I took two classes at Torpedo Factory in Old Town Alexandria, one
costing $180.00 for 9 days from 9:30 am to 3:00pm for
intermediate jewellery making. The second class was for stone
setting for beginners which cost $130.00 for six days, and again
from 9:30 am to 3:00pm. The student limit was 8 students per
class. Classrooms are extremely cramped with the four walls
filled with artists supplies and jewellery related tools, one
torch, one flex shaft, one clamp, one polishing machine and you
better learn to be DEMAND attention from your teacher otherwise
you just wasted your money.
I took another class from Blaine Lewis for advanced stone
setting and paid $450.00. He had a video showing all the detail
in setting stones which really helped. I never had to worry
about demanding attention from this teacher.
I also took a granulation course in Maryland college taught by
Douglas Harding. For two days the charge was $90.00.
Please send me E-mail in case I decide to take classes from you.
I hope the above helps. If you need to get a current catalog
from Torpedo Factory to see what they charge, I can give you the