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 win prizes of excellence at the San Diego County Fair.
• Classes are scheduled month to month.
• Workshops are standard week to week throughout the year, with the exception of August, when our lapidary workshop closes for the month. Usually during that time, we offer specialized week-long classes bringing in outside teachers from all over the country.
All classes and workshops are held in our shop location at 2120 W. Mission Rd., Unit 260, Escondido, CA 92029.
$7.00 use fee per member, per session.
Lapidary Workshops & Instruction
All lapidary workshop sessions have supervisors able to guide you through the process of cutting and polishing stone into a beautiful gem suitable for wire wrapping or setting in a fabricated or pre-made metal mounting. Workshop sessions are also suitable for continuation of working on your own to perfect your skills at cabochon cutting and carving.
See our Lapidary Arts page for more information and to make a reservation.
This workshop session is for students who have had metal smithing instruction or experience and/or have instructor approval.
• Introduction to Silversmithing
• Textured Metal Class
See our Silversmithing page for more information and scheduling.