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




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

    Aug 26-Nov 15, 2019- CLASS IS IN SESSION : )

    Mar 2-May 22, 2020NOW ENROLLING

    Aug 31-Nov 20, 2020- ENROLLMENT ACCEPTED SPRING 2020


    Bench Comprehensive (5-day workshop with Blaine Lewis)

    Jan 27 - 31, 2020- NOW ENROLLING

    June 1-5, 2020- NOW ENROLLING

    August 3-7, 2020- NOW ENROLLING


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

    Feb 3-7, 2020NOW ENROLLING

    June 8-12, 20120- NOW ENROLLING

    July 6-10, 2020- NOW ENROLLING  

    August 10-14, 2020- NOW ENROLLING                       


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

     Feb 17-21, 2020 - NOW ENROLLING

    June 15-19, 2020- NOW ENROLLING





    Wax Carving

    (5-day workshop with Kate Wolf 

    Nov 18th-22nd, 2019- CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    2020 DATES COMING SOON... 


     Mokume Gane with the Masters 

    (5-day workshop with Chris Ploof & James Binnion 

    October 21-25, 2019- CLASS IS FULL - Please Call To Be Put On Waiting List

    2020 DATES COMING SOON....




    (5-day workshop with Jason Marchiafava )

    2020 DATES COMING SOON.....


    Counter Sketching & Color Rendering 

    (5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier)

    July 13-17, 2020- NOW ENROLLING

    Advanced Jewelry Design & Rendering 

    (5-day workshop with Rémy Rotenier)

    July 20-24, 2020- NOW ENROLLING 


    Taking Shape: The Fundamentals & Applications of Chasing & Repoussé

    (5-day workshop with Kimberly Vaughn)

    2020 DATES COMING SOON.....



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