Introduction to Stone Cutting: Cabochons

Dates:
January 7 - February 11, 2020  Check for other dates
Meets:
Tu from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM, 6 sessions
Hours:
18.00
CEUS:
18.00
Location:
25 Sagamore Road Enamels Studio
Instructor:
David Ireland
Fee:
$254  Fee Breakdown
Notes:
For safety reasons we ask everyone to comply with the dress code policy in the Metals Department: Closed-toe footwear (no high heels), pants/shorts must go below the knee, long hair must be pulled back from the face and secured. If your class is scheduled to occur in the evenings after 5PM or if you arrive on a weekend before 10AM, please enter the facilities through our rear, handicap-accessible Studio Entrance across from the Parking Lot. The front entrance and offices lock at 5PM. As you enter through the Studio Entrance, please take a right if you are looking for the Ceramics Studio. Please take a left if you are looking for the Metals Studio or the Multimedia Studio.

Sorry, we are no longer accepting registrations for this course. Please contact our office to find out if it will be rescheduled, or if alternative classes are available.


Course Description

This course will introduce students to the art of stone cutting. You'll start with a chunk of rock, also referred to as rough, and proceeding to a finished ready to set a flat-bottomed stone (cabochon). Students will be instructed in the proper use and maintenance of the Craft Center's lapidary equipment. The course will include instruction in what constitutes a “good” gem material for jewelry, how to select rough, orient and position cabs for best results. Different styles of cabs will be discussed. Every student will complete an assortment of cabs. Class limited to 6.

Fee Breakdown:
Student Fee: $204.00
Studio Fee: $30.00
Materials Fee: $20.00





Refund Policy

A refund is given upon request in writing (Please email wccregistration@worcester.edu) at least two business days prior to first class meeting. No refunds or credits are given for student absences.

When course or workshop is cancelled by the WCC, a full refund will be issued.

The Worcester Center for Crafts generally follows the Worcester State University(WSU) inclement weather policy relative to building closings and class cancellations. Cancellation announcements will be made on the Craft Center's Facebook Page Click here for cancellations and on our blog. Click here to visit blog. The Worcester Center for Crafts schedules make-up classes when possible for sequential classes.

For evening Craft Center classes and weekend workshops, the offices will make an assessment of the weather conditions, and students will be notified by 2PM via email if a closure will continue through the evening or if the class will run as scheduled. Please be sure to check the Facebook page for must up-to-date information.

Questions? Call us at 508.753.8183 X301



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