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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

Friday, June 26, 2020 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Friday, July 17, 2020 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Friday, September 11, 2020 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Friday, September 18, 2020 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
Friday, October 02, 2020 10:00 AM • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340

Community Announcements

Upcoming events

    • Friday, June 26, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, June 28, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 12
    Register



    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 (EDT)
    • Sunday, July 19, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 11
    Register



    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, September 11, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, September 13, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 10
    Register



    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.

    • Friday, September 18, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, September 20, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 8
    Register



    3-Day Workshop


    Rings That Do Things

    instructed by

    Chris Darway


    September 18 - September 20, 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.

    • Friday, October 02, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EDT)
    • Sunday, October 04, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
    • 4
    Register



    Manipulating Stones Workshop

    with

    Ryan Gardner


    October 2 - October 4, 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.

    • Monday, October 19, 2020
    • 9:30 AM (EDT)
    • Friday, October 23, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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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