Monday, January 6, 2014

The Diva's Weekly Challenge #149: "Twenty-Fourteen"

Happy New Year to all. This week's Diva Challenge, the first of the year, is to use 2014 or New Year in a piece of Zentangle art. You can check out the challenge and follow the links to see other people's submissions and even submit one of your own. Here is my submission.

Tangles: Paradox, Cubine, Quiltz, Flux, Tortuca

Monday, December 23, 2013

New Classes for the New Year

Yes, I know its not even Christmas yet, but I have a New Years resolution to make some more time for blogs and facebook so here I am getting back into a good habit and happy to announce some new classes for the new year. I will be teaching weekly Tangle Time classes both at Franklin Art Center (on Sundays 12:30-2pm) and at Norfolk Public Library (Wednesdays, 9:30-10:30am). The calendar to the left of this page has the specific dates. Class themes are listed for Franklin Art Center location while the library classes are drop in classes so content varies according to the preferences of the group.'Like' The Traveling Tangler on Facebook and make suggestions for what tangles and techniques you would like to work on! Full details of classes are on the Class Schedule/Information page of this website. Hope to see you all in the New Year! Happy Holidays :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

Kids Beginner Workshop at Dover Library

I love that Zentangle is suitable for all ages. At Dover Public Library there was just one adult and an older teen in the class; mostly this was a kids class. They produced these amazing pieces of art to take home with them. Great job everyone!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Look what we created... Ensemble

Ensemble means 'together', and together at the Dover Library this week lots of kids brought their parents and grandparents and gathered to 'Make Art on the Green'. It was a beautiful summer afternoon of facepainting and fingerpainting, a henna artist and sandy candy, and freshly popped popcorn... and... Zentangle! Many of the visitors to the event stopped by at the Zentangle table, chose an empty section on one of our nine tiles and filled it with circles ('Tipple') or lines ('Hollibaugh' or 'Static' or 'Diva Dance'), or their own patterns that they already enjoy making, or patterns that they created on the spot! Our youngest contributor was 3 years old, and one visitor was working with her non-dominant hand since her regular writing hand was injured. At the end of the day the last visitors helped me put the nine tiles back together in order, we added some shading on the outside and on the 'big circles'  and we discovered that together we created a one of a kind piece of art work for the library - a community ensemble Zentangle design :) Looking forward to teaching a Beginners Workshop with the Dover community on Thursday...

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tiles from Norfolk workshop and an invitation to join the fun in Dover

It always amazes me how beautiful and creative and wonderfully unique Zentangle images are, and especially wonderful are our very first zentangle tiles. Here are the first tiles created by students during a workshop at Norfolk Public Library earlier this month. Looking forward to to teaching another Beginners Workshop at Dover Town Library next week.CLICK HERE for details and to register. If you are in the neighborhood and looking for some creative fun TODAY(Wednesday July 31st!), stop by at The Dover Town Library for their Make Art on the Green event. Amongst all sorts of other activities, you can add some penstrokes to our community Zentangle design. CLICK HERE for details.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Join The Traveling Tangler at Library Sponsored Zentangle Workshops

Summer is always a great time to visit your local library. Pick up some summer reading. Join the reading programs and explore fun new activities. This summer The Traveling Tangler will be presenting Zentangle Beginner Workshops at Norfolk and Dover Libraries and will also be at the Dover Library 'Art on the Green' event. Here are the dates and times... 

A Taste of Crafts at Norfolk Public Library
Library Sponsored Zentangle Beginners Workshop
Wednesday July 17th, 7-9pm
Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, MA
$5 Materials charge for a Zentangle Starter Kit which has all you need for class and to continue working with Zentangle at home. Click here for more info and to register.

Make Art on the Green
Wednesday July 31st, 1-3pm, 
Dover Public Library, Dover MA
Join the Traveling Tangler for Zentangle demonstrations and activities. Find the Traveling Tangler at this Community Event in Dover. Click here for more info.

Library Sponsored Zentangle Beginners Workshop
Thursday August 8th, 3-4:30pm
Dover Public Library, Dover, MA
Learn the basics of Zentangle method at this library sponsored workshop. Please call 774-571-8461 for information on registration. Thanks!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Book and Frame Making Workshop

Open Workshop: Book and Frame Making
May 19th, 3:30-6pm
Location: Franklin Art Center

Tell your friends -Open workshop means everyone is welcome - you don't need to know a thing about Zentangle to come to this class!
(although there is a Beginner Workshop at 1-3pm on the same day directly preceding this class for those who would like to make an afternoon of it and learn Zentangle first followed by a short break and then this workshop...) 

So where do you keep all your tiles, where do you display your current favorites? And wouldn't it be nice to have all your personal favorite tangles all together in one place? For non-tangling friends what could you do with your own personally handmade book and frame? Photos, art, journaling?

Using high quality bookmaking materials and papers, this class will teach you bookmaking skills and techniques to make a portfolio frame (see below) and these beautiful little concertina books. Both sides of the concertina pages are usable, so for tangling friends you can put your tangles on one side... 

...and store and display your tiles on the other side...

For display it can also sit on a desktop like this and you can flip through them like a rolodex :)

Our second book structure in this class will be a 'portfolio frame' and we will learn how to make neat  and professional inside corners and how to determine the correct spine width for a book structure.

This two and a half hour workshop is $40 including all materials for making the concertina book and portfolio frame. Places for this workshop will go fast... call or email me to sign up now!