Course Description

The Zentangle art method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being. The Zentangle art method is enjoyed all over this world, across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. Life can be compared to an art form and Zentangle is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life. Join us for this interactive, hands-on course!

Course Outline

Session 1: Introduction to Zentangle

In this beginner session, participants will learn the background and history of Zentangle, while learning the basic steps of the method and the associated vocabulary and tools used.  Participants will be immersed in creating actual Zentangle tiles and will leave with a clear understanding that, “Anything is possible one stroke at a time”.

Session 2: Zentangle Renaissance Tiles

During the Renaissance Art period, a drawing technique called Chiaroscuro emerged in the fine art world. These types of drawings were done on subtly colored or toned paper, usually gray or tan. In this session, participants will learn how the Zentangle method and components of this Renaissance drawing technique come together. Working on Zentangle Renaissance Tiles, participants will use brown, black and white pens to work the surface, while continuing to create shadow and highlight with graphite and white charcoal pencils.



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