February 2020 Newsletter

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What's New at New Approach

February, 2020 

Our campus has been abuzz with nonstop classes. For years, the New Approach School for Jewelers has provided a variety of stone setting and bench comprehensive classes to take students of all experiences to the next level. We are now hosting additional guest instructors to provide top tier educational experiences spanning even more jewelry related subjects to fit your interests. Classes to come include CAD, Casting, Enameling and so much more! Please continue following along as we add these new courses to our curriculum.

Sincerely,

New Approach School for Jewelers

 

Featured Class Offerings 

 

Enroll today to save your seat as classes fill quickly!

 

Coin Ring Making: 3-days with Jason Stinchfield

We are excited to partner with Coin Ring Making instructor Jason, owner and founder of Jason's Works. Jason has pioneered methods for creating incredible rings from minted coins using tools and techniques he designed —both from scratch and from creatively re-purposing existing equipment. To learn more about Jason and his business Jason's Works, click HERE!

This class is new to New Approach School for Jewelers!   

April 13-15, 2020: Now Enrolling

 

Advanced Stone Setting: 5-days with Blaine Lewis and Drew Hadley 

Innovative techniques taught in this hands-on workshop improve craftsmanship, speed & confidence, improving productivity & profitability. To get the most out of this class, we recommend that you are already setting stones proficiently and have used gravers before you enroll.

June 15-19, 2020: Now Enrolling

 

Are there classes or instructors missing from our curriculum? We would love to hear your jewelry education needs! Email us at: info@newapproachschool.com 

Student Highlight

Marc Williams of MarcCo Jewelers completed multiple courses with New Approach School for Jewelers including our Advanced Stone Setting Class. Marc specializes in making finely crafted custom jewelry.  Check out one of his most recent pieces below:

For more work by Marc, visit: 

marccojewelers.com/

 

A Tip from NASJ

Adding the final shine to your work can add an extra wow factor when you sell your piece to a customer, or when you gift your work to a loved one.

For final polishing, Instructor Drew Hadley, uses Picasso Blue Platinum Polishing Compound (Rio Grande: 331000) with the Grobet USA Berry Buff 6" (Stuller: 17-7258:100000:T). The compound is effective while the buff is forgiving. The product combination leaves a mirror finish with a smooth surface and minimal residue.

Both products work great on Platinum, but can also be used on silver and gold.

KEEP CHECKING IN FOR MORE EXCITING CLASSES!

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