Jewelryclassdc offers both semi-private and private lessons.
If a semi-private or private study program, tailored to your schedule and aspirations, is more suitable please contact Jewelryclassdc for availability and costs. Students enjoy a custom curriculum based upon their needs and goals.
Extended study students are assigned an extremely well equipped bench, for their dedicated private use, for the duration of their 9 month study program. Advanced fabrication, stonesetting, and design are covered as well as professional studio practices. Students have the use of state of the art equipment, and free access to our studio spaces during studio hours. Studio is typically open 6 days a week, 70 to 85 hours per week with day, evening, and weekend availability. Extended study students also participate in 8 week Metal II classes, and or, 12 week Metal III classes during their study program free of charge.
Extended study students will be introduced in the use of the laser welder, hydraulic press, pulse arc welder, as well as the microscope. Wax stations are available for use as well as a formidable array of forging, chasing, and repousse tools and free tuiton for select workshops conducted by Dan, Bryce, Vera, and Emily is included.
We regularly invite our extended study students to accompany us on our day trips to the NYC Jewelry district where they can meet with recommended Contractors, stone cutters, Casters, and our favorite Diamond and Gem dealers, forging professional relationships which will help them in their future endeavors.
Daily bench Rental is also offered. Metalsmiths enjoy the use of a fully equipped goldsmithing bench as well as all advanced equipment once proficiency is established. 15.00 per hour.
Contact Daniel Valencia for availability and cost.