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Metal Clay - Quilling with Art Clay Silver Paper Type - Jackie Truty
Create delicate, filigree-like jewelry with 2mm strips of Art Clay Paper type—a totally different variation of Art Clay Silver that feels like vinyl and has 98% of the moisture already removed. Feel free to bring any irregularly shaped cabochon (flat on the bottom and rounded on the top) no larger than 30-40mm at its largest length. Various texturing tools will be available. Short nails and your magnifier are the only necessities. Everything else will be provided. We will be creating daisy earrings with pearls, a filigree pendant with a bezel at its center, freeform pendant, a bezel using Paper Type exclusively, and a folded flower pendant.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $200
Prerequisites: None

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Metal Clay I – Fundamental Techniques - Pat Lillie
Metal clay is composed of precious metal, very fine powder combined with an organic binder and water. When fired properly, the binder burns off and the metal fuses to become pure silver or 22k gold. Four projects illustrate the use of metal clay in all four forms: clay, paste, syringe and sheet including techniques of setting gemstones that are able to withstand firing in a kiln. Optional projects include the use of metal clay with glass and syringe pieces. Students may bring any tools and equipment useful in working with metal, ceramic, polymer clay or traditional metal smithing. Lab fee includes metal clay supplies enough to complete the 4 projects, student tool kit, and the use of a complete assortment of tools and class materials supplied by the instructor. An Opti Visor is highly recommended. No prior experience is needed.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $275
Prerequisites: None

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Metal Clay III-Motion, Boxes, and Hollo Forms - Pat Lillie
Learn to create unique hollow forms while learning new advanced techniques in metal clay. We will explore the mechanics of making moving parts in metal clay designs. Topics covered will include different box and hollow form constructions, lids and covers, hinges and guides, finishing techniques and clasps. The student should bring their personal basic metal clay tools and Optivisor. Feel free to bring any equipment useful in working with metal, ceramic, polymer clay or traditional metal smithing. I encourage each student to come with a spirit of adventure and a willingness to try new things. Students must have taken the Metal Clay Fundamentals or Art Clay class in silver clay prior to taking this class. Materials fee includes Metal Clay supplies, student tool kit, and the use of assorted tools and class materials supplied by the instructor.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $275
Prerequisites: Metal Clay 1 or Art Clay

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Metal Clay II-Stone in Metal Clay-Adv Techniques - Pat Lillie
Create additional dimension and color to your metal clay designs by adding natural stones. Learn several different methods to design your metal clay to be able to set your cabochons and natural irregular shaped stones after firing. Topics will cover designing, metal clay construction techniques, firing methods, finishing and setting of your stones. The student should bring their personal basic metal clay tools and Optivisor. Feel free to bring any equipment useful in working with metal, ceramic, polymer clay or traditional metal smithing. I encourage each student to come with a spirit of adventure and a willingness to try new things. Students must have taken the Metal Clay I class in silver clay prior to taking this class. Materials fee includes Metal clay supplies enough to complete 3 projects, student tool kit, and the use of assorted tools and class materials supplied by the instructor.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $275
Prerequisites: Metal Clay I or Art Clay

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Metal Clay Level I Certification - Pat Lillie
Art Clay is a non-toxic product composed of silver powder, a cellulose binder and water. When fired, the binder burns off, the piece shrinks 8-9% and it becomes 99.9% fine silver. Certification for the basic level will teach you seven projects that encompass all the basic techniques using the various art clay products, including paste, clay, syringe and overlay paste. You will learn everything from rolling, texturing, combining, repairing, pre-finishing and finishing while being able to modify your pieces to express your individuality. At the end of the week, you will have completed the entire certification process for Level I and no other weeks are necessary. Once you have completed all the projects, as a Level I Certified Instructor in Art Clay Silver, you will be eligible for a 30% discount on all art clay silver products and substantial discounts on everything else Art Clay World USA offers. Prior metal clay experience is helpful, but not necessary. Short nails and a magnifier are the only things you will need for class. The material costs include all the clays, use of tools and materials. This course typically has a value of $600.00 to $650.00 for 3 days. As a student at WH school, you are being offered a substantial discount for a full, week-long class.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $450
Prerequisites: Metal Clay I or Art Clay

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Metal Clay-Enameling on Art Clay Silver - Jackie Truty
We will combine the uniqueness of Art Clay Silver clay, which fires to 99.9% fine silver, with non-leaded Thompson transparent enamels to teach you the basics of both. Three types of enameling will be taught: basse-taille, champlevé and cloisonné, but simplified by using Art Clay Silver clay, paste and syringe. Short nails and a magnifier are a must. Everything else will be provided.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $200
Prerequisites: None

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Metal Clay-The New Mokume Gan with Silver and Copper - Jackie Truty
Traditional Mokume Gan (wood grain in Japanese) was developed in the 17th century with soft metals like silver, copper and gold. This technique, using silver and copper clays, can only be done with Art Clay brand, as the shrinkages and binders are similar.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $200
Prerequisites: None

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