Revere Offers New Classes in Spring 2008

The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts will be offering in their Spring 2008 Open Session, from Jan. 4 till March 30, 2008.

The Open Session includes all of the individual classes that are required for both the Jewelry Technician Intensive and Graduate Jeweler Programs, plus elective classes in allied subjects. Students choose the classes that meet their own requirements and schedule. They include: Forged Rings, Heavy Bezels, Keum-boo, Marketing Designer Jewelry, Romantic Ring Shanks, Soldering Basics, and Wire Wrapping & Forming.

Michael David Sturlin will teach Forged Rings, a fast paced, hands-on workshp designed to help students understand the variety of shapes that can be created by forging. Sturlin also will share his expertise on publicity with students in Marketing Designer Jewelry and instruct students on the popular technique of Wire Wrapping & Forming.

Vasken Tanielian, a Revere Master instructor, will share his fancy fabrication skills in Romantic Ring Shanks, a class designed to show students how to create shanks that can be fitted to many designs with a center stone, such as those covered in Heavy Bezels, which will be taught by Yas Tanaka. Christine Dhein, instructor and assistant director of the Academy, will instruct students in Keum-boo, an ancient Korean surface technique of bonding pure gold to silver and Soldering Basics.

In addition, the Revere Academy offers two Diploma Programs that are approved by the Sate of California. The Jewelry Technician program covers all of the essential skills for working in jewelry. The Graduate Jeweler program provides a broad foundation in a range of skills for a complete jewelry career.

The Revere Academy of Jewelry is located in downtown San Francisco’s historic Phelan Building. Schedules, information, and a free video tour are available upon request from the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts, 760 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, Ca 94102.  Tel: 415-391-4179; Web Site:; e-mail:; Fax: 415-391-7570.

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