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Jewelry schools in LA


#1

Greetings and HNY to all:

Can someone recommend some good jewelry arts schools – either public
or private trade schools – that teach jewelry arts and jewelry
repair, stone setting, etc. in the Los Angeles area?

thanks

Virginia Lyons


#2

Virginia, L.A. is a big area, but Santa Monica City College has a
good jewelry dept, along with Pasadena City College. I have taken
classes at PCC, and enjoyed them. They do not teach jewelry repair,
but call and ask to speak to the head of the depts. they might be able
to lead you in the right direction.

Hope that helps.
Jill


#3
Can someone recommend some good jewelry arts schools -- either public
or private trade schools -- that teach jewelry arts and  jewelry
repair, stone setting, etc. in the Los Angeles area?

virginia, the only place i know of is the g.i.a in carlsbad which is 30
miles north of san diego. i’m sure you would know this place,

kim.


#4

Can someone recommend some good jewelry arts schools – either public
or private trade schools – that teach jewelry arts and jewelry
repair, stone setting, etc. in the Los Angeles area?

Hi Virginia,

If you’re looking for intensive, certification programs like those
offered by schools like Alan Revere’s (San Francisco) or the G.I.A.
(Carlsbad/San Diego), there’s nothing like them to my knowledge in the
L.A. area. However, there are many jewelry programs, courses and
teachers in the area that can give you a good foundation alone or in
combination.

Here are some of them: Loyola Marymount, Long Beach City College,
UCLA Extension, Santa Monica College, Otis College of Art & Design,
Barnsdall Art Center, Precious Metal Arts, California Crafts,
Venice-Hamilton Adult School, Beverly Hills Adult School. You might
also want to contact the Metal Arts Society of Southern California
(MASSC) which from time to time publishes a list of jewelry
classes/schools in its newsletter. The editor is Nancy Monkman:
nanman@earthlink.net. The MASSC (which virtually anyone can join)
also hosts periodic workshops by guest instructors (like Charles
Lewton-Brain, Harold O’Connor, Carrie Adell and D.X. Ross). Good
luck.

Beth


#5

Hi Virginia,

I took a stone setting course ~ 15 years ago at a place called
Jewelry Tech Institute in Garden Grove, just off the 22 freeway. Been
back on the east coast for over 10 years, not sure if they still
exist.

For what it’s worth,

Dave

Dave Sebaste
Sebaste Studio and
Carolina Artisans’ Gallery
Charlotte, NC (USA)
dave@sebaste.com mailto:dave@sebaste.com
http://www.CarolinaArtisans.com http://www.CarolinaArtisans.com


#6

Jewelry Schools:

Cal State Long Beach
Cal State Los Angeles
Long Beach City College
Santa Monica City College
Otis Art Inatitute
Loyola Marymount University
El Camino Community College
Pasadena City College

It depends on what your geographical and financial bounds are and
your experience. All these schools are good with very good people.
There is also a system of Adult School Classes taught through the High
Schools. Many have a jewelry program. Venice High and Beverly Hills
High are two.

Sue


#7

Virginia,

There’s a wonderful jewelry program through Santa Barbara City
College’s Continuing Education Program. It’s a ways north of L.A.,
but I know at least one student who comes from as far south as
Thousand Oaks. 11-week classes cost $35–which includes materials for
class projects, and the studio is gorgeous. A class schedule with
descriptions can be found at http://www.sbcc.net/home/ce/

Regards,
Lisa