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Classes & Workshops

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In-Person or Virtual

3 Day Workshop

$480

Studio Luna Verde's 3-Ring Circus

Instructor

Ace McCasland

Wednesday - Friday
March 6-8, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

Step right up, step right up! Get your tickets now! THREE days, THREE rings, ONE heckuva good time with Ace of Studio Luna Verde, sharing with you more tips and tricks about ring making than can fit in a magician’s hat.

In-Person or Virtual

2 Day Workshop

$320

The Poetry of Motion: Kinetic Earrings

Instructor

Ace McCasland

Saturday - Sunday
March 9-10, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

Take an organic approach to creating a pair of unusual kinetic earrings that dance and sway. Explore a variety of hinges and unusual, organic silver elements to add texture and intrigue to your pieces.

In-Person Only

8 Weekly Classes

$339

(Sunday Evenings) Beginning Metalsmithing

Instructor

Donna D'Aquino

Sundays
March 10 - May 12, 2024
5:00pm - 8:30pm EST
Special Notice: Sunday Class on March 10th ONLY, will be from 6PM - 9:30PM. All other Sunday classes will be from 5PM - 8:30PM

Learn the basics of the ancient craft of metalsmithing and jewelry making. In this fast paced studio class, you will be introduced to a variety of tools and hand skills used to create jewelry and objects from non-ferrous metals. Using brass, copper, and sterling silver you will be introduced to a number of jewelry making techniques. Those techniques will include, but not be limited to: sawing, piercing, filing, sanding, riveting, texturing, forming, finishing, soldering and bezel setting a stone.

With a focus on the principles of design, student projects may include pendants, rings, earrings, bracelets and hand-made chains. Come join us in this warm, welcoming, fun environment to learn something new!

In-Person Only

7 Weekly Classes

$339

(Monday Mornings) Advanced Metalsmithing

Instructor

Helen Blythe-Hart

Mondays
March 11 - May 6, 2024
10:30am - 2:30pm EST

Advanced jewelry students working independently will learn to hone their skills by learning from a lifelong professional Metalsmith and Jeweler. You’ll perfect the techniques needed to give your unique pieces that refined professional look.

In-Person Only

8 Weekly Classes

$339

(Tuesday Evenings) Beginning Metalsmithing

Instructor

Donna D'Aquino

Tuesdays
March 12 - May 14, 2024
6:00pm - 9:30pm EST

Learn the basics of the ancient craft of metalsmithing and jewelry making. In this fast paced studio class, you will be introduced to a variety of tools and hand skills used to create jewelry and objects from non-ferrous metals. Using brass, copper, and sterling silver you will be introduced to a number of jewelry making techniques. Those techniques will include, but not be limited to: sawing, piercing, filing, sanding, riveting, texturing, forming, finishing, soldering and bezel setting a stone.

With a focus on the principles of design, student projects may include pendants, rings, earrings, bracelets and hand-made chains. Come join us in this warm, welcoming, fun environment to learn something new!

In-Person Only

7 Weekly Classes

$339

(Tuesday Mornings) Advanced Metalsmithing

Instructor

Helen Blythe-Hart

Tuesdays
March 12 - May 14, 2024
10:30am - 2:30pm EST

Advanced jewelry students working independently will learn to hone their skills by learning from a lifelong professional Metalsmith and Jeweler. You’ll perfect the techniques needed to give your unique pieces that refined professional look.

In-Person Only

8 Weekly Classes

$339

(Wednesday Mornings) Beginning Metalsmithing

Instructor

Donna D'Aquino

Wednesdays
March 13 - May 15, 2024
10:00am - 1:30pm EST

Learn the basics of the ancient craft of metalsmithing and jewelry making. In this fast paced studio class, you will be introduced to a variety of tools and hand skills used to create jewelry and objects from non-ferrous metals. Using brass, copper, and sterling silver you will be introduced to a number of jewelry making techniques. Those techniques will include, but not be limited to: sawing, piercing, filing, sanding, riveting, texturing, forming, finishing, soldering and bezel setting a stone.

With a focus on the principles of design, student projects may include pendants, rings, earrings, bracelets and hand-made chains.

Come join us in this warm, welcoming, fun environment to learn something new!

In-Person Only

8 Weekly Classes

$339

(Wednesday Afternoons) Directed Open Studio Beginners/Intermediate

Instructor

Donna D'Aquino

Wednesdays
March 13 - May 15, 2024
2:00pm - 5:30pm EST

Did you start a project in a beginning class that you really wanted to finish? Maybe you ran out of time, or have questions about how to proceed? Do you need more practice in a properly equipped studio space? Are you looking for a gentle, (very) experienced hand to help you out? Have you had at least one beginning class (or maybe several) but don’t feel confident enough to move to a more advanced class level? If you answered “YES!” to one or all of these questions, then this class is for you! Come join me to complete those projects, build your skills and gain more confidence in your jewelry making journey.

