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Old Pueblo Lapidary Club Classes and Shop Sessions


OPLC provides instructional classes and open shop sessions for its members. Class tuition and shop fees are charged to help defray equipment and facilities expenses. Time punch cards are available from class instructors/open shop monitors providing a discount to regular users of club equipment and facilities.

Any member in good standing can sign up for any class. OPLC classes are not open to non-members. However, anyone can join the club and take a class immediately, there is no waiting period. There are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the club house. To sign up for a class put your name and phone number on the sheet for the class(es) you want to take.

Classes are usually held whenever at least four people have signed up for a class and an instructor is available. The instructor determines the class size. All the classes are held on a prepaid basis. If paying by check the check should be made out to OPLC. Please indicate the class in the memo area on your check. Payment should be given or to the class instructor. They will give you a receipt for the payment.

If there's a subject you'd like to see taught, contact our class coordinator. Instructors are needed in order for classes to be taught. You don't need to be an expert to be an OPLC instructor. All that's needed is some knowledge about what you are teaching and a desire to help somebody else. If you are able to teach a class, please contact our class coordinator. We guarantee you'll have eager students and no discipline problems!


Class Schedule:

Mondays:
9AM - 12PM Cabbing
Monitor - Gloria Jean Dana
10AM - 1PM Rock Sawing
Monitor - Jim Baker 886-2126
1PM - 4PM Faceting Guild (Exp. Facetors Only)
Monitor - Paul Head 296-0331
1PM - 4PM Silversmith Lab
Monitor - Lou Akerman 290-6968
6PM - 9PM Beginning Faceting
Monitor - Earl Zoeller 886-3518

Tuesdays:
9AM - Noon Cabbing
Monitor - Mike DeMeritt 203-8430
9AM - Noon Silversmithing Lab
Monitor - John Poole 777-5588
1PM - 4PM Beginning Faceting
Monitor - Mike DeMeritt 203-8430

Wednesdays:
6PM - 9PM Beginning Casting
Monitor - Chuck Lundstrom 577-6446
6PM - 9PM Cabbing
Monitor - Keith Haubert 784-8283
6PM - 9PM Silversmithing Lab
Monitor - Bill Cascio 638-8144

Thursdays:
10AM - 1PM Rock Sawing (BY APPOINTMENT ONLY)
Monitor - Jim Baker 886-2126

Fridays:
9AM - 12PM Cabbing
Monitor - Mike DeMeritt 203-8430

Saturdays:
8AM - 12PM Rock Sawing
Monitor - Jim Griffin
10AM - 3PM Silversmithing
Monitor - Terry Cox 296-4949
10AM - 3PM Cabbing*
Monitor - Ron Davidson 400-2125

Other Classes
Classes in chain making, inlay, opal cutting, bead making and other topics are offered on a periodic basis. Most of these periodic classes are offered during the fall and winter months as interest is indicated and volunteer instructors are secured. Check the class sign-up sheets on the bulletin board in the club house for further information on pending classes or check with our class coordinator.
For Chain Making, contact Dave Arens at 749-2113.

Class Coordinator: Jean Barkely - 246-1651


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