Enrollment Update: Registration is open for all adult and pre-college fall courses.

About This Program

Explore the possibilities of self-expression in jewelry by making a riveted ring. This one-week intensive will cover the necessary knowledge of non-ferrous metal and basic fabrication techniques such as cutting, drilling, filing, riveting and more (excluding heat work). Students will be introduced to the process of ring making from start to finish. Students will be encouraged to think out of the box and to incorporate non-metal components into their design. The final project will be at least one finished riveted ring.

Jewelry is one of the oldest types of archaeological artifacts. In most cultures, jewelry can be understood as a status symbol, for its material properties, its patterns or for specific cultural symbols. In modern society, contemporary jewelry has been developed as a unique form of self-expression and communication.

Format: Onsite

Dates: January 9 - 13, 2023

Price: $690
*Jewelry supplies for the course are included in the tuition price and will be provided the first day. Please bring a sketchbook to your class.

What You'll Gain

  • An understanding of shop etiquette and safety protocol
  • The basic characteristics of non-ferrous metal
  • Knowledge of design and model making
  • Understanding of cutting, drilling, riveting, filling, sanding, finishing for jewelry design
  • The ability to make textures with a hammer
  • Overview of visual elements and principles
  • Planning and time management skills
  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting tactics

How You'll Learn

  • Small class sizes, allowing for individualized attention
  • Hands-on projects
  • Critiques from leading faculty practitioners

9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Jan 09, 2023 to Jan 13, 2023


Jewelry supplies for the course are included in the tuition price and will be provided the first day. Please bring a sketchbook to your class.

Refund Policy

Please note: All refund schedules are effective until 11:59pm ET on a specified date.
Course Drop or Withdrawal Date Percentage of Tuition Refunded
On or before January 1 100
January 2 and later 0

The New School reserves the right to cancel courses. If a course in which you are enrolled is canceled, you will be notified and asked whether you wish to transfer to a different course or receive a full refund.

Academic Transcript Request

The New School has authorized the National Student Clearinghouse to provide transcript ordering via the Web. During the pandemic, only official PDF copies of New School transcripts will be issued. Official PDF transcripts are free of charge.

After you request your transcript from the National Student Clearinghouse, your transcript will be mailed electronically to you or another recipient, such as a university, that you have designated. If you are sending your transcript to a college or university, make sure the school accepts electronic PDF transcripts as official, and keep in mind the following when ordering:

  • The transcript link for the requestor has a 30-day time limit.
  • Once the transcript is downloaded, there's no expiration date.
  • Unlimited views are allowed.
  • Printing is allowed.
  • Copying is not allowed.

Age Requirement

All students in this program must be 19 years or older, with the exception of students who are 18 with at least one full year of college enrollment.

Attendance and Workload

Students attend classes Monday through Friday for six hours a day, with a one-hour break for lunch. Attendance is mandatory. Students who miss more than two class sessions (each day consists of one morning and one afternoon session) will fail the course, subject to faculty and administrative review. Out-of-class work, which is assigned daily, is a substantial part of the program. Students who do not meet course expectations may be asked to leave the program.

Language Requirement

Students must demonstrate English language proficiency, as classes are taught in English. A TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 79 or higher on the Internet-based course, an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score of 6.5 or higher, or a DET (Duolingo English Test) score of 105 or higher is required. Visit TOEFL, IELTS, or DET for more information.

International Students

International students must obtain a proper student visa in order to take a course from this program. Upon registration, students will be prompted to additional steps in order for them to initiate the visa application process. Meanwhile, please review the International Students & Scholars Services page for details.

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