In-Person Only

8 Weekly Classes

$339

(Wednesday Evenings) Lost Wax Casting

Instructor

Dallas Vinson

Wednesdays
March 13 - May 8, 2024
6:00pm - 9:30pm EST

Learn how to create carved wax models that you will turn into sterling silver jewelry with the art of Lost Wax Casting. You will learn how to mix and pour investment, how to calculate how much silver you need, kiln usage, and the burnout process.

In-Person Only

8 Weekly Classes

$339

(Thursday Evenings) Beginning Metalsmithing

Instructor

Lisa Winn

Thursdays
March 14 - May 9, 2024
6:00pm-9:30pm EST

Learn the basics of jewelry making. In this class I will teach the basic skills of sawing, soldering and shaping metal. We will cover correct sawing techniques, how to safely use an acetylene and air torch and use a rolling mill to create texture.

In-Person Only

8 Weekly Classes

$339

(Friday Afternoons) Advanced Studio

Instructor

Dallas Vinson

Fridays
March 15 - May 10, 2024
2:00pm - 5:30pm EST

Get back on track with unfinished projects and areas where you need the guiding hand of an expert! This class will help you overcome pain points and advance your jewelry-making skills through demos and customized instruction with our in-house pro.

In-Person Only

7 Weekly Classes

$297

(Friday Mornings) Repousse

Instructor

Kathy Kinev

Fridays
March 15 - May 3, 2024
10:00am - 1:30pm EST

Challenge yourself to learn two ancient Egyptian techniques and use them to create modern designs. Repousse, which hammers a design from the backside of a piece of metal, creates unique and beautiful ornamentation.

In-Person Only

8 Weekly Classes

$339

(Thursday Afternoons) Intermediate Metalsmithing

Instructor

Regina Imbsweiler

Thursdays
March 21 - May 9, 2024
2:00pm-5:30pm EST

We will start this class with a focus on constructing one or more stone settings, building on your previous experience and skill level. With an emphasis on design considerations, suggested projects include rings, pendants with handmade chains, and earrings in sterling silver and gold. Working with gold includes alloying, pouring ingots, as well as fabricating sheet, wire and tubing. On the advanced level, the class prepares those who want to make jewelry professionally, while paying close attention to every student's needs.

In-Person or Virtual

5 Day Workshop

$850

Nature Inspired by Atlanta, Georgia

Instructor

Nicole Ringgold

Saturday - Wednesday
April 6-10, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Design and hand-fabricate native plants surrounding Atlanta. The first two days we will focus on torch warm up, making leaves and branches, and fabricating a flower. The following three days we will delve into seed pods, more intricate, hollow forms, and an insect such as a butterfly.

In-Person or Virtual

3 Day Workshop

$480

Bezel Fabrication and Construction

Instructor

Sam Woehrmann

Friday - Sunday
May 17-19, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Learn to fabricate bezels in 22k gold, 18k gold, and sterling silver for cabochons, faceted stones, gems with rough surfaces, rose cut gems in geometric shapes, and more!

In-Person or Virtual

3 Day Workshop

$480

Throw Away The Rules: Using Materials Off-Label

Instructor

Jill Herlands

Friday - Sunday
June 21-23, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Learn to use off-label materials in your work that results in spectacular designs. We'll experiment with concrete and old jewelry to create new and engaging adornment.

In-Person or Virtual

3 Day Workshop

$480

Roll With It: Build A Bracelet with Foraged and Cast Botanicals

Instructor

Taylor Saleem

See Supply List

Friday- Sunday July 19-21, 2024 10:00AM-4:00PM EDT

Take a walk and learn the best leaves and plants to forage. We will then take these items to dry and roll into sterling silver sheets to make jewelry components. We will also build small shadow boxes to hold cast botanicals from my own garden. All our pieces will come together via hand stretched links to form a bracelet. Emphasizing the importance of gathering botanical gems with utmost respect for nature and building a cast botanical bracelet.

