Clubhouse Class Schedules
(May, 2022 - By Reservation Only)

Use of the club facilities is a privilege of membership in SGAMS. Please be prepared to present your membership card when you come in to use the shop or take a class. Your membership card will be emailed to you at the email address we have on file after we receive your dues.
 

CABBING: 

Thursdays, 12-4 p.m.
Larry Murray (727) 686-1314

Must receive TEXT request by Tuesday Evening to reserve shop time.

Saturday Cab Shop hours are suspended until further notice.
 

FACETING/
WIREWRAPPING
:
 
Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m.
Dave Watson
(727) 541-2917 
SGAMS2020@gmail.com

SILVERSMITHING:



WAX CASTING:


 

Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m., Saturdays, 1-5 p.m.
Joe Cooper
(317) 775-5476
SGAMS2020@gmail.com

By Reservation
Joe Cooper (317) 775-5476
SGAMS2020@gmail.com
 


Our club offers shop time to its members at a cost of $3.00 per hour or any part of the hour.  Classes are open shop with a monitor to provide assistance as needed.

In cabbing, participants will learn the basics of cutting, forming, and polishing a simple cabochon.

Faceting is the art of cutting and polishing angled faces on a gemstone; this class is at a cost of $65.00 and the student will cut and polish one round brilliant stone.  

Wire wrapping basic class allows you to set precious and semi-precious gemstones into simple metal frameworks made out of copper, silver, gold, and other materials.

Silversmithing class is to help with foundational silversmithing skills and finishing suitable for the novice or those with limited experience.

Wax casting is a $50.00 class which includes one 3 inch flask, in two sessions, which involve investing spruced trees in preparation for the burnout process and then melting and pouring into the remaining cavity to produce the cast pieces. Finishing of the cast pieces is minimal and participants are encouraged to attend the Silversmithing Lab if they wish help in this last stage.

CLUBHOUSE PROTOCOL DUE TO COVID
We sincerely hope that all of our members have been staying safe during this most stressful time. Due to the continuing pandemic and County guidelines for COVID-19, the SGAMS Board of Directors made the decision to provide shop time, however, to protect our members and our moderators the number of members allowed in our shops at any time has been limited.

Cab Shop reopening guidelines.
Interested participants must contact the Moderator by the stated deadline for the day they wish to attend. Please be advised that you must be scheduled for your shop time. If you do not receive permission from your moderator, please do not just show up, for you will be turned away. We must ensure adequate social distancing so only a few members at a time being permitted to attend the Cab Shop session. The moderators will rotate individuals so everyone gets a chance for shop time. We ask for your patience as we develop a schedule that works for everyone.

Silver Smithing Students
For Silver Smithing Students our rules will be similar to the above. Joe Cooper will provide two days each week Tuesday 6 p.m. till 9 p.m. and Saturday from Noon till 4 p.m..; because of the limited space in the silver room, only two students will be allowed at each work sessions. Joe will send me notification of class times, and when I send the email blast, his email will be included for you to contact him directly—this also applies to Casting Classes.

Please note:
• You must wear a face covering (mask) at all times during shop time or whenever you
   are within 6 feet of other members.

• As always you are required to clean up all the equipment that you use.

• If you are scheduled for a shop session or class, (please, please, please,) only
   attend if you are feeling 100% well. If you feel the slightest bit unwell please
   advise your moderator and stay home. We will all thank you for protecting
   our moderators and fellow members.

Susan Biel
SGAMS Corresponding Secretary
peechikeene8@gmail.com