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Unread 08-08-2011, 08:44 AM   #10
Colleen Schaan
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Barbara (and anyone else who is interested...)

We have a very strict outline that we all follow for the certification classes so that every student is learning the same information. Obviously, we all have different teaching styles, but the content is the same.

In fact, in the intermediate class, the three of us who teach it all use the exact same power-point with videos as our outline to make sure we are all covering the same info.

The standard class covers basic product information (the entire Copic product line - not just the markers), care for your products, the number system, product compatibility, blending techniques (includes tips and tricks that we have all learned), multiple surfaces, mixed media, and the airbrush system. Within each class, we also answer questions on sales and how to create classes for those store owners and instructors attending. There is not a lot of actual time to color, but there is time to get feedback from the instructor and do some troubleshooting. It's a great arena for getting any and all Copic questions answered.

In the intermediate, it's all about coloring! LOL We spend 5 of the 8 hours actually coloring... putting into use the things we learn during class. The class covers color theory, theory of lighting, theory of shading and shadows (cast shadows vs shading), perspective and distance in color, handling difficult blending and colors, undertones, design theory, skin and hair, and adding details. In essence, it is a class that covers not only HOW to color realistically, but the WHY behind what we are doing. It's really been a very well received class.

I have specific details about both the standard and the intermediate classes on my blog page HERE... just scroll down past my scheduled locations.

If you have any questions... feel free to ask! I'm happy to help.
colorful hugs,

Originally Posted by Barbara Jay View Post
I just went to the Copic main site and they do not provide any information on the topics covered for each level of certification

Just the price, name of the instructor and location.

Is it flexible where the instructor decides the curriculum ?
Or are there required topics covered at each level?
Colleen Schaan - Education Specialist at Imagination International Inc.,/Copic Marker
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