Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Zentangle Artists!

I recently taught two beginner Zentangle classes; one at Scrapbook Central and one in my own studio (aka dining room table).  After teaching 24 and 17 respectively at the Elder College I am finding that I really enjoy the smaller, more intimate class size of 4-5 students.

Every beginner class starts with the basics of Zentangle while creating that 1st tile with standard Tangles like Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh, Tipple and Knightsbridge.

April 12th in my Studio

March 22nd at Scrapbook Central
When it comes to the second tile I have been experimenting a little bit with the string and combination of Tangles.  Poke Root, Poke Leaf and Cadent are a given, but then I change up the remaining Tangles depending on the desires of the group.  It seems that some are more comfortable with grid-based Tangles and some prefer the more organic Tangles.

April 12th

March 2nd at Scrapbook Central
In any case, I am totally have a great time Tangling and sharing this wonderful art form!

Happy Tangling!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Final Elder College Class and Social

Hi all!

We had a wonderful final class at the Elder College on April 3rd.  We worked with tan tiles and learned a few new Tangles.  I really like the tan tiles with the combination of black, brown and white ink.  They effect can be so dramatic!

This part of the class where we put all our tiles together and have a good look at what we all created is such a wonderful experience.  The comments from the group are so special - one of my favorites is "I never know I could draw!"

After two back-to-back 4-week courses at the Elder College I thought it would be fun to get the students together and share what they have been doing since their class.  

We had a wonderful time of sharing, oohing and awing the wonderful tiles and ZIAs that have been created by these new Zentangle artists.

I am looking forward to returning to the Elder College in the fall with another beginner course and something new - Zentangle Explorations!

Keep Tangling!