ABOUT CAMP PMC® CERTIFICATION


I'm excited to be one of the national instructors offering a new program for those who love metal clay and are looking to expand their skills and opportunities!  


The Camp PMC Certification Program is a personal learning experience designed with separate development paths for metal clay artisans and metal clay instructors. After taking the core Camp PMC Course 101 class, students can choose to advance their metal clay skills, become a PMC instructor, or both.


Instructor classes include two levels, PMC Instructor and PMC Principal Instructor. PMC instructors will be eligible to teach the Camp PMC Course 101 and PMC principal instructors will be eligible to teach PMC Instructor Course 201.

Students completing the Camp PMC Course 101 will receive an 8% discount on future purchases of PMC clays through Clay Revolution and Rio Grande Jewelry Supply. Students completing PMC Instructor Course 201 will receive a 10% discount on future purchases of PMC clays through Clay Revolution and Rio Grande Jewelry Supply.

Students also receive a Certificate of Completion issued by Sawtooth School for Visual Art, for each course completed.


3-DAY ONLINE CAMP PMC® 101 CERTIFICATION - $ 395.00


Skill Level: All

In this fundamental three-session online course, ​you will learn fundamental skills required to work with metal clays and be successful with all PMC products. W​e’ll meet ​using an​ online video​conference​ platform each day, ​that allows face-to-face interaction just like an in-person classroom. ​I will lecture and demonstrate live, and ​you will be able to ask questions in real-time. ​All levels of students are welcome although ​this course is best ​if you already​ have some exposure and experience with metal clay.


​You'll practice fundamental techniques including rolling, texturing, cutting, carving, sculpting, molding, refining, firing and polishing. Extra time will be taken to discuss firing processes and ​you will practice torch firing along with kiln firing.


​You will make five projects including ​three (3) wrapped beads, ​a pair ​of​ earrings with a firable stone, ​a wrapped ring with a firable stone, ​a double textured pendant with syringe detail, ​and a​ sculpted toggle clasp. The included kit consists of 20 grams of PMC 3, 25 grams of PMC OneFire 950 Sterling, 5 grams of PMC Flex, 9 grams of PMC Syringe, a pair of sterling silver ear wires, fireable stones, embeddables, consumables, and a student course manual.


By passing the course you will receive a Certificate of Completion from Sawtooth School for Visual Art. You will also be entitled to an 8% discount on all PMC clays through Clay Revolution. and Rio Grande Jewelry Supply.


"If anyone has any doubt, they can work with metal clay, Cathy dispels those doubts with her gentle, step-by-step teaching and demonstrations of how best to get maximum results from your work. She understands not only your question but your concerns behind the questions. She extends herself to meet your needs. Regardless of age, experience or background in jewelry, Cathy will enrich your learning experience and you will enjoy learning with and from her.”

- Sandy K., online student, Scottsdale, Arizona


"I had trouble finding any PMC jewelry classes in my area, and this online course was perfect. Cathy was very encouraging, accommodating and patient. I learned a lot and now have confidence to try more complex designs and to use other PMC metals." 

- Kim W., online student, Naperville, Illinois


"I took Cathy's class online over a weekend and would highly recommend it. We coverd alot of information and she showed us interesting techniques. You'll walk away with nice pieces you created on your own!"

- Dana C., online student, Kenosha, Wisconsin


What should I expect after registration?

· Within 48 hours of registration, I will email you a tool supply list. In short, you will need a basic metal clay kit, a kiln, and a torch. If you don’t have all the tools or a kiln, please contact me. I have many small tools for sale and can provide kiln firing services for a small fee.


· About 3-7 days prior to the start of class you will receive a course kit in the mail that will include all your clay, stones, findings, and course manual. You’ll receive over $ 175 in course materials!


· About 3-7 days prior to the start of class you will also receive an email that will include course login details. You will be able to contact me to test your connection prior to the class.


· We’ll meet online for three consecutive days via Zoom videoconference. There is NO additional cost for this service. However, since this is a live course, you will not have access to a recording if you are not in attendance.


· A secure group website will be setup for reference documents, videos, and project photo submissions.


· To pass the course and obtain a certificate you will be required to complete and meet requirements for all 5 projects within one week after course completion, submit photos of your work to me for review, and take/pass a short, written test that you will need to take, scan, and send back to me.


What’s the deadline for registration?

Registration deadline is July 28th for the August 7-9 course in order to give me enough time to mail the course kit to you.


What’s the cancellation policy?

Once the manual and materials have been shipped to you, the course fee is non-refundable. However, I will work with you and apply a credit for a future course if taken within 6 months of cancellation.


What other things should I know?

