Faceting Classes 2015 – 2016 Schedule

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The Columbia Willamette Faceters Guild has released its schedule of classes for Beginning Gemstone Faceting at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals for the 2015-2016 year. If you would like information on these and future classes, please contact the museum directly.

Participants and students are introduced to the theory and techniques of faceting gemstones. During the course, students will facet one or two gemstones with material and equipment provided by the Faceter’s Guild. Students gain sufficient knowledge to continue faceting on their own.

The classes are held in the Rice Northwest Museum’s Faceting Lab. The classes offer 20 hours of instruction across 4 or 5 classes (depending on session chosen) with 5 day  sessions taught from 1 to 5 PM and 4 day sessions from 12 PM until 5 PM. All equipment and materials are provided and students get to keep all stones completed in the class. Continue reading

Faceting Classes 2014 – 2015 Schedule

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The Columbia Willamette Faceters Guild has released its schedule of classes for Beginning Gemstone Faceting at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals for the 2014-2015 year. If you would like information on these and future classes, please contact the museum directly.

Participants and students are introduced to the theory and techniques of faceting gemstones. During the course, students will facet one or two gemstones with material and equipment provided by the Faceter’s Guild. Students gain sufficient knowledge to continue faceting on their own.

The classes are held in the Rice Northwest Museum’s Faceting Lab. The classes offer 20 hours of instruction across 5 classes from 1PM to 5PM. You have a choice of a 5 week class schedule on Saturdays or a 3 week class schedule of 3 Saturdays and 2 Sundays. All equipment and materials are provided. Continue reading

9th Annual Northwest Fossil Fest

NARG 9th Annual Northwest Fossil Fest.The Northwest Fossil Fest hosted by North American Research Group (NARG) will be at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals Saturday, August 9, 2014.

The Theme for the 9th Annual Northwest Fossil Fest is Petrified Wood.

The event is free for families to learn about fossils, fossil collecting, preparation, identification, and display. The event includes lectures and demonstrations, including a presentation by acclaimed petrified wood specialist, Walt Wright, followed by an optional 3 day workshop (requires separate registration).

The schedule for the Fossil Fest is:

  • 11:00AM – Fossils of Oregon
  • 1:00PM – Walt Wright’s Introductory Lecture on Identifying Petrified Wood
  • 3:00PM – Brad Newport and the Holleywood Ranch on his famous Petrified Wood Collection and its history

This is a great event for families and fossil fans. Attendance for the Fossil Fest includes free admission to the museum.

For more information and registration, see Northwest Fossil Fest.

Faceting Classes 2013 – 2014 Schedule

Columbia-Willamette_Faceters_Guild_logo.Classes are finished for this year.

The Columbia Willamette Faceters Guild has released its schedule of classes for Beginning Gemstone Faceting at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals for the 2013-2014 year. If you would like information on these and future classes, please contact them directly, not the museum.

Participants and students are introduced to the theory and techniques of faceting gemstones. During the course, students will facet one or two gemstones with material and equipment provided by the Faceter’s Guild. Students gain sufficient knowledge to continue faceting on their own.

The classes are held in the Rice NW Museum’s Faceting Lab. The classes offer 20 hours of instruction across 5 classes from 1PM to 5PM.

You have a choice of a 5 week class schedule on Saturdays or a 3 week class schedule of 3 Saturdays and 2 Sundays.

Class fees are $135.00 per person.

  • First session: September 14, 21, 28 – October 5, 12, 2013
  • Second session: October 26, 27 – November 2, 3, 9, 2013
  • Third session: Nov. 23, Dec. 7, 14, 28 – Jan. 4, 2013
  • Fourth session: Jan. 18, 25 – Feb. 1, 8, 15, 2014
  • Fifth session: March 1, 2, 8, 9 & 15, 2014
  • Sixth session: March 29 – April 5, 12, 26, & May 3, 2014
  • Seventh session: May 17, 18, 31 – June 1, 7, 2014