Thursday, May 27, 2010

Certification Updates

It's been a busy week, what with all the classes coming up. I have a few minor changes to go over, then it's time to give an update on all the certification classes we have coming up.

First note, Sally Lynn has moved off our Certification Regional Instructor team. She is still on our design team, but she will no longer be teaching Certifications. This leaves her open to teach more flexible workshops all across the country on a variety of subjects. I know she is looking forward to some great altered-arts workshops incorporating Copics.

Meanwhile, we've adjusted a few instructors for upcoming classes. If you need an application, please e-mail

May 30th, Vancouver, BC Taught by Sherrie Siemens Open to Public
June 6th, Arlington, TX Taught by Marianne, Sharon and Jenn Balcer FULL
June 11th, Bloomington, IL Taught By Lori Craig Open to Public
June, 12th Grand Rapids, MI Taught by Debbie Olson FULL
June 13th, Toronto, Canada Taught by Sherrie Siemens FULL
June 13th, Boise, ID Taught by Jennie Black Open to Public
June 13th, Puerto Rico, Taught by Colleen Schaan Open to Public
June 27th, Seattle, WA Taught by Sherrie Siemens Open to Public

July 11th, Riverside, CA Taught by Jennie Black Open to Stores & Designers
Summer CHA- July 26th, Chicago, IL Taught by Debbie Olson Open to Stores & Designers

I was sent a link to the following event that I think sounds really interesting. For those of you in the Washington DC area there is a Pen event this weekend at the Smithsonian National Postal Museum:

WHAT: Pens & the Post: Collect, Correspond, Celebrate!

WHEN: Saturday, May 29 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHERE: Smithsonian National Postal Museum, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE

The National Postal Museum, along with the Pen Collectors of America and Fahrney’s Pens, are hosting “Pens & the Post: Collect, Correspond, Celebrate!” Pens, postage and mail have long gone hand in hand. Explore the shared history of pens and mail with the whole family.

The following activities taking place throughout the day:

· Make a creative card to send to a friend with young designer Sophia Breuer

· Watch an expert calligraphy demonstration by expert calligrapher Deborah Basel

· Take a fancy fountain pen for a spin at the “Pen Petting Zoo” provided by Fahrney’s Pens

· Sample a rainbow of ink colors with John Bosley, author of Vintage Inks

· Try out beautiful papers from plain to posh with handwriting specialist Nan Barchowsky

· Just in time for Memorial Day, pen a letter to U.S. military members and learn about World War II-era correspondence.

· Meet the Pen Collectors of America and find out more about the pen collecting community

· See a pen set belonging to President Franklin D. Roosevelt and beautiful stamps featuring pens and handwriting in a scavenger hunt

Short workshops provide the opportunity to learn from the experts and try new skills:

· 11:30 a.m. – Pens for Kids Workshop presented by the Pen Collectors of America

· 12:30 p.m. – Cursive for Kids Workshop presented by Fahrney’s Pens

· 1:30 p.m. – Pens for Kids Workshop presented by the Pen Collectors of America

· 2:30 p.m. – The Glory of Pen Collecting presented by the Pen Collectors of America

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70-431 Question And Answers

Pam in Ar. said...

What has been done about the pending certification class in Branson, Missouri? Has it been completely removed from the table?

shooskua said...

Hi, I left a comment on May 18th regarding the certification manual -- and that I haven't received an email regarding obtaining one of these before the June 30th deadline. Can someone let me know how I can get a manual? My details for my certification class are as follows:

My name is Christine Powell and I took a certification course with Marianne on January 23, 2009 at the Anaheim Marriott in Southern California. My email address is shooskua[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thanks, Christine

Tammy said...

I would have the same question as Pam in AR.
I have been waiting for the Branson Missouri class and now I don't see it anywhere.
Does that in fact mean it's been canceled?
Thanks so much

Linda said...

I never received a link to get my Copic certification manual. I am extremely interested in getting one as the class I attended on the east coast fell far short of expectations. The class was abbreviated and very light in content. Can you help me in acquiring a manual and advise me who can assist me in my concerns about the class? I don't think your blog is the right forum for the specifics of this issues, but I don't know where else to go. Thanks very much for all the wonderful lessons on using Copic markers. Your work is amazing! Linda