Below are listings for great schools  and retreats throughout the United States:
 
www.newapproachschool.com  Blaine Lewis is one of the best teachers I have ever studied with.  Fast paced, high quality, hi-tech training with more tips than you can imagine.  Blaine Lewis New Approach School for jewelers is at the top of my list!
 
www.bonnydoonengineering.com  Truly an outstanding facility dedicated to creating technically acurate tooling for the jeweler and  artist in all of us.  Great instructors, owners and technical staff, G. Phil Poirier, Cynthia Eid, Lee Marshall, and David Reynolds.  I'll be back there!!!
 
www.artattheranch.com  The Ranch offers an inspiring array of classes for children, teens and adults. Year-round, day and evening - workshops, intensives, summer camps, art parties, home school support, etc. Including: Fused & Kiln-formed Glass, Jewelry & Metals, Sculpture, Fibers, Printmaking, Mixed Media, and more. In a studio school tucked quietly away on a few acres just north of Seattle.
 
www.pratt.org  Pratt Fine Art Center is a fabulous place to take 8 week courses, 1 week master intensives, and weekend workshops in any art medium.  This non-profit organization will provide you with high quality training from artists around the world and the local area.
 
www.taosjewelryschool.com  A beautiful location for taking metalsmithing and lapidary classes.  Fun, small group environment in a beautiful setting.
 
www.katewolfdesigns.com  Kate is an amazing wax carver, product developer and tool designer.  She teaches at her own hi-tech studio in Portland Maine and at New Approach School for Jewelers in Virginia Beach, VA
 
www.nscc.com North Seattle Community College has an outstanding metals program run by Lynne Hull.  Check it out.
 
Associations I am a member of:
www.snag.com Society of North American Goldsmiths
www.SMG.com Seattle Metals Guild
www.silversmithing.com Society of American Silversmiths
www.mjsa.org  Manufacturers, Jewelers and Suppliers of  America
 
 
I have so many great contacts throughout the jewelry and teaching industries that I thought it would be great to share links to some of my favorites.
 
www.samstudiodesigns.com A great artist out of New York with a unique and clean design philosophy.
 
 
Some of my favorite art links