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Teaching Metal Clay Effectively - Diploma in Silver Metal Clay Proficiency Grade 4


This is a two day class

Expect a dynamic, energetic weekend with a lot of group input. Make sure your classes are the best they can be! There will be a written test covering the metal clay topics studied in the previous three grades.

Skills covered include:-

* Lesson planning
* Pacing your class
* What makes a good class
* Overcoming difficulties
* Group dynamics
* Resources
* Health and safety
* Insurance

Each student will be expected to guide fellow students in a 30 minute project, and produce class notes for the exercise. A peer assessment of your teaching skills by the group will follow and you will also be expected to contribute to the assessment of others. Full guidelines will be given to you before the class date.


Important note for students considering this class

MCSJ tutors who run this class are trained teachers. That means you know the theory you are learning with them comes not only from years of teaching experience but also from a recognised teaching qualification. When you're considering taking a teaching qualification, make sure the person teaching you is actually trained to teach! Experience is a good thing but if there's a theory element, it makes sense that the person teaching you has had to prove their grasp of that theory in a recognised training course, not just read it from a book - you could do that yourself.





The Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery designed the very first independent qualification for working with Metal Clay which has been running since 2007.

If you want to teach classes or work seriously with metal clay, this is currently the most thorough training you can get anywhere in the world.

The Diploma in Silver Metal Clay Proficiency is free from any association with marketing, discounts or any particular supplier or brand. Therefore it is the first truly independent qualification and sets the new standard for excellence within the metal clay world.

The course is recognised by the PMC Guild International and in fact the grades of competency greatly exceed the minimum requirements suggested by the PMC Guild.




Gaining this Diploma shows a high level of commitment to your work. It will add credibility to your CV and the Competency Certificates will act as a record of your achievements along the way. Upon completion of the full Diploma your name will be registered and displayed on the Diploma Graduates page of the Mid Cornwall School of Jewellery website.

Upon completion of all four grades, artists will be entitled to use the registered letters after their names. For example, Mary Maker, MCSJ Dip. MC


Read FAQ's about our Silver Clay Diploma here

Your tutor for this class will be Lisa Cain


Things to consider before booking these courses...

This course is only suitable for students who have attended the Silver Metal Clay Diploma Grade 1, or have completed the Silver Metal Clay Home Study Grade 1 Diploma course and also attended the Silver Metal Clay Diploma Grade 2 and Silver Metal Clay Diploma Grade 3 Classes.

To see what people who have taken this course say - click here

Read FAQ's about our Silver Clay Diploma here

Got questions about this jewellery making course?

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