Enrol in Local Gemstones Workshop
Course Code: ARTS2289
Colourful gemstones don't only come from far-away places. Many types of beautiful stones for use in jewellery, carving, and other decorative items can be found close to home. Discover the special geological environment that underlies the Haliburton Highlands and surrounding area, and many of the desirable gemstones that can be found here. You will be shown some of the common tools and techniques used for working local stone, given instruction on where to look, and provided with resources to find out more about collecting, purchasing, and using local stone for your artistic purposes. Instruction will consist of a half-day in the classroom, followed by a half-day 'in the field' at a gemstone collecting site (weather permitting). Please note: The trail to the collecting location is approximately 600m long and includes short sections of moderate difficulty (steep hills). Please assess your level of physical ability accordingly and come prepared.