· If you miss a session, you will have to review the manual and/or private website to catch up on missed information.


· I cannot be held responsible for technical difficulties beyond my control (e.g. power outage, poor Internet connection, etc.) I will be available to test your connection with you prior to the start of the course. 


Upcoming Dates

Friday, August 7th, Saturday, August 8th, and Sunday, August 9th, 2020


Start at 1:00 pm EST and end at 5:30 pm EST each day. Cost is $ 395.00 and includes clay for all 5 projects. To reserve your spot, use the Registration link in the left frame of this website or contact Cathy Flesher at 314-606-1718 or email cathy@cathyflesher.com for more information.


Note: Custom one-on-one online sessions with flexible dates are also offered on a request basis for $ 495.00 per person.


2-DAY IN-PERSON CAMP PMC® 101 CERTIFICATION - $ 395.00

Skill Level: All

In this fundamental two-day in-person course you will make 5 projects: a pair of earrings, a pendant, a toggle clasp, a bead, and a ring while learning the basic skills and techniques needed to be successful making your very own sterling and fine silver jewelry using PMC, Precious Metal Clay. Successful completion of this course will entitle you to receive an 8% discount on your future purchases of PMC. Some of the many skills you will learn are: to roll, texture, cut, carve, sculpt, mold, set stones, refine, fire and polish. You will learn how to use a torch and how to program a kiln for the correct firing temperatures to turn your creations into solid fine or sterling silver pieces. 


Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion from the Sawtooth School for Visual Art as well as the 8 % discount on all PMC clays purchased through Clay Revolution and Rio Grande Jewelry Supply. The included kit consists of 20 grams of PMC 3, 25 grams of PMC One Fire 950 Sterling, 5 grams of PMC Flex, 9 grams of PMC Syringe, a pair of sterling silver ear wires, fireable stones, embeddables, course manual, consumables and the use of classroom supplies and tools including equipment such as a torch, kiln, dehydrator, and tumbler. 


SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Students should wear closed toes shoes and, if needed, bring an optivisor or magnifiers and an apron. A battery operated light could be helpful. 

Upcoming Dates

Saturday, September 5th and Sunday, September 6th, 2020


Start at 9:00 am MST and end at 5:30 pm MST each day. Cost is $ 395.00 and includes clay for all 5 projects. No refunds of your registration fee will be given for cancellations under 7 days although a full credit is offered for a future course taken within six months of cancellation. 


This course will be limited to 4 students. To reserve your spot, use the Registration link in the left frame of this website or contact Cathy Flesher at 314-606-1718 or email cathy@cathyflesher.com for more information.


Note: Custom one-on-one online sessions with flexible dates are also offered on a request basis for $ 495.00 per person.


2-DAY ONLINE CAMP PMC® 201 CERTIFICATION - $ 375.00


Skill Level: Advanced

This two-session online course is designed to teach students interested in becoming instructors how to hold successful workshops, develop projects and curricula, and to certify students in the Camp PMC Certification Program. Students will learn the fundamental skills of instruction while working through a real world project. 


Covered topics include tutorial and lesson plan development, time management, holding attention, pricing, and motivational speaking. 


The course will detail the key components of making successful tutorials and classes. Afterwards, students will create their own metal clay project and tutorial based on the guidelines addressed in class. Students will receive 50g of PMC3 to be used in the tutorial development project.


Upon successful completion of the class, including a short written test, students will receive a certificate of completion from Sawtooth School for Visual Art and a 10% discount on PMC clays at Clay Revolution and Rio Grande Jewelry Supply. The designation of PMC instructor will be awarded and students will be eligible to purchase the Camp PMC Course 101 curriculum and begin certifying other students.  This class can only be taken by students who have completed Course 101 or have been approved in advance. 


What’s the deadline for registration?

Registration deadline is August 4th in order to give me enough time to mail the course kit to you.

Upcoming Dates


Friday, August 14th and Saturday, August 15th, 2020


Start at 1:00 pm EST and end at 5:30 pm EST each day. Cost is $ 375.00 and includes 50g PMC3 clay. To reserve your spot, use the Registration link in the left frame of this website or contact Cathy Flesher at 314-606-1718 or email cathy@cathyflesher.com for more information.


No refunds will be given for cancellations under 7 days, however a full credit will be offered for use within six months of cancellation.

Location

Online via Zoom 

or

The "Zen" Studio of Cathy Flesher

Catalina Foothills

Tucson, Arizona 85750


The Camp PMC® Certification Program is proudly supported by Mitsubishi Materials Trading Corporation, Sawtooth School for Visual Art, Clay Revolution, and Rio Grande Jewelry Supply.