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Advanced Jewelry Techniques

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Location: Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave
(Btwn E 91st & 92nd Streets)
New York, New York 10128
Important: 14 Sessions
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Class Information

  • Class Level: Advanced
  • Age Requirements: 18 and older
  • Average Class Size: 12

What you'll learn in this jewelry class:

Projects in this class will challenge the skill level and improve technique of the students.

Prerequisite: Jewelry II

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Note: Jewelry varies between sessions. Materials discussed in the first class.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Refund Policies:

92nd Street Y is not responsible for providing makeup classes or issuing refunds for programs missed as a result of illness, emergencies or other events beyond our control.

There are no refunds for outings, classes or workshops that meet fewer than three times per semester.

If you are unable to attend, you may contact Customer Service prior to the first date for a receipt that enables you to claim your contribution as a tax-deductible gift.

Unless otherwise noted in program description, the following schedule applies to programs which meet three times or more per semester:
  • To receive a 100% refund, written request must be received 2 weeks prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 75% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the first session.
  • To receive a 50% refund, written request must be received at least one day prior to the second session.
  • After that, refunds cannot be granted.
All refund requests must be submitted in writing to Customer Service. Refunds are computed from the date written notice is received.

To receive a refund, you must enclose the original of your confirmation letter.

Please allow three to four weeks for processing of your refund request. Processing fees, membership fees, auditions fees and class or exercise cards are not refundable. No cash refunds.

Teacher: Klaus Bürgel

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Klaus Bürgel received his training at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich and at the Goldschmiedeschule Pforzheim. He has had one person exhibitions at Oliver Art Center, California College of Arts and Crafts, Oakland, CA; Bernard Toale Gallery Boston, MA; Goethe Institut, Boston, MA; and Jewelerswerk Gallery, Washington D.C. His most recent group shows include: Micromegas, American Craft Museum, NY; Historical Connnections, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, MA; The Perfect Collection, Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, MA. Beyond the Mines: The Art of Gold, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, CA. His prior teaching includes the Maine College of Art, Portland; Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; UMass, Dartmouth; California College of Arts, Oakland; School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and Parsons, NY. He lives and works in New York City. You can visit his website here:

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92nd Street Y
Upper East Side
1395 Lexington Ave
Btwn E 91st & 92nd Streets
New York, New York 10128

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School: 92nd Street Y

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Reviews of Classes at 92nd Street Y

(20 Reviews)

Attended: Ceramic for Beginners

Eva S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Ceramic for Beginners

The class was great! Good pace, group size and instructions. The only sad thing was to kill your darling by the end of the class, i.e throw away your "masterpiece".

Attended: Hip-Hop (Beginning)

Really great kind teacher, small classwork

Attended: Tap Dance (Beginning)

Jill is a wonderful teacher! Capable, friendly, fun.

Attended: Tap Dance (Beginning)

Jill is a great teacher, as is Kathleen. Love the class!

Attended: Comic Storytelling

Megan Heise gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Comic Storytelling

so far so great!

Attended: Comic Storytelling

Rachel Cassidy gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Wheel (Basic)

Fun class. Cant wait for the next session.

Attended: Wheel (Basic)

Jane Murawski gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Wheel (Basic)

Ashley Vermillion gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Everybody Can Sing (Beginners)

Great teacher, great group of students. Highly recommend.

Attended: French (Level 1)

Jane Murawski gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Intro To Hebrew & The Prayer Book

Geoffrey Bickford gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Intro to Jewelry

Sarah Noble gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.

Attended: Jewelry Fabrication: Techniques in Hollow Construction

Klaus is great. His instruction is unsurpassed. One of the best!

Attended: Comic Storytelling

Very knowledgeable, serious and experienced instructor. Excellent exercises.

Attended: Collage & Mixed Media (Basic/Int)

The 92nd Street Y is a perfect place for creativity. So much was going on in the building when I arrived at class. I was impressed with the eclectic mix of people this center draws. Very pleased with the location.

Attended: Jewelry Fabrication: Techniques in Hollow Construction

This is a great class and I have taken it a handful of times. Because most students have been with Klaus for many years, the projects sometimes veer off the traditional hollow construction methods depending on what the students are interested in. This is not a problem for me since I take this particular class because of the teacher, not the project. So this review is more about Klaus as an instructor. Klaus is not only a master jeweler (taught in Germany) who emphasizes precision and proper technique, but also a phenomenal teacher. He cares about the work his students produce and encourages them to push their limits and achieve high quality craftsmanship. He is a straight shooter with a sense of humor. I've taken many classes at the 92nd St Y and keep going back to Klaus' because of his exceptional ability to impart his expertise that can help students grow at any level. The 92nd St Y overall has a great jewelry program, but some instructors are better teachers than others. I find all are amazing jewelers, but not necessarily good teachers. Some struggle to command a class and provide instruction.

Attended: Public Speaking: A Crash Course

I think the class was very practical. We not only learned by listening but got to interact and even took home videos to watch and learn from mistakes. I liked the format a lot and the instructor kept the time lively and informative.

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