History

1979 to 2017

Founded in 1979 by master goldsmith Alan Revere, the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts immediately became a center for jewelry and jewelers around the world. It was a unique learning environment where master craftsmen passed on traditional skills to the next generation. The Academy was located on Market Street, at first in the Phelan Building. In 2013 the school moved across the street into the Humboldt Bank Building.

The Revere Academy was a great place to begin a career, stimulate creativity, add new skills and network. It was a place to learn from nationally recognized craftsmen who taught the skills they used everyday. The faculty included over a dozen master craftsmen and experts who loved what they do and were eager to share their passion and knowledge with the next generation of makers. The Academy's fully equipped, state-of-the-art studios featured live video blow-ups so that students could see every detail even better than leaning over a master's shoulder.

Learn new skills today that you can add to your work tomorrow.

 

Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts

The Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts offered something for everyone interested in making jewelry. Beginners just starting out learned to use basic tools and procedures while developing good working habits. Hobbyists added professional skills that elevated their work right away. And working bench jewelers filled in key areas while picking up new and more advanced techniques. All students received California State authorized certificates and diplomas upon completion of Revere classes and programs. 

This truly unique school was a complete training facility and a center for jewelry artists internationally. In addition to regular classes, the Academy offered an annual Masters Symposium taught by internationally respected artists. The school also offered books and videos by the faculty.

It is no wonder that serious students came from around the country and overseas to attend what many refer to as, "The best jewelry school in America."