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Create your own jewelry by learning the fundamentals of wax carving.

Join me in my studio, and we’ll tap into our creativity together. My online jewelry classes are designed for all levels of jewelry artists, from beginners to professionals.

Classes • Memberships • Community
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ANNUAL STUDIO MEMBERSHIP

$48/Month (Billed Monthly for 12 Months)
or $38/Month ($456 One-Time Payment)

1-Year Access To...

  • The entire library of wax carving classes 
    Currently 15 classes. Includes all future content. 
  • Step-by-Step PDFs for each class. Instructions for each major step of the project, with corresponding images and video time stamps.
  • 27 Quick Tip Videos. Bite-sized videos that cover general essentials for tools, materials & techniques. Includes all future content.
  • ‘The Fundamentals of Wax Carving & Lost Wax Casting’ eBook. A detailed guide that outlines the wax carving and casting processes, materials, tools & equipment, wax techniques. making multiples & molds, and polishing & finishing. Downloadable for permanent access.
  • Introduction to Lost Wax Casting Video. I walk through the casting process with video footage inside a NYC professional casting house.
  • Comprehensive Resource & Vendor PDF. Jewelry contractors, casting houses, chain suppliers, gemstone & bead suppliers, jewelry trade schools & university programs, packaging, marketing, etc.
  • Wax Carving & Casting Term Glossary PDF  
  • Monthly Forums. Conversations with Emilie and industry experts. Includes catalog of past forums.
  • Monthly Q&A with Emilie. Submit your questions for Emilie to answer. Includes the catalog of past Q&A.
  • Suggested Syllabus for how to navigate the class content.
  • Private Facebook Group. Exclusive access to interact with our community.
  • Monthly challenges to get your creative juices flowing and to share with the community to see what others are making.

* PDFs are downloadable for permanent access.

INDIVIDUAL CLASSES

$25 Per Class
One-Time Charge

1-Year Access To...

  • Instructional Class Video
  • Step-by-Step PDF Instructions for each major step of the project, with corresponding images and video time stamps.
  • Introduction to Lost Wax Casting Video. I walk through the casting process with video footage inside a NYC professional casting house.
  • Wax Carving & Lost Wax Casting Fundamentals PDF. A brief summary of wax carving and step-by-step guide of the lost wax casting process.
  • Recommended Casters PDF
  • Wax Carving & Casting Term Glossary PDF 
  • Tool List

* PDFs are downloadable for permanent access.

All classes include clear videography with 3 camera angles and closed captioning options.

Why join the studio?

Hey there, I’m Emilie, and I’ve been making jewelry for over 20 years and teaching classes for over 10 years.

I’ve taught thousands of students at incredible institutions throughout NYC, but once I started to grow my family, it became tough to find the time to teach while also managing my own jewelry business. 

One day during the beginning of the pandemic lockdown, while feeling bored and aimless, I decided to record myself carving a basic ring in wax. I had just put my oldest son down for a nap, and I used a few hand tools I had brought home from my studio and sat at my kitchen table. I made a few edits and posted it online. I was craving to connect with my creative community, and the response was incredible! 

During this time, I taped weekly classes at my kitchen table; they were low tech but chock full of information. People really loved them, and I loved feeling reconnected to my community that I missed so dearly from teaching. 

I’m so excited to relaunch my class platform in 2024. I’ve upgraded my videos and added more camera angles to really invite you into the studio with me. Plus, I’ve compiled much more comprehensive support information and resources. 

Emilie Shapiro Studio is more than just online classes, it’s a community. I hope you can learn from me, but also learn from and connect with each other. Art is all about collaboration – a rising tide lifts all ships. I can’t wait to see you in the studio!