Created by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, Zentangle® is a relaxing, easy to learn, and fun method of creating beautiful images using structured patterns. This blog is your link to learning the Zentangle method from me.
Zentangle is a fun, easy-to-learn, relaxing method of creating beautiful images using repetitive patterns. No drawing experience or special skills are necessary except an open heart and the ability to hold a pen. In this 2 ½ hour class students will create archival quality ink drawings on small paper tiles with Georgianna Klein, Certified Zentangle Teacher.
Note - Ages 14-Adult for this class. Sponsored by MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS AND CULTURAL AFFAIRS and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.
Zentangle® Classes in Grand RapidsYou may register for either one or both.
Register for both workshops by
Nov. 12, total fee will be $65.
Sat. Nov. 19, $40 ($35 if registered by Nov. 12). Bring your Basics kit bag, other black
pens and sketchbook. Tiles and other
materials will be provided.
Reticula and FragmentsPrerequisite:
Basics Class. Pre-registration required
prior to Nov. 12.
Fragments are an exciting new way of working with the Zentangle Method. We will explore their power for three
fun-filled hours to transform your tangling.
Sat. Dec.3, $40 ($35 if registered by Nov. 26).Bring your Basics kit bag, your own pens and
sketchbook.Tiles and other materials
will be provided.
Class B: Passing on the Gifts of ZenAgain
Prerequisites: Basics and at least one class
beyond Basics. Pre-registration required
prior to Nov. 26.
I will be attending
ZenAgain, a new training for Certified Zentangle Teachers in mid-Nov. This class will explore the surprises that
Rick and Maria have for us CZTs and I intend to pass on these gifts to you
tanglers, my students.
Each class be aimed at students who have had
at least two Zentangle classes, but may be open to others (with permission).
I call them Master Classes for two
reasons. I would like the students to
have a bit of experience with the Zentangle Method and to feel like an old master after taking one or both classes.
Master Class A
Rick and Maria introduced some exciting new ways of
thinking about tangling in their new book, Primer vol. 1, Reticula and Fragments. I have
been playing with these for several months and want to pass this on to you so
you can take your tangling to a new creative level. My background in
mathematics teaching should help me set tasks for you to explore these concepts
which have structure, symmetry, and integration at their core. No mathematical experience is necessary.
Master Class B
I will be attending ZenAgain, a workshop with Rick
and Maria to for Certified Zentangle Teachers, Nov. 13-16. They have promised us some surprises. Our second
workshop will focus on the new experiences I gather there and also explore Reticula
One can register for both or either of the
workshops. The first is not
pre-requisite to the second. Both
Registration is required with deadlines, Nov. 12 for class A and Nov. 26 for class B. There is a $5 discount for registering for both by Nov. 19.