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StudentMJSA Member School Roundup

Below are some of the courses being offered by some of our MJSA member schools in the next few months. Please check back often for updates. Note: If you are a member school and would like to submit forthcoming classes and courses for this page, please click here.

Academy of Art University Annealed Studio • Austin Community College

B Golden Jewelry School • Brooklyn Metal Works

Creative Side Jewelry Academy at Austin  GIA (Gemological Institute of America)

Les Ateliers • Metalwerx • New Approach School for Jewelers

North Bennet Street School • Portland Jewelry Academy

Studio Jewelers Ltd. • The Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology 


Academy of Art University


San Francisco, California

Through the School of Jewelry & Metal Arts, students will find and cultivate their artistic voices as they create innovative pieces utilizing traditional jewelry skills and the latest technologies, including lasers and 3D modeling and printing.

The Jewelry & Metal Arts program offers an array of metal design principles and techniques combined with conceptual development. Through a hands-on environment and well-equipped studios, the curriculum covers sketching, design, soldering, stone-setting, welding, casting, enameling, mixed media, digital techniques, and more.

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Annealed Studio

Cranford, New Jersey

Annealed Studio is home to a group of like-minded creative jewelry enthusiasts, who enjoy new experiences and learning and sharing from each other. It focuses on making jewelry from metals of various types (copper, brass, silver, gold), using many different tools and techniques. It is open to all levels, from beginners to experienced goldsmiths.

Keum Boo, Nov. 17, Instructor: Jill Hurant. Learn the ancient Korean technique of Keum-boo, as well as how to bond pure gold foil to sterling and fine silver which is called diffusion bonding.  More...  

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Austin Community College Logo

Austin, Texas

Jewelry making is an ancient art that’s alive and well today. If you see yourself creating and restoring ageless treasures as a professional jeweler, ACC can provide the knowledge and skills you need. Our hands-on instruction at the jewelry bench includes time-honored techniques in fabrication, lost-wax casting, and repair, as well as access to state-of-the-art equipment and computer aided design (CAD) technology. With decades of experience in every corner of the market, our faculty will give you the foundation for success.

ACC offers an Associate of Applied Science degree in Jewelry in addition to a certificate in Jewelry Fabrication.

Fall 2018 courses are Jewelry Techniques I & II, Jewelry Repair/Fabrication I & II, Jewelry Casting I & II, Introduction to Metal Engraving, Wax Forming for Jewelry. 

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Salt Lake City, Utah

B Golden Jewelry School offers small (5 to 10 students max) classes in jewelry making, as well as a business certification program. It also hosts workshops delivered by visiting instructors. Studio rental is available for those who have taken classes.

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Click here for information about the business certification program.

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Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Metal Works (BKMW) is a metal art studio that offers space to rent for the development of work in the metalsmithing field, as well as offering concept-based classes and gallery space to promote artists, designers, and makers. The intention of this studio is to present a safe working and learning environment, to foster exploration, encourage experimentation, and strengthen the knowledge base of all involved. Brooklyn Metal Works aims to promote the field of metalsmithing and to further critical dialogue among those who practice, write, and invest time and energy into the field.

Welcome to BKMW: Jewelry, Oct. 22 - Dec. 17, Instructor: Brice Garrett. Learn basic metalsmithing skills and jewelry making techniques in this introductory eight-week class. Get to know the studio and become familiar with the tools and equipment in this hands-on course. Students will explore the foundations of metal work including sawing, filing, forming, and soldering, as well as discussing the components of jewelry design. More... 


Creative Side Jewelry Academy

Austin, Texas 

The intention of Creative Side is to provide a comfortable, fun, professional, and creatively inspiring studio space where anyone can come to learn and build a skill set and career in the ever-expanding craft of jewelry making. Offering more than 75 courses a semester, including weekend, week long, evening, and daytime courses that cover a wide array of techniques. Creative Side also now offers youth programs and summer camp apprenticeships for ages 10 to 16.

Intro to Chasing and Repoussé, Oct. 22 - 26, Instructor: Nash Quinn. In this fast-paced workshop, you’ll learn the essentials about pitch, hammers, chasing tools, practice lining, embossing, planishing, matting techniques in lined, unlined, and top-down chasing projects. Emphasis will be placed on volume development and surface refinement. After becoming familiar with the proper use of the chasing tools provided, you will learn how to make your own from scratch, as well as modify tools you may already have. More...


