Art Clay World approved senior instructor Julia Rai teaches this independent three day advanced skills Art Clay Diploma Level 2 metal clay qualification course. Holders of this qualification enjoy 20% discount on Art Clay products from official distributors.
Art Clay World approved senior instructor Julia Rai teaches this independent three day advanced skills Diploma Level 2 metal clay qualification course. All materials are included in the price.
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 this Diploma at Level 2 are permitted to run introductory Art Clay classes. More importantly they also get a 20% discount on Art Clay products from the authorised distributors. Find out more here. If you are thinking about getting qualifications in working with precious metal clay, this is the most advantageous in terms of ongoing value for money.
Level: Must have passed Art Clay Level 1 Diploma
Timings: 10am – 5pm each day
This Level 2 Diploma certification course is fully taught by Julia Rai. You will be able to look at completed sample pieces allowing you to really understand the requirements. You will also have step by step samples as examples to show you what you need to achieve at each point. Julia will do demonstrations and give you hands-on, individual assistance and direction. The pieces you produce will be your own work. However, you will have Julia’s expertise and experience at every step, helping you to achieve the standards required.
At Level 2 students complete four complex projects during the three day course and must meet the required standards. You must have attended and passed the Art Clay Diploma Level 1 before attending this course. If you attained the Level 1 with another instructor, you should bring your Certificate with you.
The projects you will complete are:-
- Balance ring
- Glass lentil pendant
- Colours of nature pendant/brooch
- Copper and silver riveted pendant
This class will cover:-
- Making a D-profile ring
- Using glass with metal clay
- Bezel setting natural stones
- Adding gold using Keum-Boo
- Using Art Clay Copper
- Polishing and finishing to a high standard
What does the course cost include?
The course cost includes all materials and the Art Clay World Level 2 Diploma fee.
Holders of the Level 2 Diploma enjoy 20% discount on Art Clay products from the official distributors.
On successful completion of this Level, you will be eligible to progress to the Art Clay Higher Diploma. This level has no classes; you are required to design and make three pieces to set criteria without guidance from a teacher. You will need to wait six months from the date of your Level 1 class before submitting your pieces for the Higher Diploma. The Higher Diploma holder gets 30% discount on Art Clay products and can teach Level 1 and 2 Diploma classes.
Why choose the Art Clay Diploma?
This Diploma 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 Diploma 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 Art Clay on the private class if necessary at the discount you will receive having passed the 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.