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Saturday, December 7, 2019

10 am - 4 pm


LOCATION

Zone of Light Studio
1202 Zonolite Rd., Atlanta, GA 30306

This is a unique and eclectic space for creatives, located in the Floataway Community near Virginia-Highland / Morningside and minutes away from Emory University, Buckhead, Decatur and I-85.  Enter Zonolite off the triangular intersection at Briarcliff, Johnson Rd. and Zonolite Rd.


Metal Arts Guild of Georgia          is a 501 C(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing, enriching, and nurturing the creativity and community of metalsmiths in Georgia. 

It is a diverse organization of professional metalsmiths, jewelry designers, instructors, hobbyists, suppliers, gallery owners, and those who support the fine art of metalsmithing.

You do not have to work with gold to be a member of the Metal Arts Guild of Georgia.  Our members work with silver, copper and a variety of other metals as well as gold.

We encourage you to join us!


What's Going On!

MAGG Upcoming Events / Workshops

Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Thursday, November 21, 2019 10:30 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 6:00 PM • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340

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    • Saturday, November 16, 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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     Pop-Up:

    Mini Resin Workshop

    with Carla Pennie McBride


          


    November 16, 2019

    Saturday, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

    This pop-up fun introduction to resin jewelry by renowned metalsmith Carla Pennie McBride.  Resin is an amazing material with endless possibilities.  Pennie will discuss her process and inspiration, show some of her resin work and demonstrate her resin process and finishing techniques.  Students are encouraged to bring a pre-fabricated bezel and materials for embedding in resin to make a piece.


    This is a great way to dip your toes into resin work with one of the best artists in the country!  Organic and inorganic materials can be used for embedding in the resin.  This class is suited for brand new beginners and those with a little jewelry and resin experience.  The workshop is $100 with a materials fee of $10.


    Learn more about Carl Pennie McBride


    Carla Pennie uses a combination of both traditional and contemporary techniques to create one-of-a-kind jewelry from precious and non-precious materials.  For Carla, "the earth stirs the imagination."  Both a collector of natural artifacts and a keen observer of the natural world, she is inspired by the delicate hand of Mother Nature.


    Carla Pennie incorporates methods of etching, drawing, fusing, inlay and granulation into her jewelry making.  She is stirred by the artist's hand in defining a distince path, one that is as unique as the movement of the stars.  Her most recent work includes the ancient technique of scrimshaw: scoring into material with a fine instrument then laying down inks into the scored lines.  She uses a variety of traditional and non-traditional materials such as fossilized ivory, bone, resin and nut when using scrimshaw technique in her own work.


    Cost

    All registrants - $100 at time of registration online with a materials fee of $10


    Where

    5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340


    Registration

    Not a current MAGG member?  Join today  Membership is $50 annually.

    Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.metalartsguildga.org

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email info@MetalArtsGuildGA.org

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    • Thursday, November 21, 2019
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
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    Weekly Sessions for Intermediate Level

    Thursdays beginning November 21, 2019

    (Sessions may not be held on consecutive weeks due to other MAGG pre-scheduled workshops.)

    CLASS DATES

    Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Thursday, December 12, 2019 - 10:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Intermediate Level - Students will continue to hone their skills in these jewelry making and metalsmithing sessions.  Learn how to refine your designs and streamline your process so you can do your best work at your current level.  Learn a variety of techniques from a professional metalsmith.  Define your individual style through projects and demos.  Handy tips and tricks will be shown weekly to help speed up your learning curve, so you can get the results you want quicker.  Great opportunity for those wanting to continue building on their basic skills and learn how to refine their style and take their work to the next level.

    Three (3) Beginning levels of instruction required for this class or permission from instructor.

    4 Week Instructor - Helen Blythe-Hart


    Helen is an internationally collected metal artist and educator.  She has been metalsmithing and teaching for over 40 years.  Her invention, a revolutionary soldering method called the Heat Zone, has helped thousands to conquer the torch.  She uses her method to create strikingly original jewels opulently encrusted with colorful gemstones and futuristic sculptures.  Degrees include an MFA and BFA in Jewelry and Metalsmithing and decades of Gemology.

