INTRODUCTION TO METAL CLAY FULL DAY All day Class 9AM to 5PM $125
All fine silver metal clay, and materials and use of tools are included in this class fee.
In this all day class you will explore the unlimited potential and uniqueness of metal clay, and you will learn how to use and find very simple everyday tools to form 2 beautiful wearable pieces from the design stage to the final polish. You will learn about finding and creating textures, carving, shaping, and finishing your pieces. There will be lessons in stone setting and working with components, You will learn how to torch fire the silver with an inexpensive butane torch and how to polish and patina your unique designs. I will work closely with you each step of the way and at the end of the day you will take home your special pure silver one of a kind designs. After taking this class you will be armed with the basic knowledge to experiment with metal clay on your own.
A TASTE OF METAL CLAY 4 HOURS Class time choices: 9:00 to 1:00, 1:00 to 5:00 , 5:00 to 9:00 PM $65
All the metal clay and other materials to complete your project are included.
This is a fun and educational class where you will learn about “what is metal clay?” and the various types of metal clay available. You will explore how to find and create basic tools to work with the clay, and to make or find your own textures. You will create a one of a kind piece in fine silver from design to finishing and polishing. You will form and place components together and sand and prep your piece for firing. You will learn how to torch fire your piece and watch it transform from a clay like design into a beautiful pure silver creation. Then, you will polish, patina and learn to tie special knots and string your pendant on an adjustable necklace to wear home.
CLASS SUBJECTS COVERED THIS SEASON: Pendants and different types of bails that can be used designs fired with Dichroic glass cabochons How to include old pottery in your designs or sea glass Rings, rings, rings! Findings, like clasps, ear wires, tags etc little boxes beautiful textured leaves hollowware and beads
FOR THE STUDENTS WHO WANT TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION, We will explore creating more unique pieces using different components, setting gemstones, adding gold, and hinges to create lockets, boxes, spinning rings, pendants and beading up necklaces and bracelets to compliment your designs!
3 DAY BRACELET FABRICATION CLASS $295 plus silver clay Beginner to Intermediate In this class you will learn to make a beautiful link bracelet with a handmade clasp from silver metal clay. I will walk you through the basics and you will be free to make the links to your style using the basic template design. You will learn to make a simple elegant clasp to complement your bracelet. I will show you some unique ways to make textures, how to add a gemstone, and simple carving techniques. Included in the class is use of the studio, and kiln as well as use of all tools needed and the necessary silver components to complete the project. I recommend at least 30g of silver clay for the bracelet components, which can be purchased from me at a discount for the class.
RINGS, RINGS, RINGS! This is a beginner and intermediate class where you will learn how to form a beautiful ring of fine silver and to add you own special textures and accents to your ring and after firing it will be a perfect fit. You will learn to add gemstones to your ring and design textures. It is a 4 hour class $65
LEVEL ONE ART CLAY CERTIFICATION CLASS Beginner to intermediate The curriculum consists of seven different projects taught over three days or 24 hours total. It covers a variety of techniques, from the use of organic forms, creating flat and round shank rings, adding and firing gemstones, creating a mirror finish and so very much more. This course provides an in depth exploration of the various uses of Art Clay silver, along with technical information about Art Slay silver and its uses. Upon successful completion of the course you are entitled to: Continue on to the senior level in Art Clay Receive a 30% discount in Art Clay Silver products Teach Art clay intro classes And be listed on the Art Clay Website Upon registration there will be a non refundable $250 deposit via check or PayPal If you have to cancel the class I will hold your supplies\ kit until we can reschedule up to three months.
Fee $650 includes all clay and the kit to complete the course.
CROSSOVER CERTIFICATION CLASS Requirements: Level 2 certification in PMC, Rio Awards cert $350 This is a one day class where you will complete 3 pieces highlighting the use of the products unique to Art Clay. After successful completion of this class you will be able to teach intro classes in Art Clay, List your classes on the website and receive a 30% discount in products at Art Clay World
SENIOR ART CLAY CERTIFICATION $1300 includes all silver, supplies, books and instruction This class takes 32 hours to complete, usually 4-8 hour days, but is flexible to your schedule as long as it is completed within a 30 day period. You must be certified Art Clay, and have been so for at least 6 months. The benefits are enormous with a 32% discount on clay and increased teaching opportunities. You then will be able to certify students, and create new teachers in the wonderful medium. You also will enjoy "net 30" on your wholesale orders You will be making 6 pieces in the class, to technical standards, and 3 juried pieces at home to send to headquarters to be juried, challenging you to use the techniques learned in the Level one and senior certification course. There is also a nonrefundable $200 jury fee sent directly to Art Clay World along with your three pieces at the completion of the class. It is a wonderful opportunity to up your skill level to professional. All materials are included for this class and you will have use of my studio and tools necessary to complete the course. You will receive a packet with all kinds of reference material to help you in working with metal clay, as well as all the clay, gold and findings needed to complete your projects.
Please contact me to register for this fun class There is a $350 deposit upon registration
Here is a former student's comment on Facebook on a class she took from me: Krista wrote: "I wish I could take this class Marilyn Cook! The class I took in St. Croix with you was instrumental in giving me the foundation and confidence to create and keep growing. Thank you for sharing your talent and knowledge."