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.