The Palomar Gem & Mineral Club offers its members a range of classes and workshops in lapidary and jewelry arts, as well as mineralogy. Classes change from month to month, depending upon the time of year and the availability of instructors. Our teachers as well as some of our students’ work often wins prizes of excellence at the San Diego County Fair.
Schedule of Classes and Workshops. Workshops are standard week to week throughout the year with the exception of August, when our lapidary workshop goes dark. Usually during that time we offer specialized week long classes bringing in outside teachers from all over the country. Classes are scheduled month to month
Class Location. All classes and workshops are held in the workshop at 2120 W. Mission, Suite 260, Escondido, CA 92029.
Workshop Fees. $7.00 shop fee for each member. Shop hours are
Cabochon/Lapidary Class & Open Workshops
Learn to cut and polish a rock into a beautiful stone suitable for wire wrapping or fabricating in metal. A fantastic assortment of material is available for purchase on site. The workshop is also open for general use. No prior registration needed
Tuesday 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Thursday 2:00 pm-5:00 pm
Open for those students who have had silversmithing instruction or experience and/or have instructor approval. Those students who have attended an introductory class may continue to work on improving their skills in this weekly workshop. An experienced metalsmith will be available for consultation. NEW – Exception for students who have made arrangements with instructor for Beginning Silversmith lessons.
Thursday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm