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Classes & Workshops

Need the studio outside of class time?

Open Studio at MAGG offers our members a place to work on their own projects and practice what was learned in class. Members have access to bench space, soldering stations, flex shafts, a polishing cabinet, and much more. 

Select your preferences to filter our class offerings.

In-Person

4 Weekly Classes

$159

Make a Ring: Intro to Metalsmithing

Instructor

Ekaterina Domashchenko

Learn the basics of how to bezel set a stone, texture metal, add decorative elements and solder it all together to create a one of a kind piece of art. Make a gift right on time for the holidays and learn the basics of metalsmithing in the process.

Tuesdays
November 28 - December 19, 2023
10:00 am - 1:30 pm EST

In-Person

4 Weekly Classes

$159

Intro to Metalsmithing (EVENINGS)

Instructor

Lisa Winn

Learn the ancient craft of making silver and copper jewelry by hand. You will learn how to create designs using a jewelers saw and other hand tools and how to solder with an acetylene and air torch. Create simple designs that will lead you to make more advanced work later.

Thursdays
November 30 - December 21, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST

In-Person

4 Weekly Classes

$169

Intro to Lost Wax Casting

Instructor

Dallas Vinson

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.

Wednesdays
November 29 - December 20, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST

In-Person

4 Weekly Classes

$169

Intermediate to Advanced Studio

Instructor

Dallas Vinson

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.

Fridays
December 1-22, 2023
10:00 am - 1:30 pm EST

In-Person

4 Weekly Classes

$169

Advanced Jewelry (MONDAYS)

Instructor

Helen Blythe-Hart

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.

Mondays
November 27 - December 18, 2023
10:30 am - 2:30 pm EST

In-Person

4 Weekly Classes

$169

Advanced Jewelry (THURSDAYS)

Instructor

Helen Blythe-Hart

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.

Thursdays
November 30 - December 21, 2023
10:30 am - 2:30 pm EST

In-Person

1 Day Workshop

$139

Chains, Links and Clasps

Instructor

Donna D'Aquino

The choices are endless! Using a variety of metals including Argentium Silver, Sterling, Copper and/or Brass wire, this one day intensive will focus on the formation of various styles of links and repetitious components. These components will be assembled to create chains with simple clasps.

Saturday
December 9, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

In-Person

1 Day Workshop

$139

Delft Clay Casting

Instructor

Tony Sanger

Explore basic sand casting for the fabrication of jewelry. Beginners welcome!

Sunday
December 10, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In-Person

1 Day Workshop

$139

Earrings for Every Experience Level

Instructor

Lisa Heller

Use traditional metalsmithing techniques, including cutting, filing, texturing, drilling, shaping and a tiny bit of fire to make at least one pair of unique architectural earring using the arc tension method.

Saturday
December 16, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

In-Person

1 Day Workshop

$149

Intro to Filigree

Instructor

Courtney Pendergrast

Learn the traditional technique of open back filigree. Develop skills in making filigree wire, learn to analyze strength in layout and design, and enhance your soldering skills with an awareness of connections and a strong understanding of heat control.

Sunday
December 17, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

In-Person

or

Virtual

2 Day Workshop

$320

Links and Connections: Building a Jewelry Collection

Instructor

Donna D'Aquino

Have you ever wondered how to begin to create a jewelry collection but did not know where to begin? Through a series of design exercises, explorations, demonstrations and hands on making, we will create the connections that form a jewelry collection.

Saturday - Sunday
January 20-21, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

In-Person

1 Day Workshop

$160

Sterling Silver Etching

Instructor

Beth Kirtland

Learn how to safely etch sterling silver using ferric nitrate along with a Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine to cut custom vinyl decals as the resist.

Saturday
February 17, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

In-Person

1 Day Workshop

$160

Salt Water Etching Copper-Based Alloys

Instructor

Beth Kirtland

Learn how to etch copper-based alloys (copper, brass, bronze & nickel) using salt water, a battery and a Silhouette Cameo die cutting machine to cut custom vinyl decals as the resist.

Sunday
February 18, 2024
10:00 am - 4:00 pm EST

In-Person

or

Virtual

3 Day Workshop

$480

Studio Luna Verde's 3-Ring Circus

Instructor

Ace McCasland

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.

