Student Info

  • Our location:
    We are located 22 East 49 Street Fourth Floor NY NY 10017 in midtown Manhattan. See Google Map at bottom of page. The cross streets are 5 Avenue and Madison. We are in an extremely convenient location and are just walking distance from Grand Central, Rockefeller Plaza and the Jewelry District.
  • When to arrive:
    The studio doors open 10 minutes prior to class starting.
    • Bezel Shears $20.00
    • Pliers, Chain-nose $25.00
    • Pliers, Round-nose $25.00
    • Kiln Tweezers $ 5.00
    • Black Stone Tweezers $ 9.00
    • Dividers, Round leg $27.00
    • Charcoal Block, small $20.00
    • Stackpack $ 5.00
    • Scriber $ 5.00
    • File set, Student $25.00
    • File, Student ½ round large $10.00
    • Dowel Set (9) $ 6.00
    • Wet/dry sandpaper set $ 3.25
    • Silver (17 dwt) $51.00
    • Stones (3) $ 6.00
    • Ultra-fine Sharpie $ 2.50
    • Solderite Board $14.00

    Sub Total $258.75

    Tax $ 23.05

    Total $281.70

  • What to bring to class:

    Bring whatever tools you have if you already have some experience and we can supply you with the rest. If you are a complete beginner we offer a tool kit to get you started. We always have anything you need (except for gold) available for purchase the day of your class.pliersandrubellite

  • -Why isn’t there a set curriculum?

    The primary reason we don’t have a set class curriculum is you. It was clear to the founders of JAI in 1974 (as it is to us today) that a set curriculum only benefits the teacher. Having all students do exactly the same thing, at the same time, regardless of their comprehension level is not good for students. It leaves beginner students lost and more advanced students bored. Every student learns at their own pace, so that is how we teach you. We have one teacher for every 4-5 students so each student gets individualized attention and can work on the jewelry projects that spark their interest. We strive to provide the very best learning experience for each student and that means letting you create at your own pace.

  • Make Up Policy:

    Students are given two make up classes a semester as long as the student notifies the school as per their absence. Make ups are transferable to the next semester as long as the student is enrolled in that semester.
    There are no make ups for workshops or summer intensives.
    Customized classes are valid for one year only.

  • Bench Time:

    Bench time is an opportunity to use the studio facilities and practice your new skills. There is no instruction during bench time, so we suggest you wait until you have a completed a few classes first. The cost is $40 per day, whether you use the studio for just a little while or the entire day.2016-04-21 15.58.18

  • Class Times from September through June 25th:

    Tuesday 11:00am-2:00pm

    Wednesday 11:00am-2:00pm

    Wednesday 3:00pm-6:00pm

    Wednesday 7:00pm-10:00pm

    Thursday 11:00am-2:00pm

    Thursday 3:00pm-6:00pm

    Friday 11:00am-2:00pm

    Summer Intensive run Monday through Fridays 11:00am-2:00pm One Hour Lunch 3:00pm-6:00pm

    Alternate Saturday Classes 11:00am-2:00pm, lunch, 3:00pm-6:00pm

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