June 2016 – Art Class offerings

Good morning, class! (This is when you all respond in unison: “Good morning, Professor Craz!”)

This can be called “Summer of the Marker” since I am offering some of my popular Prismacolor Marker classes again! I will be offering two classes through The Art Store in Henrietta, NY and one class through the Rochester Brainery in Rochester, NY’s Village Gate. The Introduction courses at each location are low commitment (all supplies provided) but the Art Store version has an additional worksheet to learn texture and background techniques including grassy fields, starry skies, fur, and brick.

Sign up now – Classes fill up quickly!


Please call The Rochester Art Store at (585) 424-6600 or stop in during store hours to enroll.

Payment for the class is due at the time of sign up to reserve your spot. In the event the class is cancelled by The Art Store, students will receive a full refund. If you wish to withdraw from a class, you must cancel one week before the first meeting to receive a refund minus $20 registration fee. No refunds will be given after this time. Supply lists available in store or via email upon request.

Introduction to Alcohol-Based Markers
Tuesday, June 7thmarker advertisement 2
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Class Fee: $30 for workshop
Supply cost: NONE


Explore the versatility of alcohol based markers in this workshop! There’s no need to commit to a set of markers before you try them out in this class–the instructor provides all materials and students work through exercises which teach the basic techniques needed to use Prismacolor or Copic markers effectively. Students will practice techniques for streak-free coloring, blending, creating smooth gradients, shading, and rendering textures and backgrounds.

Marker Coloring and Illustration Techniques
Tuesdays, June 21st – July 5thA2 Preview Ace
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Class Fee: $100 for 3 sessions
Supply cost: $45 – $120


This is a project based course where each student will work alongside the teacher to complete the pictured illustration. The teacher will share helpful tricks on how to give their artwork texture and depth and show how to complete challenging textures such as fur, grass, clothing, and clouds. Students will leave the course with a finished piece and the practiced knowledge to continue coloring with professional markers on their own.


Enroll online at the Rochester Brainery website:

Introduction to Using Copic Style Markers

Introduction to Using Copic-Style Markers
Thursday, June 9thColor Key for Marker Class Worksheet1
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Class Fee: $20 for 1 session

This course will serve as an introduction into the techniques and materials that help turn Prismacolor markers (and other copics) into your greatest artistic weapon. Also learn helpful tricks on how to give your artwork texture and depth. Supplies will be available in class: Mechanical Pencils, Paper, Micron Pen, Gel Pen, Erasers, Markers, Rulers, coloring pages, etc.

Please note: Bringing your own materials is recommended but not required

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