WORKSHOP DESCRIPTIONS

Joan and Jeannie will work with you to custom design the workshop or retreat most suited to your group's needs. Below are some descriptions to help you get started. Factors such as time, facility set-up and travel will affect the fee. Please note that Zentangle® supplies and products will be offered for sale.

 

Basic Zentangle®
The minimum amount of time required to get started learning Zentangle® is 1.5 hours. In this class, participants learn the basic steps of Zentangle® while creating one "tile" with 4 "tangles"(patterns). They will also learn some of the history, benefits, and applications of Zentangle® . There will be time at the end for the group to view all of their tiles together, and share about their experiences. Of course, questions are always welcome. All materials for the class will be furnished, and students will have one pen, pencil and tile to take home with them, in addition to their completed tile and instruction sheet.

 

Extended Basic Zentangle®
This 3 hour workshop will cover the basics, as described above, but a minimum of 2 tiles (8 tangles) will be completed. The process and system of Zentangle® contain many metaphors that can be applied to one's life. These metaphors, as well as applications and techniques will be covered in more depth in this longer workshop. The 3 hour format is highly recommended, as participants will be able to comprehend more fully the possibilities of this art form and relaxation practice. All materials for the class will be furnished, and students will have one pen, pencil and 2 tiles to take home with them, in addition to their completed tiles and instruction sheet.

 

1 Day Zentangle® Retreat
The 1 and 2 day retreats provide the most opportunity for customizing to your group. In 5-6 hours of class time in a 1 Day Retreat, participants will cover the basics, as well as learn more techniques to enhance their tangles. Participants will dramatically build their confidence and their ability to put their own personal spin on their drawings. Prayer, meditation, or personal growth practices are easily integrated into an all day workshop. All materials for the class will be furnished, and students will have one pen, pencil and 5 tiles to take home with them, in addition to their completed tiles and instruction sheets.

 

2 Day Zentangle® Retreat
In a 2 day retreat, participants will cover all of the above, but in more breadth and depth. They will also learn:

  • enhancers which can be used with all tangles to increase their visual impact.
  • the building blocks of more complex tangles.
  • to create their own tangles (and share them with the group).
  • A group "mosaic" can be created from individual tiles, if team or group work is what you desire for your groups' retreat.
  • Spiritual, cultural, or personal growth themes can be explored in this extended retreat format.
  • Meditation and centering prayer can integrated into this retreat, once the basics are mastered.

 

 

All materials for the class will be furnished, and students will have one pen, pencil and several tiles to take home with them, in addition to their completed tiles and instruction sheets.