Saturday, March 29, 2014

Elder College Black Tiles

My students at the Elder College course this week worked with black tiles and white gel pens.  There were mixed reviews on the gel pens but they enjoyed working with the black tiles.  Here is there class picture:

I am continually amazed and pleased at the natural creativity and drawing abilities that people say they do not have.  I constantly here "I can't do that" or "I can't draw" and yet they end up producing wonderful works of art.  As Rick Roberts says, "Anything is possible one stroke at a time."

This week I designed the course to follow the Diva Challenge in hopes of introducing my students to the fun of entering the challenge and seeing all the work from other participants.  So, as Laura Harms said in her post for her weekly challenge #160 - spiral out and keep going.  Entering the challenge is very easy.  If you have a blog or post to Pinterest you can link directly, but if you do not, just email her the picture of your completed tile.

Have fun everyone and Tangle On!


Friday, March 21, 2014

Elder College Classes x 2

My second Elder College course started last week with 17 students.  We got off to a great start learning the basics of the Zentangle method and the students couldn't help but remark that even though they all learned the same thing they each created something just a bit different.

I always start with Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh,Tipple and Bales

I have to say that I am really enjoying teaching at the Elder College.  It is a great setup for the more experienced folks in our community.  They can get out and learn new things in a safe environment that is very reasonably priced.

We only have 1 1/2 hours for each of the 4 sessions and the students keep telling me that they wish they had more time.  This week we learned the second half of the beginner Zentangle course.

This time we learned Cadent, Laced, Onamato, Zinger, Antidots, Poke Root and Poke Leaf
Next week we will start to explore the black tiles!

Happy Tangling!