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MAGG Special Events / Classes / Workshops

    • Wednesday, August 04, 2021
    • Saturday, May 07, 2022
    • 120 sessions
    • @MAGG


    Live @ MAGG

    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.


    Tool Shop

    with Dallas Vinson

    10:00am-5:00pm


    Please check Instagram @DallasVinson

    http://www.instagram.com/dallasvinson

    for schedule changes

    Come to MAGG to talk to Dallas Vinson - our Atlanta own metalsmith tools and supply guru. 
    While shopping at his store, you should also check out all the classes, workshops, and events the MAGG has to offer to the metal arts community.

    • Monday, September 13, 2021
    • Monday, November 01, 2021
    • 8 sessions
    • MAGG Studio 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville, Georgia 30340
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Live Weekly Class

    Intermediate Jewelry Fabrication

    September 13 - November 1, 2021    6:00-9:30PM

    Monday Evenings (8 weeks)

    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.

    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

    MAGG members: $250 

    non-MAGG members: $300  

      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.


    • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
    • Tuesday, November 09, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 0

    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.


    Live Weekly Class


    Intermediate & Advanced Jewelry 

    Oct 5 - November 9, 2021: 10:30am- 2:30pm

    Tuesday Mornings

    (6 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

    MAGG Members: $220

    Non-MAGG members: $270

    $15 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 6 weekly sessions payable in advance via the MAGG website at metalartsguildga.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 6 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.


    • Tuesday, October 05, 2021
    • Tuesday, October 26, 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville, Georgia 30340
    • 2
    Register


    Live Weekly Class

    Introduction to the HYDRAULIC PRESS Press

     October 5-26, 2021  

    6:00-9:00pm

    Tuesday evenings

    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.


    Description

    Join us as we explore the limitless possibilities of creating with the Potter Hydraulic Press! In this class we will explore creating with various bracelet and earring forms, silhouette dies to create hollow forms, cutting, embossing and blanking dies, making our very own dies, texturing, and so much more! Very limited space! Once you have completed this course, the press will be available for your use during our scheduled assisted Open Studio! Come press with us!!!


    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.

    Cost

    $150 for MAGG Members, $200 for non-members


    Where

    MAGG Studio

    5353 Buford Highway NE

    Doraville, Georgia 30340


    Registration

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 4 week course.  If the session is sold out you can be added to the waitlist.

    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 4 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.


    • Thursday, October 07, 2021
    • Thursday, November 11, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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.


    Live Weekly Class


    Intermediate & Advanced Jewelry 

    Oct 7 - November 11, 2021: 10:30am- 2:30pm

    Thursday Mornings

    (6 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

    MAGG Members: $220

    Non-MAGG members: $270

    $15 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 6 weekly sessions payable in advance via the MAGG website at metalartsguildga.org.

    If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the 6 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, October 18, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • MAGG 5353 Buford HWY NE Atlanta, GA 30340
    • 3
    Register


    Enameling Affinity Group

    9 am - 1 pm

    Monday, October 18

    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. 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.

    Email Alan for the registration code.

    Refunds

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


    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • MAGG 5353 Buford HWY NE Atlanta, GA 30340
    • 6
    Register


    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.

    OPEN STUDIO

    10:00 - 12:00 pm


    Saturday, October 23, 2021


    student work by Michele Henson

    Cost

    Open studio is $5 an hour and sold in a 2 hour block.  If you want more than 2 hours, please to register for multiple sessions.

    Registration

    Registration is required with a limit of 6 members in each session.


    Refunds

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


    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • MAGG 5353 Buford HWY NE Atlanta, GA 30340
    • 6
    Register


    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.

    OPEN STUDIO

    12:00 - 2:00 pm


    Saturday, October 23, 2021


    student work by Michele Henson

    Cost

    Open studio is $5 an hour and sold in a 2 hour block.  If you want more than 2 hours, please to register for multiple sessions.

    Registration

    Registration is required with a limit of 6 members in each session.


    Refunds

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


    • Saturday, October 23, 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • MAGG 5353 Buford HWY NE Atlanta, GA 30340
    • 6
    Register


    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.

    OPEN STUDIO

    2:00 - 4:00 pm


    Saturday, October 23, 2021


    student work by Michele Henson

    Cost

    Open studio is $5 an hour and sold in a 2 hour block.  If you want more than 2 hours, please to register for multiple sessions.

    Registration

    Registration is required with a limit of 6 members in each session.


