Papercrafting Certification Overview

The Copic Certification Program is designed for papercrafters, scrapbookers, rubber stampers, storeowners, employees, and anyone who is interested in learning about Copic products. Our one-day intensive programs will teach diverse applications for Copic products with the intent of people sharing their knowledge with their classes, stores, workshops, or furthering their personal talent. You may take back-to-back certification classes. You may also apply for both the Standard and Intermediate classes at the same time -- as well as in the same location when offered. If you are a teacher and wish to be added to our Certified Instructor List, please contact us once you have become certified at the Standard and Intermediate levels.


Standard Certification Class

The Copic Papercrafting Standard Certification class includes hands-on education of Copic products, blending techniques, answers to common problems and teaching users how to test and select inks and papers. You will leave our class with all of the information you need to sell, teach or just enjoy using our products. Attendants of our Standard Certification class will also recieve a 98-page manual, an exclusive kit of Copic products, and a portfolio to keep samples of the different techniques you learn in class. 

 

Topics Covered in Class

  • Three common mistakes and how to identify, test and use your materials
  • Four blending techniques
  • How to create texture and erase mistakes
  • The Copic numbering system
  • How to choose colors that work well together from the Copic Color Wheel
  • Airbrushing with both the ABS-1 and the air compressor

Dates & Locations

LocationDateInstructorSign Up
Philadelphia, PA 6/5/15 Cindy
Charlotte, NC 8/28/15 Lori

Cost

  • $120 per attendee
  • $60 for re-takes

Payment is due upon notification of acceptance into class. If the full amount is not paid within three days your place may be given to another applicant.

Supplies

All Sketch markers needed are provided for certification and workshop classes, however, if you wish to bring your own, here is a list of all of the Sketch markers used in our classes. Your class fee includes the following supplies:

  • 68-page Standard manual
  • Guides
  • Portfolio
  • Sketch - Colorless Blender 
  • Sketch - Toner Gray 0
  • Sketch - Toner Gray 2
  • Multiliner - Black 0.3
  • Glitter Pen - Clear

You may also wish to bring the following:

  • Your own papers or inks to try (please test your own)
  • Embellishments to alter or Airbrush (die-cuts, metal, silk flowers, etc)

Class Schedule

TimeTopic
9:00 am - 10:30 am Papers, inks and product overview (Basic Overview)
10 minute break  
10:40 am - 12:30 pm Coloring, four blending methods and the colorless blender
1 hour lunch break*  
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Colorless blender effects, altered media and ink effects
10 minute break  
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Airbrushing, Q & A and signing of certificates

*Lunch not provided

Please note: we will not make special accommodations for people who will be late or are leaving early. If you will need to miss more than 1 hour of the class, please do not apply. If you do not attend the full class, you will not receive the packet.

Who Can Take This Class?

  • Anyone looking to learn more about Copic products
  • Craft Enthusiasts
  • Store Owners, Store Employees
  • Teachers
  • Designers registered with CHA or members of Design Team(s)
  • Sales reps for Copic or associated distributors
  • Media/Press

Re-taking the Course

If you have already taken the Standard Certification Class and want to take it again, please apply. You can always learn something new from taking the class again. Here are some details for you to keep in mind:

  • It will cost $60 - this helps us cover instructor's pay and room rental, etc.
  • You will not receive a new marker packet, manual and a new certificate.
  • When filling out your application, please note that you are a retake.
  • You will not need to bring anything to class. Everything you need for this class will be provided, unless you hear from us otherwise.


Intermediate Certification Class

The Copic Papercrafting Intermediate Certification class was developed for people who want to know more of the artistic aspects of working with Copic products. You can only apply for this class if you have taken the Standard Copic Certification class first. Attendants of the Intermediate Certification class will receive a 48-page manual with blank copies of every image colored throughout the book that you can use to practice with at home. In addition, you will receive lighting guides, a mini-portfolio, a lapel pin and badge for your blog once you have completed the class. 

