Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Copic Techniques Class


Well, today I thought that I would introduce a class of mine that is EXTREMELY popular in several southern California stores. It is my COPIC TECHNIQUES CLASS. Below is a description of the 3 hour class. If you are interested in taking a class or scheduling a class at your store, please contact me via email. Classes are listed on the right side of my blog under current classes.

NOTE: I am expanding the areas that I teach this class to the areas in which I do certification classes. IE: Portland, Oregon, Phoenix Arizona, Salt Lake city, UT, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and so many more places - watch my blog for updates.

Class Description:
This is a fun and energetic class packed with information on how to use your Copic markers. In this class each person will receive a special Copic Technique workbook written by me. We will work in this book and practice each of the below techniques. This book becomes a wonderful resource tool to use at home. You will also have several extra images in the book so that you can continue to practice each technique after you go home. As practice makes perfect!

Here is a list of some of the things we learn in class.

1. Introduction to Copic Markers (warranty, different styles, storage, scrapbook safety, blender pen, multi-liner, spica glitter pen etc.
2. How to refill markers & replace nibs (demo)
3. Paper Selection - what types to use and not use and why.
4. Ink - What types of ink to use and not use and why
5. understanding color - basic color wheel, complimentary colors, Copic Color Wheel
6. Understanding the Copic Color Letters and Numbers.
7. Blender pen - fun and practical things you can do with the blender pen and blender solution.
8. How to select natural blending colors.
9. Shading & finding your light source.
10. Blending (like colors and different color families)
11. Fading backgrounds
12. Feathering
13. How to color images with hair and wood.
14. Tip to tip & Palette blending.
16. Beginning Copic Air Brush System... each person gets to make one image with airbrush.

This is a great way to learn how to get the most out of your Copic markers, it is a fun and EXTREMELY informative class.


  1. Sadly, I'll never get to take a class. I'm wondering if you might have your class available in an ebook format? Or know of something similar? I am totally new to copics, very interested in all that you have to offer. Thanks.

  2. awe... maybe not sadly... where do you live?

  3. I am in Northern San Diego county and would love a class down this way! I am new to Copics and need to learn, but driving up to L.A. or that area is a bit of a jaunt for me. I'll keep watching the blog for possible sites down here in San Diego! I'm very close to Gigi's Stamps and not too far from Stampin' Details...hint hint. :o)

  4. I'm signed up for the Beaverton OR class. YIPPY! See you there.

  5. Is there such a thing as an online copics class? I'm on the other side of the country! LOL!

  6. I've applied, been accepted, & PAID for the 22May class in Salt Lake City. Can't wait to see you there!

  7. Are you doing a class in the Salt Lake City Utah area anytime in the future?