About

WORKSHOP INFORMATION

William Holland School of Lapidary Arts is located in the mountains of north Georgia near the North Carolina border. Wildacres Retreat is a privately owned conference center nestled in the North Carolina mountains near Little Switzerland. Please visit their websites for additional information.

Who May Attend

Anyone belonging to an SFMS club will be given 1st priority. SFMS members who are first-time attendees or those taking a particular class for the first time will also receive 1st priority. Student under 18 are welcome, but must be accompanied by a responsible adult and must have approval from the workshop director and the instructor to attend an adult class. Members of other AFMS regional federations will be given 2nd priority and may attend on a space available basis. Anyone not affiliated with SFMS / AFMS will receive 3rd priority and may attend by paying an additional fee of $50.

Registration Procedure

Applications from members of SFMS clubs will be accepted as soon as the schedule is posted. Applications from other regional federations and the public at large will be accepted beginning April 1. Your club membership dues must be current and your club’s dues to the Federation must also be paid before you will be accepted as an SFMS member. If you have not received written confirmation of your application within 30 days, please contact the registrar or education chair.

Workshop Tuition

NOTE: You are encouraged to pay the full amount at registration time. However, a $50 non-refundable deposit per person must accompany your registration. If you send a $50 deposit the remaining balance is due one month before the beginning of class. No reminders will be sent.

Wildacres Tuition

Cost per person $370 double occupancy.
Single room with private bath $530.
Non members add $50.00 to all Tuition fees.

William Holland Tuition

Cost per person $370 double occupancy.
Single room with private bath $530.
Non members add $50.00 to all Tuition fees.
Day Student or camper workshop tuition fee is $200 per person. No meals are included for day students or campers. They are available from and payable directly to the facility.
Campsite fee (Wm Holland only) $320 (1 student) or $500 (2 students) per week.

Refund / Cancellation Policy

Refunds are at the discretion of the Education Committee and the Workshop Director; however no refunds will be made once the workshop has started. There is no adjustment for late arrival or early departure. No fee will be charged if a class is cancelled. If a refund is granted a $50 administrative fee will be retained.

Application Form

The application form is on the Sign Up page and the course offerings are on the Schedule Page. Please read them carefully.

About Instructors

All instructors for our workshop program are volunteers and are not compensated for their time and effort. They may charge a materials fee for their classes. This materials fee is not part of the workshop tuition. For additional information about our instructors, please visit www.amfed.org/sfms

Check-In Day

Wildacres is MONDAY afternoon, except the July session which will be SUNDAY.
William Holland is SUNDAY afternoon.
Early check-in is NOT permitted at either location.