Beyond being a teaching facility, the BMAG Studio provides Qualified Members of the Guild with the opportunity to avail themselves of the metalsmithing tools, equipment, and studio space. The studio will be open to members during scheduled times by a Volunteer Host. See the calendar for dates and times.
Members are required to complete the Members Open Studio Certification. Members should supply their basic hand tools if possible and must supply all materials for their own projects.
- Each member must pay the AMOS/MOS fee each visit to the studio.
- Please bring the exact FULL amount in cash or check or the appropriate coupon. No change is available at the studio. No partial payments or IOUs are accepted.
Assisted Members Open Studio (AMOS)
If you took a class but would like a little extra guidance this is a great opportunity to gain confidence in your skills.
During AMOS sessions, the volunteer studio host is available to mentor and assist you in further developing your skills as well as opening the studio for regular MOS.
AMOS hosts are not required to pay their fee for the Studio time as an incentive.
Members Open Studio (MOS)
A MOS host will be open the studio for everyone and will be working on their own projects. Other members are welcome to join MOS sessions.
We are always looking for more members willing to be MOS hosts. As a host you have a key and can request times to have the studio open that match your schedule!
Becoming a MOS host
Becoming a MOS or AMOS Host is an easy process, and is by approval and certification from the Board. It includes additional information & policies regarding how to open and close the studio, checking that a member has the proper MOS certification, and writing receipts for member payments, etc.
All Hosts are required to ensure that members are working safely and using the tools and equipment properly.
Hosts work with the Communications Committee to get approved hosting days and have their scheduled days for inclusion in the calendar at least 2 days in advance so it can be advertised. This lets members have time to schedule themselves so they have time to attend the MOS or AMOS, and avoids conflicts with teaching days and other reserved uses of the studio. All hosts need to be at the studio the entire time they have published and cancellations must be done as far in advance as possible, as the calendar will have to be changed to let others know.