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A Day of Zentangle - Saturday, April 26


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A Day of Zentangle
Saturday, April 26, 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Spend a relaxing day exploring Zentangle and some of its applications in mindfulness and art.   Activities will include Zentangle  as meditation/mindful, using tangles as borders, tea staining, using white pens, pencils and Zenstones as well as drawing on the new "Renaissance" (tan) tiles.  Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Students will receive remainder of materials including all drawing surfaces, two brown pens, white pen, white pencil, Zenstone, shader, paint brush and a mat in a poly sleeve.  Previous instruction from a Certified Zentangle Teacher is required.  To learn more about Zentangle, visit www.zentangle.com
The cost is $69.  Call 603-230-7300 to register or online at https://reg.abcsignup.com/view/view_month.aspx?as=53&wp=227&aid=CRHC




Diva's Challenge - Qaundry


OK - I am cheating a little.  My offering to this week's challenge was drawn some time ago - but I wear it everyday and get wonderful comments.  People unfamiliar with Zentangle see it as the Flower of Life.  Those who know me ask, "What Zentangle pattern is this?"



CBS Sunday Morning Zentangle Blitz!

Zentangle enthusiast worldwide are taking a moment to send their artwork along with a description of what Zentangle has meant to them to CBS Sunday Morning in hopes that CBS will find Zentangle worthy of a segment in their popular show.
Here is the letter and artwork I will be sending in the morning:



Spring 2014 Classes, Workshops, Studio and A Day of Zentangle

Click HERE for online list and registration: 
(Type Zentangle in search criteria box for chronological list of my classes)


Challenge #146 Peanuckle and Well

Here is my adventure with "iamthedivaczt.blogspot.com" Challenge #146
Peanuckle and Well

As I tell my students, it isn't about drawing patterns they way they are designed, it is about the journey that any pattern can take you on.  
Drawing the pattern as it is designed is fun, but going to an unknown destination is an adventure!


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With 36+ new students this fall, classes are filling fast!
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Zentangle® Fall 2013 Schedule
Diane Lachance, Certified Zentangle Teacher
All classes held at:
Center for Health Promotion
Smile! Building (2nd Floor)
49 S. Main Street
Concord, NH

Register by phone: (603) 230-7300
Register online at www.concordhospital.org
Follow links to the Center for Health Promotion

