Our Philosophy & Values

New Approach School for Jewelers teaches professional jewelry making techniques

    • Our students are at the center of who we are and what we do
    • NASJ is a place to learn, thrive and grow in jewelry knowledge and experience
    • NASJ is open to students of all skill levels and experience
    • We are dedicated to our students success as jewelers
    • We have a serious, intensive curriculum, and we also have fun
    • We take the safety and security of our students seriously, and do not tolerate intoxication or drugs of any kind on our campus
    • We believe in mentoring, challenging and encouraging our students to be successful, profitable jewelers
    • We keep in mind what it was like to be students ourselves, and spend personalized attention with students in the classroom to make sure they understand the concepts and techniques correctly
    • We continually seek out the most innovative techniques and tools and share them with our past and current students
    • We believe in the power of hands-on learning and in person demonstrations by expert instructors 
    • We continually invest in the best technology in our classrooms, with innovative teaching methods, such as high definition video of live demonstrations on large screens with magnification
    • We prepare our students to think independently and pro-actively
    • We create the most interactive, user-friendly and hands-on environment to educate, and inspire our students who are then able to create their own creative visions successfully and profitably
    • We work to assist our students with career skills, resume building, interview skills and job placement
    • We believe in creating a healthy, friendly, positive and encouraging learning environment, while also challenging our students skill levels beyond what they dreamed they were capable of before attending NASJ

    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