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

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    NASJ CORE CLASSES 

    Graduate Bench Jeweler Program12-week intensive program with Blaine Lewis

    Mar 2-May 22, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    Aug 31-Nov 20, 2020: ENROLLMENT OPENS SPRING 2020

     

    Bench Comprehensive: 5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis

    Jan 27-31, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    June 1-5, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    August 3-7, 2020: NOW ENROLLING

     

    Stone Setting Comprehensive: 5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis

    Feb 3-7, 2020: 1 BENCH HAS OPENED UP - Please Call If Interested

    Feb 10-14, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    June 8-12, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    July 6-10, 2020: CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    July 13-17, 2020: JUST OPENED- NOW ENROLLING

    August 10-14, 2020: NOW ENROLLING - ONLY 2 OPEN BENCHES LEFT                       

     

    Advanced Stone Setting: 5-day advanced workshop with Blaine Lewis

     Feb 17-21, 2020: NOW ENROLLING - Only 1 Open Bench Left

    June 15-19, 2020: NOW ENROLLING

     

    CLASSES with GUEST INSTRUCTORS

    Mokume Gane with the Masters5-day workshop with Chris Ploof & James Binnion 

    October 19 - October 23, 2020- NOW ENROLLING

     

    ORNAMENTAL HAND ENGRAVING: 5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava

    May 11-15, 2020 - NOW ENROLLING - ONLY 5 OPEN BENCHES LEFT

    August 10-14, 2020 - NOW ENROLLING

     

    Counter Sketching & Color Rendering5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier

    July 13-17, 2020- NOW ENROLLING

     

    Advanced Jewelry Design & Rendering5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier

    July 20-24, 2020- NOW ENROLLING 

     

    Taking Shape: The Fundamentals & Applications of Chasing & Repoussé5-day workshop with Kimberly Vaughn

    2020 DATES COMING SOON

     

    Wax Carving5-day workshop with Kate Wolf 

    PLEASE VISIT  KATE'S WEBSITE FOR HER 2020 SCHEDULE

     

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    1-800-529-4763