Take your jewelry making practice to the next level with a suite of courses designed to help you acquire increased design proficiency and strategies to bring your creations to market.
Register for any course individually or join the certificate program!
Four core courses plus two electives.
PMJ-482 Making Wearable Art: Beginner Jewelry Fabrication
PMJ-483 Finding Your Voice: Branding, Marketing, and Creating Your Unique Presence in the Jewelry Industry
PMJ-484 Computer Aided Design and 3-D Modeling for Jewelers
PMJ-485 Jewelry Design + Development
PMJ-486: Making Wearable Art: Advanced Jewelry Fabrication
PMJ-487 Jewelry Design History & Current Trends
Jewelry Summer Intensives
MAKING WEARABLE ART: BEGINNER JEWELRY FABRICATION
This beginning jewelry studio course will provide an introduction to basic direct metal fabrication techniques using non-ferrous metals. Students will learn fundamental techniques such as: sawing, piercing, filing, sanding, and forming, along with various finishing applications to create wearable pieces. Cold connections, silver soldering, basic bezel setting for stones and scoring and bending for creating dimensional forms will be covered and will enable students to create more complex pieces as the course progresses. Design concepts and problems associated with making wearable objects will be addressed with each project. Patterns will be used to support artistic design development and all projects will be student-designed within project parameters. Students can expect to create three wearable pieces in this course and come away with a strong foundation in direct metal fabrication techniques and skill sets.
Materials/space fee: $75 Includes consumables used in class and access to the studio on non-class days. Additionally, students will be given a Project Materials and Tool List from the instructor to purchase for their individual projects (approximately $130.)
FRIDAYS | CASEY SOBEL
JUNE 1- JULY 1 | 6:30–9:20 PM
10 SESSIONS | 3 CEUs | $715
FINDING YOUR VOICE: BRANDING, MARKETING, AND CREATING YOUR UNIQUE PRESENCE IN THE JEWELRY INDUSTRY
This intensive course will be your primer for defining and marketing your jewelry business. Whether you’re a jewelry designer, a bench jeweler, appraiser, gemologist, or retailer, you will develop the tools required to create a memorable, relatable, and enduring brand. We will cover:
- creating a mission statement that is clear, effective, and relevant to your business
- logo design and branding, including color theory, packaging, and key words that you’ll associate with your brand
- marketing and publicity, covering best practices for social media, pitching your brand or business to the press (both trade and consumer), and pitching etiquette
- trade and retail shows, what are they, what are the benefits and costs of doing them, and how do you know when you’re ready?
We will also have guest speakers who are leaders in various aspects of the jewelry industry to lend working expert insight. At the end of the week, you’ll have a clear voice and a plan for building your jewelry business.
MONDAY-THURSDAY | JUDI POWERS
JUNE 15-19, 10 AM-6 PM
5 SESSIONS | 3 CEUS | $715
PRATT MANHATTAN CENTER