Moments in Metal – Gallery

Betty Helen Longhi Workshop – September 14-16, 2012

Betty Helen Longhi, Floating Free
‘Floating Free’ Betty Helen Longhi

Don’t Miss this Rare Monterey Bay Visit

Forming Techniques for Jewelry
September 14, 15 and 16, 2012
Cabrillo College, Aptos, CA
Cost $375, materials included
Limited to 12 students

Join us in a once in a lifetime workshop opportunity while Betty Helen is here on a very rare West Coast visit to the Monterey Bay area. Learn from the master herself in a small intimate atmosphere.

Betty Helen will be able to give each student individual attention and guidance as she teaches how to use the shell forming techniques of synclasting and anticlasting as well as ways to make transitions from one form to the other. You will gain new insight into ways to manipulate sheet metal into a unique group of jewelry items.

Betty Helen Longhi is a nationally recognized metalsmith who creates finely crafted jewelry and sculpture. She attended the University of Wisconsin and Cranbrook Academy of Art and has studied with Heikki Seppa and Michael Good. Ms. Longhi has given numerous workshops both in the United States and Canada including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Parsons School of Design, Arrowmont, Peters Valley Craft Center and Penland School. A master craftsperson, Ms. Longhi incorporates various texturing techniques with forging, shell forming and die forming in her pieces. Her work is recognized for it’s sculptural quality and flowing lines.

For more information about this talented artist please visit: http://fluidformsinmetal.com/artist.html

To reserve a space, send checks made out to: MBMAG, Attn: Mary Luke

Experience Metal – August 18-19, 2012

SC Museum of Art and History

EXPERIENCE METAL
at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History, August 18th and 19th, 2012

The Monterey Bay Metal Arts Guild (MBMAG), in collaboration with the Cabrillo College Seahawk Metal Arts Club (SMAC) is participating in a two-day celebration of all things metal at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art and History on Saturday, August 18th and Sunday, August 19th from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

For two days the patios and the classroom of the museum will be a flurry of activity as we present three workshops: Make-A-Bracelet, Crazy Metal Quilt and tufa casting, and two demonstrations: fold forming Dawn Nakanishi and metal forging Paul Chaney. Continue reading “Experience Metal – August 18-19, 2012”