Descriptions of classes

As a Certified Zentangle Teacher, I enjoy sharing the wonderful art and process of Zentangle in my classes. Whether you feel artistically creative OR "challenged",  Zentangle is for you! You will learn about the Zentangle® method, process, and techniques in a relaxed, fun class.  For some it's art, for others meditation, for others something else!

Please note that I teach classes in as well as in Sarasota and Venice, Florida (fall/winter) as well as in Loveland, Colorado (spring/summer)


*HOST A HOME PARTY:
Host a class at your home! Invite your friends, family, book club, bible study group, etc. for a fun and relaxing activity learning something new!

A party/class can be 2-2.5 hours long and the the cost is $35.00/person for instruction and a mini kit.

A minimum of 4 people required. With a minimum of 5 paying guests, the hostess attends free. With 6 or more paying guests, the hostess receives a free Zentangle kit (value $49.00). 
Everyone enjoys some fun raffle prizes.

*HOST A CLASS AT YOUR BUSINESS:


Looking for a new team building exercise or for something fun to treat your employees to....everyone loves a Zentangle class.  This art method is enjoyed by a wide range of ages and skill levels.  Contact me to discuss a custom class for your business!  


Zentangle classes make wonderful home parties, birthday celebrations, "girls night out", etc. I offer private lessons if you prefer, as well as group workshops. Please contact me to discuss this unique and fun opportunity!



Class Descriptions: 



(All classes are 2 1/2 hours long, and cost is $35 unless otherwise noted. "Foundations of Zentangle" is a prerequisite to all of the following classes.)


INTRODUCTION TO ZENTANGLE!  

This is the class that will get you started! You will learn the theory and process of the Zentangle® method. All ages and levels are invited, and absolutely NO artistic experience is needed! Just the wish to try something new and have fun! You will learn 8 basic tangles and create 2 of your own unique tiles.  This 2 1/2 hour class costs $35, and all materials are supplied!




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            ZENTANGLE REFRESHER!


Has it been a while since you have tangled? Would you like to learn some new tangles, and reconnect with the "zen" of Zentangle? In this inspiring class, you will learn 8 new tangles, using the traditional black ink on white tiles. 
We will also discuss tangle enhancers, which will give your tangling more “pop”, while continuing our focus on the traditional Zentangle process. 
(Introduction to Zentangle is a prerequisite)


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ZENTANGLE®  WATERCOLOR OCEAN SCENE
Would you like to create a unique ocean scene, using the Zentangle method?
Come and dive in to this fun experience! Students will learn some fun watercolor techniques for backgrounds, as well as some new tangles while creating a one-of-a-kind underwater seascape!
(Introduction to Zentangle is a prerequisite)



This class is 2 1/2 hours long, and $35
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RENAISSANCE TILE CLASS

  
"Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite 

Sample only
In this class, you will learn how to create stunning depth with highlighting as well as shading. We will cover some of the history behind the Chiaroscuro techniques of the the Renaissance period, and apply these techniques to create 2 beautiful Zentangle tiles!
2 1/2 hr class $35

Supplies for student to bring:
Black Micron 01 pen
Graphite Pencil
Supplies provided:
Tan tiles
Brown Micron 01 pen
White Charcoal Pencil
Tortillions (one for white and one for graphite)

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TINTS ON TAN: SEASHELLS

"Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite 
2 1/2 hour class , $35
You don't need to know how to draw shells for this class! Students will trace actual shells,then learn which tangles work best for different areas. They will then add delicate tints and highlights to make their shells "shine"!



Supplies for student to bring:
Black Micron 01 pen
Graphite Pencil
White Charcoal Pencil
Blue and green Prismacolor pencil
Supplies provided:
Tiles
Brown Micron 01 pen
Tortillions (one for white and one for graphite)

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                                                                ZEN GEMS!
                                          "Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite 





2 1/2 hr class $35.00  
"Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite 
Zen Gems are the most recent creation of Zentangle artists around the world. Would you like to add some realistic "bling" to your Zentangle-inspired art? This class is for you! We will use Prismacolor pencils, Gel pens and Micron pens to create dazzling, realistic looking gems to add to your art!

Supplies for student to bring:
Bring your own Micron 01 pen, pencil, and tortillion. (Or purchase them at the class)
White Gel pen
Prismacolor pencils in 'color families' such as: 
     medium blue, dark blue, purple
     yellow, orange, red, dark red
     yellow, light green, dark green

Supplies provided:

Tiles and more surprises.

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Tangle an ILLUMINATED LETTER!    
2 1/2 hr class $35.00  

"Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite 
This fun class will guide you through the steps of creating your very own illuminated letter. Travel back in time to combine this medieval art form with the modern magic of Zentangle!
Develop design using border and filler tangles.








