PLEASE NOTE OUR WORKSHOP FEES HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO $10.00 PER SESSION.

DONT FORGET TO CHECK OUT OUR LAPIDARY WORKSHOP PICTURES AT BOTTOM OF PAGE.

NOTE: SPECIALTY CLASS- WIRE WRAPPING 


INSTRUCTOR: TRISH LAW

PLACE: LAPIDARY WORKSHOP BRAESIDE CAMP PARIS, ONTARIO

DATE: TO BE DETERMINED BASED ON REGISTRATIONS

TIME: TO BE DETERMINED BASED ON REGISTRATIONS

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Limited numbers, 3 or 4, participants for each session.  Times and dates will be set once people register.

A nominal fee may be charged for time and material.


In order to register:


Send a message to the club email: thebrantfordlapandmin@gmail.com with note that you wish to register for a wire wrapping class.

LAPIDARY WORKSHOP OPEN DAYS AND TIMES



MORE DATES AND TIMES WILL BE ADDED AS THEY BECOME AVAILABLE


PLEASE CONTACT THE INSTRUCTOR/MONITOR OF THE DAY VIA EMAIL TO CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE.  ENTRANCE TO BRAESIDE CAMP IS THROUGH VIA KEYCARD SO PLEASE INFORM SUPERVISOR TO SET A TIME.  ALTERNATELY YOU CAN PARK AT THE ROAD AND WALK IN, IT IS A SHORT WALK TO THE WORKSHOP FROM THE ENTRANCE.

**PLEASE NOTE WITH WINTER WEATHER UPON US IT IS IMPORTANT TO TOUCH BASE WITH SUPERVISOR OF THE DAY TO ENSURE WORKSHOP SESSION WILL BE RUNNING.**

Normal days, times FOR INSTRUCTOR/MONITORS, please refer to calendar for specific days

DAY
TIME
INSTRUCTOR/MONITOR
 EMAIL
SUNDAY
  12pm to 5pm
Brad McClelland
  45doggod45@gmail.com
sdaniels7046@hotmail.com
 MONDAY
  4pm to 6:30pm
Taylor Penzes 
TUESDAY
11am to 4pm
Gerald Van Decker
    gerald@renewability.com 
  WEDNESDAY
  3:30pm to 11pm 
  Rita Apanavicuis
  apanavr@gmail.com
  THURSDAY
  1pm to 5pm 
  Brad McClelland
  45doggod45@gmail.com
  FRIDAY
 
 SATURDAY
12pm to 5pm
Sabrina Daniels
sdaniels7046@hotmail.com

TO ENSURE SHOP IS OPEN PLEASE CONTACT INSTRUCTOR/MONITOR OF THE DAY AT LEAST TWO HOURS BEFORE START TIME OR RISK SHOP BEING CLOSED. PLEASE NOTE THAT WITH WINTER WEATHER UPON US HOURS AND DATES MAY CHANGE SO AGAIN CONTACT INSTRUCTOR OR MONITOR OF THE DAY BEFORE ATTENDING.


Schedule Note: Gerald Van Decker generally holds workshop hours once a week pending his schedule for that week. If you are looking to be at the workshop on days not listed, send Gerald and email and make a request.


CONTACT EMAILS: 

GERALD VAN DECKER –                                  gerald@renewability.com      

BRAD McCLELLAND—                                      45doggod45@gmail.com      

RITA APANAVICUIS-                                          apanavr@gmail.com              

TRISH LAW-                                                      gerald@renewability.com       

SABRINA DANIELS-                                         sdaniels7046@hotmail.com   

TAYLOR PENZES-                                            taylorpenzes@icloud.com      

 


OUR LAPIDARY WORKSHOP


We have one of the larger club Lapidary workshops available to our members as well as first time non-members interested in joining our club. It is equipped with all the equipment required to slab rocks and minerals, to cut out your desired shapes and to polish your creations to a fantastic cabochon.


We also have an extensive library available to members, everything from how to wire wrap, lost wax casting, enameling to locations to find material as well as interesting books on the history or lapidary to dinosaurs.  All available for members to use at the workshop or to sign out for use at home.


