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G3 Special Events / Classes / Workshops

    • Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    • 2:30 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 3
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    8 Weekly Sessions for Intermediate Level

    Tuesdays beginning September 4, 2018, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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

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

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

    8 Week Instructor - Helen Blythe-Hart


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

    How Much

    $256 for non-members, with a 10% discount for MAGG members, and 20% discount for high school or college students. $10 materials fee payable to instructor on first day of class for consumables provided throughout class (other than metals).

    Where

    MAGG Studio

    5353 Buford Highway NE

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register for the Intermediate 8 weekly sessions payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

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

    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 session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 4 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    • Tuesday, September 04, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Tuesday, October 23, 2018
    • 9:30 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 5
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    8 Weekly Sessions for Advanced Level

    Tuesdays beginning September 4, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

    Advanced Level - This session is for self-directed students proficient in basic skills, who want to refine their jewelry making and take their work to the next level.  Learn a wide range of metal and stone-setting techniques from a professional metalsmith who can help you get your individualized work looking top notch.  A variety of demos will be shown each semester and design discussions will be ongoing.  Great experience for those on the professional track or those who want their individual jewelry visions to come to life.

    Prerequisite:  Three (3) Intermediate levels of instruction or permission from instructor.

    Cost is $252.00 for non-members with a 10% discount for MAGG members, and 20% discount for high school or college students.

    8 Week Instructor - Helen Blythe-Hart


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

    How Much

    $252 for non-members, with a 10% discount for MAGG members, and 20% discount for high school or college students.  $20 materials fee payable to instructor on first day of class for consumables provided throughout class (other than metals).  Other materials needed will be discussed during class.


    Where

    MAGG Studio

    5353 Buford Highway NE

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register for the 8 weekly sessions payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

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

    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 10 week session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 10 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    • Thursday, September 06, 2018
    • 10:30 AM
    • Thursday, October 25, 2018
    • 2:30 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 1
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    8 Weekly Sessions for Intermediate Level

    Thursdays beginning September 6, 2018, 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

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

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

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

    8 Week Instructor - Helen Blythe-Hart


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

    How Much

    $256 for non-members, with a 10% discount for MAGG members, and 20% discount for high school or college students.  $10 materials fee payable to instructor on first day of class for consumables provided throughout class (other than metals).  Other materials needed will be discussed during class.

    Where

    MAGG Studio

    5353 Buford Highway NE

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register for the Intermediate 8 weekly sessions payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

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

    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 session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 4 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    • Thursday, September 06, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    • 9:30 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 3
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    8 Weekly Sessions

    LOW-TECH LOST WAX CASTING

    Thursdays beginning September 6, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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

    This session will teach you techniques for carving wax by hand with tools you already have and with special tools on the Flex-Shaft.  We'll start by carving a ring and casting it using low-tech processes.  Once it's cast, you'll learn how to clean up and polish it so you can wear it home.  There will be time to do a second casting of your choice as well using the tips and tricks you'll learn in class.  It's a great way to recycle your silver scraps!

    8 Week Instructor - Helen Blythe-Hart


    How Much

    $252 for non-members, with a 10% discount for MAGG members, and 20% discount for high school or college students.

    $20 lab fee payable to instructor to cover cost of casting investment, sprues and fuel

    Supply List

    • 2 ounces sterling casting grain plus any good scrap silver you have.  (You'll need to have this by the 4th week of class.)
    • One blue or green ring casting tube with a flat top.  Choose the size tube appropriate to your finger size.
    • 1 dozen spiral sawblades course
    • Medium or course needle files
    • 220 and 400 wet/dry sandpaper
    • Alcohol lamp/denatured alcohol
    • Exacto knife
    • Old pantyhose or similar
    • Sharpie
    • Dividers if you have them

    Some additional supplies for this class will be discussed the first and second week of class.  Supplies will be adjusted to suit your end product.

    Where

    MAGG Studio

    5353 Buford Highway NE

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register for the 8 weekly sessions payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.

