About Us

 

Blaine Lewis is the Owner and President of New Approach School of Jewelry Arts

 

Owner, President and Lead Instructor Blaine Lewis has been at the forefront of jeweler education for more than 20 years. In that time, he has changed the landscape of the industry with his hands on approach, real world examples and revolutionary techniques, graduating over 6,000 students into successful jewelry careers.  Initially based in Virginia, New Approach School for Jewelers is now located in Arrington, Tennessee, just 20 minutes from Nashville. 

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Our mission at the New Approach School for Jewelers is to offer both fresh and experienced bench jewelers visually intensive, hands-on jewelry design, fabrication, bench and repair skills and stone setting training to help them increase their productivity and profitability as professional jewelers.

To achieve this, NASJ employs innovative visual teaching methods, such as high magnification video of live demonstrations in a user-friendly and interactive workshop environment to help students rapidly grasp and implement bench techniques, practices, and tricks shared by our team of expert instructors.

 

 

Drew Hadley teaches alongside Blaine Lewis in many of our core classes and is instrumental in helping students learn core concepts and stone setting skills. After graduating from New Approach School for Jewelers Graduate Bench Jeweler program, Drew went on to work for Tiffany & Co, quickly earning a coveted 100% pass rate, even at ever increasing demands for quality and speed. Drew is a natural teacher, with a quick sense of humor that puts students at ease, and an impressive background, expertise, and talent that translates into a creative, well-rounded and popular instructor. Drew recently traveled to Belgium to study with Master Alexander Sidorov, increasing his already solid understanding and practice of pave, micro-pave, bead-setting, thread-setting and more. Look for more classes from Drew Hadley.

 

 

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 CURRENTLY IN SESSION

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 - Pease Call To Be Put On Waiting List

Feb 11-15, 2019 - JUST OPENED UP!!ONLY 9 OPEN BENCHES LEFT

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 - NOW ENROLLING

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 

 

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