Expand Your Skill-Set with Classes at Rio Grande!

Increase your knowledge, acquire innovative new techniques, and learn with your peers in the many classes offered onsite in our Albuquerque facility.

Our classes are taught by industry experts and we provide all the tools and equipment you need. You receive hands-on training, work with state-of-the-art equipment, and the pieces you make in class are yours to keep—along with a wealth of knowledge and the spark to expand your jewelry making into new and exciting areas. Invest in yourself and your creativity by registering for a class (or three) today!

2020 Class Schedule Coming Soon!


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CAD with 3Design® January

Dates: January 22–24, 2020; 9am–5pm
Price: $925
Instructor: David Swallow

Designed BY a jeweler, FOR jewelers, 3DESIGN® allows you to design anything and everything. In this three-day class, you'll learn how to do it!

You'll spend three days with David Swallow, the best 3DESIGN® instructor in the U.S., getting hands-on training—actually working in the software.

Class is Currently Full - Register for Waiting List

Prong and Bead Setting with Blaine Lewis

Dates: January 15–17, 2020; 9am–5pm
Price: $475
Instructor: Blaine Lewis

In the three days of hands-on work in this class, you'll learn concepts and techniques that have been described by Blaine's students as nothing short of transformational.

Off-Site Classes

These classes, offered by schools and/or facilities other than Rio Grande, provide additional opportunities to expand your jewelry-making skills. Please Note: Link(s) below take you from the Rio website to the website of the facility offering the class(es).

Jeweler making wax mold

Camp PMC Certification Program

Location: Instructors and venues located throughout North America

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