Introduction to Zentangle
The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. In this two-hour workshop, we will cover the history, the applications, and the steps of creating an original Zentangle tile. This is a great starter class that is bound to leave you thirsty for more. Participation in one of these classes is a prerequisite for Beyond Basics classes.
Unwind and Tangle!
Join us every Thursday for a guided Zentangle experience! Tangle selection will be based on experience level of the audience, and all levels are welcome. We will explore new tangles, old favorites and their variations, monotangles (a single tangle on a tile), tangleations (combination of two tangles that results in a new tangle), shading techniques and more!
Each Beyond Basics class explores an aspect of the Zentangle method in greater depth. Classes will introduce new tangles, and in some cases, new tools, as well as reviewing Zentangle principles. Materials required: black Micron 01, pencil, tortillion (beginner kit, also available for purchase). Prerequisite: Evening Unwind or Beginning Zentangle
String Theory – A string is one of the basic components of the Zentangle Method. This class is all about creating strings (and tangling them, of course!).
Shades of Grey/Shading Theory – Shading adds dimension and contrast to your tile. Explore shading techniques…the Zentangle way.
Zentangle Meditation – This special class will be conducted as a guided meditation. Be in the moment with just your tile and pen.
Ebony and Ivory – Certain tangles with strong contrast add “drama” to your tiles. We will discuss and explore several of these.
Nature Tangles – Explore organic forms inspired by nature.
Introduction to Black Tiles – This class teaches you the fun techniques of using white pens on black tiles. Students will learn how to work with gel pens, finish with the white Zenstone (soapstone), and play with layering techniques.
Intro to Zentangle Renaissance Tiles – Journey back to the time of Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Taking some time to study the iconic characteristics of these masters’ drawings, we will then implement the techniques that make these works of art so recognizable. Working with tan paper, black and brown pens, and more, to take the world of Zentangle back in time. (Intro to Black Tiles is prerequisite)