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September 20 - October 25, 2023

Intro to Lapidary

217 N Patterson St • Madison Gem & Mineral Club MADISONWI  53703 Organized by Wheelhouse Studios
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We're sorry, but this course is over. The last meeting was Wednesday, October 25, 2023.

Lapidary is the art of cutting, polishing or engraving stones. See how you can take a rough rock such as an agate or jasper and turn it into a work of art suitable for incorporating into jewelry. Designed for the beginner and a great complement to jewelry making. Learn safety and the basic skill techniques to saw, grind, sand, and polish many different types of rock into cabochons. A cabochon is a gemstone which has been shaped and polished as opposed to faceted. The resulting form is usually a convex top with a flat bottom. Successful completion of the course results in certification to utilize the lab during open shop periods. Additional supply cost depends on project(s) and includes some personal protection gear. Meets at the Madison Gem & Mineral Club on N. Patterson St, just north of E. Johnson St. Presented in cooperation with the Madison Gem & Mineral Club. 6 Meetings. INSTRUCTOR: Madison Gem & Mineral Club.

Meets at Meets at the Madison Gem & Mineral Club facility, on N. Patterson St, just north of E. Johnson St. ****** DO NOT wear overly loose clothing, hanging hair or jewelry that might get caught in the moving parts of the machinery you will be learning to use ****** Safety glasses, hearing protection, aprons and some materials available for sale at class or you can purchase your own. Burnie's Rock Shop on E. Johnson St. is a good source. ****** Access to lab outside of class available for $7.00/4hr period ($5.00/4hr for Madison Gem & Mineral Club members).

Lapidary Rocks

UW Students and Union Members pay $10 less than listed fee. Check box and use ID/Member Number for discount on Fees Page.


Madison Gem & Mineral Club at 217 N Patterson St

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Madison Gem & Mineral Club


September 20 - October 25, 2023

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM


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Ages 18-255 · Co-Ed


217 N Patterson St

Madison Gem & Mineral Club MADISONWI  53703

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