Our next Instructor spotlight is Mary McCullar. Mary is a retired Spanish teacher that taught for 43 years. She has lived in Bartlett most of her life. She attended and taught at Bartlett High school.
Mary shared that she has been married to her husband Gene for 41 years. They do not have any children, but they do have 2 wonderful Siamese cats who are almost 16 years old. When asked about why she does what she does, Mary responded: “I have always been interested in crafting. I have gone through several phases - knitting, crocheting, cross stitching, Tole painting, water coloring, decoupaging, wood crafting, beading and paper cafting. I began making cards several years ago when I had a friend who was terminally ill. It was impossible to find anything except a "Get Well" card. So,, I began to make my own. When Copics arrived on the scene, I reluctantly took a class. I was determined not to buy any more markers! After one class, I was hooked.”
Mary stated that she teaches because she enjoys working with people, she enjoys teaching and she loves Copic Markers. She also said she likes the challenge of doing new things. She is inspired by students requests for certain pictures to color and that Eclectica provides a great opportunity for her to do this. So join Mary in her upcoming classes and let her teach you how to “Cullar” your world with Copic Markers.
Mary’s Upcoming Classes:
Introduction to Copics
Saturday, April 7 at 10:30 AM --- $15
Enroll in this class and learn about the 358 colors in the Copic library. You will love how easy Copic Markers are to use and the professional results you can achieve! In this Introduction to Copic Markers class, Mary teaches the basics of caring for your markers, explains the Copic color system and how to select the best papers and inks to use with your markers. Class participants learn basic techniques in order to blend and shade effortlessly. Introduction to Copic Markers is perfect for those curious about this great coloring product and for those wanting to try markers before making a purchase. You will leave class with two completed cards and the ability to create more. Please note: You will need to bring your basic tool kit to class.
*** As a special bonus to the students taking this class, Eclectica will give you a 10% discount off the purchase of Copic Markers the day of the class only. This discount cannot be combined with any other discounts.
Cards with Copics – All New Cards!
Sunday, April 15 at 2:00PM -- $16
After completing the Introduction to Copics (or an equivalent class) you will find this class enjoyable and the perfect way to increase your Copic skills! You will be able to practice the techniques that you learned in the Intro class as you learn new shading and blending techniques to use to enhance your creativity. Even though this is a monthly class, you will make two different cards each month. One of the cards this month will use a Hero Arts bird stamp.
Please note: Your basic tool kit is needed for class. A list of Copic markers to be used in class will be available after April 7 for those participants who choose to bring their own.