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Findings again, DC area classes etc

Melissa, Re classes in the DC area. You might contact the Patuxent
Lapidary Guild (Clare Bailey301-498-6991) in the Ft Meade. There are
alse clubs in Annapolis, Balitmore, Rockville, etc. Check the May
edition of Lap Journal for further listings. Cheers, Don

Hi Melissa, I’ve only been doing this for about 6mos. myself. I’ve
found, and to have a good
selection of findings at a reasonabl price. Also (Indian
Jewelry Suppy) has a huge selection and great prices. You have to
ask for their catalog on CD which is free, or buy a printed catalog,
as they don’t have one online. Hope this helps. J. Gale

Jewelers Warehouse in Silver Spring, MD, has classes. I don’t have
there number on me but call 411 or you can the owner Jim Burrick
cell 301-922-9822.


Also I was wondering if anyone was in the dc area and knew of
somewhere in the area where I could take classes. I think the
torpedo factory has classes but I was hoping to find someone who'd
gone there before signing up. 

Many years ago when I was first learning jewelry making, I took
classes at the Smithsonian. I don’t know if it’s still true, but back
then they had an extensive educational arm for resident associates in
the DC area. The teachers were excellent and the facilities were
good. Besides, being a resident associate had lots of other benefits,
too. I strongly recommend it.

Janet Kofoed

There are jewelry classes located in the Baltimore area which is
around a 40 - 45 minute drive from Washington D.C. I believe that
Towson State University offers classes and also the Maryland
Institute of Art. There is also a teacher who was highly recommended
by someone that I know that taught classes at Glen Echo. This is an
art center located in Glen Echo MD which is the town next to
Washington DC and Bethesda, MD

Diane Sadel

There are a few places north of DC to take classes:

The Metals Guild of Maryland, contact: Janet Huddie: Towson University, contact: Jan Baum:
@Baum_Jan The Gem Cutters Guild, contact Pam Jeffries…need
to find her email address The Maryland Institute College of Art,
Continuing Studies Program, Shana Kroiz,

Good Luck,
Jan Baum

Another place to take classes in that area is the community college
where Komelia Okim teachers. I think it is Price Georges Community
College. I think it is in Rockville, MD. I’ll find out.

Elaine Luther
Chicago area, Illinois, USA
Certified PMC Instructor

Hello Melissa and anyone else searching for jewelry classes here.
One of the most dynamic and little known locations for learning many
types of jewelry making as well as a fantastic facility for open
studio work, always staffed with the pros that teach the classes, is
The Thomas Jefferson Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Arlington, VA. This is
run by Arlington County Dept. of Parks,Recreation and Community
Resources. Most classes are in the evening, though some, as well
as workshops may be on Saturday. People find the location to be
convenient to the entire metropolitan area, just off the
intersection of Rt. 50 and Glebe Road. It would be ideal if you
would just pay the Arts studio a visit and see for yourself what we
have to offer and pick up a Recreation & Leisure publication showing
all classes and schedules. There are four semesters per year but
the Open Studios, where one pays per visit to work independantly for
up to 4 hours, run throughout the year. The next classes will be
winter quarter, starting mid-January. You will find a completely
equipped jewelry section for fabrication and casting. If you can
come by on a Thursday evening between 6 and 9:30, I’ll be glad to
give you a tour personally. On other evenings, other instructors will
be happy to do the same. Along with jewelry, the studios for
pottery, woodworking and photography are in the same location. Go to
the lower level of the Thomas Jefferson Middle School, facing 2nd
street. Plenty of parking. You’ll like it. If you cannot visit,
contact me for further details.

Pat Hicks