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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!


MAGG Upcoming Events / Workshops

Saturday, January 25, 2020 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Saturday, February 08, 2020 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Saturday, February 22, 2020 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Saturday, March 14, 2020 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Saturday, March 21, 2020 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340

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    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, January 26, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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     THE HEAT ZONE 1

    instructed by

    Helen Blythe-Hart


    January 25 & 26, 2020

    Saturday & Sunday - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Melt bezels?  Burn bottoms?  Constantly re-doing solder seams?  Worry about tank safety?  Then this intensive soldering workshop is for you!  Learn how to solder better, faster and neater from the professional that invented the method to help cut years off your learning curve.  Day one, beginning through advanced silversmiths start with the anatomy of the flame and apply it to a series of exercises designed to build a lifelong foundation of successful soldering skills.  Learn how to control the heat, reduce firescale and prevent "Meniscus Disease" while covering various methods of soldering bezels, jump rings, earring posts and even decorative elements with little or no clean up.


    Day two includes a thorough lession in studio safety covering acetylene tank transportation, securing, testing for leaks and how to install and properly use and adjust the regulator for your peace of mind.  Studio safety discussions also include proper attire, soldering surfaces, ventilation recommendations, and pickling how-to's.  Invaluable for those wanting to improve their soldering skills or just need a refresher.


    Beginning thru advanced levels students and instructors welcome.


    Cost

    Members - $250 at time of registration online

    Non-Members - $300 at time of registration online


    Where

    5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340


    SUPPLY LIST:


    SILVER:

    • 1" x 2" 22ga sterling sheet
    • 4 feet 18ga round sterling wire
    • 3" x 1/8" fine silver bezel wire
    • Scrap silver 1 oz approx
    • Steel bench block
    SOLDER AND FLUX WILL BE PROVIDED BY MAGG


    TOOLS:

    • 6 1/2" medium tip diamond-type stainless tweezers (inexpensive)
    • Curved insulated cross-lock tweezers (inexpensive)
    • Jewelers saw with medium blades
    • Joyce Chen-type shears
    • Black Sharpie fine point marker
    • Metal scribe
    • Round/round nosed pliers
    • Flat nosed pliers
    • Wire snips
    • Jewelers half round hand file
    • Notebook Pen/Pencil

    *Optional:  The following will be available for the class to share:

    • Flat basic draw plate for round wire with no inserts
    • Small metal hammer for riveting
    • Sanding disks/mandrel for flex shaft
    • Second pair of round nosed pliers

    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.

    • Saturday, February 08, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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    Hydraulic Cuff Pop Up

    instructed by

    Piper Espey



    February 8, 2020

    Saturday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    NO Experience Necessary!

    If you have ever been intrigued by the idea of metalsmithing or making your own jewelry but reluctant to commit to a multi-week course, this is the class for you!  During this one day class you will make your own beautiful and unique metal cuff using the hydraulic press and a number of different beginner metalsmithing techniques.  This workshop is great for beginners, as well a any metalsmith interested in gaining experience int he many uses of the hydraulic press.  All supplies will be provided.  There will be a small additional charge for any student that wants to use 100% silver in their construction.  MAGG membership NOT required.

    Artist Assistant:  Lisa Heller, llhellerhome@comcast.net


    Supply List: Not necessary, but if you'd like

    • Joyce Chen scissors
    • Saw and blades
    • Favorite files
    • 20-18 gauge sterling silver sheet

    Cost

    $150 Student Fee

    (which includes a materials kit)


    Where

    MAGG Studio, 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.com.

    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.

    • Saturday, February 22, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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     Pop-Up:

    Electrolitic Etching Workshop

    with Alan Bremer


    Saturday, February 22, 2020

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm


    We will learn how to etch copper alloys and silver using low voltage electricity in an appropriate electrolyte for the metal.  This is a hands-on workshop with a kit available for purchase that includes everything you need to get started etching.

