Seasoned jewelry instructors, Ronda Coryell and Vasken Tanielian, are opening a new jewelry school in September.
After more than 12 years as senior instructors at Revere
Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, Ronda Coryell and Vasken Tanielian
are opening their own school, Jewelry Studies International, in Austin, Texas. Classes
are scheduled to begin Sept. 12, 2011.
The impetus for opening the school was the support, encouragement,
and requests received from students, vendors, and other associates to offer a
program unique in the world of international jewelry education. The
aim of JSI is to offer state-of-the-art jewelry classes and certifications in
3Design CAD/CAM and Jewelry Arts with an emphasis on working with Argentium sterling
JSI offers Jewelry Arts Diploma and Certificates for local
and international students. Classes are five days each in duration—designed for
the professional jeweler, jewelry artists, and crafts people seeking to take
their art form to a higher level—and JSI offers work study and scholarship
programs. A certificate of completion will be awarded for each class; Jewelry
Arts diplomas can be earned with after completing a total of 11 classes, or 420
hours, and an Advanced Jewelry Arts diploma can be achieved after taking 22
classes, or 840 hours of instruction.
Coryell is a JA Certified Master Bench Jeweler, and Tanielian
received his classical jewelry training and apprenticeship in Paris. Both have
a long line of credentials and are experienced in the areas of jewelry
fabrication and education. Coryell is regarded as
one of the top authorities in the world in the use of Argentium, while
Tanielian is one of the leading instructors of advanced fabrication, mechanisms,
and 3Design CAD/CAM.
Already a number of international students from 29
different countries, including Africa, Greece, Iceland, Moldavia, Turkey, and
more, are set to attend the institution.
A grand opening ceremony will take place Sept. 3. For
more information, check out the school’s website, jewelrystudiesinternational.com.
Vasken Tanielian and Ronda Coryell, founders of Jewelry Studies International, scheduled to open for classes in September 2011.