Sunday, September 25, 2011

Copics Certification... Finally!

I am pleased to inform you all that I have been accepted to the Copics Certification Class offered in Sacramento on October 17th! I am so excited! As most of my students know, I have been teaching basic Copic Marker classes at The Stamp Art Shoppe for the last year and a half or so, but I have never had any formal training. Certification is expensive and usually far away. Sandy and Richele had just passed on what they had learned here and there. (Thanks, ladies!) I picked it up fairly quickly with a few minor struggles in the beginning. But, I am a colorer (is that really a word?) from way back and I have the fancy coloring books to prove it! Now, I am ready to learn more. Mostly because I want to be able to teach my students more, and partly so that I can challenge myself. I will learn what I can from this class and then hopefully be able to take the Intermediate class next time it is offered in the area. Yay!
I have really noticed a lot of improvement in my students work and I recently opened a new class this session called Advanced Copic Marker Techniques. If you have had my Copic Marker Workshop and are looking for the next step, the advanced class may be for you. My students had a blast in the first class and learned so much.
One of the great perks of teaching the classes is that they have allowed me to know what colors I want to work with and what colors students are wanting to work with and therefore we can order new colors accordingly. One of the constant requests is for skin tones. They can be a bit elusive at time and require a little more practice. We have added close to 30 new colors since I began teaching the classes and the customers and I are always pushing for more!
This photo is of one of the cards from my Color Your World - Winter class. I hope you enjoy it!
Happy Coloring!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

A Little Distracted...

I can't lie. I have been just a little distracted lately. I found out in mid-June that my oldest son was going to be a father! With that news came frenzied planning sessions with his bride-to-be and her mother about bridal showers, weddings, baby showers, and a whole host of other wonderful things.
With that being said, I cut back slightly on my classes at The Stamp Art Shoppe this session for a few different reasons, but one being so I had time for wedding preparations. I still have several to choose from and I hope I see you in class soon! I am also helping Sandy and Linda with The 12 Tags of Christmas Series during the month of December. If you haven't signed up, check it out! It should a fun holiday treat!
Most of my classes are filling up quickly, but there is still some room in some especially evening classes. I will tease you with a picture of my Spooky Greetings 2011 class and my Color Your World - Autumn class. Hope you can make it to one!