Topics Covered in Class


  • Shading, shadows, and color

  • Composition & design in Papercrafting

  • Coloring tricky situations (trees, reds, faces & skin tones, hair)
  • Applying coloring & design concepts
  • Improving design on your own

Dates & Locations

LocationDateInstructorSign Up
Philadelphia, PA 6/6/15 Cindy
Charlotte, NC 8/29/15 Lori

Cost

  • $199 per attendee
  • $100 for re-takes

Payment is due upon notification of acceptance into class. If the full amount is not paid within three days your place may be given to another applicant

Supplies

All Sketch markers needed are provided for certification and workshop classes, however, if you wish to bring your own, here is a list of all of the Sketch markers used in our classes. Your class fee includes the following supplies:

  • 48-page Intermediate manual
  • Guides
  • Portfolio
  • Intermediate lapel pin
  • 72 empty wallet

You may also wish to bring the following:

  • Your own papers or inks to try (please test your own)
  • Embellishments to alter or Airbrush (die-cuts, metal, silk flowers, etc)

Class Schedule

TimeTopic
9:00 am - 10:45 am Shading vs. shadow
15 minute break  
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Working with light
1 hour lunch break*  
1:00 - 2:30 pm Tricky situations (trees, face and skin)
15 minute break  
4:15 pm - 6:30 pm Lilac and leaf coloring, using Opaque White and signing certificates

*Lunch not provided

Please note: we will not make special accommodations for people who will be late or are leaving early. If you will need to miss more than 1 hour of the class, please do not apply. If you do not attend the full class, you will not receive the packet.

Who Can Take This Class?

  • Anyone who has successfully completed the Copic Papercrafting Standard Certification Class. Standard and Intermediate can be taken back-to-back.

The Intermediate class is geared towards serious Copic users who want to take their skills to the next level. This class has been developed for people who want to know more about the artistic aspects of working with Copics. This is a technique-based class, and you will not go home with a finished project. We will provide you with a portfolio so you can keep samples of what you learn and make in class.

Re-taking the Course

If you have already taken the Intermediate Certification Class and want to take it again, please apply. You can always learn something new from taking the class again. Here are some details for you to keep in mind:

  • It will cost $100 - this helps us cover catering and room rental, etc.
  • You will not receive a new 72 pc empty case or manual.
  • When filling out your application, please note that you are a retake.
  • You will not need to bring anything to class. Everything you need for this class will be provided, unless you hear from us otherwise.

FAQ


The Standard Certification class runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Intermediate Certification class runs from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. Both classes include a one hour lunch break. Everything you need for the class will be provided. If you choose to bring your own supplies, please mark them clearly with your name.


Absolutely! You are welcome to come and learn all about our markers. We also have a fine arts division, which you may also be interested in. To invite us to a university classroom, or fine art store or event, check out our events page.


Our Certification classes will provide you with a well rounded view of how our markers work and which papers work best with our markers. You will receive an in-depth manual of techniques and information for each individual class (there is a standard manual and an intermediate manual).


Absolutely! There is a lot of information presented to you in the Certifications, so retaking the class is encouraged! The retake fee is $60 for the Standard Certification class and $100 for the Intermediate Certification class.


We try to go to different towns that have a huge draw for our attendees. Most of the time we do not repeat towns, however, if a class fills and has a long waiting list, we will try to revisit that area within the year. All venues are at neutral locations (not stores) chosen by the instructor.


No. You must take the Standard Certification class first before you can take the Intermediate Certification class. You can apply for both classes at the same time -- as well as in the same location when offered.


The Standard Certification class has between 30-35 people in each class. The Intermediate Certification class is smaller, with 25 people or less.


Yes. You may also apply for both the Standard and Intermediate classes at the same time -- as well as in the same location when offered.


You can find our Certification and Workshop refund policy here.

Additional Questions?

Please contact Nancy with any questions you have about applications and payment.
In the US toll free: 877-524-6614, outside the US, 541-684-0013
nancy@copicmarker.com