Friday, August 17, 2012

Quick Sketch and Certification

Back from Japan
I just had the wonderful opportunity to spend a week in Japan, teaching some wonderful Japanese people all about Copics. This was my first time in Japan, so I got to travel all over Tokyo and see some amazing things. What a great experience! In honor of that trip, I drew this quick sketch, based on a beautiful garden we visited in Tokyo.

This was drawn with N0, N2, N4 and N6 on a sketchbook (I can't remember which brand, as this drawing was for a friend).

Traveling to other countries and seeing the skill and talent of so many diverse people really reminds me why I love this industry so much. While I can't speak Japanese, art and crafting crosses so many language barriers. We all create for similar reasons. The things we make come from our hearts. I really felt the love from all my new Japanese friends. I hope they had just as good a time taking my classes as I had teaching them.

But, now I am back to my desk, and back to catching up on work. Time to update people on Certification classes in North America.

Standard Certification Classes, North America
We are entering our busy Fall class season. There are many locations coming up in the next few weeks, so keep checking your e-mail for our newsletter to see which classes are coming to your area. These classes fill quickly, so register as soon as you see them!

To register for any of the standard classes listed here, please visit our website.

Aug. 24th Dallas TX taught by Cindy Lawrence FULL

Sept. 14th Orlando, FL taught by Colleen Schaan FULL
Sept. 21st Vancouver, BC taught by Sherrie Siemens
Sept. 28th Sacramento, CA taught by Debbie Olson
Sept. 29th Warwick, RI taught by Cindy Lawrence

Oct. 5th Indianapolis, IN taught by Colleen Schaan
Oct. 12th, Philadelphia, PA taught by Debbie Olson

Opening soon:
Oct. 26th Portland OR, taught by Sherrie Siemens


Intermediate Certification Classes, North America
To register for any of the Intermediate classes listed here, please visit our website

Aug. 16th Kansas City, MO taught by Debbie Olson there are still spaces left, Call!
 Aug. 25th Dallas TX taught by Cindy Lawrence FULL


Sept. 15th Orlando, FL taught by Colleen Schaan FULL
Sept. 22st Vancouver, BC taught by Sherrie Siemens
Sept. 29th Sacramento, CA taught by Debbie Olson
Sept. 30th Warwick, RI taught by Cindy Lawrence

Oct. 6th Indianapolis, IN taught by Colleen Schaan
Oct. 13th, Philadelphia, PA taught by Debbie Olson Almost FULL!!

Opening soon:
Oct. 27th Portland OR, taught by Sherrie Siemens




3 comments:

Jan Castle said...

Beautiful drawing! I'm drawn to the Asian art...only wish I could draw! Grateful to others who can and make stamps!!!! LOL! Thanks so much for sharing!
Paper Hugs,
Jan

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGod I cannot beleave your talent! This is so beautiful

Heather Jensen said...

I would love for someone to come back to Des Moines, IA. Someone was here 3 years ago and I was in the process of moving and could not attend. :(