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

Basic Pneumatic Engraving

  • Tuition: $1,295
  • Kit Materials Fee Plus Tax: $225.00
  • 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

  • Feb 28-May 21, 2021 - NOW ENROLLING
  • Aug 29-Nov 19, 2021- ENROLLING SOON

Bench Comprehensive:

5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis & Drew Hadley

  • January 25-29, 2021 CLASS NOW FULL (call to be added to waitlist)
  • May 31- June 4, 2021 
  • July 12-16, 2021
  • August 2-6, 2021 

Stone Setting Comprehensive:

5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis & Drew Hadley

  • February 1-5, 2021 CLASS NOW FULL (call to be added to the waitlist)
  • February  8-12, 2021
  • June 7-11, 2021 
  • July 19-23, 2021 with Drew Hadley
  • August 9-13, 2021

Advanced Stone Setting:

5-day advanced workshop with Blaine Lewis & Drew Hadley

  • February 15-19, 2021
  • June 21-25, 2021
  • August 16-20, 2021

CLASSES with GUEST INSTRUCTORS

Mokume Gane with the Masters:

5-day workshop with Chris Ploof & James Binnion

October 25-29, 2021

Basic Pneumatic Engraving

5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava
May 17-21, 2021
October 18-22, 2021

ORNAMENTAL HAND ENGRAVING:

5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava

May 10-14, 2021 
October 11-15, 2021 

Counter Sketching & Color Rendering:

5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier

July 12-16, 2021

Have a Question about our classes?

Click What Class is Right For Me? or give us a call

1-800-529-4763