619-299-9619 | info@whaleystudios.com



Class Information and Schedule

Come join us and create your own personalized works of jewelry art, from beginning to end. We offer GROUP classes, PRIVATE classes, and OPEN STUDIO TIME. Jay Whaley has been teaching jewelry making classes for over thirty years and will expertly guide you in making a unique piece of jewelry of your own design. His studio is fully equipped and the focus is on having fun while being in a creative environment. No experience necessary. Beginning to advanced students are welcome!

The studio is located in the dynamic Hillcrest section of San Diego, noted for its many boutiques and fine restaurants. Our upstairs location features a spacious balcony overlooking the popular Fifth Avenue shopping district.

Space is limited for classes. We strongly encourage you to pre-register to ensure a space in class. If classes are full, we will add your name to a wait list and contact you as soon as possible. Please call us if you have any questions at (619) 299-9619, or contact us online.
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Group Classes


Group Classes

Join us for one of our group classes!

(Choose one)

  • Monday 9:00am to 11:30am OR 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am to 11:30am...
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Private Classes


Private Classes

For those who want a longer time in the studio and more intense instruction.

2017 Session Dates are as follows:

Session 1 (8...
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Open Studio Time


Open Studio Time

We also offer open studio time based on the studio's availability. Jay Whaley is in the studio for individual help during open...

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Class Sessions for 2017 are scheduled as follows:


Session 1 (8 weeks)
MON Jan 2 – Feb 20
TUE Jan 3 – Feb 21
WED Jan 4 – Feb 22
THUR Jan 5 – Feb 23
FRI Jan 6 – Feb 24
(Break: Feb 27 – Mar 3)
Session 2 (8 weeks)
MON Mar 6 – Apr 24
TUE Mar 7 – Apr 25
WED Mar 8 – Apr 26
THUR Mar 9 – Apr 27
FRI Mar 10 – Apr 28
(Break: May 1 – May 5)
Session 3 (8 weeks) 
MON May 8 – Jun 26 (Memorial Day to be made up)
TUE May 9 – Jun 27
WED May 10 – Jun 28
THUR May 11 – Jun 29
FRI May 12 – Jun 30
(Break: July 3 – July 7)
Session 4 (5 weeks) SUMMER
MON July 10 – Aug 7
TUE July 11 – Aug 8
WED July 12 – Aug 9
THUR July 13 – Aug 10
FRI July 14 – Aug 11
(Break: Aug 14 – Aug 18)
Session 5 (8 weeks)
MON Aug 21 – Oct 9 (Labor Day to be made up)
TUE Aug 22 – Oct 10
WED Aug 23 – Oct 11
THUR Aug 24 – Oct 12
FRI Aug 25 – Oct 13
(Break: Oct 16 – Oct 20)
Session 6 (8 weeks)
MON Oct 23 – Dec 11
TUE Oct 24 – Dec 12
WED Oct 25 – Dec 13
THUR Oct 26 – Dec 14 (Thanksgiving to be made up)
FRI Oct 27 – Dec 15
(Break: Dec 18 – Jan 1)

Student Testimonials

Whaley Studios has helped many students with their jewelry careers over the years, but the focus is less about training students to become professional jewelers and more about giving people the opportunity to bring creativity and personal expression into their lives. It’s about nurturing and guiding the creative impulse – in a relaxed class format that people can manage even with busy schedules, and it takes place with a fun community of others all engaged in the creative process. Students gain confidence in learning new skills and taking a process from conception to completion in a way they find delightful, not just with the end result but with the experiences gained along the way.
T. Bennett

Jay is the man. Seriously. A master goldsmith with the heart of a teacher. His classes are the highlight of my week. The fellow artists are really cool to hang with also. So fun to be around people who love art.
Ahava Y.