If you are just getting started making jewelry and starting a new career or hobby, you are in the right place.
Creative Side Jewelry Academy of Austin is considered the fastest growing school in the country for metal arts, with a wonderful reputation for providing professional training for jewelers at all skill levels.
We offer week long immersion workshops with the best instructors and masters from all over the nation. We also offer weekend, weeknight, weekday and one day courses to meet any schedule. Students will learn multiple techniques and create many unique pieces while participating in our classes.
We also offer classes in business, marketing, production, photography and more to give you not only the know-how to make fine jewelry, but the ability and skills to create a successful business.
Are your classes open to beginning students?
Yes, our 101 classes are designed for the total beginner. You will gain an understanding of the studio, basic tools, and soldering with the torch. Try our Simple Series Classes, including ring making or earrings, for a one day sampling of metalsmithing.
We off many classes for students that are interested in continuing their jewelry education.
This series of classes will teach you the fundamentals of fabrication and practical bench skills, while helping you find your creative voice through the art of jewelry.
Our master’s classes are also beginner friendly. Whether it’s tool making, wax carving, or how to grow your brand, we’ve got the instructors that you want to learn from.
Can you recommend a place to stay while I take classes with you?
Have a look at our list of suggested accommodations to find a room near the studio. There is also an extensive variety of AirBnB option close by.
What is Open Studio? When is Open Studio? Do I have to be student of Creative Side?
Open Studio is a time for you to work on independent projects with a professional instructor available for trouble-shooting and navigating the studio. These classes are Wednesday morning 10-2 and Thursday evening 6-10. Click the link for upcoming open studio dates.
Open Studio is intended for current students but experienced jewelers may be eligible on a case by case basis. Please call the studio for more info.
I have jewelry and metalworking experience, but I have never taken a class at Creative Side. I’m interested in renting studio space. Where do I start?
We have a great member community of jewelers of all levels and expertise. Contact us at 512-799-0731 for an appointment with our staff to see exactly what you are looking for and give you a tour of our professional studio.
I’m looking for a jeweler to create a custom piece for me, but I’m not interested in making it myself. Can you recommend someone?
Courtney Gray, our owner, specializes in bespoke and one of a kind custom jewelry. Please call the studio to set up an appointment.
Do you have classes for kids?
Yes! We have many opportunities for young artists. Our Jewelry Biz 4 Kids program is a one day a week metalsmithing adventure that happens on Monday 10am – 1pm during the school year. 9:30 early drop off is available for an extra fee. Ages 10-15
We also host a spring break camp and three weeks of summer camps that align with local school district breaks.
Check out our Young Metalsmiths Courses here.
Do you offer payment plans?
Yes we do! We want to help you can achieve your goals, so we are happy to set up payment plans. Please check out our registration policies and call the studio at 512-799-0731 so our staff can assist you.
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