Workshops

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Visiting artists and our talented artist members teach local workshops in person and remotely. The one to five day workshops cover a wide variety of metal art techniques ranging from beginning metalsmithing to 3D sculptural techniques to advanced jewelry making. Many of the techniques taught cross the boundaries between sculpture and jewelry making and our artists innovate and adapt the techniques to their own unique styles and artwork.

Upcoming locally taught or online Monterey Bay Metal Arts Workshops are listed here first. We also list member taught workshops which are hosted at other sites. If no upcoming workshops are listed, check back later or join the email list using the field at the bottom of this page for early notification.

Members have first dibs at filling guild sponsored workshop seats and pay less than non-members for the workshops.

Free seminars for members are available to watch later via this website.

Previously held workshops taught with visiting artists and artist members of the Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild are listed below for your reference

extended deadline. "Small Scale Foldforming for Jewelry: Charles Lewton-Brain: April 27-28, 2024: Register by April 13th, 2024: Presented by MBMAG" Workshop Announcement with photo of a blackened coiled copper form Small Scale Foldforming for Jewelry with Charles Lewton-Brain - Missed out signing up? Join the Waitlist for a chance at a spot in the Small Scale Foldforming for Jewelry Workshop April 27 -28, 2024 in person. Watsonville, CA. Join the waitlist by 5pm April 26th, 2024.
Text details for electroforming workshop with instructor name, dates, times, price, # students, and how to register along with an image showing electroformed glass Mad Science: Electroforming Workshop by Patty Lakinsmith - Electroforming Workshop July 8, 2023 in person near Summit Road, Los Gatos, CA. Pre-workshop Zoom on June 28, 2023
call for students announcement with image of a gull in enamel and kelp in silver along with the details for the workshop Avifauna and Flora Cloisonné Enamel and Mason Stain Workshop by Darci Shea Bogdan - The guild is thrilled to present a Cloisoneé Enamel and Mason Stain Workshop by Darci Shea Bogdan. The workshop is being held @ Creator Haven in Watsonville CA
"Waiting List" "Designs in Woven Metal" "Jeanie Pratt. graphic for announcing the workshop waiting list Designs in Woven Metal: Workshop by Jeanie Pratt - Join the Waiting List for the "Designs in Metal Weaving” Workshop by Jeanie Pratt. April 21 -24, 2022 in person @ Creator Haven in Watsonville CA
Douglas Pryor and the stainless steel elephant he created looming behind him in this artist portrait The Art of the Chisel: Chasing Workshop - In this 3 day course we’ll be focusing on the fundamentals of chisel technique, hammer control, pitch management, and how to use design to compliment our medium. You will have the option of what your project will be after a short warm up project.
Albion Smith Games of Thrones Ring Workshop - May 1-3, 2020 (Friday-Sunday, 9:30-4:30 pm) at the Mendocino Art Center. Cancelled
2 clasps front and back CANCELLED: Where’s the Clasp? online workshop with Alison Antelman Feb 26-28, 2021 - Register Now! Signup deadline is Feb 17, 2021 Join MBMAG or Renew Your Membership. All are welcome; members may live anywhere in the world. MBMAG is offering a live online workshop by Alison Antelman. Click here to join MBMAG or renew your membership. If you are a current MBMAG member, click to “Register Now!” If …
CANCELLED: Albion Smith Overlay Cuff Bracelet Workshop - Class cancelled due to CoVID-19 virus. Noted silversmith Albion Smith will teach his elegant Silver Overlay technique. While making their own silver overlay cuff bracelets, students will learn engraving and stamping techniques to embellish the overlays, then learn Albion’s method of soldering the pierced pieces to the underlying metal. In the course of the two days, …
Members Only Workshop: Cloisonné Enamel with an Emphasis on Landscape Design. - Registration opens Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020 at 10 am. This class will focus on the ancient art of cloisonné executed in a landscape design. During this class students will learn how to capture the essence of a landscape through fluid wire bending and apply enamel to achieve atmospheric effects of foreground and background. Students will …
Curtis Arima holding a hammer Curtis Arima Workshop: Design and Composition for Metalsmiths Registration Opens June 2, 2018 at 10 am - Award-winning metalsmith and jewelry/metals instructor Curtis Arima presents a one-day workshop on Design and Composition for Metalsmiths. This workshop is open only to members of MBMAG. To join or renew your membership, click here. Registration opens June 2 at 10am. Click here to register During the day, Curtis will guide the students through considerations of: Aesthetics:Identifying forms, …