Group Classes


Group Classes

These jewelry-making classes are taught by Jay Whaley in the fully equipped and well lit Whaley Studios in Hillcrest. Our classes are designed for ALL levels of experience. Students taking this class will learn a variety of metalsmithing techniques to create original finished jewelry of their own design. Alloying, pouring of ingots, and rolling out of custom wire and sheet stock will be covered, as well as pattern-making, sawing, filing, forming, texturing and finishing techniques.

Students will get familiar with annealing processes and different types of soldering with single and multi-fuel torches. Most work in silver and gold, but are not limited to those metals. Precision model making for lost wax casting will be explored, as well as in-studio vacuum and centrifugal casting. Vulcanized and room-temp molds can also be made for replication casting and limited editions.

Gemstones of all sizes and shapes can also be brought in and incorporated into the jewelry being made. Custom bezels and mountings can be made in class.

Individual help is provided for each step of the creative process from design through completion and all necessary tools and equipment are available for use.

Supplies: Metals, supplies and tools can be purchased during class time.
Duration: These classes are held for 2 ½ hours, once a week, for 8 weeks. Summer session is 5 weeks, discounted fee.
Class size: Limited to a maximum of 12 students per class.
Experience: No previous experience required.
Fee: $195.00 per student.

Please contact us if the class you desire is out of stock, we often have spaces available! Or, let us know if you want to be added to a Wait List or a future class not yet listed.


  • Monday 9:00am to 11:30am OR 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am to 11:30am OR 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Wednesday 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Thursday 6:00pm to 8:30pm
  • Friday 9:00am to 11:30am
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GROUP Classes

Join us for one of our group classes!

2018 Session Dates are as follows:

Session 1 (8 weeks) $195
MON Jan 8 – Feb 26
TUE Jan 2 – Feb 20
WED Jan 3 – Feb 21
THUR Jan 4 – Feb 22
FRI Jan 5 – Feb 23
(Break: Feb 27 – Mar 2)
Session 2 (8 weeks) $195
MON Mar 5 – Apr 23
TUE Mar 6– Apr 24
WED Mar 7– Apr 25
THUR Mar 8– Apr 26
FRI Mar 19– Apr 27
(Break: Apr 30 – May 4)
Session 3 (8 weeks) $195
MON May 7 – Jun 25 (Memorial Day to be made up)
TUE May 8 – Jun 26
WED May 9 – Jun 27
THUR May 10 – Jun 28
FRI May 11 – Jun 29
(Break: July 2 – July 6)
Session 4 SUMMER (5weeks) $125
MON July 9 – Aug 6
TUE July 10 – Aug 7
WED July 11 – Aug 8
THUR July 12 – Aug 9
FRI July 13 – Aug 10
(Break: Aug 13 – Aug 17)
Session 5 (8 weeks) $195
MON Aug 20 – Oct 8 (Labor Day to be made up)
TUE Aug 21 – Oct 9
WED Aug 22 – Oct 10
THUR Aug 23 – Oct 11
FRI Aug 24 – Oct 12
(Break: Oct 15 – Oct 19)
Session 6 (8 weeks) $195
MON Oct 22 – Dec 10
TUE Oct 23 – Dec 11
WED Oct 24 – Dec 12
THUR Oct 25 – Dec 13 (Thanksgiving to be made up)
FRI Oct 26 – Dec 14
(Break: Dec 17 – Jan 1)

To Register for a Class Offline, Check Availability, and/or Have Questions:

Please contact us at 619-299-9619 to register, check availability or pay for a class or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you! Thank You!


There is metered street parking. There is also a paid parking lot on the corner of 6th and Robinson. Free parking is located a couple of blocks away from our studio beginning at Pennsylvania or 3rd Avenue. Street parking is free on Sundays.

Cancellations and Refunds

  • A full refund will be issued to students if a class is cancelled.
  • A full refund will be issued to students if we are notified within 7 days of the start of class. Please, no exceptions! Students may opt to receive a full studio credit in lieu of a refund.
  • No credits, refunds, or make-ups will be issued in lieu of a missed class.  Sorry, no exceptions.
  • If students miss class due to serious illness, please contact the studio.