Intermediate Certification

Our Final Copic Classes

Over the last decade, we have been privileged to work with thousands of Copic enthusiasts in our live classes and workshops across North America. As we look to the future, we will be offering our final Copic certifications and classes in Phoenix this January—these classes will be awesome, and we expect them to fill quickly. We hope to see you there!

Upcoming Classes


About This Course

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. Everything you need for this class is provided!

The Standard Certification class is the prerequiste required to take this class. You are allowed to take the Standard Class the previous day to the Intermediate Class, and sign up for both at the same time.

Class is from 9am-6:30pm

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


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  • Create an account at the end of the checkout process. We need this information for your class record!
  • Also: If the billing information is different from the person attending the class, please use Shipping information for the attendee! We need the attendee's information for the instructor's class roster.

Thank you!

Class Schedule

Time Topic
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.


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
  • 36 pc 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)

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, that's great!. You can always learn something new from taking the class again. Please see information below on how to apply as a retake. Here are some details for you to keep in mind:

  • It will cost $100 - this helps us cover catering and room rental, etc.
  • You may not sign up for a retake online.
  • You will need to contact or call (877) 524-6614 to sign up as a retake.
  • You will not receive a new marker packet, manual and a new certificate.
  • You will not need to bring anything to class. Everything you need for this class will be provided.



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 our class coordinator with any questions you have about applications and payment.

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