TUSCARORA LAPIDARY SOCIETY, INC.
We teach the Journey from rocks to gems to jewelry.
The TLS Educational Program
TLS offers classes to adults, at least 18 years of age, interested in pursuing lapidary, jewelry, glass flame-working, and related arts and sciences. Most classes are ten weeks, one two-hour class per week. Some are five weeks or weekend workshops. Most evening classes are held between 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM, primarily on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings. The hours for daytime classes vary from term to term. Four terms are offered each year. Classes and workshops are held at our fully equipped Education Center:
The TLS Education Center
24 Upland Road
Brookhaven, PA 19015
For directions and a link to a Google map, click HERE.
Typical classes: Beginning Cabochon Cutting is offered every term. The schedule of other classes varies from term to term and may include Faceting, Wire Wrapping, Beading, Silver Jewelry, Precious Metal Clay, Intarsia, Channel Jewelry, Opal Cutting, Chain Maille, Cloisonné, and Glass Beadmaking, among others. Descriptions for many of our courses may be found at CLASS DESCRIPTIONS.
Instructional Staff: The Education Center is staffed by TLS member-instructors who volunteer their time and talent to advance lapidary and related art forms. They are talented hobbyists, not professional lapidaries. Their reward is to see joy on students’ faces when they complete their projects. A few courses and workshops are taught by non-member guest instructors.
Schedule: For a schedule of upcoming classes, click on SCHEDULE.
Prerequisites, Materials and Tools: No previous experience is needed unless a prerequisite is noted. TLS supplies all of the materials, equipment and tools needed for beginning cabochon and faceting courses. In some classes a basic tool list may be recommended.
Notification of class offerings: To receive email notification when new class offerings are announced, sign up for our emails at the bottom of the page. We will also send you a notification for our annual show.
Application: To register for classes, click on the link below to download the Class Registration Application, supply the requested information, and mail the form to the TLS Registrar at the address listed at the bottom of the form. Be sure to include the required tuition and to submit your application prior to the Registration Deadline specified on the Schedule.
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