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COVID-19 CALL TO ACTION

RAISING MONEY FOR MASKS for Grady and Emory

The Metal Arts Guild of Georgia (MAGG) wants to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our members who dropped off N95 masks at the studio.  We were able to donate almost 75 masks to Grady and they were very appreciative.

However, the need for N95 masks is even greater than before.  Georgia has over 6000 cases of COVID-19 and that number is expected to climb much higher.  Healthcare workers desperately need protection as they work to save lives.

MAGG has found a source to purchase at least 1000 masks (500 for Grady and 500 for Emory) to try and help this dire need.

You can donate to this cause by clicking on the donate button above.  Please include the word MASKS in the Comments field when making a donation so we will know it is specifically for masks.  We realize that everyone is feeling the pinch right now, but even $5.00 will help protect the health and safety of a healthcare provider. 

Please won't you try and help?

The MAGG Board 

 IMPORTANT STUDIO UPDATE as of 04/01/2020

MAGG and the Coronavirus

With the social climate changing rapidly regarding the COVID-19 health crisis and keeping the health and safety of our community in mind, MAGG is currently cancelling all weekly classes and open studio through April 30, 2020. MAGG is working diligently to keep up-to-date with the current state of affairs and current recommendations and to be as proactive as possible regarding COVID-19 protocols and scheduling.  Please contact Leola Reis at 678-623-4599 or email info@metalartsguildga.org with any questions and stay tuned for updates.

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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

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 6:00 PM • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
Sunday, April 19, 2020 11:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Friday, April 24, 2020 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Friday, May 15, 2020 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Saturday, May 23, 2020 10:00 AM • Norcross, GA

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Upcoming events

    • Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    • 6:00 PM
    • Wednesday, May 20, 2020
    • 9:30 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 6
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    Week Course


    JEWELRY 101

    INTRODUCTION TO JEWELRY MAKING

    Wednesdays, March 25 thru May 20, 2020

    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.

    • Sunday, April 19, 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 9
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    Meeting of the

    ENAMEL AFFINITY GROUP

    at MAGG


    When

    Sunday, April 19, 2020

    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Who

    First 10 Enamel Enthusiasts to Sign Up!

    What

    A wonderful chance for the MAGG community of enameling enthusiasts to get together, finish started projects or pursue new ideas in hot enamel on metal.  Plan to bring your own supplies, including metal, enamels, hand tools, and your lunch.

    MAGG volunteers Ann Fay Rushforth and Jennifer Delahoussaye will be on hand to fire up the kilns and ready the torches!  All participants will help clean up and return the studio to normal class ready operation beginning 3:50 pm.  

    Cost - $5 per hour payable onsite.

    RSVP required, click here!


    If you make the wait list, you will only be called if a space becomes available.


    Where

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

    • Friday, April 24, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, April 26, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 3
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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

    $475 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
    • 8
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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 - $450

    (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.

    • Saturday, May 23, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, May 24, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Norcross, GA
    Registration is closed



    CALL TO ARTISTS

    for the

    DECATUR ARTS FESTIVAL 2020

    Saturday, May 23 | 10am - 6pm

    Sunday, May 24 | 11am - 5pm

    Application Deadline April 6

    Space Reservation with Intent to Participate

    The DEADLINE of APRIL 6th is rapidly approaching for you to send in your information and have your $20 paid IF you want to be considered to participate in the MAGG Booth.  Details are stated below.

    The prestigious and well-established Decatur Arts Festival is coming up May 23rd and 24th.  The Metal Arts Guild of Georgia (MAGG) will be participating in the Decatur Arts Festival Artists' Market for our 10th consecutive year.  In 2012 the festival started placing guilds and organizations on the Plaza (close access to MARTA) with wonderful results!  Since then our sales have improved with each year.  There will be 6 artists representing MAGG and selling their work in our double-sized 20-foot booth.  All artists who are current members of MAGG are invited to apply to be selected to be one of the six.  Here are this year's guidelines / rules / policies and costs.  Please review these rules carefully.