In-Person or Virtual

2 Day Workshop

$320

Die Forming Beads Ancient Style

Instructor

Jeanette K. Caines

See Supply List

Saturday-Sunday
August 17-18, 2024
10:00AM-4:00PM EDT

Please Note: each student will be required to purchase at least one die. Dies will be available in class or on Jeanette's website. We suggest you buy from her website for more variety.
https://www.jewelryartstools.com/shop

Join me to learn the ancient art of die making hollow beads and forms! I've been working on this reclamation of ancient technology project for the last three years and my brand new, hollow-form dies from my ~Queen Puabi~ Collection are ready to debut in the studio. I will teach you how to use them to make gorgeous hollow beads, just as the ancient goldsmiths did. There isn't any complicated equipment like a hydraulic press required, just a leather mallet, one of my dies, annealing, and 30-26 gauge sheet in either copper, fine silver or 22k gold. Learn how easy it is to make luscious hollow forms! Once you have mastered using your die, we will work on fusing or soldering your beads together and transforming them into stunning jewelry.

In-Person or Virtual

3 Day Workshop

$480

Gold On A Budget Re-Envisioned

Instructor

Alex Boyd

Friday - Sunday
September 27-29, 2024
10AM-4PM ET

This class is an exploration of the techniques I use in my own work to take relatively small amounts of gold and exploit them for maximum visual impact. We’ll cover making an 18k wire overlay for a ring shank, fabricating bezels for cabochons in 22k gold, making a backplate for the bezel in sterling silver with a rim of 22k and joining all these elements together to make a completed piece. Along the way I’ll explain ways to keep the solder seams between metals crisp and clean, techniques for setting stones that leave minimal tool marks, making custom titanium soldering clips, keeping waste to a minimum, texturing, patination and many other tips and tricks.

In-Person or Virtual

3 Day Workshop

$480

Alternative Unconventional Clasps & Closures Class 1

Instructor

Suzanne Williams

Wednesday- Friday
October 16-18, 2024
10AM-4PM ET

In this 3 day workshop, participants will create 4 different samples of alternative clasp mechanisms. These clasp mechanisms can be modified and incorporated in unique and unusual ways, in innumerable variations, into necklace and bracelet closures - becoming integrated into the design, or as the main attraction of a jewelry piece. Clasps don’t have to be an afterthought at the back of a chain. These are clasp mechanisms that are functional, fun, intriguing and invite being taken apart and put back together like a puzzle.

In-Person or Virtual

2 Day Workshop

$320

Alternative Unconventional Clasps & Closures Class 2

Instructor

Suzanne Williams

Saturday- Sunday
October 19-20, 2024
10AM-4PM ET

In the second, 2-day part of this workshop, participants will create 2 different samples of alternative clasp mechanisms. These clasp mechanisms can be modified and incorporated in unique and unusual ways, in innumerable variations, into necklace and bracelet closures - becoming integrated into the design, or as the main attraction of a jewelry piece. Clasps don’t have to be an afterthought at the back of a chain. These are clasp mechanisms that are functional, fun, intriguing and invite being taken apart and put back together like a puzzle.

In-Person or Virtual

3 Day Workshop

$480

Smart Practices in Gold and Silver

Instructor

Ryan Gardner

Friday- Sunday
November 8-10, 2024
10AM-4PM ET

In this workshop Ryan will show you the ins and outs of working with gold and silver, combing them in ways to maximize look without killing your budget. Ryan will start by showing how he creates his own bezel wire in silver and gold. He will demonstrate making all silver and gold on silver bezels. He will also demonstrate making tube settings for accent diamonds. Ryan will show students multiple ways of making ring shanks including his three-layer rings with a textured center. This workshop will also get into fabricating different connections for adding clean articulation to your work as well as some tips for adding gold design elements to elevate your work without breaking the bank.

Registration

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Register for the course with the participation fee payable in advance. You will receive an email confirming your registration. If the course is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, click here.

If you need to cancel your registration, please email cancel@metalartsguildga.org as soon as possible.

Cancellation / Refund Policy

All refunds are subject to a nonrefundable service fee.  If a participant withdraws from a class or workshop more than 30 days prior to the first day of the class or workshop, Metal Arts Guild of Georgia will grant a refund less a 20% cancellation fee and nonrefundable service fee. If a participant withdraws from a class or workshop less than 30 days prior but more than 14 days prior to the first day of the class or workshop, Metal Arts Guild of Georgia will grant a refund of 50%. Metal Arts Guild of Georgia cannot issue a refund for cancellations received 14 days or less before the first day of a class or workshop due to contractual obligations with our instructors. All refunds are subject to a nonrefundable service fee.

The Metal Arts Guild of Georgia, Inc., reserves the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances. You will be notified of class cancellation at least one week in advance of the class start date. If a class is cancelled, your registration may be transferred to the upcoming class of your choice. If there is no upcoming class offered which you wish to take, you will be issued a refund.

 

MAGG is not responsible for supplies purchased by enrollees for the class if the class is cancelled. MAGG will not reimburse students for supplies purchased in anticipation of a class.

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