I just started playing with prong settings (4 and 6 prong brass
cones with 10 mm CZ brilliants) and your course would be fun.
Unfortunately, I’m in NJ.
I gave my beginner’s metal fabrication workshop with brass and
copper in my backyard yesterday. I taught 5 people basic sawing,
filing and sanding plus a simple cabochon bezel setting, and they
all had pendants or brooches at the end of the day.
The one thing I did learn is to use easy solder instead of easy flow
with beginners. I though easy flow would be easier because of the
lower mp, but it doesn’t wet as well as easy on brass.