This past Sunday found nine of us gathered for some Zentangle time at Icarus Creative Arts Studio at the Winery. It was nice to see returning faces, as well as new, joining in the fun. Today I shared a class that was introduced at Tangle U 2018 in Portland, Oregon. Kim VanZyll, CZT, led the class in tangling on linen art panels. This was such a fun class and I know it’s been shared all over the US since April!
We used 8×8 panels, along with black and brown Sakura Identipens, white Sakura Gelly Roll pens, and Koi brush pens in light cool grey (not recommended – use cool grey for better results). It takes a little time, but it’s fun to switch back and forth between the black and brown, then add white highlights. The Koi brush pens are used for shading, but the color that I got was too light. It took a lot of work to get the color dark enough. Next time, I’ll know to get a darker shade – cool grey!
In the two hour time frame, we actually finished most of the panel (well, some of us did) …. that meant 10 different patterns put down on the 8×8 tile. Shading was pretty much the last phase still needed. Most of the patterns were familiar so that helps with time management. A few pattern variations were thrown in, such as Eni Oken’s “The Art of the Interrupted Line” – another class from Tangle U 2018. You can see that design on the Mooka section of the panel. Along with a few extra embellishments, the pieces all turned out great. Everyone liked the idea so much, they’ve asked for blank panels so they can re-create these on their own.
Next up …. “Tangled Faux Pumpkins”, Sunday, October 14th, 1-3pm at Icarus. Classes are starting to fill-up so make your seat reservation early! Hope you can join us!