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

In-Person

or

Virtual

2 Day Workshop

$320

The Poetry of Motion: Kinetic Earrings

Instructor

Ace McCasland

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.

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

In-Person

or

Virtual

5 Day Workshop

$850

Nature Inspired by Atlanta, Georgia

Instructor

Nicole Ringgold

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.

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

In-Person

or

Virtual

3 Day Workshop

$480

Bezel Fabrication and Construction

Instructor

Sam Woehrmann

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!

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

In-Person

or

Virtual

3 Day Workshop

$480

Throw Away The Rules: Using Materials Off-Label

Instructor

Jill Herlands

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.

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

In-Person

Virtual

3 Day Workshop

$480

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

Instructor

Taylor Saleem

Emphasize the importance of gathering botanical gems with utmost respect for nature and build a cast botanical bracelet.

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

In-Person

Virtual

5 Day Workshop

$800

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Die Forming Beads Ancient Style

Instructor

Jeanette K. Caines

Modern metalsmith's, it's time to reconnect with a lost art and harness the knowledge of ancient goldsmiths. Join me to learn the ancient art of die making hollow beads.

Saturday-Wednesday August 17-21, 2024 10:00AM-4:00PM EDT

In-Person

7 Weekly Classes

$339

Advanced Jewelry (MONDAY MORNING)

Instructor

Helen Blythe-Hart

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.

Mondays
January 8 - February 19, 2024
10:30 am - 2:30 pm EST

In-Person

7 Weekly Classes

$339

Advanced Jewelry (TUESDAY MORNING)

Instructor

Helen Blythe-Hart

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.

Tuesdays
January 9 - February 20, 2024
10:30 am - 2:30 pm EST

In-Person

8 Weekly Classes

$339

Beginner Metalsmithing (TUESDAY EVENING)

Instructor

Donna D'Aquino

Learn the ancient craft of making silver and copper jewelry by hand. You will learn how to design, saw and pierce, texture, form, forge, make cold connections, and use a torch to solder.

Tuesdays
January 9 - February 27, 2024
6:00pm - 9:30pm EST

In-Person

8 Weekly Classes

$339

Beginning Metalsmithing (WEDNESDAY MORNING)

Instructor

Donna D'Aquino

Learn the ancient craft of making silver and copper jewelry by hand. You will learn how to design, saw and pierce, texture, form, forge, make cold connections, and use a torch to solder.

Wednesdays
January 10 - February 28, 2024
10:00am - 1:30pm EST

In-Person

8 Weekly Classes

$339

Intro to Lost Wax Casting (WEDNESDAY EVENING)

Instructor

Dallas Vinson

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.

Wednesdays
January 10 - February 28, 2024
6:00pm - 9:30pm EST

In-Person

8 Weekly Classes

$339

Intermediate to Advanced Metalsmithing (THURSDAY MORNING)

Instructor

Regina Imbsweiler

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.

Thursdays
January 11 - February 29, 2024
10:00am - 1:30pm EST

In-Person

8 Weekly Classes

$339

Intermediate to Advanced Metalsmithing (THURSDAY AFTERNOON)

Instructor

Regina Imbsweiler

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.

Thursdays
January 11 - February 29, 2024
2:00pm - 5:30pm EST

In-Person

6 Weekly Classes

$255

Ancient Chain Making (FRIDAY MORNING)

Instructor

Kathy Kinev

This class will focus on the formation of various styles of links and repetitious components.

Fridays
January 19 - March 1, 2024
10:00am - 1:30pm EST

In-Person

8 Weekly Classes

$339

Advanced Studio (FRIDAY AFTERNOON)

Instructor

Dallas Vinson

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.

Fridays
January 12 - March 1, 2024
2:00pm - 5:30pm EST

In-Person

7 Weekly Classes

$297

Beginning Metalsmithing (SUNDAY EVENINGS)

Instructor

Lisa Winn

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.

Sundays
January 14 - March 3, 2024
5:00pm - 8:30pm EDT

Registration

Not a current MAGG member?  Join today to receive your Member Discount. Membership is $50 annually.

 

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

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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