students may also enroll in open studio time, during which the workshop is available for use by experienced members. Enrollment is open now and runs through May 12. Additional information can be obtained by calling the workshop (772-462-6597) or Marcia (772-340-3841).
Students must be a member of the club, with paid annual dues of $40.00. Fees for the classes range from $35 to $70, with some classes also having a $15 lab fee for equipment use and maintenance. Classes are taught by fellow members in areas of interest that reflect members’ interests. All instructors are volunteers who give generously of their time, talents, and expertise. Equally, students in the classes share what they have learned with newcomers and fellow members.
The St. Lucie County Rock and Gem Club was founded over 40 years ago by a group of rockhounds who wanted to share their knowledge of the lapidary arts and the science of rocks and minerals. The club currently has over 150 active members and sponsors an annual Rock, Gem, and Jewelry Show in October to fund The Bob and Ruth Young Memorial Scholarship at Indian River State College, awarded to a student in either the earth sciences or arts program.
The club meets monthly on the fourth Sunday of the month at the White City Methodist Church on Midway Road (opposite Nelson Family Farms) in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend. More information about the club is available online (http://www.slcrockandgem.org) or on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/slcrockandgemclub).