    1. There is a $20 non-refundable application fee.
    2. All artists must provide 2 quality .jpeg photos of their work.  The photos will be blind reviewed by jurors and 6 participants selected.  The goal is to have 4 veteran participants and 2 participants that are new to the festival experience.  This is a great opportunity to experience selling at a festival without the full risk and effort that entails.  The photos of the selected artists may also be used in promoting MAGG's participation in the Festival.
    3. 2 additional artists will be selected to be alternates.
    4. In order to cover the expenses of the booth itself, miscellaneous festivals expenses, credit card fees and the tent set-up and rental, it will cost each artist $185 to participate.  Then 15% of your sales will go to MAGG.
    5. All 6 participants will meet as a group with Lisa Heller on a date TBD and before May 3rd to decide on display and set up and use of Square for all income processing.  All of the sales are processed to MAGG directly and within a month participants will receive their 85% share of their sales in a check from MAGG.
    6. Since one of the goals of participation in the Festival is to promote MAGG, the booth set-up uses a uniform display at the Festival for all participating artists.  MAGG will provide the display materials.  The uniform display was very well-received both by last year's participants and the buying public.
    7. At the same group meeting, the group will decide logistics for moving, hauling, & return of equipment, such as banners, tables, glass cubes and display materials.  The participants will also discuss the uniform display set-up.
    8. All 6 participants are responsible for assisting with selecting, picking up & setting up of all MAGG equipment on Friday, May 22nd and taking down, returning and putting it away on Sunday, May 24th.

    If you are interested in being one of the 6 artists:

    1. Email your name, cell number, email address, 2 .jpeg photos of your work and whether or not you have participated previously to ggg.festivals@gmail.com.  Please put "Participation in Decatur Arts Festival" as the subject.
    2. Pay the $20 non-refundable application fee via the MAGG website.

    The DEADLINE to receive your information and have your $20 paid is April 6th.  The names of everyone who expresses interest and has paid the $20 through the website will be provided to the jurors on April 7th and selected participants and alternates will be notified on April 11th.

    If you are selected, you, you must pay your $185 booth fee by May 15th or an alternate will be invited to take your place.

    Please note that all participants must commit to being present at the planning meeting, must be present for equipment pick-up & set-up, for the duration of the festival, and present for tear down & pack-up and return to storage.

    Registration

    Not a current MAGG member?  Join today so you can be considered for to participate in this MAGG Member event.  Membership is $50 annually.

    Next, submit your $20 nonrefundable registration fee via the MAGG website at www.georgiagoldsmiths.org

    Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

    Lisa Heller

    Festivals and Events Chair

    404-918-8208

    ggg.festivals@gmail.com



    • Wednesday, June 10, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Friday, June 12, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 10
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    3-Day Workshop

    Spoons

    instructed by

    Martha Fitzmier



    June 10 - June 12, 2020

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

    Create Something Useful!  Each student will design and fabricate a spoon using one of their own spoons as a model.  Martha will demonstrate using thermoplastic pellets to make a die to be used in the hydraulic press to form the bowl of the spoon.  Handles will be fabricated from various forms and shapes of silver depending on each student's choice.  Martha will demonstrate different ways to apply the handle depending on the material chosen.


    Materials required:  Each student will bring enough 18 gauge silver sheet to make 2 or 3 spoon bowls using a favorite spoon of their own as a model.  Handles can be constructed of various forms of silver and found objects for embellishments.


    Dallas Vinson will have several kinds of heavy gauge wire available for students to choose from as well as the thermoplastic and 18g. silver sheet.


    Basic soldering, sawing and fabricating skills required.

    ABOUT THE ARTIST

    Martha Fitzmier is a metalsmith, artist and educator.  Following careers in literacy education, educational cocnsulting, and selling antiques, she took one course in metalsmithing and was captivated by the concept of creating beautiful things from metal.

    Martha's interest in metals began with creating art jewelry, and her focus quickly expanded to include flatware and hollowware.  Recently Martha has been exploring deep draw hydraulic press forming and experimenting with its unique possibilities for both hollowware and jewlery design.

    Martha has served on the Board of Directors of the Metal Arts Guild of Georgia (MAGG).  In the summer of 2018, Martha and her husband moved to Verona, WI.  By the fall of 2018, she completed the construction of a fully equipped teaching studio -- a welcoming setting for students to collaborate, learn new techniques, and hone their skills.

    Martha is currently a board member of the Madison Art Guild and is offering workshops for students in the Madison area.  See her website marthafitzmier.com for more details.

    Questions, email Martha at mfitzmier@gmail.com or her artist assistant: Jane Leavey, janedl@comcast.net

    Cost

    $400 Members

    $425 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.

