Classes

Jewelry, Metal and Art Classes

Michele Judge is the leading private Jewelry and metalwork instructor in the Philadelphia area, offering both private instruction and small group classes. Participants work alongside Michele in her studio at the Cedar Works, a studio space for artists in West Philadelphia.

For those interested in developing and advancing jewelry and metal working skills, classes are organized in a clear progression that will allow the student to advance as they acquire skills, all the while developing their own custom jewelry and metal pieces.

If you are interested in creating a custom piece of jewelry in partnership with the artist, Michele offers jewelry making experiences where you develop a concept together and co-create the piece in the studio over the course of an entire session.  Any and all skill levels welcome! This is the ideal opportunity for couples wanting to craft their personalized wedding rings together or birthday / anniversary / special event for 1-2 people.

All classes are scheduled by the participant to fit their schedule. Classes can be booked online with an interactive calendar scheduler.

Standard private classes are $125 per 2.5 hour block. Some classes are a series of two or three 2.5 hour blocks. Rates are for one person. Each additional student (up to 3 total), is $50 per class.

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Classes are held in historic West Philadelphia.  Experience working in a professional art studio, The Cedar Works

4919 Pentridge St., Philadelphia, PA


Consider a gift certificate for a class!  

Purchase your gift certificate here.  Classes can be scheduled at anytime.


New Group Classes Available Here!

Bring along a friend for a new exciting experience and take home your own handmade piece!

(Illustration by Alfred Basha)


Leather Working Class

 

Private Drawing Classes


 

Beginning Jewelry Classes: Techniques and Concepts


Intermediate Jewelry Classes (Level II)


Advanced Metals Classes (Level III)


Making Your Own Engagement/Wedding Rings

Jewelry Experiences

 Hire the hands of an artist!

Hire the hands of an artist!


Custom Class

Build your own course!

 
 Custom Art Class

Custom Art Class

 

Testimonials

  Lia designed and made her own leather belt with leather she brought in.    “Totally Amazing One on the Best classes I've ever experienced. Michele is so knowledgeable, great teacher, and super patient. I'll be taking another class. More than 5stars!!!!!!!!”    -Lia (West Philly)

Lia designed and made her own leather belt with leather she brought in.

“Totally Amazing One on the Best classes I've ever experienced. Michele is so knowledgeable, great teacher, and super patient. I'll be taking another class. More than 5stars!!!!!!!!”

-Lia (West Philly)

    Michael brought in two handmade knives and made custom leather knife sheaths.    "Michele's custom class allowed me to transform my ideas into works of art. Her knowledge of art is amazing and the studio has every tool and material to make art happen. I will continue to take classes to learn and make things I am proud of."    -Michael (Bucks County)

Michael brought in two handmade knives and made custom leather knife sheaths.

"Michele's custom class allowed me to transform my ideas into works of art. Her knowledge of art is amazing and the studio has every tool and material to make art happen. I will continue to take classes to learn and make things I am proud of."

-Michael (Bucks County)

    Carly learned to cut this amethyst crystal to fit into her belt buckle design!

Carly learned to cut this amethyst crystal to fit into her belt buckle design!

Custom watch band made by student for his SmartWatch.

 Silver hoops made by first time silver smithing student.

Silver hoops made by first time silver smithing student.

 Student-made engagement ring made for his girlfriend; a lover of science.

Student-made engagement ring made for his girlfriend; a lover of science.


Questions, comments, or inquiry? Let us know!

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A minimum of 4 hours is required. Some material costs may need to be added to the cost of the project if the studio supplies materials.
Do you have a specific design in mind?

Wish to take a class but can't afford it? 

We are now offering discounted classes twice a month for people in need of financial assistance.  Click here to apply.