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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 to $650 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 (Certification)
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Metal Clay I or Art Clay

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Metal Clay I - Pat Lillie
Precious 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 PMC 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 PMC with glass and syringe pieces. Students may bring any tools and equipment useful in working with metal, ceramic, polymer clay or traditional metalsmithing. Materials Cost includes PMC 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 OptiVISOR is highly recommended. Prior PMC experience is recommended but not required.

Lab Fee: $25.00
Estimated Materials Cost: 275
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: None

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Metal Clay II - Stone Setting in Metal Clay - Advanced 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. Students 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 metalsmithing. 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 1 class in silver clay prior to taking this class. Materials fee includes PMC supplies enough to complete 3 projects, student tool kit, and the use of assorted tools and class materials supplied by the instructor.

Lab Fee: $25.00
Estimated Materials Cost: 275
Consumables Fee: $0.00
Prerequisites: Metal Clay I or Art Clay

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