Back to Ganoksin | FAQ | Contact

Basic jewellery course for beginner in LA?


#1

Hello all, I’m searching for an introductory course that will
teach me how to create jewellery with gold, silver and gems, in
the Los Angeles/Santa Monica area. Does anybody have any
referrals? I want to do it as hobby, so there’s no need for
complex stuff… at least for now. :slight_smile: Thanks for all in advance,
— Eni Oken ~3D Digital Artist~ http://www.oken3d.com


#2

This is in response to the inquiry about basic jewelery classes in
Los Angeles. There is a class at Santa Monica College which is
taught by Carol Arutian that covers cold connections, fabrication
and casting at a beginning level. There is no studio time however
and you have to stick to her projects. There is also a class at
Loyola Marymount every semester and summer as well that is more
flexible. Barnsdall in Hollywood is supposed to have a great
studio with time available to work outside class.

Email me if you have any questions

               Vanessa Madrid
               nessafly@aol.com
         Playa del Rey, Ca

#3
Hello all, I'm searching for an introductory course that will
teach me how to create jewellery with gold, silver and gems, in
the Los Angeles/Santa Monica area.

Eni, Both Tina Chambers at Santa Monica College, and Anthony
Chavez at Venice High School Adult Education offer excellent
jewelry courses in your/our area. Tell both or either of them that
I say hi. Good luck!

Lisa,(I’ve started an excercise class, given on my 70’ long
redwood deck 3x a week, and my muscles…Hah! what muscles?..are
killing me)Topanga,CA


#4

GIA also has a jewelry course. One of my classmates at Highline
in Seattle had alsao graduated from GIA. I don’t know if they’ve
moved to Irvine or if they are still in Santa Monica.

Stella


#5

GIA has move to Carlsbad, California and has been there for almost
a year now.

Barry


#6

Dear Eni Oken.

I have heard good things about the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts,
in San Francisco. While it is not L.A., S.F. is a pretty good place
to hang out for one of the school’s 3-day introuctory classes in
jewelry making with precious materials. Visit RevereAcademy.com and
or send your snail address. Alan


#7
  While it is not L.A., S.F. is a pretty good place to hang out
for one of the school's 3-day introuctory classes in jewelry
making with precious materials 

Hi Alan, after visiting S.F. several times, I don’t think I’d want
it to be L.A! or even similar. Mendocino would be another
good place, or even Carmel (of a decade or so ago) I’ve heard many
good comments regarding your classes. Maybe someday!