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#1

Hi, I’m about to graduate from high school and will be taking a year
off. I’m looking at spending four months taking an intensive
jeweler’s program. I already have significant background, I’ve taken
amateur classes for four years, and have my own small workshop. My
main goal is to really improve my technical skills and learn from
people with more experience, as thus far it has been mostly high
school art teachers, as well as get some experience living fully on
my own in a new place (vs. CT boarding school). Having looked around
quite a bit, the American Jeweler’s Institute seemed to be the best
value for the price range and time length I’m looking at. Obviously,
my resources are limited. Any thoughts on the school itself or the
plan in general? Any input is grealty appreciated. Thanks!

American Jewelers Institute

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Bekka


#2

Still hoping for some help, so I figured I’d retry :slight_smile: Thanks so much
for your time!

Hi, I’m about to graduate from high school and will be taking a year
off. I’m looking at spending four months taking an intensive
jeweler’s program. I already have significant background, I’ve taken
amateur classes for four years, and have my own small workshop. My
main goal is to really improve my technical skills and learn from
people with more experience, as thus far it has been mostly high
school art teachers, as well as get some experience living fully on
my own in a new place (vs. CT boarding school). Having looked around
quite a bit, the American Jeweler’s Institute
(www.jewelersacademy.com) seemed to be the best value for the price
range and time length I’m looking at. Obviously, my resources are
limited. Any thoughts on the school itself or the plan in general?
Any input is grealty appreciated. Thanks!

American Jewelers Institute

Assist others in searching for the right school. If you are looking
to expand your vocabulary in art, or the proper way to sharpen a
graver, we welcome your education experience.

Write an Anonymous Review
http://www.ganoksin.com/resources/review.php?id=1946

B’Shalom,
Bekka


#3

Rebecca

I have researched 3-4 schools lately and you have set your eyes on
one of the three very excellent schools. Two on the West coast and one
more in Boston…:>) Too bad ‘we’ don’t anything like these ‘intensive
training’ programs, in Canada, real pity!

If you have the time and resources, go for this one school. You
already have the 4 years of background and having a workshop is an
asset for you. Why? you can always practice off-school time! It is
very important because as the time you leave the school some of the
might get forgotten…:>( it does happen!!! and then you
can again practice the techniques, ad infinituum…hope I helped you,
and all on “Orchid” again! …“Gerry the Cyber-Setter!”


#4

Thank you so much for your input. Which would you consider the three
excellent American schools, just out of curiosity?

B’Shalom,
Bekka


#5

Hello Rebecca:

I to started making jewelry objects in 1978 in high school being
taught by an Art teacher. I loved sculpting and so got into wax
carving and casting. I really wanted to learn more and make jewelry
making my trade. I went to Paris Junior college which is now called
the Texas institute of jewelry Technology in Paris Texas. I have a
fellow class mate that teaches there now.

So many years later I find that my dream of being a jewelry artist
and designer is still covered up by being a jewelry repairman. Do
you want to repair or do you want to make jewelry?

Michael R. Mathews Sr.