    • Saturday, June 13, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, June 14, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 10
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    2-Day Workshop

    Trinket Basket Workshop

    instructed by

    Martha Fitzmier



    June 13 - June 14, 2020

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

    Join Martha for a two-day adventure in learning to use deep-draw tooling with the hydraulic press.  Each student will make a seamless copper basket with lid and an individualized handle and knob.  No soldering required!


    Materials required:  Each student will bring a 6" square of 18 gauge copper and materials for a handle and knob.  Handles can be made from flat sheet or heavy gauge wire.  Bring extra in case there is time to make a second vessel.  Knobs can be made from found objects.


    Beginners to advanced students welcome.


    Questions, email Martha at mfitzmier@gmail.com or her artist assistant: Jane Leavey, janedl@comcast.net

    Cost

    $250 Members

    $275 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, June 26, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, June 28, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 12
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    3-Day Workshop

    Cut and Fold Enamel Vessels

    instructed by

    Nash Quinn



    June 26 - June 28, 2020

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

    The class is beginner friendly- no experience necessary.

    In this workshop, students will learn the basics of metal manipulation, design, and color theory by creating colorful, enameled metal vessels.  It's about design-volume, profile, negative space, symmetry, repetition and color.  Using precise measuring and layout techniques, paper models, and a jeweler's saw, participants will transform flat sheet metal into a variety of volumetric metal forms.  These forms will then be coated in vitreous enamel and kiln-fired, resulting in a chromatic array of fun, experimental vessels.


    Nash Quinn is a metalsmith who works with a variety of materials, techniques, and formats.  Born in Wyoming in 1984, he received his BFA from the University of Wyoming in 2012, and his MFA from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2015.  He currently lives in Philadelphia, PA with his partner, fellow metalsmith Jera Lodge.  Nash is a faculty member of Rowan University, and teaches, lectures, and exhibits his work nationwide.


    Students will need:

    • Jeweler's saw frame and approx. 2 dozen 3/0 saw blades, with extras available in case anyone runs out
    • Sawblade lubricant
    • Ultra-fine-point Sharpie marker
    • Ruler, scribe, and dividers (diverders can be shared, the more available, the better!)
    • Chain-nose pliers and smooth-jaw parallel pliers (pliers can be shared)
    • 2x 4"x4" 20-gauge copper sheet
    • 2x 6"x6" 20-gauge copper sheet
    • Safety glasses
    • Dust mask
    • Chasing hammer
    • Colorful, unleaded enamel (Thompson Enamel has sample packs) and MAGG has a variety for sale -- kit fee $15.00


    Questions, email Artist Assistant Leola Reis at leola.reis@gmail.com


    Cost

    $425 Members

    $450 Non-Members

    The class is beginner friendly- no experience necessary.


    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
    • 10
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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.

    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

    Questions, contact artist assistant: Piper Espey, pipermoonmetal@gmail.com

    Cost

    $500 Members

    $525 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
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, August 16, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 11
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    3-Day Workshop

    Color on Texture

    instructed by

    Jennifer Wells



    August 14 - August 16, 2020

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

    In this workshop participants use metalsmithing techniques and eutectic soldering that work in collaboration with enameling.  Once the metal work is complete explore using enamels to emphasize the texture.  Layering opaque and transparent enamels, incorporating liquid enamels and P-3 will be demonstrated.  Experiment with grinding away base coats of enamel, pencil drawing, watercolor enamels, china paints and firing alternative materials into enamel surface.  Break the rules in as many ways you can to develop your own visual library.  Work from your sketch book, favorite photographs, or imagination.

    A basic understanding of enameling and metalsmithing is helpful.

    About Jennifer Wells - Jennifer is a studio artist and educator who has completed several artist-in- residencies at: Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN, Pocosin Arts in Columbia, NC and the Jentel Foundation near Banner, WY. She has taught for Universities throughout the U.S and for study abroad programs based in Italy. Currently Jennifer teaches workshops on various enameling and metalsmithing techniques throughout Europe and the U.S. Her work is in the collection of the Enamel Arts Foundation and the Racine Museum. Currently she is living and working in Italy where the textures of everyday life leave an impression on her work.

