This is a 3 day class teaching you advanced Metal lay skills. The curriculum is set by Aida Chemicals, the manufacturer of Art Clay, in association with the European Art Clay distributors and the qualification is recognised across Europe.
Holders of the Art Clay Diploma at Level 2 are permitted to run introductory Art Clay classes and get a 20% discount on Art Clay products from the authorised distributors.
The class cost includes all materials and the Art Clay World Level 2 Diploma fee. You must have passed the Art Clay Diploma Level 1
The updated Art Clay Diploma replaced the previous Art Clay Certification in January 2013. 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
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 20% discount on Art Clay products and can teach Level 1 and 2 Diploma classes until the new Teacher’s Certification is in operation. Once running, the Teacher’s Training Course will be a prerequisite for teaching the Diploma classes.