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.

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 our shop location at 2120 W. Mission Rd., Unit 260, Escondido, CA 92029.

Workshop Fees
$7.00 use fee for each member.

Lapidary Workshops & Instruction
Learn to cut and polish a rock into a beautiful cabochon suitable for wire wrapping or setting in metal. An assortment of material is available for purchase on-site.
See our Lapidary Workshop page for more information and to make an appointment.

Silversmithing Workshops
This workshop session is for students who have had metal smithing instruction or experience and/or have instructor approval. There are no silversmithing classes at this time. See our Silversmith Workshop page for more information and scheduling.