Art Clay World approved instructor Julia Rai teaches the Art Clay Diploma Courses – Level 1 and Level 2 plus the Art Clay Intensive course at CSACJ. You can take these courses on a scheduled date or book a private course with Julia.
There are several benefits to taking the Art Clay Diploma courses. If you want to make metal clay your business, the Art Clay Diploma provides a world-wide, recognised qualification, administered by the official distributors of Art Clay in Europe. The qualification has been developed in association with the manufacturers of Art Clay, Aida Chemical Company so you know it is worth getting. You also know you have the backing of a world-wide network of other artists, the official distributors of Art Clay and the manufacturer.
Having this qualification gives your customers some assurance of your skills and gives you credibility as a metal clay artist.
Once you pass each level, you are eligible for discounts on Art Clay products from the official distributors. The discount increases at each level you pass. Level 1 gives you discount of 15%, Level 2 gives you discount of 20% and if you go on to pass the higher Diploma, you will be eligible for 30% discount on Art Clay products.
The qualification requires you to produce a number of pieces of jewellery to a specific standard at each level. This means that you will learn new techniques and improve your own standard of work.
The total cost of gaining the full Art Clay Diploma metal clay qualification at CSACJ is below.
Art Clay Diploma Intensive private class (levels 1 and 2) and Art Clay Higher Diploma fee (£25) – £1225
Diploma levels 1 and 2 scheduled classes and Art Clay Higher Diploma fee (£25) – £1165
Diploma levels 1 and 2 private classes and Art Clay Higher Diploma fee (£25) – £1315
Add a private one day class with Julia Rai at £200 to cover anything else you want to learn.
Bring your own materials on the private class if necessary at the discount you will receive having passed the Art Clay Diploma!
Even if you did this the most expensive way – all as individual private, one-to-one classes including the private class to learn other skills – the total cost would only be £1515. Compare that to the total costs of other metal clay qualifications. And how much will you save on buying metal clay in the future with your discount? Can other precious metal clay certification courses offer you that?
Before you book a precious metal clay qualification course, compare the total costs. Really consider the benefits and merits of each and decide what you want. Look at the skills learned, the techniques covered and think about the value for money. Also consider the lifetime financial benefits of the Art Clay Diploma against other metal clay qualification courses. Make sure you spend your hard earned money on something that is worth getting.