    Here are some final pieces that students made in previous classes.

         
     Lisa Smith Dawn Foster Janet Dickinson

    How Much

    $130 for MAGG Members, $165 for non-members

    Plus:  $10 materials fee payable to instructor on first day of class for consumables provided throughout class (other than metals).  Other materials needed will be discussed during class.

    Where

    MAGG Studio

    5353 Buford Highway NE

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register for the Intermediate 4 weekly sessions payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.metalartsguildga.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 8 week session.  If the session is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email info@metalartsguildga.org.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the 4 week session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 4 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    • Wednesday, January 08, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
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    Week Course


    JEWELRY 101

    INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY MAKING

    Wednesdays, January 8 thru March 4, 2020

    (no class January 22nd)

    10 am - 1:30 pm

    Learn to design and fabricate rings, bracelets and pendants in this 8 week course.  You will learn essential fabrication techniques needed for success in the craft of jewelry making.  We will explore many forming techniques for shaping and sizing in various types of metal.  Other techniques covered include:  texturing, sawing, wire work, soldering, how to file-sand-polish, Flex Shaft techniques, and we will explore the many uses of the studio equipment.  This class is designed for beginners but welcome those with previous experience.  Beginning classes fill quickly so don't delay.  First come basis.

    Instructor

    Kimberly Piper Espey


    Atlanta Native Piper Espey grew up surrounded by all things metal.  As a daughter of a highly skilled metalsmith she learned from an early age the magic of moving metal.  Her chosen focus for undergraduate and graduate studies were Art and Psychology.  This 20 year teaching veteran is not only known for her passion for metalsmithing, but also for her patience and positive energy in the classroom.  Introductory classes have limited space to allow for more one-on-one instruction.  Supplies needed will be discussed in the first session.  Come ready to learn.

    How Much

    $200 for MAGG Members, $250 for non-members

    Where

    MAGG Studio

    5353 Buford Highway NE

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register for the Beginner 8 week course payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.metalartsguildga.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 8 week course.  If the session is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email info@metalartsguildga.org.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the 8 week course will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 8 week course can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

    • Wednesday, January 08, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
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    Register


    Week Course


    JEWELRY 101

    INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY MAKING

    Wednesdays, January 8 thru March 4, 2020

    (no class January 22nd)

    6 pm - 9:30 pm

    Learn to design and fabricate rings, bracelets and pendants in this 8 week course.  You will learn essential fabrication techniques needed for success in the craft of jewelry making.  We will explore many forming techniques for shaping and sizing in various types of metal.  Other techniques covered include:  texturing, sawing, wire work, soldering, how to file-sand-polish, Flex Shaft techniques, and we will explore the many uses of the studio equipment.  This class is designed for beginners but welcome those with previous experience.  Beginning classes fill quickly so don't delay.  First come basis.

    Instructor

    Kimberly Piper Espey


    Atlanta Native Piper Espey grew up surrounded by all things metal.  As a daughter of a highly skilled metalsmith she learned from an early age the magic of moving metal.  Her chosen focus for undergraduate and graduate studies were Art and Psychology.  This 20 year teaching veteran is not only known for her passion for metalsmithing, but also for her patience and positive energy in the classroom.  Introductory classes have limited space to allow for more one-on-one instruction.  Supplies needed will be discussed in the first session.  Come ready to learn.

    How Much

    $200 for MAGG Members, $250 for non-members

    Where

    MAGG Studio

    5353 Buford Highway NE

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register for the Beginner 8 week course payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.metalartsguildga.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 8 week course.  If the session is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email info@metalartsguildga.org.

    Cancellation / Refund Policy

    If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the instructor as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the 8 week course will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 8 week course can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

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