Category Archives: Zentangle Classes

Listing of currently scheduled classes

Zentangle Basics Class – September 4, 2021

Have you been curious about Zentangle? This is the class for you!

Learn more about the world of Zentangle by exploring some basic “tangles” as well as the philosophy and the process of this fun art form. With one simple stroke at a time, you’ll discover how simple, relaxing and enjoyable Zentangle can be. You’ll create two tiles of your own and have a chance to see how they fit into a larger mosaic. No art experience necessary – anyone can practice Zentangle and benefit from the meditative aspect of this form of drawing!

Saturday, September 4th from 9 am – noon
Cost $40

Register online here

Supply list:

  • 1 black 01 or PN Micron pen
  • 1 tortillon or paper stomp
  • 1 pencil

Paper tiles will be provided and there will be class sets of materials available to borrow.

This class is a prerequisite for other Zentangle classes from any CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)

Location: McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville

Zentangle Rock Cairns Class – October 2, 2021

Saturday, October 2nd from 9:00am-12:00 pm PST

Cost  $40 (materials not included)

Register online

Stone cairns are seen all over the world, and are used for wayfinding, marking special places, and for historical purposes.  In this class we’ll created a whimsical stone cairn, tangle it and add colour and highlights for a pleasing effect.  This is a great class for anyone wanting to refresh their Zentangle skills or start adding colour to their work.  Zentangle Basics (or Art Bites Zentangle) is a prerequisite, so bring your basics kit and get ready to play!

Supply list:

  • Your starter kit (Black 01 or PN pen, graphite pencil, blending stump)
  • An assortment of coloured pencils or Tombow Dual Brush pens
  • White chalk or charcoal pencil
  • A second, clean blending stump (for white pencil)

Paper will be provided and there will be class sets of materials available to borrow.

Location: McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville

Zentangle® Octopus’ Garden Class – November 6, 2021

Saturday, November 6th from 9:00am-12:00 pm PST

Cost  $40 Studio class $35 online (materials not included)

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Tangle an underwater world living in the depths of the ocean using Sakura Moonlight gelly roll pens and a little shading and highlighting.  This class will explore working on black paper and choosing tangles to create an underwater landscape.  Zentangle Basics (or Art Bites Zentangle) is a prerequisite.

Supply list:

  • Your starter kit (Black 01 or PN pen, graphite pencil, blending stump)
  • An assortment of Moonlight Gelly Roll pens
  • White chalk or charcoal pencil
  • Black chalk or charcoal pencil
  • 2 blending stumps (or one double pointed)

Paper will be provided and there will be class sets of materials available to borrow.

Location: McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville

Art Bites: Zentangle – Sunday, November 21, 2021 10 am – noon

This class is hosted by the McMillan Arts Centre School for the Creative Arts

Art Bites is a course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies. Everything is provided; you don’t have to bring a thing!  Go home each week with a piece of your own and a sense of how this art medium works.

More about the MAC’s Art Bites program here

For Art Bites: Zentangle, you’ll create your own Zentangle piece of art on a 3.5” square paper ‘tile’, learn some basic  tangle patterns and find out more about the Zentangle method.  This class counts as a “Zentangle Basics’ class, a prerequisite to other Zentangle classes.

Cost is $35 for 2 hours, and all class supplies are included.

Register online

Location: McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville

Art Bites: Embedded Letters (Zentangle) – Sunday, November 21, 2021 – 1-3 pm

This class is hosted by the McMillan Arts Centre School for the Creative Arts

Art Bites is a course designed to give you a taste of a variety of art mediums. Each 2-hour class introduces you to a new medium and show you the basic techniques using a small array of supplies. Everything is provided; you don’t have to bring a thing!  Go home each week with a piece of your own and a sense of how this art medium works.

More about the MAC’s Art Bites program here

Learn how to create a fancy looking Illustrated letter with a few simple strokes. Embedded letters look great on note cards, name tags, gift cards and more.  Previous Zentangle experience is not required. 

Cost is $35 for 2 hours, and all class supplies are included.