    • We will discuss various resists for the wanted effect and application (We will use paint pen for workshop.)
    • How to safely use electrolytes and electricity.
    • Demonstrate mixing electrolytes for each metal type. (Saltwater will need to be premixed.)
    • We will set up anode and work in electrolyte bath.
    • We will learn how to create electric flow without short circuit.
    • We will evaluate etching results and problem solve.
    • We will learn how to recover silver from electrolyte.

    Material and Tools: (Basic kit will be available for purchase price at cost.)

    • Two-liter rectangular container with lid
    • Six-volt battery and/or battery charger, or variable rectifier
    • Copper wire with clips for electrical connections
    • Resist of choice; paint pen will be used in workshop for speed
    • 4 x 7 thin copper plate for cathode
    • Copper Alloy and/or silver for etching
    • Two, one-gallon containers of distilled water
    • Plastic funnel
    • Waterproof gloves
    • Box of kosher salt
    • 400 grams Cupric Nitrate

    Bring a lunch or take a short lunch break.  You won't want to miss any of this class!

    Cost

    All registrants - $100 at time of registration online

    (Basic kit available for purchase price from instructor at cost.)


    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.

    • Saturday, March 14, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 15, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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     Back by Popular Demand!


    Fast Cast (lost-wax)

    A Weekend Workshop with Barbara Mann

    March 14 & 15, 2020

    Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm



    Barbara Mann has had over 40 years of experience as a metal and jewelry artist.  She graduated from the University of Georgia with BFA and MFA degrees.  She has taught for many years as an adjunct instructor at the Lamar Dodd School of Art, with the UGA Studies Abroad Program in Cortona, Italy and in Costa Rica through the UGA Continuing Education Program.  Barbara has won numerous awards for her work and conducted many workshops throughout the Southeast and for MAGG.

    Barbara, a generous instructor with an engaging personality, will talk about various mold-making materials and casting waxes and show examples.  She has done thousands of castings, is fascinated by the possibilities, and looks forward to sharing her research with us and seeing our creations!

    DAY #1

    • Make an impression of something fairly small, perhaps delicate, (it won't be damaged), with a mold material that hardens (cures) in three minutes.
    • Pour wax into the mold and then add or subtract or manipulate the wax image, add sprues for casting.
    • Invest, burn-out in the kiln overnight. (You don't have to be there!)


    DAY #2

    • Pour molten silver into the mold.
    • Finish your casting by removing the sprues, filing, grinding, polishing or tumbling.


    VOILA!  Walk out with some unique and beautiful castings!


    Bring something small that you would like to take an impression to make a one-sided mold.  (see examples in workshop image).  The mold material we will use, Mega-sil, is used in making molds of ear canals for making hearing aids.  The mold material has baby oil in it which will not harm most things, but will leave a residue which can be wiped off.  It will stain fabric and paper.



    Mega-sil mold material will be available for students to purchase at $2.00 per package which will make 1-3 molds depending on the size of the mold.


    Barbara will demo several other mold materials which are available from the Engineer Guys store in Atlanta or from jewelry supply companies.


    Students will pour molten wax into their molds, sprue the models, invest, then cast.  Barbara will have (1) Victory brown sculpture wax mixed with some fragrant beeswax and (2) another hard wax.


    The MAGG studio, or Barbara, will have the tools and equipment you need for the workshop, but you may prefer to bring your own of the following:

    Optivisor

    Wax working tools

    Alcohol lamp

    Wax pen, like MaxWax

    Finishing tools for the cast pieces: saw frame, saw blades, needle files, small grinding and polishing wheels for the flex shaft.  Barbara likes aluminum oxide points, heatless grinding wheels, and blue high-flex polishers (#332-401/10, Rio Grande), radial bristle discs, polishing pins.


    Barbara will bring some grinding, polishing, flex shaft wheels, etc. for those who would liike to buy them from her.


    Silver:  bring 1-2 troy ounces of clean silver scrap or casting grain.  If you would like Barbara to bring silver for you, please email her at bimann2@hotmail.com to let her know and she will bring some at about $15 per ounce, plus tax.


    Cost

    $200 Members

    $250 Non-Members


    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.

    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.

