Same caveats, Depending on where you live and what resources you wish to commit theree are a number of private and group class setting around.
I cannot say enough about William Holland Lapidary School near Young Harris Georgia. Each class is 1 week long and very reasonable considering it it room and board (there is an RV plan that works for us)./ If you want to get your feet wet take Faceting 1 with any other instructors. You will come away with basic knowledge and at least on cut stone.
Faceting 2 delves a little deeper depending on the instructor, I don’t know that I have ever had that class without at least one foreign student. I have taken it multiple times because I can always learn something or steal a trick or tip. 🙂
lapidaryschool.org should get you there.