FACETING CLASSES

The Columbia-Willamette Faceter’s Guild in conjunction with the Rice Northwest Museum offers beginning gemstone faceting. 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 Faceting Lab
Class Fees: $150.00 per person (payment is due in advance to Rice Northwest Museum to reserve your place in class).
Consists of 4 classes (from 12pm (noon) until 5pm) for a total of 20 hours of instruction:
4 weeks – all Saturdays or all Sundays
2 weeks – 2 Saturdays/ 2 Sundays
You can cut, polish, and keep your own gemstone. All equipment and materials are provided. 
Classes through February 2021 are SOLD OUT. 

Schedule: 2021-2022

  • First Session: September 11-12, 18-19, 2021 (2 Sat/2 Sun – Guild Members only class)
  • Second Session: October 2, 9, 16, 23, 2021 (4 Sat)
  • Third Session: November 6-7, 13-14, 2021 (2 Sat/2 Sun)
  • Fourth Session: December 5-6, 12-13, 2020 (2 Sat/2 Sun)
  • Fifth Session:  January 9,16,23,30, 2022 (4 Sun)
  • Sixth Session: February 12-13, 19-20, 2022 (2 Sat/2 Sun – Guild Members only class)
  • Seventh Session: March 5-6, March 12-13, 2022 (2 Sat/ 2 Sun)
  • Eighth Session: March 26-27, Apr 2-3, 2022 (2 Sat/2 Sun)
  • Ninth Session: April 23, 24, 30, May 1, 2022 (2 Sat/2 Sun)
  • Tenth Session: May 14-15, 21-22, 2022 (2 Sat/ 2 Sun)

Schedule: 2020-2021

  • First Session: September 12-13, 19-20, 2020 (2 Sat/2 Sun – Guild Members only class)
  • Second Session: October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020 (4 Sat)
  • Third Session: November 7-8, 14-15, 2020 (2 Sat/2 Sun)
  • Fourth Session: December 5-6, 12-13, 2020 (2 Sat/2 Sun)
  • Fifth Session:  January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 (4 Sun)
  • Sixth Session: February 6-7, 13-14, 2021 (2 Sat/2 Sun – Guild Members only class)
  • Seventh Session: February 27-28, March 6-7, 2021 (2 Sat/ 2 Sun)
  • Eighth Session: March 20-21, 27-28, 2021 (2 Sat/2 Sun)
  • Ninth Session: April 10, 17, 24, May 1, 2021 (4 Sat)
  • Tenth Session: May 15-16, 22-23, 2021 (2 Sat/ 2 Sun)
For questions and to register please email linda@ricenorthwestmuseum.org
Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals
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