Zentangle® Basics Classes
Tuesday Mornings: October 22, 29 and November 5,  9:30AM - 11:30AM
Zentangle®  is a new and meditative art form for the non-artist and artist alike.  Taught one stroke at a time, anyone can learn this unique drawing technique.  Spend three weeks learning how to draw “seemingly” complicated patterns and create beautiful, finished pieces of art.  Fun, easy, stress reducing, mindful, meditative and fascinating are just some of the descriptions that come to mind.  Come join the fun and discover the benefits of Zentangle!  Materials include pens, pencil, shader, and tiles.  The cost is $69 including all materials.
Zentangle® Basics Workshop 
Saturday, October  12, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM FULL!
Saturday, November  2, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Zentangle® is a new and meditative art form for the non-artist and artist alike.  Taught one stroke at a time, anyone can learn this unique drawing technique.  Join this four hour workshop to learn how to draw “seemingly” complicated patterns and create beautiful, finished pieces of art.  Fun, easy, stress reducing, mindful, meditative and fascinating are just some of the descriptions that come to mind.  Come join the fun and discover the benefits of Zentangle!  Materials include pens, pencil, shader, and tiles.  The cost is $49, including all materials.
Zentangle® Beyond the Basics
Wednesday Afternoons: October  16, 23, 30 and Nov 6,  2:30PM – 4:30PM
Wednesday Evenings: October  16, 23, 30 and Nov 6,  5:30PM – 7:30PM
A natural continuation from Basics, this class will maintain a beginner pace while learning new tangle patterns and increasing confidence in shading.   Students will also learn simple techniques for changing already learned patterns into exciting new patterns.  Come join the fun and meet others who also enjoy Zentangle®.  Materials include pens, pencil, shader, and tiles.  Previous instruction from a certified Zentangle teacher is required.    The cost is $89 including materials.
Zentangle® More Tangle Patterns 
Thursday: October 10, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Can't get enough tangles?  This workshop is for you.  Twing Series will be taught: Twing, Chillon, Echoism, Floo, Nekton and Tagh.   If time allows, more patterns will be added.   Mastering these patterns with suggestions on variations and shading will be the focus.  Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include tiles, drawing surfaces and extras.  Previous instruction from a certified Zentangle teacher is required.   The cost is $35
Zentangle® More Tangle Patterns 
Saturday: November  2, 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
or
Thursday: November  7, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Can't get enough tangles?  This workshop is for you.  Xyp Series will be taught: Xyp, BB, Emingle, Man-O-Man, Quipple, Raddox.  If time allows, more patterns will be added.   Mastering these patterns with suggestions on variations and shading will be the focus.  Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include tiles, drawing surfaces and extras.  Previous instruction from a Certified Zentangle Teacher is required.  The cost is $35.
Zentangle® Shading Workshop
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 2:00 PM -  4:30 PM
In this workshop we will focus on shading tangle patterns.  General instruction to the class and well as individual instruction will be provided. Come learn how to enhance your work and make your zentangles "pop!"  Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include tiles, drawing surfaces and a mat with poly sleeve. Previous instruction from a Certified Zentangle Teacher is required.  The cost is $35.
Zentangle® Tangled Letters Workshop
Saturday, October 26th 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
Classic, elegant or funky?  You choose the style and then learn how to use simple, yet intricate looking, Zentangle patterns to create a unique letter for yourself, or as a special gift.  Tangled letters make ideal graduation, wedding, birthday and special occasion gifts.  One finished work will be mounted in a precut mat and secured in a poly sleeve.   Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include tiles, drawing surfaces  and a mat with poly sleeve.  Colored pens, pencils and other mediums will be available for use in class.
Previous instruction from a Certified Zentangle Teacher is required.  The cost is $35.
Zentangle® for Educator’s Workshop
Monday, November 11, 2013, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Come learn the new and creative drawing form called Zentangle® and unlock the potential for this creative tool in your classroom.  With Zentangle, drawing can become relaxing, intuitive, and fun while increasing one’s personal sense of well-being, creativity and focus at any age.   Any classroom teacher can apply this art form to classroom challenges such as problem solving, team building, focus with ADD, self esteem, handwriting, and stress management.  All participants will learn how to create zentangles, discover how drawing tangles benefit a student’s learning, and leave with resources for use in the classroom as well as CEU's and a Certificate of Participation.  The cost is $59 including materials.
Zentangle® Zendala Workshop
Saturday, November 16th 9:30 - 12 Noon
Zentangles in the round!  Taking the ancient art form of mandalas and adding the art of Zentangle® has created the Zendala.   Working on 4-1/2” circular paper tiles, students will use new and previous learned tangle patterns to create beautiful works of art.  One finished work will be mounted in a precut mat and secured in a poly sleeve.   Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include tiles, drawing surfaces and a mat with poly sleeve.  Previous instruction from a Certified Zentangle Teacher is required.  The cost is $35.
Zentangle® Inspired Christmas Classes
Tuesday Mornings, November 12, 19 and December 3, 9:30 - 11:30
Wednesday Afternoons, November 13, 20 and December 4, 2:30 -  4:30
Wednesday Evenings, November 13, 20 and December 4, 5:30 - 7:30
Three weeks of Christmas creativity!  Artistic urges abound at Christmas with the desire to give gifts from the heart and hand.   In this three week class students will easily create Zentangle®  inspired gifts and decorations, just in time for the holiday season.  Find out how simple it is to add a personal touch to gift giving, even if you think you have no artistic ability.   Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include additional pens, tiles and surfaces, as well as the use of other art materials and extras.   Previous instruction in Zentangle is required.  The cost is $89.
Zentangle® Inspired Christmas Workshop
Saturday, December 7th 10 AM – 2:30 PM
Artistic urges abound as the Christmas season approaches.   In this class students will easily create a Zentangle® inspired gift, just in time for the holiday season.  Find out how simple it is to add a personal touch to gift giving, even if you think you have no artistic ability.  Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include additional pens,  tiles and surfaces, as well as the use of other art materials and extras.   Previous instruction in Zentangle is required.  The cost is $69.

Visit Diane on Facebook: Time To Tangle or email Diane at timetotangle@comcast.net


"Well".....I'll be!

