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Gemstone Carving You Choose Your Own Project

at Chicago Jewelry and Lapidary Art School - Wheeling

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Location:
Wheeling, Suburbs
231 N Milwaukee Ave
Btwn Dundee Rd & Shadow Bend Dr
Chicago, Illinois 60090
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 15 and older
Average Class Size: 5
Teacher: Gary Kamin

What you'll learn in this jewelry class:

Learn gems carving from the master, while carving your own chosen project.

Depending on your chosen carving project, you may need additional time, which will be billed at $45 per hour. If the additional time will be scheduled on the different date from the original class, you will need to pay for 2 hours min. Each student will have their own equipment (1-2 students). Very small class size, new equipment.

Preferred to have Cabochon cutting experience or at least 1 Cabbing Class.
 
Terms and condition: Each student is responsible to clean his/her machine and his/her work area at the end of each workday.

Slabs will be available for purchase from the instructor.

Supply needed: waterproof apron, protective eye ware, magnifying eye ware.

Need to bring with: notepad or paper, pen, sharpie marker, roll of paper towel, plastic bag for the stones.

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Refund Policy
Tuition is refundable for all classes and workshops, minus a processing fee of $30 for each class dropped, if the school is notified at least one week prior to the class start date for the multi-week Classes and 24 hours in advance for 1 day workshops (except Visiting Artists Workshops).

Not attending class does not constitute an official withdrawal from courses or cancellation of tuition or fees. If you must drop a class or workshop after the deadline, no credit will be given, except for documented medical reasons with physicians note. There is a limit of two classes per student per year that may be dropped with a refund or credit due to non-medical reasons.

Our classes requires minimum number of students to run. The class size is small. The fees for the class are based on the specific number of students enrolled in the class. This is the reason behind our refund policy.

Classes may be canceled when enrollment minimums are not reached. Cancellation begins approximately one week before the scheduled first class. Workshops and special events not meeting enrollment minimums will be canceled two to three days before the start date. Students will be notified if classes are canceled and will be eligible for a full refund or class credit.

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At  CJLAS we are dedicated to quality, not quantity, where every student gets personalized attention. Our class size averages only 6 students. Our instructors make sure students graduate the class with finished wearable jewelry and lots of techniques knowledge to boot.

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