    • Saturday, March 21, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, March 22, 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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     THE HEAT ZONE 2

    instructed by

    Helen Blythe-Hart


    March 21 & 22, 2020

    Saturday & Sunday - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

    A treasure trove workshop of soldering tips and tricks accumulated over 40 years of a professional Metalsmith's career to help you solder faster, better and neater in most every situation.  This demo-packed workshop begins with a refresher on Heat Zone techniques and applies these principles to tricky soldering situations like soldering bezels to heavily textured or curved surfaces, gold bezels/wire/balls onto sterling, dealing with twisted wire, chains, prongs, hinges, beads, blind seams, bails and so much more with little or no clean up.  Several types of soldering will be shown like sweat, chop, stick and paste soldering and when to use each of them effectively.  Production tips for speed and accuracy will also be demonstrated.  Discussions will include torch and fuel selection, soldering surfaces, safety considerations and so much more.  A can't-miss workshop to take your soldering to the next level.


    PREREQUISITE:

    Students must be proficient in the techniques shown in Heat Zone 1.


    Cost

    Members - $280 at time of registration online

    Non-Members - $330 at time of registration online


    Where

    5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340


    SUPPLY LIST:

    Because this is a demo-packed workshop, students will have time to try a few of the most important techniques, but not all of them.  Some will be self explanatory.  Because we'll be doing several techniques on the same piece, scrap silver can be used if it's available.


    SILVER:

    • 1" x 2" 22ga sterling sheet
    • 3 feet 18ga round sterling wire
    • 3" x 1/8" fine silver bezel wire
    • 2" tubing to fit 18ga ID wire
    • Scrap silver 1 oz approx.
    SOLDER AND FLUX WILL BE PROVIDED BY MAGG


    TOOLS:

    • 6 1/2" medium tip diamond-type inexpensive stainless tweezers
    • Bent insulated cross-lock tweezers
    • Offset non-insulated tweezers
    • Jewelers saw with 4/0 blades
    • Joyce Chen-type scissors
    • Metal scribe
    • Sharpie fine point marker
    • Pliers
    • Hand or needle files
    • .9 and .7mm HB or #2 mechanical pencil lead containers
    • Sanding disks for flex shaft - medium plastic backed square center snap ons and mandrels
    • Wire snips
    • Masking tape 1" (not blue or green)
    • Notebook
    • Pen/Pencil

    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.

    • Saturday, March 28, 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Friday, April 03, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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    We are delighted to announce that

    Master Irish Silversmith Kevin O'Dwyer will return to MAGG!


    Box Construction & Fabrication for Jewelers & Metalsmiths

    Saturday, March 28 - Friday, April 3, 2020

    9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily


    Kevin will be with us for seven days.

    Students will have THREE choices to participate:


    1)  a 2-day hinged locket workshop on Sat. and Sun., March 28th & 29th, OR

    2)  an in-depth 5-day box workshop, Mon. March 30th to Fri. April 3rd, OR

    3)  a more intense 7-day workshop to fabricate larger pieces,
         Sat. March 28th - Fri. April 3rd



    Kevin O'Dwyer


    Kevin will focus on the endless possibilities and opportunities to create unique jewelry and hollowware using box fabrication metalsmithing techniques.  Students will have the opportunity to work on jewelry concepts including bracelets, rings, lockets and pendants or explore hollowware forms using the hydraulic press.  Forms may inclulde vessels, boxes, lockets or teapots.

    The workshop will also include die forming, matrix embossing and confirming dies and how they can be used in your metalsmithing studio.  Students will have the opportunity to design and make a matrix die to create a hollowware form using the hydraulic press.  Components may also be used in jewelry fabrication.

    Kevin will work with students from initial concept to a finished piece.  A combination of skill and technique-based demonstrations with one-to-one tutoring and problem solving will take place throughout the workshop.

    Materials will depend upon what the student is making.

    Kevin will aid the student's design process, but recommends doing some research, looking at contemporary and vintage boxes.  Crafting a model of your proposed project out of card stock will be helpful.  Your box can be hinged, or not.  Kevin will introduce a number of possibilities.  If you have an idea or dimensions in mind, you may email Kevin to ask about materials you may need. (kodwyerdeisgn@gmail.com)

    Recommended:  18-gauge sterling silver or jeweler's brass (nugold) No copper or argentium!

