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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: $1220
  • Kit Materials Fee Plus Tax: $98.78
  • 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. See class dates

Stone Setting Comprehensive

  • Tuition: $1245
  • Kit Materials Fee Plus Tax: $98.78
  • 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. See class dates
 

Advanced Stone Setting

  • Tuition: $1270
  • Kit Materials Fee Plus Tax: $98.78
  • 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. See class dates

Graduate Bench Jeweler Intensive

  • Tuition: $13,200
  • Kit Materials Fee Plus Tax: $1,920.63
  • 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. See class dates

GUEST INSTRUCTOR CLASSES

We also offer contemporary classes with skilled instructors including, Engraving, 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: $1,065
  • Kit Materials Fee Pus Tax: $164.63
  • 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. See class dates

Advanced Jewelry Design and Rendering

  • Tuition: $1,065
  • Kit Materials Fee Plus Tax: $87.80
  • 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. See class dates

Mokume

  • Tuition: $1,275
  • Kit Materials Fee Plus Tax: $82.31
  • 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. See class dates
 

Wax Carving

  • Tuition: TBD
  • Kit Materials Fee: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. See class dates

Ornamental Hand Engraving

  • Tuition: $1,295
  • Kit Materials Fee Plus Tax: $54.88
  • 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. See class dates

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Please feel free to send us an email at info@newapproachschool.com
or give us a call at 800-529-4763
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NASJ CORE CLASSES

Graduate Bench Jeweler Program:

12-week intensive program with Blaine Lewis & Drew Hadley

  • Mar 2-May 22, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED
  • Aug 30-Nov 20, 2020 - CLASS IN SESSION

Bench Comprehensive:

5-day workshop withBlaine Lewis & Drew Hadley

  • Jan 27-31, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED
  • June 1-5, 2020 - CLASS RESCHEDULED - Due To Covid-19
  • August 3-7, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED
  • August 17-21, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED

Stone Setting Comprehensive:

5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis & Drew Hadley

  • Feb 3-7, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED
  • Feb 10-14, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED
  • June 8-12, 2020 - CLASS RESCHEDULED - Due To Covid-19
  • July 6-10, 2020 - CLASS RESCHEDULED - Due To Covid-19
  • July 13-17, 2020 - CLASS RESCHEDULED - Due To Covid-19
  • July 20 -24, 2020 w/ Drew Hadley - CLASS COMPLETED
  • August 10-14, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED
  • August 24-28, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED

Advanced Stone Setting:

5-day advanced workshop with Blaine Lewis & Drew Hadley

  • Feb 17-21, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED
  • October 26-30, 2020 - CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

CLASSES with GUEST INSTRUCTORS

Mokume Gane with the Masters:

5-day workshop with Chris Ploof & James Binnion

2021 Dates TBD

Coin Ring Making Using Seamless Ring Construction:

3-day Workshop with Jason Stinchfield

2021 Dates TBD

ORNAMENTAL HAND ENGRAVING:

5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava

May 11-15, 2020 - CLASS RESCHEDULED - Due To Covid-19
August 10-14, 2020 - CLASS COMPLETED

Counter Sketching & Color Rendering:

5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier

2021 Dates TBD

Have a Question about our classes?

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1-800-529-4763