Jewelry

The J Jewelry Studio is a gem in itself. Tucked away downstairs is a superbly equipped workshop with everything needed to explore and hone expertise in jewelry craft: metal work, soldering, and stone setting. Just add the creativity and enthusiasm yourself.

Open Studio

Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1:00pm – 4:00pm 

Come join other jewelry artists for gathering, sharing, and using the J’s jewelry studio facility. A general knowledge of jewelry tools and equipment is required and experience in this medium is essential. Artists should bring their own materials – there will be enameling kits available for purchase in the studio.

Open Studios are managed by Judith Gauthier. You must have prior approval from Judith before participating.

COST: $15 for 3 hours

Studio Events

The Jewelry Studio hosts the Falling Out of the Box Jewelry Challenge every year. It is a creative challenge for artists that culminates in an exhibit at the Jansen Art Center.

Student Work

Explore Classes

There’s something for everyone!

Instructors

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Leah Meleski

Jewelry Instructor
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Judith Gauthier

Jewelry Studio Manager & Instructor

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I participate in Jewelry Open Studios?

Students should have a general knowledge of jewelry tools and equipment and experience is essential. Artists should bring their own materials.

Students who have completed the Beginning Jewelry: 6 week series are eligible for open studios. Students who have taken a combination of workshops should contact their instructor Judith Gauthier and/or Leah Meleski for approval.

When does Jewelry Open Studio happen?

Thursdays: 1:00-4:00pm

Do I need to purchase tools for class and/or Open Studio?

No, the jewelry studio offers the complete use of studio tools during classes and open studio times.

During classes, instructors have materials kits available for purchase. During Open Studio, participants are required to bring their own materials.

Can I purchase toolkits from the studio?

Currently, students can purchase enameling kits from Judith Gauthier.

What classes do I take to build a solid foundation in jewelry and my own studio practice?

You can take any combination of classes that will help you to build a solid foundation and jewelry practice. We encourage you to take either the Beginning Jewelry: 6 Week Series or the Beginning Intensive Weekend Workshop as both are a great places to start!

Our weekend workshops and night classes are structured around skills such as riveting, soldering, stone setting, etc. These classes provide you with the knowledge that you need to build your own studio practice. Any combination of these, along with a Beginning Jewelry class will set you in the right direction.

Instructors are happy to answer any questions on what classes might be best for you and assist you in building a solid foundation.

Do you offer financial scholarships?

The mission of the Jansen Art Center is to create opportunities for the community to engage in the arts, and we recognize that financial barriers are one way that limit access to the arts. If a scholarship would enable you to attend one of our programs, please fill out this form! Scholarships are available for people of all ages and can be applied to all programs from classes to exhibit submission fees.