Friday, October 16, 2009

Friday Art Links & Certification

Once again I want to share some neat art links that I think you'll like.

Artists for Humanity. This grassroots program in Boston helps kids get off the streets and into professional graphic design careers. Check it out, these guys rock (and they love copics!)

I want to remind you that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here is more great art that pays tribute to the struggles and perseverance of those dealing with Breast Cancer:

Carol Ast - Breast Cancer Art These paintings are not for sale, but they show her reflections on dealing with cancer. Take a look and remember those who have suffered.

A Rural Woman's Breast Cancer Journal - This has art, reflections, and updates on treatment as well as other tidbits helpful for those coping with the trauma.

And, an update on 2009 certifications. Soon I will have a listing of certifications in the first quarter of 2010, but for now, just let me know where you would like to see a class (we do take your requests very seriously!)

If you don't have an application for a session coming up please send Nancy an e-mail.

San Antonio
For all you Texans who are dying to get into the San Antonio classes, good news! We moved the classes to a larger venue. Those classes are re-opened and will be co-taught by Sally Lynn MacDonald and Sharon Harnist. Please submit your application and state which day you prefer, December 13 or 14th. Send those back to

And, Sharon has informed me that she is looking to hold a class in the Dallas area in Feb. 2010. Get on the copic mailing list (on the sidebar of my blog) to be notified when applications and info are released on that venue.

Here's a rundown of our current class offerings:


24th Coos Bay, OR taught by Marianne Full
25th Evansville, IN taught by Sally Lynn Full
28th Grand Rapids, MI taught by Marianne Open to public - almost full, closes next Wed.

21st Montreal, taught by Sherrie Siemens Full
22nd, Montreal, taught by Sherrie Siemens Open to Stores & Designers
22nd Columbia, SC taught by Sally Lynn Open to Stores & Designers

13th San Antonio, TX taught by Sally Lynn Open to Stores & Designers
14th San Antonio, TX taught by Sally Lynn Open to Stores & Designers

OK, I have a very busy weekend, but I'll try to post a tutorial. Have fun!


Jen said...

i'd love a class in the seattle area!! i wanted to get down to oregon next weekend--but it was just a bit too far--for this time! thank you for your tutorials! they are wonderful!

marianne walker said...

Sherrie Siemens will probably be doing a Seattle Class early next year, so keep your eyes open for that.

Louchia said...


There's a class in Montreal and it's full :(

marianne walker said...

cheer up! there will be another Montreal class in April.

Princess said...

I'd love a class in CO. I'm in Colorado Springs...but am happy to attend a class in Denver. I would like to use my copic skills for my local stamping store, Simple Pleasure.

Trena in Naperville said...

Thank you for sharing such cool sites!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Loulabelle said...

I would love to do a class in the UK. Will this be possible?

marianne walker said...

The UK is outside our territory, sorry :( I only work for the North/South American Copic Distributor. Someday they may expand, but that's outsde our control

Karen S said...

Nashville, TN
Thanks for asking
Karen S

Marvinna said...

A class in Denver would be great!!

Maria said...

A class in the Sarnia or London area in Ontario Canada would be great? The last one held in Toronto was full and would be a ways away but another in Toronto would be great as well. Thanks, Maria

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

I would SO love to become Copic Certified! How about a trip to NY? Please? LOL!!

Vanessa said...

Somewhere in the Midwest would be nice. Chicago, Des Moines, Omaha.