Our workshop has scheduled drop-in sessions for lapidary and silversmithing where members can work. We also occasionally have ad hoc special workshops.

If you are a member in good standing, have taken the required lapidary workshop training course, you can drop in at the workshops and use the equipment on a first-come, first-served (shared) basis. Be prepared to work on another project if you need to wait to use a particular piece of equipment.

If you are not currently a member of the Hastings Centre Rockhounds, you can drop in to enquire about membership. Still, you will need to have a membership and complete the introductory training sessions with one of our instructors to use the equipment in our workshop freely. Please see our Membership page to learn more about how to become a member.

Seven club members busy at work at the Monday night lapidary workshop.
Full House at the Monday Lapidary night workshop. (photo credit: Richard)


Monday (6:30 pm – 9:30 pm) – Lapidary
Instructor: Richard

Wednesday (9 am – 12 pm) – Silversmithing*
Instructor: Bob

Wednesday (1 pm – 4 pm) – Lapidary
Instructor: Dave

Thursday (6:30 pm – 9:30 pm) – Lapidary
Instructors: Tim

Saturday (9 am – 12 pm) – Silversmithing*
Instructors: Crystal and Bob

Saturday (1 pm – 4 pm) – Lapidary
Instructor: Bob

Please note that the schedule is subject to change based on instructor availability. Changes are often announced by email.

*Beginners to Silversmithing are asked to contact Crystal before attending. Instruction is available only at the Saturday session and there is a $35 beginners kit with supplies needed for silversmithing.

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To register for these two extra classes contact Crystal, our club secretary. People must sign up ahead for each session, but will be able to attend multiple times.

Torch-on Enamelling classes

Maximum number is 6 attendees. The cost is $10 for materials and $3 for the workshop fee.

Friday, February 23rd 9am – 12pm
Friday, March 22nd 9am – 12pm
Friday, April 26th 9am – 12pm

Ad-hoc Silversmith on the enamelling days

Will only open with 6-12 people registered. The cost is the $3 workshop fee.

Friday, February 23rd 1pm – 4pm
Friday, March 22nd 1pm – 4pm
Friday, April 26th 1pm – 4pm

Note: If Silversmith workshop registrations do not meet the minimum requirement, it may be cancelled, Crystal will notify registrants if that happens.


If you want to learn more about us we encourage you to drop in to our meetings as a guest. Or you can email us with any questions.