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Jewelry classes in New York?


#1

Dear all Hi! I’ve been lurking around enjoying the informative posts
to people’s questions, and now I have a question of my own - I’ve
wanted to be a jewelry designer since I was 13 and I majored in
Jewelry Design in my Visual Arts degree from University of Sydney,
AUstralia. Being a fine arts-based program, I had a lot of
conceptual exploration, but my technical foundation is so so, not
good enough to do it professionally…Anyway, I’m now working full
time in New York (in the creative filed but not jewelry-related) and
am itching to re-start my jewelry making again. I think I should
start from the beginning and learn it the proper way so would anyone
know of good classes in evening/weekend hours in Manhattan/Brooklyn,
NY? Has anyone taken any classes from FIT, 92nd Street Y, or Studio
Jewellers Ltd.? The Jewelry Arts Institute and Cecilia Bauer’s name
have been mentioned in the forum, but they seem to lean more towards
the classical style - will I be able to learn the fundamentals in
such setting?

Thanks in advance for reading this and helping me out! Anastasia


#2

The Craft Students League is a great place to learn a variety of
techniques. They do have evening classes.

C. Bauer Studios is no longer conducting classes, she just rents
bench space now.

Jewelry Arts Academy does, in fact, focus on ancient techniques,
granulation, chain making, alloying of gold, cloissonne enamels,
etc.

Give Crafts Student’s League a try, they’ve been around forever and
almost everyone in NYC who makes jewelry has gone there at some
point!

Good luck!
Nina Leto
LENINA HAND-CRAFTED JEWELRY