    2-day fee - Members $275; Non-members $300


    *5-day fee - Members $700; Non-members $725


    *7-day fee - Members $850; Non-members $875


    *If you would like to discuss a 1/3, 1/3, 1/3 payment plan for these two sessions, please email Jane Leavey at janedl@comcast.net.  Payments will need to be made by check.  The first payment will be non-refundable; the last will be due on or about March 1st.


    For more information, please see Kevin O'Dwyer's website at http://www.irishsilversmith.com

    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.com.

    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.

    • Friday, April 24, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, April 26, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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    Manipulating Stones Workshop

    with

    Ryan Gardner


    April 24 - April 26, 2020

    Friday - Sunday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily

       

    In this workshop Ryan will show students various ways of manipulating already cut stones.  Throughout the workshop Ryan will give demonstrations on how to drill holes in stones, carve patterns into stone and polish the carving, how to put gold leaf into the carvings, carve and polish grooves and inside curves and more!  All this will be done with the flex shaft, no large lapidary equipment required.  Students will also be shown how to make their own bezel wire, and construct bezels for various off shaped and faceted stones.  Ryan will have stones available for students to use and practice with, however students are welcome to and even encouraged to bring stones they are not sure what to do with or want to change.

    Ryan will have a variety of diamond bits and powders for students to use and some available for purchase.  Students should bring their basic tools used for fabrication, saw frame, pliers, tweezers...etc.

    More info about Ryan Gardner

    Participation in the arts was always important to me growing up.  A strong arts program in high school influenced my decision to pursue a degree int he arts.  I chose the arts program at Bowling Green State University in northwest Ohio where I discovered and fell in love with metals.  I was introduced to many artists, including Michael Boyd, who became an inspiration for me.

    Since being in Colorado I have started my own business, Ryan Gardner Designs.  I now showcase my work in galleries across the country.  I love working with combing stone and metal in new ways creating works of art for people to enjoy in their daily lives.

    Workshop Artist assistant:  Nicole Mermans  nicole@mermans.com


    Cost

    $450 Members

    $500 Non-Members


    Where

    MAGG Studio, 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.com.

    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.

    • Friday, May 15, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, May 17, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 11
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    3-Day Workshop


    Rings That Do Things

    instructed by

    Chris Darway


    May 15 - May 17, 2020

    Friday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

    Chris Darway has been working in metals for over 40 years as a designer, teacher and artisan.  Born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in New Jersey, he received a BFA in craft design from Philadelphia College of Arts.

    He is a two-time recipient of the New Jersey State Council of Arts Award.  His work has been exhibited in Germany, Japan (International Pearl Design Contest, prize winner) and England.  He has taught at the University of the Arts, University of Delaware and Montclair State University, NJ.  He's been a senior PMC instructor for Rio Grande, former president of Pennsylvania Society of Goldsmiths and writer at Art Jewelry Magazine.

    He currently teaches at the Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA and the University of the Arts, Continuing Studies Program, Philadelphia, PA.

    Workshop Artist Assistant: Lisa Heller, llhellerhome@comcast.net


    Day 1 --  Knuckle Adjustable Ring

    Kit fee of $27.00 paid to instructor for all materials in the project.  Below is a picture of the suggested tools for the workshop.


    Day 2 & 3 -- Rings That Do Things

    Decoder ring, whistle ring, fighting ring, wedding ring, poison ring, puzzle ring, nose ring, smoke ring, folding ring ......   Let's make some rings!  Chris Darway

    Create your own design!  Use your imagination and have fun constructing your dream with the help of a master craftsman.

    Student materials needed for Day 2 & 3 - Bring a sketch book and idea of a ring, your tool box and materials to create your masterpiece.

    Cost

    Members - $425

    Non-Members - $475

    (Kit fee of $27 payable to instructor for Day 1)

    Where

    MAGG Studio, 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.com.

    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.

