MAA was born out of a desire to train and educate in the art of fine jewelry fabrication, design and the metal arts. Our goal is to provide students with the skills needed to begin a career as a bench jeweler while bringing forth the creative ideas needed to start a jewelry business in design and manufacturing. In addition to our jewelry program which includes fabrication, design, stone setting, wax carving, casting, carving, chasing and piercing, we also offer classes in the metal arts including coppersmithing, sculpting, raising, chasing and repoussé. At MAA, we take pride in the knowledge that our instructors bring to each student. Attention to detail and the finished product is as important to each piece as the design and the materials. Students  learn the basics of jewelry making through repetition which facilitates perfecting skills and strengthening technique.  The jewelry curriculum includes beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. As we are still developing our extended program, in the future we will offer jewelry rendering, jewelry appraising, tool making, and blacksmithing. We are proud to offer students the opportunity to learn a skilled trade in the time honored craft of handmade jewelry. We are eager to teach the next generation of craftsmen and women who honor their field with skill and knowledge.

– Michael and Rebecca Kosinski

Excited to be able to offer kids workshops this summer! Jewelry fabrication for ages 12+ and Coppersmithing for ages 10+! 

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                                            Kids Coppersmithing Workshop

                                    July 8-12         9am-12:30pm          July 29-August 2

Offered for students 10-18 years, this 5 day, 3 hour a day class begins with a square of copper which is raised into a vessel, all while learning to use tools and exploring the rhythm of the metal. Ladels and spoons are next in this fun and loud workshop. The students will leave with new skills and their finished work which they can proudly use and display. Ear protection is provided.

*Materials and use of tools included-$250

How do you add value to your everyday life? Do you create? Do you harvest? Do you render? Do you build? Share your handmade story, let us all create a dialogue for a handmade future.

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     Douglas Pryor Workshop at Metal Arts Academy

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Student Gallery

Photos of students working and photos of their work created during workshops and classes.

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