We’re half way through the 6 week Zentangle Class. Time is flying by so fast. In week 3 we created these lovely tiles with a floral theme.
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.
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.
To book into the class, go to the bookings page and fill out the form. Looking forward to seeing you!
*** 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
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.
- 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!
It’s week 4 already! The 6 week Zentangle Workshop is flying past so quickly.
I just had to post a picture of the beautiful artworks that my students produced this week. Everyone was challenged with “ellish” and they conquered this interwoven tangle.
Each week I am so impressed with the way everyone has grown in their Zentangle journey- it’s such a pleasure to be part of the journey.
This week’s Diva Challenge‘s theme is “Give Peace a Chance” after the events in Dallas this week. Let’s all pull together to spread world peace and love. The challenge was suggested by Suzanne Fluhr CZT as Laura Harms is taking a well deserved break with her family.
I’ve been experimenting with watercolour recently. These tiles were made by starting with watercolour on the tile. I used my Windsor & Newton travel watercolour set which I usually carry around with me. After laying down the colour I used a variety of methods to produce tangles (or patterns) on the tile. With coloured pens I traced around the edges of some of the watercolours and then then used a brown or similar coloured pen to draw tangles between the colours. I loved the effects and I’m going to practice more using this method.