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MANDALA ZENDALA



Sample only
2 1/2 hour class, $35.00
"Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite 
This is an introduction into creating Mandalas/Zendalas.  In this class you will learn a little history of mandala's, various ways to create them, new tangles, techniques and tips, and complete one zendala on a zentangle tile, one pre-strung zendala tile, and get started on a larger zendala.  All done in black and white.
Supplies for student to bring:
Micron pens
Pencil
Sketchbook or notebook (for notes)
Supplies provided:
Tiles
Zendala tiles
Stencils & templates

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                                                                    BORDER PLAY
                                           "Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite 
2 1/2 hour class, $35.00
You will learn new tangles which lend themselves to making beautiful borders and frames. We will apply these tangles in class to make borders on a greeting card as well as a picture mat (supplied in class). Become inspired to apply this technique to signs, place cards, invitations, and more!

Supplies for the student to bring:
Black Micron 01 pen
Graphite pencil
tortillon
Materials  provided:
Practice sheet
Mat and card to create a border on!

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TANGLE REFRESHER
"Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite 
Would you like some inspiration?  Do you want a refresher class to get you tangling after the summer break? If so, then this is the class! You will learn 8 new tangles which were not presented in the Introduction class. We will also discuss creating 'strings',while tangling on the traditional Zentangle tiles.
This 2 1/2 hour class costs $35. I will supply 5 tiles for each student, but please bring your mini-kit from the Intro class (Micron pen, pencil, and tortillon). 

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ORGANIC GARDEN CLASS: 


2 1/2 hr class $40.00
"Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite 
This is an advanced class where you will learn the more challenging, less structured organic tangles.  Organic tangles are ones that are curvier, free flowing and can/tend to represent naturally occurring elements in nature and have a more natural look and feel to them.  In this class you will create your own unique ZIA (zentangle inspired art) organic garden.  
Supplies for student to bring:
Black Micron 01 pen
Graphite Pencil
sketch book
Supplies provided:
Gray and Tan Toned paper
White Charcoal Pencil
Tortillion
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BEYOND THE BASICS: "MONOTANGLES":

2 hr class $30.00
"Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite 
Let's just relax and focus on one tangle at a time! In this class, you will explore the art of covering a tile with one tangle. Students learn tangles that will lend themselves to this approach. If you are looking for calm and simplicity, this is the class for you. 
Supplies provided:
Tiles and more surprises.  

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"PARADOX PLAY":

2 hr class $30.00
"Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite 
This one tangle has so many possibilities!  In this class we will learn the basics of the tangle, Paradox, and then explore the many different directions you can take it in.  We will try it in several different shapes, borders, and see how to create the twisted column and fan effects. If you love Paradox, but haven't had time to fully explore it, this is your class!
Supplies for student to bring:
Bring you own Micron 01 pen, pencil, and tortillion. (Or purchase them at the class)
Supplies provided:

Tiles and more surprises.


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 "CADENT CRAZY":
2 hr class $30.00
"Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite 
This is one of my favorite tangles and it has so many possibilities!  In this class we will learn the basics of the tangle, Cadent, and then explore a lot of different variations. 
If Cadent is one you like, this class will make it one of your favorites too!
Supplies for student to bring:Bring you own Micron 01 pen, pencil, and tortillion. (Or purchase them at the class)
Supplies provided:
Tiles and more surprises.

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INTRODUCTION TO BLACK TILES:
 2 1/2 hr class $35.00
"Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite 
This is an introduction into using white gel pens on black tiles.  In this class you will learn all of the techniques of creating "white on black" tiles.  Using familiar tangles, you will create 2 of your own unique tiles, and add "white shading" to give your art a beautiful depth!
Supplies provided:

A black/white Mini-Kit





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TANGLE A TOTE (or an apron!)


Come and enjoy a relaxing class where you will have the opportunity to apply colors as well as tangles on an apron or a tote! We will explore a variety of tangles that lend themselves to tangling on muslin. 



Supplies for student to bring :
Muslin apron or tote
More, to be updated!
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    Pax Dove (Peace Dove)
Inspired by Cherryl Moote's "pax dove" pattern

("Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite) 
In this class, you will make a beautiful 3 -dimensional Peace dove with outstretched wings.  (It folds up flat to store, after the holidays!) I will teach tangles to use on this project, but you are encouraged to use your own 'tried and true tangles as well. When we are done tangling, we'll add some color with PrismaColor pencils! This is a wonderful decoration or gift for someone special!



Pinch Decore Ornament


("Introduction to Zentangle" is a prerequisite) 
You will make an elegant ornament that looks complicated, but is easy to put together!


Students will have a choice of colors for the ball, and will then tangle and assemble the ornament. Making these ornaments just might become a holiday tradition! They are sturdy, and will be a keepsake for years!

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