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What's New on the Metal Clay Academy Website?

This page provides you with a quick idea of what's been added in the past month. If you are a regular visitor, you can see what we've added since your last visit here.

Archived What's New pages for earlier months can be seen here

August What's New Archive - you can see everything that was added during August 2014 here.

2nd September

A new metal clay related qualification was added.

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Art and Design - Mixed Media

Following the success of the NCFE Level 1 Award in Creative Craft which ran in 2013/14, the Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery have again partnered with Cornwall Adult Education to deliver a fully accredited qualification at Level 2. The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Art and Design-Mixed Media is fully recognised by employers, colleges and universities and is the equivalent of a GCSE.

It consists of 120 guided learning hours of tuition and includes metal clay, glass and polymer clay in the curriculum. Students will build a portfolio of research, techniques and design ideas as well as a body of 2D and 3D mixed media work.

The course covers both 2D and 3D design using glass, metal clay and polymer clay. It runs as an evening class consisting of 40 three hour classes from 6pm-9pm, a day class consisting of 40 three hour classes from 10am-1pm or as six long weekend modules.

The entry requirements for this level are basic knowledge of glass fusing, cutting glass accurately and safely and basic metal clay work. No prior knowledge of working with polymer clay is required.

Topics covered in the Level 2 course:-

  • Investigate a range of secondary and primary sources for ideas and development
  • Explore and use a range of materials and techniques
  • Plan, prepare, make and evaluate final pieces
  • Produce 2D and 3D pieces in response to both secondary and primary sources
  • Make a collection of 2D studies and recordings from a wide range of sources showing elements such as line, colour and shape

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related QCF qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

1st September

A new UK bead supplier was added.

Verchiel Beads and Jewellery - Cheltenham

UK bead supplier and retail shop. They supply a wide range of beads and beading tools and accessories. They also run classes.

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