Teaching Copic Classes with PlaZa Art

Nashville Artnerds, mark your calendars!  I'm so excited to announce that I'm teaching classes through PlaZa!  Even better—I'm going to be teaching marker classes, a longtime dream of mine!  The icing on the cake?  PlaZa is providing materials for class use, so you don't have to have your own markers to take these classes!

Each class is three hours in the afternoon, and most classes are on Saturdays and Sundays—perfect for people who work outside the home, or for teenagers interested in learning the ins and outs of markers.

For those of you not familiar with PlaZa, it's a chain of art supply stores in the US East.  PlaZa hosts one of my favorite art supply events—Hands on Creativity—and has a wide selection of art supplies and classes available to area artists.  My goal with PlaZa is to offer classes that will appeal to younger artists, or artists who are young at heart, featuring techniques and materials inspired from my own artistic journey.  Each class is standalone, but students who take the Copic classes will find that we're going to build on techniques.

PlaZa has sponsored my Watercolor Workshop this Saturday at MTAC, and they've kindly provided paper and paint samples for attendees of this workshop!  This workshop is free to MTAC attendees and is scheduled to begin at 12PM (noon) on Saturday, April 20th, 2019.  You can check out a full calendar of my classes AND con appearances here!  And if you'd like to be notified about classes- from class announcements to registration, sign up here.


Saturday, April 23rd: Working In Watercolor

Learn the basics of painting in watercolor!  This class is focused on watercolor for illustration and comics, and is taught by a Nashville comic artist (me!).  Learn about materials, techniques, and tricks in a hands on environment.  Leave the panel with fun watercolor samples, provided by PlaZa.

Workshop was sponsored by PlaZa

April 23rd, 12PM (noon)
Free to MTAC attendees, materials provided
Sheraton Hotel, Panel Room D (Evergreen)
Open to all ages
More information here


Sunday, May 12th: Alcohol Marker Basics

A crash course in Copic markers!

Learn the basics of Copic markers during this short course!  We'll cover marker acquisition, storage, and care, Copic compatible papers and inks, as well as selecting color palettes, blending, and creating depth.

May 12, 1-4PM
$25, supplies provided
Ages 13 and up


Saturday, June 1st: Coloring People with Copic

This class is perfect for stampers, scrappers, and illustrators!  You don't need to be an artist, as line-art will be provided for your use, but you're welcome to doodle along.  We're going to talk about selecting colors for skin, hair, and eyes, and cover techniques for makeup, blush, and shadows!

June 1st, 1-4PM
$25, all supplies provided.
Ages 13 and up

Sunday, June 9th: Coloring Flowers with Copic

Learn how to use alcohol markers for beautiful botanicals!  Alcohol markers pack a color punch—the vivid, brilliant colors are perfect for rendering flowers and foliage.  In this afternoon class, we're going to talk about techniques for creating depth of color, rendering dewdrops, and illustrating lush florals.

June 9th, 1-4PM
$25, all supplies provided.
Ages 13 and up


Saturday, July 20th: Copic Markers on Toned Paper

Take your marker art to the next level!  Toned paper provides a perfect backdrop for marker art and illustration!  Choose between tan, grey, or blue as your base, and let your imagination run wild.  We'll talk about techniques for making your marker illustrations pop!

July 20th, 1-4PM
$25, all supplies provided
Ages 13 and up


Saturday, August 3rd: Comic Bootcamp: Eight Page Mini Comic from One Sheet of Paper

In this class, you're going to learn a magic trick—how to turn one sheet of paper into an eight page mini comic!  Learn the basics of storytelling and planning for a short comic, leave with your own comic to trade and exchange!  Basic drawing skills useful, but not mandatory.

August 3rd, 1-4PM
$25, all supplies provided
Ages 13 and up

To register, you can call the Nashville PlaZa at 615-254-3368 and select extension 4, or you can email nashvilleclasses@plazaart.com


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