About the Studios
92nd Street Y’s Jewelry Center is in a class of its own, widely renowned for its stellar faculty and boasting the largest program of its kind in the nation. Offering 60 classes a week, in addition to weekly weekend workshops and visiting artists, the Center operates four fully equipped Jewelry studios for specialized training in techniques such as enameling, goldsmithing and silversmithing, general jewelry making, and the only formal Judaica metalsmithing program in the nation. The wide variety of courses and levels allow students to pursue comprehensive courses of study, whether it’s a basic introduction for the absolute beginner or advanced workshops and studio time for pre-professionals and professionals refining their skills. Former instructors and visiting artists include: Philip Crangi, Lola Brooks, Michael Good, Bettina Speckner, Jamie Bennett, Kenneth Jay Lane and Heikki Seppa. Notable students include; Dean Harris, Shirly Ephriam and Ninh Wysocan. In 2009, 92Y’s School of the Arts, including the Jewelry Center, was featured in the PBS series “Craft in America.”
Students are required to purchase their own basic tools. Suggested tools, supply lists or a department calendar are available online or upon registration. Call 212.415.5564 for information or to visit our facility.
Jewelry Studio Benchtime
Bench time is an opportunity for independent work without instruction, available to currently enrolled full semester students for a fee of $4 per hour. Bench time schedules are posted the second week of class. Partial term classes and workshops participants are not eligible to participate in Benchtime.
Take a Tour!
Come visit us! See the studios for yourself—just call 212.415.5564 for information and schedule a time.
Go inside 92Y’s Art Center!
92nd Street Y Art Center’s Jewelry Program is supported by an endowment with gifts from the Jewelry Center Committee, and Jennifer Brownstone; Denise V. Benmosche; Madeline Noveck; and Roberta and Morton Sanders, among others.