Jeanette Caines began as a student at JAI 20 years ago. Jewelry became her singular passion and she hasn't stopped exploring it yet. Jeanette currently runs JAI with her partner and JAI's owner, Maria Markowitz. She lets her jewelry speak for itself.
Pegah A. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Jeanette is amazing! Her class was not only fun, but I learned so many much, much better techniques than the ones I had been using for so long. This studio is really an invaluable resource. I will definitely be back for more classes!!!
Class size was large- at least 11 people. We started 20 mins late as usual and ran out of time towards the end and felt rushed. They really need to cap the class size and offer more classes of the same, not squeeze everyone into one.
Joanne S. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Lucy R. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
Elizabeth M. gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
I had lots of fun, and learned great techniques, tips and tricks for bezel setting a faceted stone. In one day I was able to make a beautiful ring. All the students seemed to enjoy the class as much as I did. Jeanette was great and enthusiastic as always. I think she really loves to teach, and her enthusiasm is contagious. Highly recommended!
Karen Brown gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
I have taken several workshops at JAI and they have been well organized, including all pertinent details to help you achieve a beautiful piece of jewelry.
I loved my class and am about to sign up for a package of classes. The group was small and we all had different levels of ability, so Jeanette, our teacher, was able to give us the individual attention we needed. The workspace was well lit and well equipped. You can purchase all your tools and supplies right there , including metals and stones. I am thrilled I found this school and would highly recommend it.
The class was very small, so we received a lot of individual attention. The instructor was excellent and very pleasant. The space was well equipped and comfortable. I would highly recommend it.
The individualized teaching was superb (thank you, Jeanette) and the environment was wonderfully supportive. You work at your own pace. You learn by doing and by repetition when watching other students undertaking similar processes. It was truly intensive and I learned so much. Thank you again!
JAI is really a jewel in NYC. Jeanette, who is the chief instructor and proprietor, has found her vocation ( aside from being an unbelievably talented goldsmith) in teaching and mentoring students, with an endless supply of patience and encouragement. She never loses her cool, no matter how many times she has to repeat herself; she is always funny and upbeat, and she understands that students progress at their own pace. Also, she has filled her staff with jewelers/instructors who are like in spirit-- patient and clear. All her teachers will always stop and answer your question; everyone is very kind. The studio has a nice mix of professional jewelers who sell their work and students learning the craft. Jeanette seems to attract people who are really nice, friendly people and helpful as well. It is a very supportive space, which is important for beginning students who need to be around accomplished jewelers but dont want to feel intimidated. The studio is extremely well-equiped, and well maintained, and feels spacious. Melissa, who is the receptionist and office administrator as well as a professonal jeweler, is unbelievalby helpful with anything you need to know. Both Savannah and Valerie ( other instructors I have had ) are top notch. I would give JAI 10 stars if I could. Great place; you cannot go wrong here.
I love love love love love this place. Everything about it is wonderful. Jeanette is such a kind, caring, and smart teacher. I highly recommend taking this class.
This class was AMAZING!! I learned so much!! Have loved every minute!!
Awesome class!! Jeannette was such a great teacher and Alex was wonderful at explaining- would highly recommend- signing up for my second class asap!
Great class! Learned so much in a really comfortable setting with an amazing teacher and staff.
This was a fantastic course. I learned a lot about how to take 24 gold, alloy it to 22k and 20k. I'm now not hesitant to work with gold. The instructors are very knowledgeable and were extremely helpful. The studio is clean and very easy to work in.
Misa Saburi gave this class 5 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.
edith Peña Harper
Fantastic teacher! Brilliant class! Extremely happy and satisfied for having taken this class. Did I mention how great Jeannette the instructor was :) Thank you for your patience and dedication. So if you're interested in learning how to solder like a pro take this class. You will learn a lot and the studio is well equipped and spacious. All around great deal.