Welcome to my blog. I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher® and I'm having a blast teaching Zentangle® to anyone that will listen.
The Zentangle art method is not all about the art. It's a moving meditation that taps into your creative flow producing a beautiful piece of art. Each stroke of the pen gets you out of your head and into the present moment where openness and joy dwells.
Zentangle is the culmination of Maria Thomas' art background and Rick Roberts meditation background. He is the Zen and she is the Tangle. Learn more about the method at zentangle.com.
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October 25, 2015 • 1 Comment
So this was about as much fun as I've had in a class so far! Everyone was excited about tangling on pumpkins. We started with a structured class style of me demonstrating some tangles that could work well on a pumpkin. We used a practice sheet, as in the photo below, until folks were confident to start putting pen to pumpkin.
Then about half way thru the class, I switched it to a more organic process and had the students tell me tangles they wanted me to demonstrate. They could also go thru my books and learn new tangles, and I helped where needed or answered questions. It was a great class with a bunch of great ladies!
Some of the tangles we used: Betweed, Paradox, Diva Dance Rock n Roll, Flux, Cadent, Kinetic, Rain.
Thank you all for a great class!!
The practice paper and other pictures of the ladies and their prized pumpkins!
October 17, 2015 • 1 Comment
I am posting the same day that I taught the class!! I gotta make this a habit, cause it feels good not to be behind on things.
I taught a wonderful group of ladies today at the Wackford Community Center in Elk Grove. I just love the "Aha" moments and the glimmer in the eyes when students realize that, YES, they CAN actually draw and it looks fabulous!
There were a couple of hard life stories shared at the end of class, and I can only hope that those ladies will get some relief and comfort from practicing Zentangle. Take time for yourselves each day to sit down, breathe, and if it feels right....tangle.
Enjoy the tiles below and until next time....
October 12, 2015 • Leave a Comment
So I know this is really late and I am so sorry! I thought that I had already done a blog about my class on 09.27.15 and to my horror, I had forgotten!
It was such a good class too with so many wonderful artists! We had some kidlets and some more seasoned artists and everyone did a fantastic job on their tiles as you can see below! A couple of the kids pooped out midstream...the younger folks just can't hang with a 3 hour class even if it's something as fun as Zentangle. I usually do a 2 hour class for the under 12 folks, but if the parents think they can handle 3 hours, they are more than welcomed. I don't teach different tangles for the youngsters, we just use different supplies.
Anyhoo, below are the beautiful tiles and also a fun pic I snapped. Toward the end of the class, I went over to help the kids and found this beautiful montage of drawings on the paper covering the table! The oldest girl was not only keeping up with her tangled tile I was teaching, but she was also creating this artful statement!
Until next time....Oh, that's next Saturday!
September 12, 2015 • Leave a Comment
I taught my first class at the Wackford Community Center in Elk Grove today. The room was very nice and I didn't even have to drag out my projector screen! The students were fantastic as usual. It just seems like folks that want to learn Zentangle are the nicest people you ever want to meet! I love teaching this art method...have I said that lately? Well I really mean it. When folks start coming in to the class, they don't know what they're in for....and it's so great that they go out of their way to say thank you at the end of class. I love it when all of the faces are smiling and I can see the twinkle of Zentangle Love in their eyes!
Ladies - Thank you so much for coming to my class! I forgot to get your email addresses, so if you are reading this and want to stay in touch for future classes, please send me your email address.
Here is the first tile the ladies drew and then their first Bijou tile, using Aquafleur!
Thanks and Tangle On!
August 29, 2015 • Leave a Comment
Judy contacted me because she wanted to set up a Zentangle party with her friends. I can't think of a Friday night where I've had more fun teaching Zentangle! The ladies were fabulous and funny. Although some inner critics were hard to squash, in the end, they were all very proud of the beautiful art tiles they created.
Thank you Judy for hosting a wonderful and entertaining night! I look forward to seeing all of you lovely ladies in a future Beyond Basics class (or in Africa, whichever comes first). :)
We started the night with the basics and ended with Aquafleur on a Bijou tile.
Until next time, Tangle On!
Kim Kohler | CZT®
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