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

    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 session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 10 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    • Monday, September 10, 2018
    • 10:00 AM
    • Wednesday, October 24, 2018
    • 1:30 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 3
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    8 Weekly Sessions for Beginners

    Mondays beginning September 10, 2018, 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

    (No class week of September 17 - 21)

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

    Beginning Level - NO previous experience required or for those wanting to continue building basic skills!  Learn basic techniques of jewelry fabrication and metalsmithing by making pieces such as rings, bracelets, and pendants.  Students will learn soldering with a torch, piercing, forming, finishing and stone setting.  For beginners, THE FIRST DAY IS MANDATORY.  Each quarter will present new projects.

    8 Week Instructor - Pattie Appleby


    Pattie got a late start in the art scene after a long career in Corporate Human Resources.  Starting out with stained glass and fusing, it was a quick move to needing a frame for the beautiful pieces coming out of the kiln.  Thus, was born a love of metalsmithing.  Pattie has taught at The Spruill Center for the Arts and for the Southeastern Federation of Mineralogical Societies, and is an avid student herself.  She has learned from some amazing artists and would love to share that knowledge with her students.  Get ready to have some fun and make some beautiful pieces of art!  "Don't say you can't because I know you can!"

    OPEN STUDIO will follow each daytime class from 2:00 until 6:00.  Please see website for additional Open Studio times and days.

    How Much

    $224 for non-members, with a 10% discount for MAGG members, and 20% discount for high school or college students.  $10 materials fee payable to instructor on first day of class for consumables provided throughout class (other than metals).  All necessary tools are provided; however, students will need to purchase their own metal, which will cost approximately $75 - $100 and will be discussed on the first day.

    Where

    MAGG Studio

    5353 Buford Highway NE

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register for the Beginner 8 weekly sessions payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.  (Participant must purchase and supply their own metal separately.)

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

    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 10 week session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 10 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    • Wednesday, September 12, 2018
    • 6:00 PM
    • Monday, October 29, 2018
    • 9:30 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 5
    Registration is closed


    8 Weekly Sessions for Beginners

    Wednesdays beginning September 12, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    (No class week of September 17 - 21)

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

    Beginning Level - NO previous experience required or for those wanting to continue building basic skills!  Learn basic techniques of jewelry fabrication and metalsmithing by making pieces such as rings, bracelets, and pendants.  Students will learn soldering with a torch, piercing, forming, finishing and stone setting.  For beginners, THE FIRST DAY IS MANDATORY.  Each quarter will present new projects.

    8 Week Instructor - Pattie Appleby


    Pattie got a late start in the art scene after a long career in Corporate Human Resources.  Starting out with stained glass and fusing, it was a quick move to needing a frame for the beautiful pieces coming out of the kiln.  Thus, was born a love of metalsmithing.  Pattie has taught at The Spruill Center for the Arts and for the Southeastern Federation of Mineralogical Societies, and is an avid student herself.  She has learned from some amazing artists and would love to share that knowledge with her students.  Get ready to have some fun and make some beautiful pieces of art!  "Don't say you can't because I know you can!"


    How Much

    $224 for non-members, with a 10% discount for MAGG members, and 20% discount for high school or college students.  $10 materials fee payable to instructor on first day of class for consumables provided throughout class (other than metals).  All necessary tools are provided; however, students will need to purchase their own metal, which will cost approximately $75 - $100 and will be discussed on the first day.

    Where

    MAGG Studio

    5353 Buford Highway NE

    Doraville, Georgia 30340

    Registration

    Register for the Beginner 8 weekly sessions payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.GeorgiaGoldsmiths.org.  (Participant must purchase and supply their own metal separately.)

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

    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 10 week session will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the first session.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the first session will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the first session will receive no refund.  If your seat in the 10 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    • Monday, November 05, 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • Friday, November 09, 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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     Sterling Silver Padlock with a Key


    Richard Salley

    November 5 - 9, 2018

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


    Padlocks date back to the Roman Era (500 BC - 300 AD) and have gone through many changes over the years.  In this 5-Day workshop you will learn to construct a working padlock with key that is both decorative and functional.  Use it to secure a chain or add it to a book cover, handbag or ????

