Which class is right for you?

It takes a commitment to excellence, a solid foundation of skills, a willingness to continually learn and the talents of excellent craftsmanship to secure a solid position as a working Jeweler. 

You can learn such skills and develop your talents at New Approach School for Jewelers; we excel in helping you discover and perfect your skills.

If you are new to the industry, our Bench Comprehensive 5 day workshop is a great starting point. This course is specifically designed for students interested in learning to make and repair jewelry. This class is an ideal way to discover the foundational skills required in making jewelry, as well as familiarizing yourself with the tools and terminology to ensure success in our Intermediate and Advanced classes as you progress. Many students elect to take Bench Comprehensive and Stone Setting Comprehensive as a two-week starter program into making jewelry. Our Bench Jeweler Comprehensive covers torch theory in detail, and our Stone Setting Comprehensive is an in-depth workshop on many popular stone settings. 

We have many fast-paced, intense and information packed classes to help you increase your efficiency, understanding and techniques. Our Graduate Bench Jeweler program is specifically designed to help you learn the art of making and repairing jewelry, as well as advanced stone setting techniques and platinum fabrication. This program covers an immense scope of material, from foundational bench jeweler skills such as sawing and soldering skillfully to beginning through advanced professional stone setting, introduction to ornamental hand-engraving, techniques for working with sterling, gold, platinum and other materials, designing, constructing and setting your own designs, with fabrication from raw materials to technically challenging and flawless creation of a three stone basket ring in sterling, and again in platinum as you progress through the program.

CORE CLASSES

Bench Jeweler Comprehensive

  • Tuition: $1120
  • Kit Materials Fee: $90 plus tax
  • Required Tools: None, We provide all necessary tools for you to use in class
  • Pre-requisites: None, Open to all levels of experience
  • Hours in Class: 40 hours of instruction with daily lunch break
  • Schedule: 5-day workshop, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm, See class dates offered 

Stone Setting Comprehensive

  • Tuition: $1145
  • Kit Materials Fee: $90 plus tax
  • Required Tools: None, We provide all necessary tools for you to use in class
  • Pre-requisites: None, but many students elect to take Bench Comprehensive and Stone Setting Comprehensive as a two-week Intensive
  • Hours in Class: 40 hours of instruction with daily lunch break
  • Schedule: 5-day workshop, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm, See class dates offered

Advanced Stone Setting

  • Tuition: $1170
  • Kit Materials Fee: $90 plus tax
  • Required Tools: None, We provide all necessary tools for you to use in class
  • Pre-requisites: Stone Setting Comprehensive
  • Hours in Class: 40 hours of instruction with daily lunch break
  • Schedule: 5-day workshop, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm, See class dates offered

Graduate Bench Jeweler Intensive

  • Tuition: $12,200
  • Kit Materials Fee: $1,750 plus tax
  • Enrollment Fee: $50
  • Required Tools: None, We provide all necessary tools for you to use in class
  • Pre-requisites: None, but many students elect to take Bench Comprehensive first
  • Hours in Class: 480 hours of instruction with daily lunch break
  • Schedule: 3-month intensive workshop, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:30pm, See class dates offered

GUEST INSTRUCTOR CLASSES

We also offer contemporary classes with skilled instructors including, Mokumé Patterning and Rings, Wax Carving and Counter Sketching Black and White & Color Rendering, with more to come. If you have any questions about your most successful path, please send us an email or give us a call at 800-529-4763 today. 

