Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Oregon Classes This Month

February is always a busy month for me, here at Copic. I have a lot of local demos and events that I will be participating in, so look over the list carefully, and hopefully, if you are in my area, you can attend one of my events!

Oregon Asian Celebration, Feb 15 &16th
As with past years, I had the honor of illustrating this year's Oregon Asian Celebration poster. This is the year of the horse, so I carefully researched traditional Chinese brush paintings of running horses. After working with the Celebration Committee, we decided on this pose. I drew the horse with an E37 Sketch marker, on a piece of 11 x 17 paper, using large, bold strokes. It was colored and composited on the computer.

You can come and try Copic markers for yourself this weekend at the Asian Celebration. We will be hosting a drawing area in the Youth Art Room. Lane County Fairgrounds, Eugene OR,
Saturday from about 2:30-4p volunteers will be working the tables.
Sunday from about 2:30 to 4pm I will be demoing, answering questions, and drawing for people that stop by.

For more information visit

We hope to see you there!

Tracing Memories Classes
The reason I won't be at the Asian Celebration on Saturday is because I will be teaching Tracing Memories classes up in Portland. Two sessions to choose from. These are comprehensive, in-depth workshops designed to take a beginner through all the steps needed to choose colors, blend, add finishing touches, and convert your own photographs into outline works of art.

Portland, OR Saturday, 9am to 1pm, or 2pm to 6pm, $99 either session.
(also, we are accepting applications for the Tracing Memories class in San Diego, March 30th)

To register you can visit the Copic website or send us an e-mail directly.

Tracing Memories Dinner Sessions
If you live in the Eugene area, Copic is sponsoring some low-key dinner coloring sessions, in conjunction with Sheldon Park Assisted Living. Starting Feb 19th, and running through April 9th, you can come for an evening and participate in one of our "relaxation sessions."

Wednesdays, 4:30 to 6pm, $5 per session
Feb 19th - April 9th
Includes light dinner and glass of wine.
Please RSVP Sheldon Park Assisted Living to save a spot! 541-344-1078

Most weeks, I will be there, unless I am out of town. These are not comprehensive classes like my 4 hr. workshops. Rather, these are intended for people to try Tracing Memories and color a single picture in a relaxed environment, using our supplies. Great for beginners, friends, and family. 

University of Oregon Bookstore, Proudly Oregon one day event
Want a chance to stop in and ask me questions, see me work, and look at my example books? On Feb. 27th I will be demoing at the U of O annual Proudly Oregon event. This is free, open to the public, and a great chance to meet Oregon businesses, see Oregon artists, and try some great Oregon foods and beers. I will downstairs in the art department, happily coloring away (What better way to spend my birthday?!). Come and see what I will be creating and enter to win a neat doorprize.

Thursday, Feb. 27th, Eugene, OR 10 am until 4 pm, Free!

Whew, that's a lot of fun venues around Oregon this month. I hope to see you at one of them!


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