CURRENTLY OPEN ONLY FOR AGES 35 AND YOUNGER. A meditative art and play week with pen, pencil, and paper, learning the Zentangle method of drawing. Create beautiful images from structured patterns, with magical and surprising results. Learn a new way to center down and build community with no art skills needed.
Zentangle is an easy to learn, relaxing and intuitive way to draw extraordinary pieces of black and white abstract art. This is truly an art form ANYONE can do and is for all ages, with no expectations, and no mistakes…
Zentangle's simplicity appeals to both non-artists and artists alike. Explore the potential of pattern and line, using simple tools while learning a new mindfulness practice and another way to focus, center oneself and joyfully explore creativity. Throughout our week-long art-making and sharing, we will foster a playful group experience, mutual encouragement and cooperation.
On the first day all workshop attenders will be taught the basic Zentangle method, which is traditionally done on small paper tiles. Then we will learn a drawing framework using a series of simple patterns that are broken down into individual deliberate strokes, progressing to more focused patterns. As particpants learn the same patterns at the same time, they will quickly come to appreciate the unique talents that each individual brings to their finished piece.
Each day will begin with worship. Some days will include worship sharing time after drawing. As the week goes on, we will move into group projects, first creating a large mosaic made of individual 'tangled' tiles designed to fit together, and then moving to larger projects. Expect a small field trip or two across campus to discover new and inspiring patterns. While embracing and appreciating our imperfections and special talents - we will explore sharing this art as a nurturing and spiritual gift to ourselves and others, as well as learning a new way to bring art-making into conflict resolution and peace work within community.
Skills required: Be able to write your name :-)
Supplies needed: We will be asking for a small materials fee in class of $10 for very specific paper plus handouts that we are bringing**.
Please bring the following or make plans to purchase in Colorado:
a. Sakura Pigma Micron Pens, Black Ink: sizes 01, 08 ** (you will need both)
b. Sakura Gelly Roll pen: White**
c. Sakura Identipen (Black)**
**We will have on hand extra pens to purchase beyond the materials above if you run out of ink or forget a pen.
Optional but nice:
Larger sized sketchbook… (8x10 or 9x12), Bristol Vellum or mixed media paper
Compass & protractor
If you would like us to purchase supplies on your behalf or if you need any other accommodations, or have further questions, please contact us by email (email@example.com). We are willing to pick up journals and sketchbooks in Greeley upon request, to be reimbursed at class.
You may want to purchase the book, "The Joy of Zentangle", however this is only suggested. We have asked the Gathering Bookstore to stock it.
Participants are encouraged to visit the Zentangle website at www.zentangle.com to learn more about the form.
Sadelle and Ann's website can be found at www.tanglevermont.com.
The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas of Whitinsville, MA.
About the leaders :
Both Sadelle and Ann are Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZTs) and have been actively teaching art workshops together since the beginning of 2012 to a wide range of ages and backgrounds.
Sadelle is an experienced fiber arts teacher, and has also taught web and software skills as well as internet and social media workshops.
Ann, previous to graduate school, was a para-educator in a middle school setting and also taught and led workshops occasionally at the Putney School. She also was a work-skills trainer to young adults at risk. Her training as a clinical social worker has given her further opportunities to lead and co-lead groups.