This past weekend at Icarus Creative Arts Studio, nine people were introduced to the Zentangle Art Method. They treated themselves to discovering something new in this New Year! It was great to meet all of them and share my passion for Zentangle.
We started off with our basic “Z” tile and discussion of some of the Zentangle basic strokes. Once we brought out the pencils and shaded our tiles, we all saw what great pieces of art each person created and, of course, how different they all were even though we all had the same instructions and used the same patterns.
The second tile introduced five more patterns (or fragments thereof) and a more organic example of how Zentangle can be used. All of the work was incredible. It was hard to believe this was the first class for these nice people. I had to teach the class coming off of an ugly cold, something I haven’t had to do before. Hopefully, I got all my points out there and the eight ladies and one gentleman enjoyed it enough to return for another class. Even if they don’t come back to Icarus, they are now armed with enough Zentangle basics to take a class from a CZT anywhere around the world! Yes, anywhere in the world – Zentangle is an internationally taught form of art and CZT’s can be found in almost every country! Treat yourself to a new discovery this New Year – I guarantee you won’t be disappointed.
Next Up – “Black and White Tangled Sea Turtles” – switching off between black and white inks on black and white tiles!
Beautiful 1st Zentangle Tiles
(missing three others)
REALLY beautiful 2nd tiles – this was an introduction class – such great work!