    Refunds

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


    • Monday, October 25, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • MAGG 5353 Buford HWY NE Atlanta, GA 30340
    • 4
    Register


    Enameling Affinity Group

    9 am - 1 pm

    Monday, October 25

    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. 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.

    Email Alan for the registration code.

    Refunds

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


    • Saturday, October 30, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340
    • 4
    Register

    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.

    1 Day Live Workshop

    Beginner Intensive Series:

    TIME TO LAYER

    with Piper Espey

    Saturday, October 30, 2021 

    10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST


    Course Description

    MAGG is now offering a project based Beginning Metalsmithing 1 Day Intensive. This class has been carefully designed to introduce the fundamentals of the craft. Through the various 1 Day Intensives, students will learn to solder, file, saw, pierce, form, texture, stamp, as well as basic stone setting (and much more).

    It's October and Fall is here!!! You will learn to sweat, applique & flush soldering in this Beginner Intensive. We will also learn about piercing and saw detailed designs to layer and solder together to create jewelry with depth and detail! No experience necessary. This is a great course to learn all the ins and outs of the torch, layering, texturing, and depth.  Our Beginner Intensives fill quickly. Limited space available.  We are excited to have you join us!

    If you have been unable to commit to a lengthy course and want to see what the art of metalsmithing is all about, this is the course for you. Come get to know the studio and become familiar with our jewelry making tools and equipment. Join us to learn in a safe, and encouraging environment. Students will leave class with a finished piece of jewelry.

    Pre-requisite: None!

     

    Artist Bio

     

    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.  Sign up soon to reserve your spot!

    Cost

    Members or Non-Members:  $99 at time of registration online

    plus

    $25 materials fee paid directly to the instructor


    Where

    5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340


    Materials and Supplies

    All materials needed for the class will be supplied by the instructor and MAGG tools will be available to use.  Please be sure to wear closed toed shoes, tie your hair back, wear a mask and be ready to learn!

    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.org


    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, November 01, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • MAGG 5353 Buford HWY NE Atlanta, GA 30340
    • 4
    Register


    Enameling Affinity Group

    9 am - 1 pm

    Monday, November 1

    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. 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.

    Email Alan for the registration code.

    Refunds

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


    • Saturday, November 13, 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 2382 Chamblee Tucker Road Chamblee, GA 30341

    The Metal Arts Guild of Georgia’s

    7th Annual

    Art Jewelry SIP and SHOP


    The gift giving season is a wonderful occasion to treat yourself to a distinctive piece of wearable art and meet the maker.

    Shop for unique jewelry and original pieces in a gallery setting, all designed and hand fabricated by an eclectic mix of 20 metalsmith artists.  



    Saturday, November 13th

    10 am to 5 pm

    EBD4

    2382 Chamblee Tucker Road

    Chamblee, GA 30341



    2382 Chamblee Tucker Road

    Chamblee, GA 30341

    • Saturday, December 11, 2021
    • 10:00 AM
    • Sunday, December 12, 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • In the comfort of your home studio
    • 9
    Register

    2 Day Virtual Workshop

    That’s a Paddlin’ Hinged Earrings

    with  Alex Boyd

    Saturday - Sunday 

    December 11-12, 2021; 10:00 - 4:00 pm EST



    Order kits on Alex's website ASAP, no later than November 12 to ensure its arrival on time!


     


    Course Description

    This is a project-based workshop that Alex will give you step-by-step instructions to create hinged earrings that incorporate saddle-set paddles, gold bezel set cabochons, and safety catches for the ear wires.  These beautiful earrings can be yours forever, or as a gift to someone on Christmas day.  Can you imagine that surprised look on your love one's face when they see this beautiful present?!

    Pre-requisite

    Intermediate to advanced metalsmithing skills.

    Artist Bio


    Alex Boyd


    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


    Tuition Cost paid to MAGG

    Member Fee:  $300.00

    Non-member Fee:  $325.00


    Order Kits:

    Alex will make a bunch of different options with various stones and metal and put them on his website for sale. A link to a private page on his website will be sent to you a few days after you register. Kits range from $130 to $300 will be paid directly to Alex when ordering on his website. The cutoff for kits ordering is November 12th.

    Materials and Supplies:

    That's A Paddlin' Tools and Materials.pdf


    Where:

    In the comfort of your home studio with Zoom.

    Alex has a Vimeo account for his pre-recorded demonstration videos.  He will send students a password protected video link for a month after the class.

    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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