Counter Sketching and Color Rendering

  • Tuition: $1,015
  • Kit Materials Fee: $132 plus tax
  • Required Tools: None, We provide all necessary tools for you to use in class
  • Pre-requisites: None, Open to all levels of experience
  • Hours in Class: 40 hours of instruction with a daily lunch break
  • Schedule: 5-day workshop, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, See class dates offered

Advanced Jewelry Design and Rendering

  • Tuition: $1,015
  • Kit Materials Fee: $80 plus tax
  • Required Tools: None, we provide all necessary tools for you to use in class
  • Pre-requisites: Must have taken Counter Sketching & Color Rendering w/ Rémy Rotenier OR if you feel you are skilled in Counter Sketching & Color Rendering you can call us & we can put you in touch with the instructor to talk about your experience and skill level
  • Hours in Class: 40 hours of instruction with a daily lunch break
  • Schedule: 5-day workshop, Mondy through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, See class dates offer

Mokume

  • Tuition: 
  • Kit Materials Fee: 
  • Required Tools: None, We provide all necessary tools for you to use in class
  • Pre-requisites: None, but Beginning Fabrication, Bench Comprehensive or bench experience is suggested
  • Hours in Class: 24 hours of instruction with a daily lunch break
  • Schedule: 3-day workshop, 8:30 to 5:30, See class dates offered

Wax Carving

  • Tuition: $995
  • Kit Materials Fee: $45 plus tax
  • Required Tools: None, We provide all necessary tools for you to use in class
  • Pre-requisites: None, but Beginning Fabrication, Bench Comprehensive or bench experience is suggested
  • Hours in Class: 40 hours of instruction with a daily lunch break
  • Schedule: 5-day workshop, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, See class dates offered

Ornamental Hand Engraving

  • Tuition: $1,200
  • Kit Materials Fee: $50 plus tax
  • Required Tools: None, we provide all necessary tools for you to use in class
  • Pre-requisites: None, open to all levels of experience 
  • Hours in Class: 40 hours of instruction with a daily lunch break
  • Schedule: 5-day workshop, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, See class dates offered

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    Please feel free to send us an email at blewis@newapproachschool.com
    or give us a call at 800-529-4763, Mon-Fri, 8:30 to 5:30 Central Time.

     

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    NASJ CORE CLASSES 

    Graduate Bench Jeweler Program12-week intensive program with Blaine Lewis

    Mar 2-May 22, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    Aug 31-Nov 20, 2020: ENROLLMENT OPENS SPRING 2020

     

    Bench Comprehensive: 5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis

    Jan 27-31, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    June 1-5, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    August 3-7, 2020: NOW ENROLLING

     

    Stone Setting Comprehensive: 5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis

    Feb 3-7, 2020: 1 BENCH HAS OPENED UP - Please Call If Interested

    Feb 10-14, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    June 8-12, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    July 6-10, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    July 13-17, 2020: JUST OPENED- NOW ENROLLING

    August 10-14, 2020: NOW ENROLLING - ONLY 2 OPEN BENCHES LEFT                       

     

    Advanced Stone Setting: 5-day advanced workshop with Blaine Lewis

     Feb 17-21, 2020: NOW ENROLLING - Only 1 Open Bench Left

    June 15-19, 2020: NOW ENROLLING

     

    CLASSES with GUEST INSTRUCTORS

    Mokume Gane with the Masters5-day workshop with Chris Ploof & James Binnion 

    October 19 - October 23, 2020- NOW ENROLLING

     

    ORNAMENTAL HAND ENGRAVING: 5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava

    May 11-15, 2020 - NOW ENROLLING - ONLY 5 OPEN BENCHES LEFT

    August 10-14, 2020 - NOW ENROLLING

     

    Counter Sketching & Color Rendering5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier

    July 13-17, 2020- NOW ENROLLING

     

    Advanced Jewelry Design & Rendering5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier

    July 20-24, 2020- NOW ENROLLING 

     

    Taking Shape: The Fundamentals & Applications of Chasing & Repoussé5-day workshop with Kimberly Vaughn

    2020 DATES COMING SOON

     

    Wax Carving5-day workshop with Kate Wolf 

    PLEASE VISIT  KATE'S WEBSITE FOR HER 2020 SCHEDULE

     

    Have a Question about our classes? Click What Class is Right For Me? or give us a call

    1-800-529-4763