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Trinidad State Junior College
Learn the Art of Scrimshaw
One-on-One With Jim Stevens
June 10th to June 14th, 2013
This is a once a year opportunity!
Plan for it and sign up early.
Contact information is at bottom of page.
Trinidad State Junior College in Trinidad, Colorado offers an intense,
hands-on, one-week course in Scrimshaw as part of its certificate
and degree programs in the gunsmithing arts.
This is a comprehensive, hands-on, one-week course taught by
artist, sculptor and scrimshander Jim Stevens!
You do not need an interest in gunsmithing to take this course.
(A class at work preparing scrimshaw ivory inlays.)
In 1978, Trinidad State Junior College (TSJC) and The National Rifle Association joined
to form the first NRA Regional Training Center. TSJC is now home to America’s premier
gunsmithing school. TSJC offers a series of short term, intensive courses in May,
June and July each year for those who have a limited time to pursue a
vocational interest or professional skill upgrading.
(Students receiving one-on-one instruction on scrimshaw techniques.)
Men and women, ranging in age from 18 to 70, have come from all over
the world to study under TSJC programs.
Many of the world's finest gunstocks, pistol grips, knife handles, and powder horns
are decorated with scrimshaw. This course will train participants to create
scrimshaw for use in gunstock inlay, grips for pistols and knives, powder horns,
or in the creation of fine jewelry or fine art on a variety of materials.
(Applying lessons learned.)
Special artistic ability or experience is not needed to succeed in this class.
Skills learned will be applicable in either personal or professional pursuits.
To attend, contact
(TSJC class coordinator)
1-800-621-8752 ext. 5541
Don't worry about where to stay while attending classes.
TSJC Gunsmithing School Home Page
Contact the department and ask to be notified when new scrimshaw class dates are set.