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[Arizona] Jewelry Education


#1

I have attended Adult Night school in the Philadelphia area for
jewelry. Having attended the beginners jewelry class numerous
times I have not been able to get advanced instruction. I have
incorporated gems/stones into either pendants, earrings and done
reticulation. I’m looking to learn other techniques and improve
upon my finishing technique/knowledge.

I have moved from Philadelphia, PA a year ago to Jacksonville, FL
but have been unsuccessful in finding jewelry classes in the local
area.

I would like to move to the Arizona area but have been searching the
Phoenix area for jewelry instruction. I come across the local
colleges of Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Yavapai
College in Prescott, Eastern Arizona Uinversity in Tucson. However
in my endeavors of researching the internet for community/art
centers in the Arizona area and I had come across your website.

I was wondering if anyone could take some time out of their busy
schedule to help assist a new jeweler in locating further studies in
jewelry/silversmithing.

Presently,I am not looking for workshops. I find they are generally
a few hours for one or two days. I have been informed about the
Mesa, Glendale and Phoenix city recreation centers however the
classes are held during the day time.

Would anyone know of any art centers other than the colleges in the
Arizona area? (Perhaps the classes run for approx 3 hrs, one night a
week, for 8 - 10 weeks.

Does the high school district have any Adult Night School curriculum
that teaches jewelry?

Which colleges in Arizona could you recommend that has the best
comprehensive classes to learn in a relatively short period of time?
I plan to eventually sell my pieces (hobbyist/entrepreneur).

Any help would be much appreciated.

J Muscheck
jmuscheck2004@yahoo.com


#2

I live in Tucson and the program at the UofA was cancelled a few
years ago their is still a program at pima college and there is one
at randolpf parks and rec. I think the old pueblo lapidary club
teaches as well.

Kevin


#3

Metals Edge Studios
http://www.metalsedgestudio.com
Has a variety of eight-week classes in addition to their workshops.

Metals Edge Studio

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.

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Lee Einer
Dos Manos Jewelry
http://www.dosmanosjewelry.com


#4

The City of Mesa has one of the best jewelry schools in the country.
Contact the chamber of commerce in Mesa, AZ.

Lloyd.


#5

We have a wonderful school called Metal’s Edge which is located in
Scottsdale. There are ongoing day and night classes in
metalsmithing/jewelry and glass fusing and bead making. Easy
location, right off the freeway and GREAT energy.

Check it out!
http://www.metalsedgestudio.com/

Joan


#6

Wait, before you leave Florida – check out the trade schools you
have right there. There are at least two.

And the Florida Society of Goldsmiths has terrific workshops. See
them at:

School one:

Jewelry Design Institute
4320 A1A South, Saint Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 471-4646

I’ve taken classes with Allison, and she’s a top notch instructor.

School two:

Stewart’s International School for Jewelers:

PROGRAMS OFFERED
Program #1 Jewelry Repair
Program #2 Advanced Diamond Setting
Program #3 Design/Casting

SCHOOL LOCATION Our school in Jupiter, Florida is in the Palm Beach
area. The map is included to assist you with travel plans and hotel
arrangements for your stay in Jupiter.

http://www.stewartsintlschool.com/

I have no personal experience with this school.

Elaine
Elaine Luther
Metalsmith, Certified PMC Instructor
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Hard to Find Tools for Metal Clay


#7

Source:
http://www.artschools.com/states/arizona-art-schools-colleges.html

Reactive Metals Studio, Inc.
PO Box 890 * Clarkdale, AZ 86324
Ph-928/634-3434 * Ph-800/876-3434 * Fax-928/634-6734
E-mail- @Michele_Deborah_Bill
Catalog- www.reactivemetals.com


#8

Stewart’s International School for Jewelers:
PROGRAMS OFFERED
Program #1 Jewelry Repair
Program #2 Advanced Diamond Setting
Program #3 Design/Casting
SCHOOL LOCATION Our school in Jupiter, Florida is in the Palm Beach
area. The map is included to assist you with travel plans and hotel
arrangements for your stay in Jupiter.
http://www.stewartsintlschool.com/

I have no personal experience with this school.

I do have personal experience with this school. I think it’s a great
value for the money/time factor.

Barb Baur


#9
        check out the trade schools you have right there. School
one: Jewelry Design Institute, I've taken classes with Allison, and
she's a top notch instructor. 

Just a quick update, the school has moved, but is still in St
Augustine. I don’t believe Allison’s email is up and working yet, but
the updated contact info is:

http://www.jewelrydesigninstitute.com/

1966 US 1 South
St. Augustine FL 32086
Phone: (904) 823-3580
Toll Free: (800) 756-1227

My wife and I have both studied with her, and she has done us a
great service…we are on a new career path!

Bob Hensley


#10

Hi,

I have also attended Stewart’s International School for Jewelers
many years ago. I took the Advance Diamond Setting Class where I
learn how to do Reverse Bead Setting. It is great for setting
stones in the eyes of my brooches that I create of dogs.

Terri Sidell