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Lapidary Classes


#1

This is provided for your use. Use as much as you
see fit for your needs.

The Southeast Federation of Mineralogical Societies(SFMS)
sponsors 5 one week workshops in various Lapidary Skills
including Silversmithing. Three are held at the Wildacres
Retreat in Little Switzerland, NC and two at the William Holland
School of Lapidary Arts in Young Harris ,GA(near North Carolina
border).

These classes are scheduled for the members of SFMS clubs;
however, other interested parties are welcome on a space
available basis. Membership in many of the Federation clubs is
not very expensive and generally open.

The Wildacres workshops are April 16-22, 1998, August 24-30,
1998 and September with the dates yet to be announced. For
further contact Registrars Arthur & Doris Mott,337
Walter Rd., River Ridge, LA 70123-2652, Tele&FAX (504) 737-0259,
e-mail @amott39.

The William Holland workshops are June 7-13, 1998 and October
11-17, 1998. For further contact Registrar Mary
Ingram, P. O. Box 440413, Kennesaw, GA 30144, Tele (770)
427-1108, FAX (770) 423- 1374, e-mail mingram2@mindspring.com.

Arthur Mott (This is as of January 1, 1998

WILDACRES
1998 SFMS Workshops

WORKSHOP DATES

Thursday, April 16 - Wednesday, April 22
Monday, August 24 - Sunday, August 30
Monday, September TBA

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES

Three SFMS Wildacres Workshops are scheduled in 1998. Applicants from
SFMS clubs will be accepted first. Members of other AFMS clubs have been
invited to apply and are then welcome on a space available basis. No
applications will be accepted with a postmark prior to April 1, 1998 for
the August and September sessions. The postmark date on or after those
dates determines the order of acceptance. First-time attendees have an
extra priority.

Students under 18 years of age are welcome. They must be accompanied by a
responsible adult and be approved by the workshop director and
instructor.

Half of the $ 215 registration fee should accompany the application form,
although the full amount may be submitted if it is more convenient. The
balance is due three weeks before the workshop begins.

Full refunds will be made if a cancellation is made three weeks prior to
the start of a session. Cancellations received 8 to 20 days before
sessions will be assessed a $10 cancellation fee, and a $25 cancellation
fee will be charged if a cancellation is received during the last week
before a session. No refund will be given if cancellation is received on
or after the first day of the workshop unless a qualified substitute can
be found at the last minute.

A minimum of four students must enroll for a particular class to justify
expenses. This can result in classes being canceled for a session.

Classes with an asterisk (*) are advanced and have prerequisites. Please
see course descriptions for specific details. Contact the registrars or
directors for additional

DIRECTORS: Niles & Nancy Compton,
98 Surles Road, Benson, NC 27504
Tele: (919) 894-3238

REGISTRARS: Arthur & Doris Mott,
337 Walter Rd, River Ridge, LA 70123-2652
Tele: (504) 737-0259, email: @amott39

SCHEDULED CLASSES AND INSTRUCTORS

Classes with an asterisk (*) are advanced. See course descriptions for
details.

April 16 - 22 Session 1

Bead Design Bill
Scheffer/Susan Smith
Gem Identification
Ben Smith
Silversmithing - Beginning Paul
Casteel

  • Silversmithing/Gold - Advanced Don
    Roberts
    Wire Craft - Beginning Waldo
    Love

  • Wirecraft - Advanced/Intermediate Mimi
    Murray
    Chain Making Tim
    Tatar
    Wax Design/Casting Tim & Janet
    Steeper
    Cabochons Hale Sweeny
    Pottery, Raku TBA
    Faceting Tom Wilkie

    August 24 - 30 Session 2

    Bead Design Bill Scheffer/Susan Smith
    Gem Identification
    Ben Smith

  • Faceting - Intermediate Tom
    Boyle
    Silversmithing - Beginning Paul
    Casteel

  • Silversmithing - Advanced Mary
    Webb
    Wire Craft - Beginning Waldo
    Love

  • Wire Craft - Advanced/Prongs Jessie Donnan
    Chain Making Tim
    Tatar
    Opal Cutting Emory Liggett
    Pottery, Raku Cindy McDowell
    Mineral Identification Kenny
    Gay
    Casting Fred
    Sias

September (TBA) Session 3

Bead Design Bill
Scheffer/Susan Smith
Gem Identification
Ben Smith

  • Faceting - Advanced Harold Smith
  • Channel Work Sy Spira
    Wire Craft - Beginning Jessie
    Donnan
  • Wire craft - Advanced/Prongs Beverly
    Johnson
    Chain Making Preston Kemp
    Intarsia Tom
    Benham
  • Silversmithing - Advanced
    Jeff Sheer
    Pottery, Raku Joey
    Gibbs
    Silversmithing - Beginning
    Ted Beiler

See January and February 1998 “LODESTAR” SFMS newsletter for class
descriptions and instructor

SFMS Wildacres Workshop, 1998
USE THIS REGISTRATION FORM FOR 1st SESSION ONLY
FOR REGISTRAR’S USE ONLY
Postmark Date:_____________________
Applicant Check No. ________________
Receipt Number: ___________________
Date Instructions Mailed: _____________
Date Stand-by Mailed: _______________
Balance Due: ______________________
Date Bal. Received:_________________
Check No. ________________________
Receipt No. _______________________
Date Refund Mailed:_________________
Refund Check No. __________________

_ 1st Workshop - April 16 - 22, 1998
(Thursday, 3 p.m. - Wednesday, 10 a.m.)