    If you like mechanisms, hinges and catches you'll enjoy this workshop that is sure to be challenging and fun.

    Cost

    $500 at time of registration online

    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.georgiagoldsmiths.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 MAGGCoordinator@gmail.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.

    Accommodations

    For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Metal Arts Guild of Georgia, aka, Georgia Goldsmiths Guild, when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".

     

    • Saturday, December 01, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rock Spring Presbyterian Church, Atlanta, Ga




    • Saturday, December 01, 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Rock Spring Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 1824 Piedmont Ave. NE
    • 3
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    5th ANNUAL HOLIDAY JEWELRY MARKET

    CALL FOR ARTISTS

    The Metal Arts Guild of Georgia invites any and all jewelry artists and metalsmiths to showcase their work at the 5th Annual MAGG Holiday Jewelry Market.  Participation in this sales event is open to all MAGG members who are makers of jewelry or objets d'art.

    WHEN

    Saturday, December 1, 2018 from 10 am til 5 pm

    WHERE

    Rock Spring Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall
    1824 Piedmont Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30324

    DEADLINES / MEMBER ARTIST FEES

    • Registration before November 1, 2018 - $115.  After November 1 - $145
    • Registration is open to all MAGG members.  Not a MAGG member?  Join today!  Membership is $50 annually.  Go to our website to join or renew your membership:  www.gagoldsmiths.org
    • Register for the sale with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website.  Include your reservation for a table rental if you need one. (**Table rental info below.**)  (Limited number of tables available and reserving a table is a SEPARATE transaction.)
    • Acceptance is on a first-come basis until the 22 spaces are full.  If your payment is accepted, you are registered for a space.
    • To be added to the wait list, email GGG.Festivals@gmail.com
    • NO Refunds or Cancellations
    • There will be no percentage of sales due to MAGG.  That's a great deal.
    • Artists are responsible for their own sales and for filing sales tax returns.
    • Tables may be shared but the same fee applies per artist.
    • Artists should submit a photo of their work for potential use on posters, postcards, and other promotional materials including regular Facebook alerts.
    • Click here to reserve your space, and table, if needed.  It requires two separate transactions.
    MAGG WILL PROVIDE OR ARRANGE FOR:
    • A vigorous range of promotional initiatives including listings on festival calendars, Facebook, Instagram.
    • Print advertising, posters and postcards.
    • Earned media through the distribution of press releases.
    • Ideas for ways artists can promote the event themselves.
    • Signs on and around venue property the days leading up to the sale.
    • A police officer present for the duration of the event.
    • Liability insurance for set-up and day of the event in case of injuries.  We are NOT insuring your work so please be vigilant.
    • Logistical information about load-in/load-out and other details.
    • Wireless service in the building will be provided.  We recommend that you use a cell phone service like Square for your own credit card processing.
    • Set-up time for displays will be available on Friday, November 30 from 1 pm - 6 pm.  Do NOT bring jewelry until Saturday morning.  The building will open at 8 am Saturday for final setup.
    • All artists MUST help with cleanup at the end of the show on Saturday.
    • **A limited number of tables are available to rent on a first-come basis.  The cost is $30 for an 8-foot table (2 available) and $25 for a 6-foot table (7 available).
    • You can bring your own booth set-up and your own table instead.  The total footprint which must include your standing space and your chair is limited to 5 ft. X 6 ft. or 5 ft. X 8 ft. depending on your table length.
    • Electricity is available in parts of the room.  Upon registration you will receive a form to complete.  Indicate your need for electrical access on the form.**

    HOW TO PARTICIPATE AS A VOLUNTEER

    We will need some extra help with set-up on Friday and Saturday with hospitality, artist breaks, and greeting guests.  If you would like to join us, please send a note directly to GGG.Festivals@gmail.com and let us know what hours you are available.

    We will also need help putting out signs Thursday in nearby neighborhoods and collecting them on Saturday late afternoon.  Please send a note to GGG.Festivals@gmail.com if you could help with this.


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