Register online

Location: McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville

Holiday Party Crackers, Zentangle Style – Saturday, December 4, 2021

Saturday, December 4th from 9:00am-12:00 pm PST

Have you ever made your own party crackers? We’ll tangle a holiday-themed wrapper for your party cracker. Yes, the materials kit includes those snappy ‘cracker snaps’, and enough materials to make 4 crackers in total!

You add your own goodies along with the basic innards provided, and we’ll assemble at least one cracker together. After this class you’ll be able to make your own party crackers for any occasion!

Zentang;e Basics/Art Bites Zentangle is a prerequisite for this class.

Please note:  only 6 kits available for this class; each kit makes 4 crackers

Materials kit includes:

  • Cracker snaps
  • Cracker template
  • Cracker tangling paper
  • Ribbon
  • Tissue party hat 
  • Jokes/fortunes to put inside

You’ll also need:

  • Toys/treats to put inside the cracker (s)
  • Your usual tangling/crafting supplies
  • Scissors and/or x-acto knife
  • Tape
  • Tangling tools (pens, gelly rolls, etc.)
  • Feel free to add your own bling, stickers, personalized items, etc.

Cost  $40  (some materials included) – only 6 spaces available

Register online

Location: McMillan Arts Centre, 133 McMillan Street, Parksville

 

Tangled Tidbits is rocking!

Tangled Tidbits is a monthly series of 1-hour classes in a virtual setting.

This group meets each week online for an hour to try something new, practice a technique, ask a question, or start a tile or challenge together through guided instruction.

The original group has been meeting since June of 2020 and membership is now closed.

I would be pleased to start up a second Tidbits cadre if there are at least three people interested.  These first three people will determine the day and time for the weekly schedule, and the group as a whole gets to decide what to do for each class. The class runs on a monthly subscription and you’ll receive an invoice near the end of the month for the following month; you can renew or stop as you like at the end of each month. (No pro-rating at this price.)

Cost $40CDN/month  – Fridays from 1-2 pm PDT

Contact me to register.  No deposit necessary; I’ll get back to you when we have enough people and we will set the schedule together.

Zentangle on Demand

Here’s a fun way to get some Zentangle® in your life!

Online private and semi-private Zentangle lessons are now available. Choose a class with your friends, or arrange some quiet one-on-one instruction just for you. Online lessons and classes are taught via Zoom, and materials are not included. Most can be taken with the materials you already have at home; for others, we can discuss the materials you would like to use.

• Individual (2-hr private lesson ) – $40CDN
• 2 or more people (2-1/2hr lesson) – $30CDN/per person
Contact me to book a lesson

Here are some ideas – or ask for a custom lesson and we’ll see what we can do.:

Classes with no special materials required (just pen, pencil and paper)
• Zentangle Basics (your first stop for all things Zentangle)
• Zentangle Revisited (refresher for those who have the Basics)
• Beyond the Basics (refining your skills, more tangles)
• Level Up: Tangles and More (enhancers, tangleations)
• Shady Practise (get a handle on shading techniques)
• String Theory (how to create and use zillions of strings)
• Reticula & Fragments (the meat and bones of tangling)
• Pop-Up Tutorials (focus on just one tangle and make it yours
• Dynamic Dingbatz (tangling in closed dingbat format)

Classes required special materials (what you have on hand or want to order)
• TransZENding technique   –  (requires white gelly roll and white chalk pencil)
• Watercolour backgrounds  –   (requires watercolours)
• Tangling on Fabric  –   (requires fabric, and special markers)
• Impossible 3D Tiles  –   (requires scissors, glue: coloured paper/pens is an option)
• Zen Buttons   –  (requires compass or other ability to trace circles; colour is an option)
• Zen Gems   –  (requires coloured pencils or brush markers)
• Black Magic  –   (black paper, white/coloured pens, white/coloured pencil)
• Renaissance Treasures  –   (tan paper, brown/coloured pens, white/coloured pencil
• Zentangle Blue Steel  –   (grey paper, white/coloured pens, white/coloured pen)
• Zendala Discoveries  –   (5” round tiles – or trace a CD), white or coloured paper
• 3Z Mosaics  –   (triangles roughly 3” equal sides), white or coloured paper
Some of these materials are available to order from me or directly from zentangle.com.