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Carlsbad, California, and New York City

Whether you’d like to learn specific jewelry design technologies, or how to become a bench jeweler, GIA offers programs that will prepare you for success.

Comprehensive CAD/CAM For Jewelry, Oct. 18 – Dec. 14. Elevate your artistry by learning how to use cutting-edge CAD/CAM software to design jewelry. More...

Graduate Diamonds. This program will allow you to develop hands-on experience with the GIA International Diamond Grading System™ and the 4Cs, and explore how they affect diamond value; grade diamonds in the D-to-Z color range; detect diamond synthetics, treatments, and simulants; recognize when advanced testing is required; and speak the language of diamonds confidently. More...

To find out more about classes, see Carlsbad (CA) campus classes and New York (NY) campus classes.


Les Ateliers

Oceanside, California

Learnjewelrydesign.org is an online school for jewelry creators. Its feature course on counter sketching freehand, Jewelry Design & Sketching, is state-of-the-art: jewelers can enroll anytime and learn from the comfort of their home or office.

Created by the award-winning jewelry designer, master goldsmith, and jewelry educator Robert Ackermann, G.G., Jewelry Design & Sketching is where creative jewelry professionals turn for a key design skill. More...  


Metalwerx Logo

Waltham, Massachusetts

Metalwerx is an innovative school and community studio for jewelry making and metal arts, offering small, personalized classes in a supportive, enthusiastic, community environment.


Summer with the Masters


New Approach School Logo

Franklin, Tennessee

Established by Blaine Lewis in 1996, New Approach features live demonstrations using high magnification HD cameras to show an instructor’s work with absolute precision.

Graduate Bench Jeweler Program • Jewelry Technician Program • Advanced Stone Setting • Bench Jeweler Comprehensive • Counter Sketching and Color Rendering • Ornamental Hand Engraving • Platinum Fabrication • Stone Setting Comprehensive • Wax Carving with Kate Wolf. More...


North Bennet St School

Boston, Massachusetts

North Bennet Street School offers intensive, hands-on training in traditional trades and fine craftsmanship, helping students to achieve meaningful lives and livelihoods.

Introduction to Laser Welding. Oct. 28-29, Instructor: Gretchen Wilkinson. Learn how to utilize this effective piece of technology in your jewelry work. This class covers joining and welding techniques on sterling silver, gold of all karats, platinum, titanium, and steel with the EVO laser. More...


Portland Jewelry Academy

Portland, Oregon

>Tucked in the Saint Johns neighborhood in North Portland, the Portland Jewelry Academy has an extensive 16-week course that will give you the foundation needed to begin making quality jewelry. We provide one-on-one training, so that your individual needs are met.

Foundational Bench Skills Enrollment opens at the beginning of every month; projects in jewelry fabrication, wax carving and injection, casting, stone setting, and repairs take place on an ongoing basis throughout the year. More...


Studio Jewelers

New York City

Studio Jewelers Ltd. is a licensed jewelry trade school offering a wide range of courses, small class sizes, and flexible scheduling (full and part time, 6 days per week), whether you are seeking a career in the jewelry industry or looking to develop new skills. 

Basic Jewelry Making Rolling admission; classes available throughout the year. More...

Diamond Setting I Rolling admission; classes available throughout the year. More...

Diamond Setting II Rolling admission; classes available throughout the year. More...

Jewelry Repair Rolling admission; classes available throughout the yearMore...

Pearl and Bead Stringing Classes available throughout the year. More...

Wax Modeling/Casting/Molds Rolling admission; classes available throughout the yearMore...


Portland Jewelry Academy

Paris, Greenville and Sulphur Springs, Texas

The Texas Institute of Jewelry Technology at Paris Junior College prides itself on instruction in both state-of-the-art and time-honored techniques, with a low staff/student ratio for individualized training. The four program areas are designed to teach a student the technical, manipulative, and professional skills required for a career in jewelry, watchmaking and/or gemology industry.

Programs At TIJT:

Jewelry Technology • Gemology  •  Watchmaking (Horology) • Computer-Aided Design 


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