    Artist Assistant:  Jennifer De la Houssaye delahoussaye.jennifer@gmail.com

    Student Material List

    Copper- 20, 18 gauge, 6" x 6" or larger

    Suggested List of Thompson Enamels: You can get samples of these

    1030 Foundation White

    1040 Quill White

    1890 Victorian Red

    1996 Black

    2020 Flux for Silver

    2030 Flux for Copper

    2110 Wax Yello

    2660 Nitric Blue

    2830 Orange Ruby Red

    1' of Eutectic Solder (IT) Thompson Enamels has this

    Pliers, snips

    Hammers, variety

    Saw Frame and blades

    Chasing & Repousse tools (if you have them)

    Files

    Sanding paper, 320, 400 600

    Textures for roller printing: lace, orange bags

    Thick masking tape/duck tape

    Ruler

    Dust mask

    Brushes- from 000 to 1"

    #2 Mechanical Pencil

    Needle tool/needle in a wine cork or dental tools

    Glass pane or white ceramic tile to use as a paint palette

    Palette knife

    x-acto knife

    Block eraser

    ***don't worry if you do not hvae all the supplies.  Just come and join the fun!


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


    Cost

    $375 Members

    $400 Non-Members

    $25 - Use of studio materials payable onsite


    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, September 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, September 13, 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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    3-Day Workshop

    Embellishing Jewelry with Handmade Prong Settings Workshop

    instructed by

    Joanna Gollberg


    September 11 - September 13, 2020

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

    Through fabrication methods and proper soldering techniques, students will learn how to create a wire prong setting to trap objects in their jewelry.  We'll also learn a variety of soldering techniques (such as sheet & wire applique, open filigree wire work, and simple kinetics) which will help students add surprising and delightful details to their work.  Many other short cuts, tips & tricks, and techniques will be covered as we go along!  Soldering small to large components will be a major part of this class.  Students should be prepared with ideas of jewelry designs they want to complete or the instructor can give assignments.

    Please note: We will only be using a torch with two gases in this class, such as the Smith Little Torch.  Be prepared to have a mind-blowing experience working with this tool!

    Joanna received her A.A.S. in Jewelry Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in 1997. She has been a self-employed studio jeweler for 20 years, selling her work at craft & jewelry galleries and fine craft shows in the US. She has authored four books on making jewelry (all published by Lark Books), and her work been included in numerous publications, such as Metalsmith Magazine, Ornament Magazine, 20th Century Jewelers, and 500 Wedding Rings. She teaches jewelry making for metalsmithing groups, and craft schools, such as Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont, and Haystack Craft School.

    Workshop Artist Assistant:  Mary Pettignano mpettignano@gmail.com

    Student Supplies:

    Easy & Hard wire solder. 5(ish) feet of each.

    Sheet metal: 24-18 gauge of any metal of your choice or whatever you have on hand

    Wire: 24-12 gauge of any metal of your choice or whatever you have on hand. 20, 18, & 16g are best for most prongs.

    Found Objects, gemstones, beads, buttons, whatever you want to trap.

    Do not fret if you are not sure what metal to buy. You will be able to buy it or trade for it in class once you know what you need. Just bring materials you think you might want to use for making the jewelry you like.

    Tools:

    Saw frame & size 3/0 blades, steel ruler with millimeters, chasing hammer, rawhide mallet, Drill bits of various sizes (.8mm, 1mm, 1.2mm or corresponding sizes for 18, 16, and 14 gauge wires), 220- and 400-grit wet/dry (gray color) sandpaper, scribe, snips, flat-nose pliers, round-nose pliers, chain-nose pliers, titanium solder pick, protective eyewear, apron, notebook for sketching & taking notes. Bring any flex shaft accessories you want.

    Please bring a cheap metal cookie tray with a lip. This will be used for all your soldering tools. You will keep all your soldering needs on this tray and carry it back and forth to the soldering station. This is extremely helpful!

    Do not fret if you do not have a complete set of tools. You can use what the studio has or you can borrow from me or classmates.

    WRITE YOUR NAME ON EVERY ITEM YOU BRING.

    Highly Suggested purchases:

    Green Pumice wheels: Rio Grande product #332-722 (pack of 10)

    Advantedge Silicone polishing wheels:

    Black (medium) #332-621 (pack of 10)

    White (coarse) #332-601 (pack of 10)

    Penetrable soldering block: www.kaiserlee.com Kaiser Lee Board, size 1” x “8” x 9”

    (Joanna will have Kaiser Lee boards to sell for $10.)

    Cost

    $375 Members

    $400 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.

    • 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

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