Art Clay World approved senior instructor Julia Rai teaches this independent three day intermediate skills Art Clay Diploma Level 1. Holders of the Art Clay Diploma at level 1 can teach introductory Art Clay classes and enjoy 15% discount on Art Clay products from the official distributors.
Art Clay World approved senior instructor Julia Rai teaches this independent three day intermediate skills Art Clay Diploma Level 1 metal clay qualification course.
Aida Chemicals, the manufacturer of Art Clay, have set the curriculum for this course, in association with the European Art Clay distributors. Because of this, the qualification is recognised across Europe.
Holders of the Art Clay Diploma at Level 1 are permitted to run introductory Art Clay classes. More importantly, they also get a 15% discount on Art Clay products from the authorised distributors. Find out more here.
Level: Some previous experience
Timings: 10am – 5pm each day
This course is fully taught by Julia Rai. You will have completed sample pieces to look at, step by step samples as examples to show you what you need to achieve at each point, demonstrations and hands-on, individual assistance and direction from Julia. The pieces you produce will be your own work but at every step, you will have the expertise and experience of Julia to help you achieve the standards required.
At Level 1 students complete six projects during the three day course and must meet the required standards. This is not a beginner level course; you must have worked with silver clay before attending. Our Beginners Metal Clay one day class would be sufficient to prepare you for this course although you will need to have practised working with the clay at home after the course to be really ready. If you have attended a beginners or introductory silver metal clay class somewhere else, this may also be sufficient. If you are in doubt, please call us to discuss in more detail.
The projects you will complete are:-
- Impressions pendant
- Natural leaf pendant
- Filigree earrings
- Syringe decorated ring
- Brooch with mirror polish
- Ring with moulded element and pearl
This class will cover:-
- Using textures
- Setting embeddable, fire-in-place stones and findings
- Painting a leaf using Art Clay paste
- Creating a filigree effect using syringe clay
- Using wood clay to support hollow forms
- Ring making including calculating ring shrinkage
- Using syringe and paste for decoration
- Polishing and finishing to a high standard including mirror polishing
- Using two part moulding compound
- Embedding fine silver wire to attach pearl after firing
What is included in the cost of this class?
The class cost includes all materials and the Art Clay World Level 1 Diploma fee.
Holders of the Art Clay Diploma at level one can teach introductory Art Clay classes and enjoy 15% discount on Art Clay products from the official distributors. On successful completion of this Level, you will be eligible to progress to Art Clay Diploma Level 2. You can take the Level 2 class any time after passing Level 1.
Why choose the Art Clay Diploma?
The Art Clay Diploma metal clay certification is the most beneficial precious metal clay qualification available. Not only do you get training in a variety of advanced metal clay techniques, you also get discounts on Art Clay products. This discount is a huge benefit if you are going to make working with precious metal clay your business. Or even if you want your hobby to cost you less! If you also want to learn traditional silver working techniques, adding colour, texture making or working with other brands of metal clay, take a private class with Julia Rai. You can set your own agenda and learn exactly what you need. All of the techniques included in other, less beneficial metal clay qualification courses can be learned in a private day with Julia.
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.
If you have any questions, Julia is happy to discuss these with you. Call her on the number above or send an email through our contact page.