Kristin Hanson Fine Jewelry School

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60 Reade St., New York, NY 10007 60 Reade St., New York Directions
+12123749274
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Report | 2 years ago
Fantastic class!
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Great hands on intro. class in the fundamentals of Jewerly design and date venue.
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It was a fun afternoon, but the instructor Max is an artisan not a teacher. He was gruff when asked questions and spent a lot of time on his projects, not the class. The 6 hour class started at 11:00 but we didn't begin working until almost noon. There was an hour lunch break and class ended at 4:00. I understand this was the last session and the school is closing. We made a pendant and the techniques were new to most of us. It would have been nice if some ribbon was provided so we could wear our project home. I think I would have been happier if the Groupon said 4 hours and the teacher was there to teach. There was a shortage of templates and tools, so there was a bit of waiting.
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My daughter & I had a great time!
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enjoy this wonderful experience!
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They had our instructor covering 2 classes simultaneously .....which left him running back and forth and leaving our group multiple times for intervals from 20 min to over 40 min
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Some of the staff was a bit rude for my liking. Cute dog, though.
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I left this four hour class after 20 minutes. It was in a cold basement, uncomfortable , but I would deal with it if I could leave having made a piece of jewelry I would wear ,rather than leave for the garbage. There was no choice in what to make, only a small pendant. What was the final insult was the final piece could only be in brass , which is cheap and ugly. No color, beads ,tec could be added. The others who I assumed remained , where repeatedly being told " No, that's too complicated to make , you would have to take additional classes". Kristin should not have put the beautiful gold with jewels pendant on the Groupon add, it's misleading. Also, it should be clear there is no choice
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Report | 3 years ago
The person assigned to teach us was knowledgeable about jewelry making but he wasn't skilled at teaching what he knew. He had his own work that he was focused on and I felt like his having to take time to teach us was an imposition. He was impatient and didn't respond well to questions. A six-hour jewelry-making class was advertised but in reality it was only 4.5 hours (11-4:30 with a 45-minute lunch break) during which we received about 45 minutes of actual instruction.
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Report | 3 years ago
New teacher was very supportive. Class required a lot of skill. Wish we were told we were working with brass.
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Kristin Hanson began her journey toward fine jewelry-making mastery by walking down a path less traveled. Raised in a home where expression was encouraged, she spread her roots to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Then she took a leap. She traveled to the wilds of Colorado to apprentice under master goldsmith Harold O'Connor, learning his nuanced, perfectionist techniques and method for training squirrels to be workshop assistants. Her studies then carried her to Florence and Tuscany before drawing her back to the East Coast.

Kristin's life-inspired works embody the contemporary with forms that highlight the innate beauty of her materials. Her trademark couture jewelry has caught the eye of such publications as Lucky and InStyle. In short courses and intensive programs, she hews to a teaching philosophy that fosters others' styles instead of encouraging copycats of her own. Except during special exhibits, Kristin handcrafts each piece in 60 Reade, her 6,000-square-foot Tribeca gallery, and specializes in conflict-free pink diamonds from an Australian mine.

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