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MAGG Special Events / Classes / Workshops

MAGG Special Events / Classes / Workshops

    • Wednesday, August 19, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Wednesday, December 30, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 58 sessions


    Live @ MAGG


    Tool Shop

    with Dallas Vinson

    12:00pm-5:00pm


    Please check Instagram

    @DallasVinson

    for schedule changes

    • Monday, October 05, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • Monday, November 30, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 8 sessions
    • MAGG Studio 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville, Georgia 30340
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Live Weekly Class

    Heavy Bezel and Stone Setting

     October 5 - November 30, 2020            6:00-9:00PM

    Monday Evenings

    (8 weeks)

    No Class 10/12 due to a previously scheduled workshop.

    Description

    Join Master Jeweler Charles Wiley on Monday evenings to learn and perfect various stone setting techniques to build your confidence and craftsmanship. Charles will be sharing hands-on expert techniques, valuable concepts and tips to include fabrication, as well as, bezel and prong stone setting.

    Instructor

    Charles Wiley 

    Charles has a BFA in metalwork from UGA and has been a jeweler in the Atlanta area for 38 years. In that time, He has worked for many of the big names in jewelry in Atlanta, as well as the film industry in the area. He and his wife, Suzan Zimmerman (also a jeweler), have been active in art and craft show circuit in the Southeast.

    Cost

    $250 for MAGG members

    $300 for non-members

      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 metalartsguildga.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 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 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 8 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    • Monday, November 30, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    • MAGG 5353 Buford HWY NE Atlanta, GA 30340
    • 4
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    Enameling Affinity Group

    10:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Monday, November 30


    Cost

    $25

    Registration

    Alan Bremer

    alanscottbremer@gmail.com

    Registration is required for Kiln & Torch Fire enameling with a limit of 4 members in each session with the permission of the monitor. Email Alan for the registration code.  Registrants must be experienced and able to work independently. You will need to bring your own enamels and consumables. There are a few for sale at MAGG.

    Refunds

    Due to the limited availability,  this is non-refundable and there is no time carryover.


    • Tuesday, December 01, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 6
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    Live Weekly Class


    Advanced Jewelry 

     December 1 - 15, 2020: 10:30am- 2:30pm

    Tuesday Mornings

    (3 week session)

    student work by Lisa Smith

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

    Description

    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.


    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.

    Cost

    $100 for MAGG members-registration code is required. $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 3 weekly sessions payable in advance via the MAGG website at metalartsguildga.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 3 week session.  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 3 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 3 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    • Saturday, December 05, 2020
    • 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Sunday, December 06, 2020
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • In the comfort of your home studio
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    2 Day Virtual Workshop

     Gold on a Budget

    with Alex Boyd


    Saturday - Sunday 

    December 5 - 6, 2020; 10:00 am - 5:00 pm daily

    (virtual sessions 10am-12pm and 3-5pm)

    Late Registration Deadline December 2nd

    (expedited shipping fee assessed after November 25)


    Course Description

    In this class students will learn how to make the most of a precious resource. Techniques covered include making a gold-sheathed silver ring, a gold-rimmed bezel with a silver body for a faceted stone, alloying your own gold, making 22k/sterling silver bi-metal and many other tips and tricks.  

    Artist Bio


    When Alex Boyd was a young boy he stole an enchanted ring from a powerful bruja.  That night his slumber was disturbed by a tapping at his window. When he slid the window open a huge raven rushed in, flew around the room and perched on his bookshelf. "I know what you have taken from me,"  the raven cawed.  "I don't know what you’re talking about," Alex lied, hiding his bejeweled finger behind his back.  "No matter.  It is your problem now.  The wearer of that ring is indentured to create more talismans of power, either for 1000 years or until he makes something so sublime, so perfect, so beautiful that the spell is broken and he is freed." "1000 years it is," Alex said as he thrust the raven out the window and slammed it shut behind her.  He has been making jewelry ever since. 


     

     


    Questions, contact Artist Assistant

    Lisa Heller

    llhellerhome@comcast.net


    Cost

    Member Fee:  $250.00

    Non-member Fee:  $275.00

    Plus

    Materials Kit Fee: $190

    (please note that these are totaled together at registration)

    (expedited shipping fee assessed after November 25)

    Where

    In the comfort of your home studio


    Materials and Supplies


    Please see the attached document for the materials and supplies list. The materials kit will be shipped out to you a week prior to the class and will include a few specific tools and the metal (silver and gold) needed for class.

    Materials and Equipment Gold on A Budget.pdf

    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 you will be given an option to be added to the waitlist. 


    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.

    • Thursday, December 10, 2020
    • (EST)
    • Thursday, December 17, 2020
    • (EST)
    • 2 sessions
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 4
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    Live Weekly Class


    Advanced Jewelry 

     December 10 and 17, 2020: 10:30am- 2:30pm

    Thursday Mornings

    (2 week session)

    student work by Lisa Smith

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

    Description

    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.


    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.

    Cost

    $75 for MAGG members-registration code is required. $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 2 weekly sessions payable in advance via the MAGG website at metalartsguildga.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 3 week session.  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 2 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 2 week class can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.


    • Saturday, December 12, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EST)
    • MAGG 5353 Buford HWY NE Atlanta, GA 30340
    • 7
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    Live Pop Up Workshop

     Holiday Hydraulic Press Cuffs

    with Piper Epsey


    Saturday

    December 12, 2020; 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 


    Course Description

    Come learn various texturing and forming techniques as you create one of a a kind cuffs!   The hydraulic press speeds up the process of forming so you can concentrate on making each piece unique with textures and embelishments. Great opportunity to make some hand-made gifts and knock out all of your holiday shopping without stepping foot in a store!  Very limited space due to Covid restrictions.

    Pre-requisite: basic sawing skills

    Artist Bio


    Kimberly Piper Espey

    Atlanta native Piper Espey grew up surrounded by all things metal.  As a daughter of 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. 


     


    Questions, contact 

    Piper Epsey

    pipermoonmetal@gmail.com


    Cost

    Member Fee:  $150.00

    Non-member Fee:  $175.00


    Where

    MAGG

    5353 Buford HWY NE

    Atlanta, GA  30340


    Materials and Supplies

    Brass and Copper sheet will be available for purchase in class

    If you would like to make Silver cuffs we recommend ordering 4"x6" 18-20 gauge Sterling Silver 

    Detailed information will be emailed to participants

    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 you will be given an option to be added to the waitlist. 


    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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