Jewelry Workshop / Classes / Private lessons

The Jewelry Story

Jan Kerkstra in his atelier in Wijnjewoude.

Jewelry classes for beginners and advanced students in Heerenveen.

We receive many inquiries from people who assume the classes are in Amsterdam, please note the location of the classes is Heerenveen. 
Heerenveen is a town in the northern part of The Netherlands. It is a 2 hour train ride from Amsterdam.

The goldsmith class for beginners and advanced students will start in september 2021 The classes are taught by Master Goldsmith, Jan Kerkstra
on Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon in De Heerenveense School in Heerenveen, The Netherlands.

The beautiful and bright class room can hold up to 10 people. All tools are present. This class consists of 12 lessons and takes place on:
Tuesday morning van 9.30 – 12.00 hours and on: Tuesday afternoon from: 13.30-16.00 uur.

In these classes you will learn how to make jewelry and small objects. You’ll learn about tools and the various basic gold-and silversmiths techniques such as;
filing, sawing, soldering and polishing. 

Although we do speak English, lessons are thought in the Dutch language.

For the first project; a ring, the silver is free of charge. Materials such as, alpaca, copper and brass are also provided free of charge. If you like to work in
precious materials such as silver or with (semi) precious stones, Jan will provide you with addresses where they sell such materials. Off course are all the
jewelry pieces that you make in class your property.

For more than 25 years Jan Kerkstra designs and makes jewelry. Together with his partner Marion Pannekoek he is the owner of The Jewelry Story an atelier
and exhibition – space in Wijnjewoude, The Netherlands

Jan has more than 10 years experience as a teacher.

De Heerenveense School, Minckelersstraat 11, 8442 CE in Heerenveen.
The price for 12 lessons of 2.5 hours € 396, –

Covid 19 guidelines
We do our best to observe the 1.5 meter distance in the classroom. Disinfectant hand gel is provided. We kindly request you wear a face mask.

To register or for more information about this course please call Jan Kerkstra: 0516 481857 or email:

In 2021 classes will start: september 2021

Due to the lockdown, there are currently no classes. 

Jan Kerkstra docent edelsmeden

Jan Kerkstra, jewelry designer, Master goldsmith and teacher

On request Jan also provides private lessons or a short module in his own studio in Wijnjewoude.
These lessons are intended for people who already have some experience with jewelry making.
For example, do you like to learn how to polish really well? Jan can learn you how in one morning.

Address: Tsjerkereed 4, 9241 HH Wijnjewoude, The Netherlands.
Please give us a call: 0516 481857 or email: