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Bellingham Metal Arts Guild (BMAG)

2620 N. Harbor Loop Dr.,, Bellingham, WA

Phone:
1-(360)-201-0236

Website:
www.bellinghammetalartsguild.org

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Upcoming Events

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing I

Jewelry/Gems, Folk Art/Crafts

New 5-week Monday night session starts October 16th. Learn basic jewelry fabrication techniques including: annealing, sawing, piercing, filing, texturing, soldering, forming, and polishing using non-ferrous metals. You will use BMAG's jewelry tools and equipment, in a safe, supportive, creative environment and you can expect to finish one to two interesting pieces using these basic skills. No experience necessary! Adults only. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. Free parking, handicap accessible. For more details or to register visit our website.

Information:

• Mon 10/23/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
• Mon 10/30/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Basic Jewelry Wax Carving Workshop

Jewelry/Gems

Learn or refresh your basic jewelry wax carving skills. A two-day, 12- hour course covering the basics of jewelry wax design, design layout, tools and their uses, basic carving, and wax build-up techniques. Using these skills, this class will allow you to create a unique wax pattern model for a 5 - 6 mm band or a pendant. Instructor: Frank Goss. Prerequisites: Open to adults, 18 years or older, wanting to learn a new skill. This course or instructor permission is required for the Lost Wax Casting workshop to follow in November. Free parking; handicapped accessible. For more details and to register, visit us on our website.

Information:

• Sat 11/4/17 - Sun 11/5/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing I

Jewelry/Gems, Folk Art/Crafts

New 5-week Monday night session starts October 16th. Learn basic jewelry fabrication techniques including: annealing, sawing, piercing, filing, texturing, soldering, forming, and polishing using non-ferrous metals. You will use BMAG's jewelry tools and equipment, in a safe, supportive, creative environment and you can expect to finish one to two interesting pieces using these basic skills. No experience necessary! Adults only. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. Free parking, handicap accessible. For more details or to register visit our website.

Information:

• Mon 11/6/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Precious Metal Clay (PMC): The Very Basics

Class/Workshop, Jewelry/Gems

Learn how to shape, texture, dry, sand, & finish a pendant or a pair of earrings (or both) in just one day. You will make 2 items, one which will be torch fired & the other will be fired in the kiln. Finish your pieces by tumbling with steel shot & learn how to use the magnetic pin polisher. The finished product is .999 silver - aka. Fine Silver. You will have the option of using patina to enhance the texture of your finished piece.

Information:

• Sun 11/12/17 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing I

Jewelry/Gems, Folk Art/Crafts

New 5-week Monday night session starts October 16th. Learn basic jewelry fabrication techniques including: annealing, sawing, piercing, filing, texturing, soldering, forming, and polishing using non-ferrous metals. You will use BMAG's jewelry tools and equipment, in a safe, supportive, creative environment and you can expect to finish one to two interesting pieces using these basic skills. No experience necessary! Adults only. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. Free parking, handicap accessible. For more details or to register visit our website.

Information:

• Mon 11/13/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Lost Wax Casting Workshop

Jewelry/Gems

In this 2-day course, you will learn basic “Lost Wax” Casting techniques and will make a sterling silver casting of a wax model you have prepared for your specific project (maximum 15 grams). Class covers vacuum & centrifugal casting techniques, spruing, and investing your specific wax project to prepare for overnight burnout. The second day students will cast their mold in sterling silver and finish their specific project. Instructor: Frank Goss. Prerequisites: Basic Wax Carving & a completed wax carving to sprue & cast or instructor permission. Free parking; handicapped accessible. For more details, including a complete course outline, and to register, visit us online.

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• Sat 11/18/17 - Sun 11/19/17 at 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM