Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Canadian Certifications

Yes, that's right. Yours truly is your "canadian connection" to copic certifications. I will be teaching and assisting in the certification events that are in March in Toronto.

I have tentatively set the date June 6th to do a certification event in Winnipeg.
Victoria Inn
Wellington Crescent,
Winnipeg, MB

Here are some of the details on a certification:

Cost is $120 per attendee.

These classes fill up quickly so please read the following directions to make sure your application is accepted.

Classes are OPEN first to:

• Store Owners/Employees in the Papercrafting or Fine Art Industry
• Teachers who are affiliated with a store
• Designers registered with CHA or members of Design Team(s)
• Sales Reps for Copic or associated Distributors
• Media, Press

(limited seats available for people who have already been certified or attending half-day, see below)

Three weeks before the event, REMAINING SEATS will be opened to:
• Home Party Representatives (such as Stampin’ Up! or CTMH)
• Craft enthusiasts

If you do not fall into one of these categories we will put you on a different mailing list for future Certification sessions.

Here is the application form:
(Removed as I wait for a new form)

E-mail or fax your applications please.

E-mail- orders@copicmarker.com fax- 541-684-0140

Applications are used for adding correct information to the website instructor list. We ask for samples of your work just to get a feel for the type of things you create, be it scrapbook, stamping, altered arts, or fine art. Your application will not be denied if you don’t submit examples.

Class Goals and Outline

People who take this class will be listed on our website as instructors who have completed training. It is still up to you to practice on your own and take the skills you learn and apply them to your own work.

This is a technique-based class. We will NOT make finished samples. Rather, I suggest that you make a Sample Book with techniques and color combos that you like during the class, or take the small images you work on and turn them into projects later.

A typical class runs:

9 am to 10:30 Papers, inks, and product overview (Basic Overview)
10 min break
10:40 to 12:30 pm Coloring, 4 blending methods, and the colorless blender
1 hr lunch break – Lunch is NOT provided
1:30 to 2:45 Blender effects, altered media, ink effects,
3pm to 4 Airbrushing, Q & A, signing of certificates


Your class fee includes an information packet with lots of useful literature and guides. There will also be a paper sampler in your packet. Most of the flyers and information sheets are downloadable off our website, and you can request copies of specific flyers for your future events by sending an e-mail to orders@copicmarker.com

Also included is a product packet. This is a sampler for you to use for teaching or demo purposes. Each packet includes:

2 Copic Markers
2 Sketch Markers
1 Wide Marker
1 Various ink
1 Spica Glitter Pen
2 Multiliner SP pens
1 Sketch Blender Pen
1 Big bottle of blender solution (this will have to go in checked luggage for those flying)

All other supplies are provided, however you may wish to bring the following:

• Your own stamps or stamped-off images
• Your own papers or inks to try (I bring plenty of my favorite, please test your own)
• Embellishments to alter or Airbrush (die-cuts, metal, silk flowers, etc)

We will be using Sketch Markers. If you choose to bring your own markers make sure they are marked so they do not get mixed in with my classroom sets.


Please contact Kris about applications and payment in the US toll free: 866-662-6742, outside the US, 541-684-0013 orders@copicmarker.com.

Product questions, contact Marianne office1@copicmarker.com.

I look forward to working with all of you - let the registration begin!!


Nancy said...

That's very exciting for you Sherrie! Congratulations!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sherrie! Do you know if there will ever be a certification class here in Vancouver?

Thanks for all the inspiration!

Sherrie said...

Hi Kathy, just put your requested interest in the coarse to copic. I'm sure I'll be doing another one here in Vancouver (since it is so close!)