2020 Spring & Fall EFMLS sponsored workshops are currently on hold until further notice.


Each Session week (Fall & Spring) contain 2 Semesters in which each semester typically occurs over a 2 day period. Dates for the 2020 Spring Session will be

5/18 - 5/24 and Fall Session will be 8/24 - 8/30. Each session begins at 4:00 P.M. on the first day followed by an orientation meeting after dinner and ends after breakfast on the last day. The programs consist of general sessions for the whole group and small-group class sessions covering a variety of topics such as minerals, beading, exhibiting, cabochon making, faceting, wire-wrapping, silversmithing, pewter fabrication, PMC, fused glass, soapstone carving etc. The workshop staff is comprised of experts in the various areas of the hobby. Most are EFMLS members and all serve without pay to share their knowledge with others.

Spring 2020 Classes


Faceting – Steve Weinberger

   This class includes both semesters

Cabochons - Bernie Emery

Chainmaille - Jim Hird

Micromounting - KC Foster

Silversmithing - Richard Meszler

Soapstone Carving - Sandy Cline

Wire wrapping - Jacolyn Campbell

Precious Metal Clay - Dawn Spruill

List of Spring 2020 Class Descriptions

EFMLS Wildacres Spring 2020 Class Descriptions (pdf)


Fall 2020 Classes


Low Tech Casting - Linda Searcy


Viking Knit - Val Johnson

1st Semester

Wireworks Val Johnson

2nd Semester

Intarsia - John Milligan

1st and 2nd Semester

Basic Silversmithing - Richard Meszler

1st Semester

Intermediate Silversmithing Richard Meszler

2nd Semester

A journey through Ultra-Violet and Fluorescent Minerals Bob(UV Bob) McGuire

1st Semester

list of Fall 2020 class descriptions

EFMLS Wildacres Fall 2020 Class Descriptions (pdf)