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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 1

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop

A new 5-week Monday night session starts August 13th. 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. This class is open to adults wanting to learn new skills related to making metal jewelry. Please note there is no class on September 3rd, due to the Labor Day Holiday. Instructor: Sacha Bliese.

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• Mon 8/20/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 2

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop

A five session class once a week class designed for the next step in the beginning metalsmith's curriculum. Improve and increase your basic skills in soldering and metalsmithing with this more advanced class. New techniques will be taught to further advance the beginning student in their progress as a jeweler/metalsmith. Discover forging and forming of metals using hammers and stakes, piercing and use of the jeweler’s saw, sanding, polishing, filing and finishing techniques, and create an overlay ring design to be taken home at the end of the class schedule. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. Prerequisites: Beginning 1 class (or other beginning class equivalent) and 18 years or older. For more details and to register, visit us online at: BMAG-WA.org.

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• Wed 8/22/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 1

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop

A new 5-week Monday night session starts August 13th. 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. This class is open to adults wanting to learn new skills related to making metal jewelry. Please note there is no class on September 3rd, due to the Labor Day Holiday. Instructor: Sacha Bliese.

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• Mon 8/27/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 2

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop

A five session class once a week class designed for the next step in the beginning metalsmith's curriculum. Improve and increase your basic skills in soldering and metalsmithing with this more advanced class. New techniques will be taught to further advance the beginning student in their progress as a jeweler/metalsmith. Discover forging and forming of metals using hammers and stakes, piercing and use of the jeweler’s saw, sanding, polishing, filing and finishing techniques, and create an overlay ring design to be taken home at the end of the class schedule. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. Prerequisites: Beginning 1 class (or other beginning class equivalent) and 18 years or older. For more details and to register, visit us online at: BMAG-WA.org.

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• Wed 8/29/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 1

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop

A new 5-week Monday night session starts August 13th. 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. This class is open to adults wanting to learn new skills related to making metal jewelry. Please note there is no class on September 3rd, due to the Labor Day Holiday. Instructor: Sacha Bliese.

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• Mon 9/3/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 2

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop

A five session class once a week class designed for the next step in the beginning metalsmith's curriculum. Improve and increase your basic skills in soldering and metalsmithing with this more advanced class. New techniques will be taught to further advance the beginning student in their progress as a jeweler/metalsmith. Discover forging and forming of metals using hammers and stakes, piercing and use of the jeweler’s saw, sanding, polishing, filing and finishing techniques, and create an overlay ring design to be taken home at the end of the class schedule. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. Prerequisites: Beginning 1 class (or other beginning class equivalent) and 18 years or older. For more details and to register, visit us online at: BMAG-WA.org.

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• Wed 9/5/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Intensive Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing I

Jewelry/Gems

Learn how to properly use specific tools and equipment for jewelry fabrication techniques including: Sawing, piercing, filing, texturing, basic soldering, forming, sanding and finishing, using non-ferrous metals. You will use BMAG's jewelry tools and equipment, in a safe, supportive, creative environment. Each step will be well demonstrated with personal attention. You will leave the class with a sample piece of each of the techniques you have learned. This is a 2-day class on September 8 & 9. Prerequisites: Open to adults, wanting to learn new skills. No experience required. Instructor: Marie-Claire Dole.

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• Sat 9/8/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 1

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop

A new 5-week Monday night session starts August 13th. 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. This class is open to adults wanting to learn new skills related to making metal jewelry. Please note there is no class on September 3rd, due to the Labor Day Holiday. Instructor: Sacha Bliese.

Information:

• Mon 9/10/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 2

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop

A five session class once a week class designed for the next step in the beginning metalsmith's curriculum. Improve and increase your basic skills in soldering and metalsmithing with this more advanced class. New techniques will be taught to further advance the beginning student in their progress as a jeweler/metalsmith. Discover forging and forming of metals using hammers and stakes, piercing and use of the jeweler’s saw, sanding, polishing, filing and finishing techniques, and create an overlay ring design to be taken home at the end of the class schedule. Instructor: Sacha Bliese. Prerequisites: Beginning 1 class (or other beginning class equivalent) and 18 years or older. For more details and to register, visit us online at: BMAG-WA.org.

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• Wed 9/12/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Earring Design and Rendering

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop

In this class you will practice sketching jewelry, designing earrings to scale and from different angles, plus rendering cabochons or faceted stones in color to illustrate your designs. This is the First Class of a series of 4 Independent Intensive Intermediate Jewelry Metalsmithing classes. Prerequisites: Open to adults, 18 +, wanting to learn new skills. Some drawing experience preferred. Registration deadline: September 7th at 12 pm. Instructor: Marie-Claire Dole. Free parking & handicapped accessible. For more details and to register, visit us online.

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• Fri 9/14/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Independent Intensive Intermediate Jewelry Metalsmithing II – All About Earrings

Class/Workshop, Jewelry/Gems

In this second class of a series of 4 Independent Intensive Intermediate Jewelry Metalsmithing, you will strengthen and develop your jewelry metalsmithing skills, including delicate soldering, while focusing on making earrings in Sterling Silver and copper. You will learn how to do post, post and clips, studs and dangles, and design a matching and non-matching style of earrings. Prerequisites: Open to adults with Basic Jewelry making skills like sawing, filing, soldering. Recommended class: Earring design and rendering class, Friday, Sept 14th, 2018, 6-9 pm (see class list for details). Free parking & handicapped accessible. Instructor: Marie-Claire Dole. This is a 2-day weekend class on September 15 & 16. Registration Deadline: September 8th at 12 pm.

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• Sat 9/15/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 1

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop

A new 5-week Monday night session starts August 13th. 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. This class is open to adults wanting to learn new skills related to making metal jewelry. Please note there is no class on September 3rd, due to the Labor Day Holiday. Instructor: Sacha Bliese.

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• Mon 9/17/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing 1

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop

A new 5-week Wednesday night class starts Sept 19th. 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. 5 Wednesday evenings: September 19, 26, Oct. 3, 10 & 17th. Prerequisites: Open to adults wanting to learn new skills. No experience necessary. Instructor: Sacha Bliese.

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• Wed 9/19/18 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Intensive Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing II

Jewelry/Gems, Class/Workshop

Explore additional jewelry tools and fabrication techniques including: Sawing, piercing, filing, forming, forging, texturing, soldering, fusing, assembling links, sanding and finishing using non-ferrous metals. You will use BMAG's jewelry tools and equipment, in a safe, supportive, creative environment. Each step will be well demonstrated with personal attention. You will leave the class with a finished piece including class samples of each of the techniques you have learned. This is a 2-day weekend class on September 22 & 23. Prerequisites: Open to adults, who have taken Intensive Beginning Jewelry Metalsmithing I, or have the instructor's permission. Register before September 15th to allow the instructor time to purchase materials. Instructor: Marie-Claire Dole. For more details and to register, visit us online at: BMAG-WA.org

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• Sat 9/22/18 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM