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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

BRANDING, MARKETING & SELF-PROMOTION WORKSHOP:

Class/Workshop, Education

This 4-hour workshop unpacks what marketing means for artists, why you should spend your energy on it, and how to market your work. Marketing starts with your story, a strong brand and the right audience. Self-promotion can be a loaded concept; we’ll examine it and offer other terms that can help you feel comfortable sharing your story and your work. We’ll look at examples of strong artist brands and ways to build and strengthen your brand. We’ll talk about how to find your target audience and maintain those relationships. This workshop will also explore the role of gallery representation and whether it’s the right fit for you. There will be a follow up 1 hr conference call with the students to be scheduled during the class. Instructor: Alleson Buchanan. Bring: Any collateral examples you may have. Bellingham Metal Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting the Metal Arts in our community through educational classes, workshops, lectures & more at our educational studio/facility. Free parking, handicap accessible.

Information:

• Sat 8/26/17 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

INTERMEDIATE JEWELRY METALSMITHING:

Class/Workshop

New five-week, Tuesday night class, starts August 29, 2017.  This class will further strengthen and develop your soldering and jewelry technique skills. You will learn to use the rolling mill and basic bezels will be introduced to set a stone.  More emphasis will be placed on design and finishing techniques. EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing or instructor permission. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. For more details and to register, visit us online. Bellingham Metal Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation promoting the Metal Arts in our community through educational classes, workshop, lectures & more at our educational studio/facility.

Information:

• Tue 8/29/17 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

SALT WATER ETCHING WITH JAMES BINNION:

Class/Workshop, Education

Using a salt and water solution with a power supply like an old cell phone charger, discover a safe way to etch silver, copper, brass, and nickel in your own home. In this 2-day class, you will explore making different patterns using multiple resists, including PnP Blue. Enjoy creating texture plates, which can be used in a wide variety of projects, including, metal clay and roll printing. This is a fun class that has applications in many art forms not just jewelry making. Class size is limited to just seven (7) students so sign up now! Visit BMAG online for more workshop details or to register for this workshop. Instructor & world renown jeweler designer: James Binnion. Bellingham Metal Arts Guild (BMAG) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Information:

• Sat 9/9/17 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM10:00 AM2:00 PM

RESUME & ARTIST STATEMENT SUPPORT WORKSHOP:

Class/Workshop, education

This is a 4-hour interactive resume and artist statement workshop. Whether or not you consider yourself to be a professional artist, you should keep your résumé current. We’ll look at a few ways to manage your résumé content. For example, the pros and cons of maintaining an “artist résumé,” and a “non-art résumé.” We will also discuss strategies for developing a strong artisstatement that tells your story in an accessible and professional way. There will also be a 1 hour conference call for students questions to be scheduled during the class. Bring: Three printed copies of your most recent résumé and three printed copies of your most recent artist statement. Instructor: Alleson Buchanan. Bellingham Metal Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization promoting the Metal Arts in our community through educational classes, workshops, lectures & more at our educational studio/facility. Free parking, handicap accessible.

Information:

• Sat 9/30/17 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

CREATIVE PROCESSES MEETS MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP:

Class/Workshop, Education

This 4-hour workshop highlights how the creative process correlates to project management. We will cover the basics of project management in the context of the arts. This will include: Simple negotiation strategies; healthy communication, especially with a disgruntled client; and time management. We will analyze your creative process and discover whether it’s compatible with your project management style. We’ll use our findings to discuss ways to help you become more successful. There will be a 1 hour conference call for students questions to be scheduled during the class. Bring: Any tools or plans you currently use to manage your projects, body of work or collaborations. This is the forth of four workshops instructor Alleson Buchanan will be giving. Each workshop is structured as an individual workshop. However, when taking all four workshops, they compliment and build upon each another.

Information:

• Sat 10/7/17 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

WIRE FINDINGS WORKSHOP:

Class/Workshop

Learn how to make your own ear wires, head pins, hooks, and jump rings using sterling silver wire. This beginning class will cover the various wires and wire gauges used to make custom jewelry findings, which tools you will need, and how to work safely with wire. You will form, shape, wrap, hammer, loop, and learn how to “work harden” your wire. Once you have learned these basic skills, you will be able to use them to create your own earrings, bracelets, and necklaces. There will be time in this class to make some earrings. Prerequisites: Open to adults wanting to learn a new skill. Instructor: Vickie Roberts. For more details and to register, visit us online. Bellingham Metal Arts Guild is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation promoting the Metal Arts in our community through educational classes, workshop, lectures & more at our educational studio/facility.

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• Sun 10/15/17 at 10:00 PM - 5:00 PM

VIKING KNIT CLASS:

Class Reunion

This exciting class teaches you the ancient art of Viking Knit Chain (also known as Trichinopoly Chain.). This method dates back to the 9th century in Scandinavia and England. You will learn about different wire gauges, how to safely handle wire tools and how to make your own end caps and clasps. You will learn both single knit and double knit methods using sterling silver wire and will complete a bracelet in class. You will also learn how to incorporate beads into your work. Prerequisites: Open to adults wanting to learn a new skill. Instructor: Vickie Roberts. For more details and to register, visit us online.

Information:

• Sun 10/22/17 at 10:00 PM - 5:00 PM