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Beginner Coloring Classes- Two Locations!

Macomb County: Remember When Scrapbooking

21952 23 Mile Road. Macomb Township, Michigan 586.598.1810  

 

Oakland County: Bee Creative Retreat

Oxford, Michigan  248.274.4719

 
Learn to correctly shade yellows without using orange or making mud. Copic Club casual coloring classes. | VanillaArts.com

 

May Lesson: shading tender yellows

Image: "Daffodils" by Power Poppy

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What is Copic Club?

Join Amy for casual coloring in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. This is a beginning level class with optional challenges for more advanced colorers.

If you're just starting out with Copic markers, if you want to improve your blending, or simply want to chat as you color in a stress-free environment- then this is the class for you!

Club classes are non-sequential. If you miss one class (or seventeen), do not worry that you've missed to much to rejoin the class because we revisit the same essential topics every 2-3 months using different images and different colors. Come as often or as infrequently as you wish.

This is a great class for absolute beginners

NO drawing skills required. We use commercial stamp images with wide, open coloring spaces.      

RSVP required, spaces are limited

 
Learn to correctly shade yellows without using orange or making mud. Copic Club casual coloring classes. | VanillaArts.com

may copic club:

Remember When (Macomb Twp.)

  • Wednesday, May 10th from 1:00 to 3:30pm

  • Thursday, May 11th from 6:00 to 8:30pm

Reserve space by calling Remember When Scrapbooking at 586.598.1810  Seats are limited and classes do sell out.

Bee Creative (oxford)

  • Wednesday, May 24th from 6:00 to 9:00 pm (class begins promptly at 6:30pm)

Reserve space by purchasing here.  Seats are limited and class may sell out.

Lesson: Shading tender yellows

Yellow is a color that causes colorers a lot of angst. What color do you use to shade yellow?

  • Choosing a darker yellow solves nothing- it doesn't look like shade, it just looks darker
  • Orange shading makes the object look "light orange" instead of yellow
  • Using an E marker looks weird
  • Gray mixed with yellow makes mud

So how do you shade yellow and keep all that glorious sunshine? It's not as hard as you think! Amy has an interesting method that can be easily applied to all yellow objects you color- everything from bananas to ducklings! 

Stamp: "Daffodils" by Power Poppy

Medium: Copic Marker & Prismacolor Premier Pencils

Level: absolute beginner with potential challenges

 
Learn to color fun fur with Copic Markers. Beginner level Copic Club class using "Mummy Fox & Baby" from Wild Rose Studio | VanillaArts.com

June copic club:

Remember When (Macomb Twp.)

  • Wednesday, June 7th from 1:00 to 3:30pm

  • Thursday, June 8th from 6:00 to 8:30pm

Reserve space by calling Remember When Scrapbooking at 586.598.1810  Seats are limited and classes do sell out.

Bee Creative (oxford)

  • Wednesday, TBD (class begins promptly at 6:30pm)

Reserve space by purchasing here.  Seats are limited and class may sell out.

Lesson: Soft & Cuddly Fur

Back by popular demand! We're coloring fur with this darling image from Wild Rose Studio

Learn about the importance of stroke directionality in creating soft and fuzzy characters. Learn how to tame the fur technique to keep the shape of the animal rather than creating wild fur balls.

We will also discuss the importance of simplicity when coloring personality filled stamp images.

Stamp: "Mummy Fox & Baby" by Wild Rose Studio

Medium: Copic Marker & Prismacolor Premier Pencils

Level: simple beginner with potential challenges

 

Looking Ahead:

Upcoming Copic Club classes at Remember When. Stamps are available for pre-order. Call 586.598.1810 or stop by the store.

May 2017: Shading yellow is difficult for beginners-- so many techniques lead to dingy yellows or weird oranges. Learn to shade yellow the way watercolorists do, retaining the full vibrancy and cheerfulness of your yellows.

May 2017: Shading yellow is difficult for beginners-- so many techniques lead to dingy yellows or weird oranges. Learn to shade yellow the way watercolorists do, retaining the full vibrancy and cheerfulness of your yellows.

June 2017: Ready for another fur lesson? Prior classes have used gel pens for fur texture, this time Amy shows you how to create soft and subtle fur with colored pencils. This technique is so addictive, you'll be adding it to everything in your entire stamp collection!

June 2017: Ready for another fur lesson? Prior classes have used gel pens for fur texture, this time Amy shows you how to create soft and subtle fur with colored pencils. This technique is so addictive, you'll be adding it to everything in your entire stamp collection!

July 2017 "Beachies" by C. C. Designs. Learn to color three different skin tones and how to prevent the pitfalls that come when you use pre-prepared skin recipes gathered from the internet or from instructors.

July 2017 "Beachies" by C. C. Designs. Learn to color three different skin tones and how to prevent the pitfalls that come when you use pre-prepared skin recipes gathered from the internet or from instructors.

August 2017: Hungry? We're tackling a food image and you'll be amazed at the realism we get from this simple cartoon stamp! "Lunch Line" by Stampendous.

August 2017: Hungry? We're tackling a food image and you'll be amazed at the realism we get from this simple cartoon stamp! "Lunch Line" by Stampendous.

 
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Class Materials:

All club classes work from a limited master supply kit. Each class will draw supplies from the master kit; this means every supply you purchase for Copic Club will be used in several classes. No more buying single-use marker colors! 

The kit can be gradually purchased as colors are called for. Contact Shannon at Remember When to discuss her introductory kit price- it's a great deal!

Any non-kit items on the supply list are entirely optional.

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