Friday, January 9, 2015

Zentangle Workshops at Franklin Art Center

Hi everyone! Here are the details of the upcoming classes at Franklin Art Center. Also check out the Class Info page to find out about classes at other locations, including a kids afterschool program and a weekly opportunity to get together with other tanglers at a local library. Hope to see you soon (in class or on My Facebook page!)

Zentangle Workshops at Franklin Art Center

Second Sunday of every month, starting Jan 11th
$30 per workshop or $150 for six week series

At each workshop (details below) we will use Zentangle method to create a unique piece of art and mount it in a themed ‘peek-a-boo’ style card which can be decorated, along with the envelope, to create your own original-design, coordinated stationary. Beginners and experienced tanglers welcome. Ages 12yr+ through adults and seniors. $30 per workshop or $150 for six class series. All materials for class are provided. Demo pens are available but you may want to bring your Zentangle kit if you have oneStudents without previous experience of Zentangle are welcome to attend any of the workshops, but a Beginners Class is a great place to start if you can make it!

January 11th - New Beginnings

Begin the new year by learning something new (or re-visiting the magic of your first Zentangle tile!). We are kicking off the new year, and our new program at Franklin Art Center, with a workshop that teaches all the basic steps along with the fundamental skills, techniques and philosophy that forms the foundation of the Zentangle method. A great place to start if you are brand new to Zentangle, or if you are self taught with books and online resources. Also a wonderful experience for returning students to get reconnected with the core principles and values of Zentangle, and explore and develop variations of simple beginner tangles.

February 8th - With a Valentine in Mind

Love is in the air and is the theme of February's Zentangle workshop at Franklin Art Center. Join us to explore lots of ways to introduce love into your Zentangle work this month. Use heart themed borders, strings and tangles to create a beautiful card to frame and display or to gift to someone on Valentine's Day.

March 8th - Tangled Garden

With warmer weather in mind, let's encourage spring along by creating a tangled garden in our artwork at this month's workshop. Learn a variety of plant-like tangles and how to layer and merge them to form a tangled garden on a peek-a-boo card. We might even sneak in a shamrock in honor of St Patrick!

April 12th - Great Grids

There are lots of grid based tangles that you can incorporate in your Zentangle practice, and endless variations that you can create for yourself. In this workshop we will learn some classic tangles based on grids of lines, circles and squares and explore the ways in which grids can be used to create 3D effects. And of course mount your work in a peek-a-boo card and decorate with matching tangling. All within the simplicity of the Zentangle approach!

May 10th - Ribbons and Curls

Celebrate Mother's Day with us. Bring your mother/grandmother or son/daughter/grandchild to join you in class today and lets explore different ways to create ribbon and curl patterns to decorate a beautiful card to honor the mother/child connection on this special day for all the mothers in our lives.

June 14th - Finale!

Getting ready for a 'Zentangle Inspired Summer' with this class which explores combining Zentangle drawing method with collage. Instead of the traditional black pen and white paper tile we will explore creating designs on tan 'Rennaisance' tiles and we are excited to welcome Ellen Levy to join us to walk us through tips and techniques for card making with a special emphasis on using collage with Zentangle. $30, materials included, ages 12yr thru adults and seniors. This class is already half full. Register soon if you would like to join us!