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 Gilda and Henry Block 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.

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Come visit us! See the studios for yourself — just call 212.415.5564 for information and schedule a time.

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Art Center 85th Anniversary ▶


92Y Jewelry Center Committee

Denise V. Benmosche, Chair

Susan Brooks Ruskin
Jennifer Brownstone
Kathy A. Chazen
Antonella Fabri
Mary Freeman
Sandra Hecht
Sandra Leong
Stacey S. Mayrock
Amanda Megibow
Jacqueline Mirabel
Karen Putterman
Hila Rosen
Janet Silverstein


92nd Street Y Art Center’s Jewelry Program receives major support from Denise V. Benmosche, Jennifer Brownstone, Kathy A. Chazen and Larry Miller, Antonella Fabri, Mary and Harvey Freeman, Sandra and Michael Hecht, Sandy Leong, Stacey S. Mayrock, Amanda Megibow, Jacqueline F. Mirabel, Karen Putterman, Hila Cohen Rosen, Susan and Bradley Ruskin, and Janet Silverstein.

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For more information about the Jewelry Center, call 212.415.5564 / email


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