This class introduces the theory and techniques of faceting gemstones. During the course, students will facet one or two gemstones with material and equipment provided by the Columbia Willamette Faceters’ Guild. Students will gain sufficient knowledge and techniques to continue faceting on their own.
Where: Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals, Faceting Lab, 26385 NW Groveland Drive, Hillsboro, OR 97124
Class Fees: $150.00 per person and advanced payment is required to reserve your spot.
When: Consists of four classes from 12:00 PM -5:00 PM for a total of 20 hours of instruction. Classes are either 4 weeks of all Saturdays or 2 weeks of 2 Saturdays/2 Sundays.Â New this year! Session 5 (January) is a class of 4 Sundays.
You can cut, polish, and keep your own gemstone. All equipment and materials are provided.
2018-2019 Class Schedule:Â
First Session: September 15-16, 22-23, 2018- FULL
Second Session: October 3, 13, 20, & 27, 2018- FULL
Third Session: November 10-11, 17-28, 2018- FULL
Fourth Session: December 1-2, 8-9, 2018-Â FULL
Fifth Session: January 6, 13, 20, & 27, 2019-Â FULL
Sixth Session: February 16-17, 23-24, 2019-Â GUILD MEMBERS ONLY
Seventh Session: March 9-10, 16-17, 2019-Â FULL
Eighth Session: March 30-31, April 6-7, 2019-Â FULL
Ninth Session: April 27, May 4, 11, & 18, 2019-Â FULL