    • Friday, July 17, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, July 19, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 11
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    3-Day Workshop

    Steel and Gold...a love story

    instructed by

    Bette Barnett



    July 17 - July 19, 2020

    Friday - Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

    In this workshop students learn how to fuse gold to steel to create dramatic mixed metals jewelry.  The workshop covers a broad range of techniques for creating high-impact steel and gold jewelry.  Plenty of time for hands on work!  Students will be able to complete at least two finished pieces of steel/gold jewelry!

    Visit Bette Barnett's website https://www.studiomigoto.com/ to view her work.

    Workshop Artist Assistant:  Piper Espey, pipermoonmetal@gmail.com

    Skill Level Required:  Advanced beginner

    Basic metal working skill set including sawing, filing, soldering, sanding and finishing techniques.  Should feel reasonably comfortable using a torch.


    Student tools and supplies:

    • 2 pennyweight (dwt) of 24k gold casting grains (available from Rio Grande and other vendors)
    • Bring any hand tools you might need to prepare jewelry in class

    Kit fee: $50 payable to instructor - kit includes:

    • fine silver and copper for use in creating gold alloy
    • 2 sheets of mild steel 12" x 6" (20g and 22g) Scraps also available
    • 1 oz samples of the appropriate flux, pickle and wax for steel
    • small container for gold pallions
    • 1" x 1" piece of gold foil for Keum Boo (Silver foil and additional gold foil will be available for purchase)
    • tracing paper for gold foil
    • brass brush for cleaning steel
    • small abrasive pads for adding "tooth" to steel surface
    • nitrile gloves
    • course presentation materials and source sheet for materials and supplies

    Cost

    $500 Members

    $550 Non-Members

    (Kit fee $50 payable to instructor)


    Where

    MAGG Studio, 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.com.

    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.

    • Friday, August 14, 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Sunday, August 16, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340



    Details Coming Soon!


    3-Day Workshop


    Metal working techniques in collaboration with enamel

    instructed by

    Jennifer Wells



    August 14 - August 16, 2020

    Friday - Sunday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily

    Shaping and texturing metals and experiment layering opaque and transparent enamels and grinding away to emphasize texture of metal.  Experiment with pencil drawing, water color enamels and firing alternative materials into enamel.

    Visit Jennifer Wells' website https://jennwells.com/home.html to view her work.

    Where

    MAGG Studio, 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340

    • Friday, September 11, 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Sunday, September 13, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340



    Details Coming Soon!


    3-Day Workshop


    Unique Prongs Workshop

    instructed by

    Joanna Gollberg


    September 11 - September 13, 2020

    Friday - Sunday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily

    Add interest and variation to your work by learning a variety of ways to set your stones.

    Where

    MAGG Studio, 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340

    • Monday, October 19, 2020
    • 9:30 AM
    • Friday, October 23, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340



    Details Coming Soon!


    5-Day Workshop


    Hydraulic Press: Basics and Beyond Workshop

    instructed by

    Cynthia Eid


    October 19 - October 23, 2020

    Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm daily


    Visit Cynthia Eid's website at https://www.cynthiaeid.com/


    Where

    MAGG Studio, 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340

    • Saturday, October 31, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Tuesday, November 03, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340


    DETAILS TO COME SOON!

     

    In the Heat of the Moment:

    Explore/Expand/Excel


    Torch-fired Enameling with

    ANNE HAVEL

    October 31 - November 3, 2020

    Saturday - Tuesday - 10:00 am -5:00 pm

    Anne is an enamellist, metalsmith and lampworker (she makes glass beads).  She is inspired by many of the abstract painters, space objects and creatures from her own imagination, molecular level shapes, geometry, clay artists, building structures, flowers, etc.


    Using a torch, various methods of line creation and imagery within your enamel piece will be demonstrated.  By applying successive layers of liquid, acrylic, as well as transparent and opaque powdered enamels, techniques such as sgraffito, graphite, sifting, firescale, acid-etching, painting and more will be covered.  no matter your skill level, there will be opportunity to delve into new ideas and principles.

    Where

    5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340

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