Friday, July 16, 2010

CHA & Certifications

July is by far the busiest month here at Copic, so I apologize for taking a bit of a break from blogging until things calmed down. Here is a fun picture I drew at Anime Expo a couple weeks ago. I think this aptly describes what I would rather be doing right now :)

CHA Demos
First of all, we would love to see you at CHA! We will have a booth at the wholesale show, July 27-29th, and you'll get a chance to see all our NEW products. Yes, you heard me, NEW products. Next week I'll be showing some sneak peeks of those new products, so stay tuned. Meanwhile, you can stop by booth #1530 and check us out. Also come and say hi to the Regional Certification Instructors, and find out what excitement is in the works for this Fall!

If you are going to the CHA Supershow on the 30-31st, you can do an ongoing Make 'N Take at the Splitcoaststampers booth. You'll also get a chance to try some one of our new products and get some to take home for yourself at the Copic/X-Press It Make 'n Take from Noon to 2pm on the 29th. I'll be there, as will Lori Craig, Sharon Harnist, and many others! Come say hi and make a cute project.

Upcoming Certifications
There are lots of certification classes coming up in the near future. However, we have had some complaints from people who thought they were taking a COPIC certification, and it has been a certification for other companies, using Copic Markers. Be sure that if you are taking a Certification class it is sponsored by by either Copic/Imagination International, Inc. in the US, X-Press Graph-X Supplies in Australia/New Zealand, or Holtz GmbH for Europe. These classes are all carefully coordinated so that the information shared at each class is the same, no matter which country you live in. Speaking of which, we are pleased to announce:

European Certification

Friday, 10th September 2010 Hagen, Germany on (one day before the Stempelmekka Fair). This class will be held in German. Taught by Diny Sprakel (she's a fabulous instructor, and you'll be sure to have a great experience!). For more information on European classes please contact Britta, at

Australian Certification
August 30, Melbourne, VIC
Taught by Mandi Lee Klinger - OPEN
October 25, Brisbane, QLD
Taught by Kathy Jones
for more information please contact

North American Certifications this Fall
Please note that when you download an application to attend a certification class there is also an information file to download as well. This has the specific location, times, and other important details.

Chicago, CHA July 26, Taught by Debbie Olson and Lori Craig Open to Stores & Designers
Lincoln, NE August 7th, 2010 Taught By Lori Craig Open to Stores & Designers
Atlanta, GA Aug. 23 Taught by Colleen Schaan Open to Stores & Designers
Albuquerque, NM Aug. 29th Taught by Jennie Black Open to Stores & Designers
Branson, MO Sept. 3, Taught by Lori Craig Open to Stores & Designers
Pittsburgh, PA Sept. 6th, taught by Colleen Schaan Open to Stores & Designers
Oakland, CA Sept 11th, taught by Jennie Black Open to Stores & Designers
New Orleans, LA Sept. 15th taught by Jenn Balcer Open to Stores & Designers

If you need an application for any of these locations you can download one here. Send in completed applications right away, even if you are not qualified, as the waiting lists fill on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Applications have not gone out yet for the following locations:
Minneapolis MN Sept 16 (before Scrapfest) Taught by Debbie Olson and Lori Craig
Salt Lake City, UT Sept 25th Taught by Jennie Black
Calgary, Canada, Sept 26th Taught by Sherrie Siemens
Buena Park CA, Oct. 2nd, Taught by Jennie Black
Jacksonville FL, Oct 8th taught by Colleen Schaan

Other Events
For Locals, I will be doing Manga demos downtown as part of the City of Eugene Art events, on Aug. 11th. I will also be doing Manga demos at the Lane County Fair on August. 20th.


Cindy H. said...

Wow, what a cool scene!! Such talent! tfs

Anne Temple said...

New products? Now you have REALLY gotten my attention! Love reading your blog and instructions - they really help!

Nora said...

I cannot tell you how happy I am to see SLC BACK on the schedule. Setting my calendar for 25Sept & watching for an email from Nancy! *LOL*

New products?!? KEWL! Can't wait to see what you guys are bringing to the table next!!!