Tangled Gardens

Bijou tiles warmup

We started today with open hearts and thoughts for our dear fellow student Bev who passed away suddenly this week. Bev was booked in to join us for the class today and I believe she was there with us in spirit.

I had the pleasure of knowing Bev through our Zentangle classes on about 10 occasions. Bev was a lovely, kind and wonderfully creative person. We will miss you Bev.

Borders explored

The Borders class was a relaxing morning of exploring different tangles as borders. We created a ‘border sampler’ which can be used for future reference to create borders.

A tip when deciding on a border for a piece of art would be to reflect some element of the artwork in the border. This can bring the border into harmony with the art rather than competing with it.

The second part of the class was ‘Embedded letters’. This is a technique described by Maria Thomas from Zentangle Inc in which words or letters are aura’d and embellished. The results were amazing! I love embedded letters – they can be used in such a great variety of ways – in journals, snail mail paper and and envelopes and they make a beautiful decorations for cards and gifts.

Zentangle Class – Borders

The first class for the year will be on “Borders”. I’ve had several requests for this class and thought that the new year is a great time to explore this theme. Other requests have been for journals, so I’m combining both themes with a very relaxed start to the year. If you have a journal, 2019 diary or notebook and would like to decorate some pages with borders, then bring it along. If you don’t have a journal, come along and decorate some tiles instead. It is up to you!

If you need any encouragement or motivation to start a journal visit UNESCO SIX exhibition at the State Library of New South Wales. This is an amazing collection of First Fleet Journals, WWI Diaries and notebooks. I visited there today. You can read more about this on the State Library website.

Pocket Diaries
Pocket diaries by Miles Franklin. Stella Maria Sarah Miles Franklin – ‘Stella’ to her family (activist, feminist, writer)
on display at the State Library, New South Wales

To book into the class, go to the bookings page and fill out the form. Looking forward to seeing you!

Count down to Providence, Rhode Is. USA

Many of you already know that I am planning a trip to visit the founders of Zentangle Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts in Providence, Rhode Island,  in November. They are holding an event ZenAgain which is for Certified Zentangle Teachers to get together and learn new techniqes for their classes. I’m really looking forward to sharing with you all what I learn. So I’ve scheduled two Advanced Classes in November. For the dates go to the Workshops page.

I will be leaving at the end of October this year and will keep you posted on my trip.

Happy Tangling

Jenn

 

 

6 Week Zentangle Class

***  UPDATE *** An additional class has been scheduled starting 2 June 2018 too!

Come along on a 6 week journey of creativity and relaxation. Each week you will learn new techniques and tangles (patterns) using the Zentangle Method. This class is suitable for complete beginners and for those with more experience.

Everyone enjoyed the last class which ended with meeting up for a lovely lunch on the last day. Lots of fun and new friendships were made.

Starting: Thursday 31st May 2018 10.00am to 12.00 noon and every Thursday until:

Ending: Thursday 28th June 2018 10.00am to 2.00 pm

Where: At my studio in Gymea Bay, Sydney. Address will be sent as soon as you have reserved your place.

Cost: $169 for the whole course OR $35 each week (pay-as-you-go). Plus $12 for a Mini Kit. If you already have one please bring it along, to save purchasing another. (Note: if you have never done a Zentangle Class before please make sure you come to the first class).

To book you spot, go to Booking Form

Look forward to meeting you

Jenn

Renaissance Tile Class

Announcing a special Renaissance Tile Class for those who have previously completed an Introduction to Zentangle Class.

When: Thursday 3rd May 2018, 10am – 1pm (3 hours)

Where: At my studio in Gymea Bay, Sydney, address will sent as soon as you have reserved your place.

Cost: $35 per person + equipment.

Equipment required:

  • Black micron pen 01
  • Graphite pencil
  • Tortillion (bring along your mini kit from the Intro Class or purchase these on the day for $10)
  • Brown micron pen 01
  • White charcoal pencil
  • Tortillion (needs to be brand new, not previously used with graphite)
  • Zentangle Renaissance tiles (Cost for Renaissance Kit $12)

If you have the equipment please bring it along on the day to save purchasing more than you need.

To book your spot, go to booking form

The class is limited to 8 people and is suitable for those who have completed the Introduction to Zentangle class.

Look forward to seeing everyone again!

Jenn