Our knowledgeable supervisors can get you started and guide you throughout the process so you can turn your found minerals or purchased minerals into beautiful Cabochons'. There are also several specialty workshops held throughout the year in things like silver work, bronze work, jewellery making etc.


If you have ever been interested in turning your mineral finds into something you will be proud to have and own, please come out to our workshop, first visit is always free and includes a material to get started on.


Fee for workshop is $10.00 per session, please respect other people who wish to use the machines and do not tie them up if someone is waiting. We have a sign in and sign out sheet at the door please remember to do so and pay the instructor when first arriving, we are investigating a debit option and hope to have it up and running very soon. Existing punch cards will of course continue to be honored but no new cards will be issued going forward.


Our workshop is also operating under Covid-19 protocols now so please take the time to read our Covid-19 policy.

Also, we do welcome the younger members as long as they are strictly supervised by a guardian, please see our junior member acknowledgement and if you wish your child to participate in using the workshop please sign and hand in to the instructor when you first arrive. Guardian’s may not be required to supervise from ages 16 to 19 depending on the instructors and the guardian’s satisfaction they understand the safety issues of running the machines. Ages 8 to 16 will require a guardian’s supervision while always operating or being around the machines.


MAP TO OUR LAPIDARY WORKSHOP LOCATED AT BRAESIDE CAMP
UNIT 22 (THE HOMESTEAD)

DIRECTIONS TO BRAESIDE CAMP


 

From Highway 403


-East or West from Hwy 403—Exit at Paris Road head towards Paris, go north.

· Continue straight onto Green Line/Green ln/ Brant County Road 55

· Turn right onto East River Road/County Road 14 (signs for East River Road.

· Turn right onto Sycamore Drive—Restricted Road card access may be required so access may be limited to specific times .


From Cambridge/Hwy 401


-East or West from Hwy 401—Exit at Hwy 24 keep right and follow through Cambridge towards Brantford.

· Follow Highway 24 to German School Road, turn left and follow to East River Road/County Road 14

· Turn right onto East River Road , entrance to Braeside Camp will be on your right.

· Turn right onto Sycamore Drive—Restricted Road card access may be required so access may be limited to specific times .

New workshop is located in building No. 22. Parking will be advised,

 

MAP OF BRAESIDE CAMP

JOIN OUR CLUB

MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:


  1. Access to club Workshop with a per session user fee.
  2. Access to Monthly Meetings either in-person or via zoom, where informative guest speakers will present interesting talks on mineral related topics.
  3. Receive up to TEN monthly Newsletters via email
  4. Access to Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society as well as CCFMS club Fieldtrips to mineral collecting sites and museums.  Also Third Party Insurance is provided by the CCFMS with associated club membership for club activities. 
  5. Access to the Silent Auction to sell items at the clubs annual Gem and Mineral Show held in early April each year.
  6. Also benefit from the many seasoned Rockhounds in the club and the many years of knowledge they have.


If you wish to join our club, whether your new to rock hounding or a seasoned expert, everyone is welcome.

Memberships are $30 for individuals or $35 for a family per year.

Payments may be made by several methods.

Via e-transfers to thebrantfordlapandmin@GMAIL.COM

Via in person at our workshop when open

Via mail: The Brantford Lapidary and Mineral Society

420 Bronte St. S #117

Milton, Ont.

L9T 0H9

What are your interest:

______ Lapidary

______ Minerals

______ Faceting

______ Field Trips

______ Fossils

______ Jewellery

______ Micro-Mounts

PICTURES OF OUR WORKSHOP

FRONT OF OUR LAPIDARY WORKSHOP

REAR OF OUR LAPIDARY WORKSHOP AND HANDICAP PARKING

ONE OF OUR MEMBERS POLISHING

ONE OF OUR SUPERVISORS TRISH LAW

MEMBERS HARD AT WORK

ONE OF OUR MORE EXPERIANCED SUPERVISORS BRAD McCLELLAND

DISPLAY CABINET AND SIGN IN SHEET

MINERALS FOR SALE FOR CABBING

DOPPING STATION

CERIUM OXCIDE POLISHING STATION

FLAT LAPPING STATION

DIAMOND POLISHING STATION

TRIM SAW

OVERALL WORKSHOP

LOUNGE AREA

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