Course

 

 

In our one day class, we provide a curriculum in which a student will make a ring in 3 hours.

We also provide a beginner course (12 sessions), a free production course, a wax course, private 1 on 1 tutoring.

 

For beginner students with no experience at all with jewelry production, instructors will teach you carefully step-by-step.  In an environment of a creative studio with active jewelry artists, would you be interested in jewelry production together?

  Class Schedule


Tuesday          Evening Class 6:30pm ~ 9:30pm
Wednesday    Morning Class 11:00am ~ 2:00pm
            Afternoon Class 3:00pm ~ 6:00pm

Saturday      Morning Class 11:00am ~ 2:00pm
                         Afternoon Class 3:00pm ~ 6:00pm

 

※ Because the maximum class size is six students, as soon as the class is filled to full capacity, it will be closed.  Please contact me as soon as possible for those who wish to enroll in this class.

Click here for a contact form or please contact me at school@ayakanishi.com.

I want to learn the basics of jewelry production

Beginner's Course

 

These classes are for students with no experience in jewelry production.  The class meets 12 times and teaches you how to use different tools of jewelry production including sawing, soldering, hammering, polishing, and stone setting.  With these different tools, students will produce their own jewelry.
We prepare some curriculum to learn basic jewelry making idea including stone setting, wax carving but our curriculum is flexible if you have any design idea.We have all tools and equipment and materials for student so student can start learning jewelry making without any investment for tools.

12 Sessions (36Hours)  Tuition: $975 Material Cost: $75
If you want to use gold and silver, you must pay separately

We use many tools in jewelry production.  In order to learn jewelry production, we will work with something simple first.

    Location


We are in a jewelry artist's studio in the East Village.
Our studio is easy to reach by the subway. 

We are conveniently located within a 5-minute walking distance from the R line on 8th street, a 5-minute walking distance from the 6 line at Astor Place, an 8-minute walking distance from the L line on 1st Ave., and a 5-minute walking distance from the F line on 2 Ave.  


319 E9th Street West Basement, New York, NY 10003
(Bet 1 and 2 ave)
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Free Production Course


In this course, it is recommended for the student to have prior experience and basic knowledge of jewelry production.  Also, the curriculum is much more flexible and the student is creating what they want to make with the guidance of the teacher.
 

4 Sessions (12 Hours) Tuition: $325  Material Cost: $25
8 Sessions (24 Hours) Tuition: $620  Material Cost: $50

12 Sessions (36 Hours) Tuition: $900 Material Cost: $75

24 Sessions (72 Hours) Tuition: $1690 Material Cost: $150

If you want to use gold and silver, you must pay separately

 

I want to work freely after having a basic understanding of jewelry production

If you would like to bring your own stone to use, you may bring it and work with the instructor together to create the piece you want.  

I want to learn jewelry production using wax

Wax Course


This is a class where you learn about jewelry production using wax such as candle wax.  You can create shapes by cutting or carving.  Because the wax will be cast into metal, we recommend students to take the beginner's course beforehand; however, it is not required.


12 Sessions (36Hours)  Tuition: $975  Material Cost: $75
If you want to use gold and silver, you must pay separately)

It is more suitable to make your work three-dimensional when using wax.

I want to experience jewelry

production

I want to create a handmade

gift

1 Day Ring Making Class


The one day class is an experience for people who want to be exposed jewelry production.  Under the guidance of the teacher, you will create a small ring and set a diamond for 3 hours.  It is possible to engrave your initials and a date to make this piece an original.


Production Time 3 hours   Tuition: $175

Material Cost Included (in the case of brass or gold)
As a request, you can make in 14K Gold ($340) and 18K Gold ($390) as well. Please contact at school@ayakanishi.com

*Please click here for the Gold Price.

This course is recommended for those who want to make a handmade gift for their unforgettable trip to New York.

I want to experience jewelry

production

I want to create a handmade

gift

1 Day Ring Making Class


The one day class is an experience for people who want to be exposed jewelry production.  Under the guidance of the teacher, you will create a small ring and set a diamond for 3 hours.  It is possible to engrave your initials and a date to make this piece an original.


Production Time 3 hours   Tuition: $175

Material Cost Included (in the case of brass or gold)
As a request, you can make in 14K Gold ($340) and 18K Gold ($390) as well. Please contact at school@ayakanishi.com

*Please click here for the Gold Price.

This course is recommended for those who want to make a handmade gift for their unforgettable trip to New York.

I want to create special rings for two

Wedding Ring, Couple Ring Production Class


Under the guidance of the teacher, this class will be centered around the two rings for those two people.  If you want to produce two engraved simple silver rings, prices start at $175.  If you want to create the rings in a material other than silver or if you want to put a stone on it as well, please contact us.14K gold ring starts $340, 18K gold ring starts $390. If you have a specific design in mind that is more complicated, the price will vary depending on the design and materials and weight.

 

Production Time: For a simple silver engraved ring, it will take 3 hours.  Production time will vary according to design and materials used.
Tuition: Price will vary according to design and materials used.

You will be able to make a small diamond ring with an inscription in 3 hours.
If you want to make more your own designed ring, we recommend to take our continuing course which starts 4  sessions or Wax Ring Making Class(2 sessions).For more detail question, we are happly to do a consultation for your wedding ring idea. Contact at school@ayakanishi.com

When making the rings yourself and it seems too difficult, you can order here wedding rings created and designed by Ayaka Nishi if you would like.

Ayaka Nishi Wedding Collection

I want to try wax curving

I want to try wax curving

I want to make sculptural shape ring.

Wax Ring Making Class

Wax Ring Making class is an experience for people who want to be exposed wax curving or someone who want to make not flat shape ring or wedding ring.


Under the guidance of the teacher, you will create a ring for 3 hours. 


Production Time 3 hours   Tuition: $175 for two sessions and cast cost.(Cast cost is charged by ring weight. It will be about $5 in brass, $10~40 in Sterling Silver depends on ring size weight).As a request, you can cast in 14K Gold and 18K Gold as well. This class requires to come to class 2 sessions to complete the ring but if you can't come back to finish your ring,  we can make finish for you. Shipping option is available.

I want to have 1 on 1 private session

1 on 1 Private sessions

If you want to take a completely private lesson personally, please contact us.  This sessions is good for someone who want to develop your own jewelry brand and need consultation too.
3 hours Jewelry Making session is starting $475(Not including fine materials cost.)
1 hour consulation is starting $250.

Continuing Course Price