Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Jane Monk's New tangle pattern books

Just ordered Jane's two new beautiful collections of tangle patterns.  They come from Australia and are delivered electronically.  You can pay by Paypal and she sends links to download the .pdf files.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Beyond Basics: Tangling on Renaissance Tiles

Prerequisite: Basics Workshop 

This workshop will explore tangling on the  Renaissance tiles.  Some new tangle patterns will be presented, but the workshop will focus more on learning to use the three colors, black, white and brown, along with more subtle shading techniques.  Cost is $35, which includes tan tiles, a brown Micron 01 pen, and a white charcoal pencil.  Participants should bring the black Micron 01 pen, Zentangle pencil and smudger from the  Basics Kit bag.  It is a good idea to bring a small art journal to a Beyond Basics workshop.

Renaissance Tiles are Here!

Zentangle has released their new tan tiles, which they are calling Renaissance Tiles.  These tiles bring together the two techniques already used in tangling, white on black tiles to bring the light to the dark, and black on white tiles with shading to add the dark or shadow to the light.

The tan tiles  make possible creating images integrating these two techniques.  The tan tiles are tangled in black, brown and white and use the juxtaposition of  these two techniques as figured prominently during the Renaissance in a drawing technique called Chiaroscuro.  Think Rubens and Rembrandt.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Zentangle Home Parties

I offer home parties for learning the Zentangle Method of creating beautiful art for a minimum of 5 participants including the host.    The workshop is 2 and 1/2 hours long and cost $35 per participant and includes all the supplies.  As the host, you will participate at no charge if there are at least four paying guests.  With a minimum of 8 paying guests the host will also receive a valuable free gift. The host provides the venue and guests along with an optional snack after the workshop. 

The number of attendees is limited only by the space available, which must include a flat work surface (typically a table) with good lighting for each guest.  I am available for home parties during the week and on weekends, in both daytime and evenings.  Email me to plan your home hosted party.