METAL ARTS GUILD OF GEORGIA

2 Day Live Workshop: Heat Zone #2 with Helen Blythe-Hart

  • Saturday, April 30, 2022
  • 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, May 01, 2022
  • 5:00 PM
  • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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Registration

  • Special code required
  • This payment option will be available after Members sign in.
  • For members who have taken HB's Heat Zone 1 in March.
  • For non-members who took HB's Heat Zone #1 in March

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2 Day Live Workshop

Heat Zone #2

with Helen Blythe-Hart

   

Saturday - Sunday

April 30-May 1, 2022, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

HEAT ZONE #1 students: 
Sign up for Heat Zone #2 for a $100 discount!


IMPORTANT! All visitors, instructors, and students will be required to wear face masks at all times while in the building.  We encourage social distancing as much as possible and frequent hand washing.



Class Description

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, chip, 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.


Helen Blythe-Hart


Helen Blythe-Hart has been an internationally collected Metalsmithing artist and educator for over 40 years. She creates strikingly original jewels opulently encrusted with colorful gemstones. Her work is inspired by the fantastical forms of orchids and ethnic adornments which have the magical power to transform and elevate the wearer.  Website: http://www.helenblythehart.com


Workshop Artist Assistant

TBD

Cost

$300 Members

$325 Non-Members

HEAT ZONE #1 students get a $100 discount on Heat Zone #2!


Materials & Supply

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 sterling round wire
  • 3" X 1/8" fine silver bezel
  • 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 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


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.

For any questions or additional information email: info@metalartsguildga.org

Address:

5353 Buford HWY NE

Atlanta, GA  30340

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