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What class is right for you?

What does it take to secure a solid position as a working Jeweler today? We believe it takes a commitment to excellence, a solid foundation of skills, a willingness to continually learn and the skills and talents of excellent craftsmanship.

Where can you learn such skills and develop your talents? That's where New Approach School for Jewelers excels, in helping you to discover and perfect your skills.

Are you 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. Our Graduate Bench Jeweler 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

NEW CLASSES

We also offer some 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.

     

    2019 CLASS SCHEDULE IS HERE & WE ARE NOW ENROLLING!! **AND** We Have Moved Into Our Beautiful New Campus ** KEEP CHECKING IN............MORE EXCITING CLASSES TO COME!

    

    NASJ CORE CLASSES 


    Graduate Bench Jeweler Program (12-week intensive program with Blaine Lewis)

     Aug 27-Nov 16, 2018-  CLASS JUST GRADUATED - CONGRATULATIONS!!

    Mar 4-May 24, 2019- NOW ENROLLING

    Aug 26-Nov 15, 2019- ENROLLING SOON

     

    Bench Comprehensive (5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis)

    Jan 28-Feb 1, 2019CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List
    June 4-8, 2019- NOW ENROLLING
    July 29-Aug 2, 2019NOW ENROLLING
     

    Stone Setting Comprehensive (5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis)

    Feb 4-8,2019 - CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    Feb 11-15, 2019 - CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    June 10-14, 2019 - NOW ENROLLING

    July 8-12, 2019 - NOW ENROLLING

    Aug 5-9, 2019 - NOW ENROLLING                 

     

    Advanced Stone Setting (5-day advanced workshop with Blaine Lewis)

     Feb 18-22, 2019 - ONLY 9 OPEN BENCHES LEFT!!!!

    June 17-21, 2019- NOW ENROLLING

     

     

    **ADDITIONAL CLASSES with VISITING GUEST INSTRUCTORS:

     

    Wax Carving

    (5-day workshop with Kate Wolf 

    November 18th-22nd, 2019- NOW ENROLLING 

     

    Mokume Gane with the Masters

    (5-day workshop with Chris Ploof & James Binnion 

    April 29th - May 3rd, 2019- NOW ENROLLING 

     

     

    ORNAMENTAL HAND ENGRAVING

    (5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava )

    May 13th-17th, 2019 - NOW ENROLLING

    August 12th-16th, 2019-  NOW ENROLLING

     

    Counter Sketching & Color Rendering

    (5-day workshop with Remy Rotenier)

    July 15th-19th, 2019- NOW ENROLLING 

     

     Advanced Jewelry Design and Rendering

    (5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier)

    July 22nd-26th, 2019- NOW ENROLLING

     

    Have a Question about any of our classes? Click What Class is Right For Me? or Feel free to give us a call

    1-800-529-4763