I would appreciate input from anyone involved in setting up a
Lapidary- Metalsmithing school. We are currently in the beginnings of
such an endeavor here in rural NE Pennsylvania. There aren’t any
classes being offered in these subjects in this area. Folks from here
must travel out of the area to take a class.
We do have the privilege of having Jay Whaley as our first
instructor for a 2 day Rolling Mill Workshop this year. Lord willing,
we will be able to bring in many more instructors w/the same caliber
of expertise. Right now we don’t have our own building yet & have to
rely on local shop space.
I am looking for input from folks as to do’s & don’ts for setting up
a school. What would you do different than you did when you set up a
class or school? Any pointers for layout, management, etc etc?
I am also doing extensive research on existing schools & programs
Thank you for your time & consideration. I look forward to hearing
lots of great ideas.