The SunBird Lapidary Club invites residents to consider the fall classes in the various rock, jewelry and glass crafts. A new display case, installed next to the Lapidary shop on the upper floor of the Clubhouse, exhibits the types of project you can create. For safety reasons, access to the shop is limited to club members who have completed the required orientation and training for specific activities. Fall classes will be scheduled at the upcoming November 7 meeting at 9:30 a.m. in the Hopi Room. Classes will be offered based on expressed need and availability of club volunteers to provide instructions. You should plan to attend if you would like to pursue any of the classes. Depending upon the craft, classes vary from one to four half day sessions. These are generally held weekdays but weekend or night instruction may be available upon request. There are no charges for the instruction or for use of the shop which is maintained by the HOA. Students will pay for materials and a small annual club membership.
Classes currently being considered for the season include General Introduction and Safety; Rock Art; Wire Wrap Jewelry; Basic Lapidary(Rocks, Clocks and Cabs); Silversmithing; Fused and Slumped Glass; Stained Glass; Ming Trees and Beading. The club is seeking someone with experience in Lost Wax Metal Casting so that class may also be offered.
Again, if you are interested in pursuing any of the crafts, you are urged to attend a club meeting so we can schedule the classes. Meetings are held the first Friday of each month at 9:30 a.m. in the Hopi Room beginning November 7. There will also be an open shop each Wednesday afternoon beginning in November so you can stop by and get a feel for all potential skills available to you. Additional information is also posted on the shop door and on the board in the Puzzle Room or contact any club member.