Copic Club: Beginner & Casual Coloring- The Secret of Snow!

 
 
 

Snow is not white

I'll say it again-

Snow is not white.

I know, I know, I know. But have you looked at snow?

I mean really look. With your artist's eyes. Snow reflects. Snow refracts. Snow is a combination of all the colors around it. 

Join me for a beginner level Copic Marker class where we color snow in vivid color.

Wednesday, December 7th from 1 to 3:30pm

Thursday, December 8th from 6 to 8:30pm

Remember When Scrapbooking shop is my home-base for classes

Located in Macomb Township, Michigan, Remember When is a paper-crafter's dream shop.

RSVP for classes by calling Shannon at 586.59.1810 or emailing Shannon here.

Advanced Copic Marker Class- Food & Photo Realism

 

Food & Photo Realism

Food illustrations are pretty trendy on the internet now... maybe we're all looking for a little calorie free comfort food?

This time, we'll be studying our photo reference to color white frosting accurately. White isn't white, so we'll discuss my philosophy behind choosing colors for white food (as opposed to coloring non-food white items).

Join us for art based coloring lessons. You'll love the students and the challenge!

"Christmas Cake" an Intermediate/Advanced Copic coloring class by Amy Shulke. Art of Coloring lesson on Food & Photorealism. | VanillaArts.com

Wednesday, Nov 16th from 1 to 3:30pm

Thursday, Nov 17th from 6 to 8:30pm

Remember When Scrapbooking in Macomb Township, Michigan. Seats are limited so call to RSVP

Lesson: Food & Photo Realism

Image: "Christmas Cake" by Vanilla Arts Co.*

* Yes, I know it's a plum pudding, not a cake. But when Americans think "pudding" we think boxes of instant custard like stuff.

12 Pages: "In One Acorn" a Kit-Based Art Journaling Class

 

Join us for a Twelve Pages class in November!

Twelve Pages is perfect for crafters, cardmakers, stampers, and scrapbookers. If you've thought about dipping your toes into the world of expressive art journaling, this class is perfect for you!

NO DRAWING SKILLS REQUIRED!

Beginner to advanced students welcome.

Students work side-by-side with me as we play with color, line, and texture.

The lettering and other important details are included in the kit. Every student leaves with a slightly different and wonderfully unique project!

Kit based art journaling for Copic colorers and non-drawing crafters. Learn expressive painting techniques. | VanillaArts.com

Thursday, November 3rd from 6-8:30pm

Lesson: more color charging, this time we'll use colored pencil to give life to our charged color areas.

Quote: "The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

CLASS INFO + SUPPLY LIST

Class fee includes both instruction and the kit. Students must supply their own paints, brushes, and surface protection. Please see supply list for required materials.

RSVP for your seat ASAP!

Call Shannon at 586.598.1810.

Associate links to products used in "In One Acorn":

Palette Detective: Watercolor Mixes for "Chinese Lanterns" Botanical

 
Learn from looking at an artist's palette rather than asking for the paint supply list. | VanillaArts.com
 
 

Students frequently ask me what paints I used on a particular project

I understand. You like the finished look and you want to duplicate my results.

But here's the thing: you can be using the same exact paint colors, same brand, same line, same color, same everything and you still won't be able to completely recreate what I've done.

It's not the paints or colors you use, its the colors you mix from them | VanillaArts.com

That's because a shopping list of paint colors isn't enough.

The magic is in the mix.

It's not the colors you use, it's how you use them.

This is why I'll be posting palette shots for each of my watercolor classes.

I've given you the supply list but that doesn't tell you what colors I've created from the paints.

Palette shots are a peek into the process. Once you know I've used Pyrrol Scarlet and Hansa Medium to make a coral color, you can then find it on my palette and see the different versions of coral I've mixed.

Here's "Chinese Lanterns", the project for tonight's watercolor class:

"Chinese Lanterns" a beginner watercolor project for Copic students looking to translate their coloring skills to watercolor paints. | VanillaArts.com
Palette Detective: looking at an artist's palette at the end of a project to see what colors they used is more important than holding a supply list. | VanillaArts.com

And here's my palette:

This was clean when I started and the photo was taken right after I'd finished the last little bits of touch up work.

 

Now, be a palette detective-

Coral colors mixed from Daniel Smith's Pyrrol Scarlet and Hansa Yellow Light.

Coral colors mixed from Daniel Smith's Pyrrol Scarlet and Hansa Yellow Light.

Green colors mixed from Old Holland Sap Green Lake Extra, DS Hansa Yellow Light, and M.Graham Prussian Blue.

Green colors mixed from Old Holland Sap Green Lake Extra, DS Hansa Yellow Light, and M.Graham Prussian Blue.

Violet mixture of DS Carbazole Violet and Winsor Newton Cerulean Blue (not recommended)

Violet mixture of DS Carbazole Violet and Winsor Newton Cerulean Blue (not recommended)

I'm looking forward to tonight's class

Especially to see what color mixes you can make from the same paints!

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