Sunday 14 March 2010

Copic Classes

I would love to start using my copic markers but they do intimidate me. I just adore the results that can be achieved with the marker. Does anyone know of any classes here in the UK? I based in Essex but am willing to travel :-) If not... can you recommend an online class? Do you have any tips to share on the best cardstock/blenders etc... maybe links to inspirational online tutorials etc.

I would love to hear from you :-) Please leave a comment on this post or email me direct


Lorraine A said...

Hi Nikki :-) I have just done an online copics course at

I found it very good, Colleen is really helpful and gives good advice :-) everything is explained clearly with lots of video's and she is there to answer any questions but the best part was uploading photo's and she would advise you on how to improve it:-)

Lorraine x x

maddy hill said...

just about to email you Nikki xx

maddy hill said...

have just emailed you Nikki x

Liza said...

Hi Nikki,

Suzanne Dean is doing some online classes, I think they start on Monday. Here is her blog:

Liza x

Squirrel x said...

Nikki, you amaze me babes, I just can't imagine you being intimidated by anything - let alone a marker pen! Can't really help with the techniques as I'm still at the beginner stage but as for paper card I'd say Bristol Board or Rymans own 200gsm coated cardstock. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Annie said...

Hi Nikki - I came across this lady at the Exeter craft fair, but I wasn't able to sign up for the course with the wedding being so close. Also, I'm more interested in the colouring with the sketch markers, I know they are the same ink but somehow I find them different. It is practice and looking at lots of on-line tutorials can certainly help - but really, you just have to play!
I've been playing with my Pro and copics today along with pencils, with the new stamps you sent .. .. great fun when I should be doing other stuff!
hugs, annie x

Unknown said...

Hi Nickki, not sure if anyone else has mentioned this but try as she is awesome and has tutorials on her blog, there is also Sherie on a blog called Cardcreme but not sure of the actual blog addie!! otherwise Kath is taking a copic class in the uk, have a little gander at her blog - hugs

Alex x
PS: I love my copics and have just purchased some more, would love the sketch ones but as they are more than double the price will stick with the ciao markers lol - have fun

Niki Estes said...

When I was learning, I watched quite a few videos on you tube. There are many free ones with lots of information. Your coloring is always gorgeous and I can't wait to see what you do with the copic markers!

Sian said...

I love reading
there's loads of information on her blog. Have fun colouring :)

Anonymous said...

Again, check out Suzanne Dean's copic classes on line. To get a taste she used to have tutorials on her blog at but I think she has removed them now in lieu of online classes. You can still access them on You tube. I just went to Google and typed in You Tube Copic Tutorials and got right to them. I find her videos very good. Good luck. Darla

Darla said...

Hi again, Actually I went to You Tube again and her tutorials are there but they don't seem to be loading - maybe they have been removed. Google search - You Tube Copic Tutorials??? Darla again. I'm sure her online class will be great. I have really enjoyed her videos so far - well done, good explaining.

kaz_za's crafty corner said...

hi nikki
sir stampalot has some classes.. but not sure if its any good to you


caroline said...

hallo from belgium
trie this blog
nicole's stamp addiction
there you find lots of copic marking
greets caroline

debby4000 said...

Hi Nikki, I'm going to a day class at Farnborough Hants organised by Stamp and Memories (see Annies post for the link)on the 25th April.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Nikki, I have a link to Rachels tutorial that I learn a lot from, here it is, its a start Im sure there are lots of others around. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sue said...

Hi Nikki
was just gona tell you about the one lorraine did n see she has posted it!! lol, ooh luv them pins n ribbon i feel a shop commin on! lol.sue,x

aardvarkpest said...

If you find one please let me know I only only live a couple of miles from you so would be very interested to know if one is local as I can't drive far by myself because of my CFS.