MAIL APPLICATION TO:
Arthur and Doris Mott
337 Walter Rd.
River Ridge, LA 70123-2652
504-737-0259
email @amott39

Name (as you would like it on your badge)
_ Mr. _ Mrs. _ Ms.
Spouse
_ Mr. _ Mrs. _ Ms.
Address:
City: State: Zip:
Phone: ( )
Name of your SFMS Club:
Please answer so that we can assign roommates appropriately:
Roommate Preference:____________________________________
Do you smoke? _ Yes _ No
Physical problems requiring special consideration for room assignment:
Special dietary arrangements should be made with dietitian on arrival.

PLEASE FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Applications mailed before February 9, 1998 will not be accepted.
    Your postmark date, starting on February 9, is an important factor that
    determines the order of acceptance.
  2. If your Club Membership Dues are NOT current with SFMS, you are not
    eligible to attend Wildacres.
  3. Is this the first time you will attend Wildacres? _ Yes
    _ No.
    Any SFMS Workshop? _ Yes _ No.
  4. Cost per person for this session is $215. (Double occupancy with
    private bath.) $115 per person must be enclosed with this form; however,
    you are encouraged to pay the full amount. You will receive a collect
    call from the Registrar if the payment balance is not received by three
    weeks before session March 26, 1998
    Amount you are enclosing with this form: ________________Payable to:
    SFMS Wildacres Workshop.
  5. There will be no adjustments for late arrival or early departure.
  6. Do you wish to be placed on Stand-by if there are no vacancies when
    your application arrives? _ Yes _ No.
  7. What courses are you interested in taking? Your answers will be used
    for class pre-registration. If you do not select 1st, 2nd and 3rd
    choices you will be assigned to an available class.

Student Names First Class Choice Second Class Choice Third
Class Choice

SFMS Wildacres Workshop, 1998
USE THIS REGISTRATION FORM FOR 2nd and 3rd SESSION
FOR REGISTRAR’S USE ONLY
Postmark Date:_____________________
Applicant Check No. ________________
Receipt Number: ___________________
Date Instructions Mailed: _____________
Date Stand-by Mailed: _______________
Balance Due: ______________________
Date Bal. Received:_________________
Check No. ________________________
Receipt No. _______________________
Date Refund Mailed:_________________
Refund Check No. __________________

Please indicate 1st and 2nd choice
_ 2nd Workshop-Aug. 24-30, 1998
(Monday, 3 p.m. - Sunday, 10 a.m.)

_ 3rd Workshop - September (TBA)
(Monday, 3 p.m. - Sunday, 10 a.m.)

MAIL APPLICATION TO:
Arthur and Doris Mott
337 Walter Rd.
River Ridge, LA 70123-2652
504-737-0259
email @amott39

Name (as you would like it on your badge)
_ Mr. _ Mrs. _ Ms.
Spouse
_ Mr. _ Mrs. _ Ms.
Address:
City: State: Zip:
Phone: ( )
Name of your SFMS Club:
Please answer so that we can assign roommates appropriately:
Roommate Preference:____________________________________
Do you smoke? _ Yes _ No
Physical problems requiring special consideration for room assignment:

Special dietary arrangements should be made with
dietitian on arrival.

PLEASE FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Applications mailed before April 1, 1998 will not be accepted.
    Your postmark date, starting on April 1st, is an important factor that
    determines the order of acceptance.
  2. If your Club Membership Dues are NOT current with SFMS, you are not
    eligible to attend Wildacres.
  3. Is this the first time you will attend Wildacres? _ Yes
    _ No.
    Any SFMS Workshop? _ Yes _ No.
  4. Cost per person for this session is $215. (Double occupancy with
    private bath.) $115 per person must be enclosed with this form; however,
    you are encouraged to pay the full amount. You will receive a collect
    call from the Registrar if the payment balance is not received by three
    weeks before session (Aug 3 or TBA??, 1998).Amount you are enclosing
    with this form: ________________Payable to: SFMS Wildacres Workshop.
  5. There will be no adjustments for late arrival or early departure.
  6. Do you wish to be placed on Stand-by if there are no vacancies when
    your application arrives? _ Yes _ No.
  7. What courses are you interested in taking? Your answers will be used
    for class pre-registration. If you do not select 1st, 2nd and 3rd
    choices you will be assigned to an available class.
    Student Names First Class Choice Second Class Choice Third
    Class Choice

#2

Hi everyone Happy new year to all Does anyone know if there are
any lapidary classes in the midwest going on now. Within a three
hundred mile radius from Chicago. Thanks

Sheila Ashley
p.s.
email is tantasfrnd@aol.com