What fun!  I just received the latest Zentangle Newsletter and within it the new tangle pattern called "Well."  
Typical to my journey, my mind immediately wondered about where this pattern could go.  With pen in hand, I created the tangellation below.  It occurred to me that leaving the last step out of this new pattern might provide a look of its own, and it did.  
That isn't what really got me excited though.  It was the shading that was the "Bam!" moment for me.
Take a look below and you will see that the pattern looks very similar to cadent.  To me it appears to be a woven cadent. Cool! While I love teaching people to draw cadent, I have always found the shading to be hard to explain and stressful to execute.  As I began to shade I said....."I'll be!" :o) 
The shading on my tangellation, or variant, of "Well" provides the simple steps, true to the Zentangle method, for executing the shading. One only need focus on each of the original boxes in the grid, and add a shade under each of the curves. Voila!

No thinking involved - I love it!





Tangle the Library!

Here are the results of the Tangle the Library project we did in Hopkinton, NH from July 4, 2012 through July 4, 2013. My choice of photos was limited by the fact that I forgot to take a picture prior to putting the artwork under glass.
I hope you enjoy looking at the awesome work done by many community members!




Fall 2013 Class and Workshops!

Zentangle® Fall 2013 Schedule
Diane Lachance, Certified Zentangle Teacher
All classes held at:
Center for Health Promotion
Smile! Building (2nd Floor)
49 S. Main Street
Concord, NH
Register online at www.concordhospital.org
Follow links to the Center for Health Promotion
Or register by phone: (603) 230-7300

Zentangle® Basics Classes
Wednesday Afternoons: September 25, October 2 and 9, 2:30PM – 4:30PM
Wednesday Evenings: September 25, October 2 and 9, 5:30PM – 7:30PM
Tuesday Mornings: October 22, 29 and November 5,  9:30AM - 11:30AM
Zentangle®  is a new and meditative art form for the non-artist and artist alike.  Taught one stroke at a time, anyone can learn this unique drawing technique.  Spend three weeks learning how to draw “seemingly” complicated patterns and create beautiful, finished pieces of art.  Fun, easy, stress reducing, mindful, meditative and fascinating are just some of the descriptions that come to mind.  Come join the fun and discover the benefits of Zentangle!  Materials include pens, pencil, shader, and tiles.  The cost is $69 including all materials.
Zentangle® Basics Workshop 
Saturday, October  12, 1:00 PM - 5:00PM
Saturday, November  2, 1:00 PM - 5:00PM
Zentangle® is a new and meditative art form for the non-artist and artist alike.  Taught one stroke at a time, anyone can learn this unique drawing technique.  Join this four hour workshop to learn how to draw “seemingly” complicated patterns and create beautiful, finished pieces of art.  Fun, easy, stress reducing, mindful, meditative and fascinating are just some of the descriptions that come to mind.  Come join the fun and discover the benefits of Zentangle!  Materials include pens, pencil, shader, and tiles.  The cost is $49, including all materials.
Zentangle® Beyond the Basics
Tuesday Mornings:  September 24 and October 1, 8, 15,  9:30AM - 11:30AM
Wednesday Afternoons: October  16, 23, 30 and Nov 6,  2:30PM – 4:30PM
Wednesday Evenings: October  16, 23, 30 and Nov 6,  5:30PM – 7:30PM
A natural continuation from Basics, this class will maintain a beginner pace while learning new tangle patterns and increasing confidence in shading.   Students will also learn simple techniques for changing already learned patterns into exciting new patterns.  Come join the fun and meet others who also enjoy Zentangle®.  Materials include pens, pencil, shader, and tiles.  Previous instruction from a certified Zentangle teacher is required.    The cost is $89 including materials.
Zentangle® More Tangle Patterns 
Saturday: September  7, 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
or
Thursday: September 12, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Can't get enough tangles?  This workshop is for you.  Squill Series will be taught: Squill, Vega, Orlique, Quabog, Swarm and Ynix.  If time allows, more patterns will be added.   Mastering these patterns with suggestions on variations and shading will be the focus.  Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include tiles, drawing surfaces and extras.  Previous instruction from a certified Zentangle teacher is required.  The cost is $35
Zentangle® More Tangle Patterns 
Saturday: October  5, 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
or
Thursday: October 10, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Can't get enough tangles?  This workshop is for you.  Twing Series will be taught: Twing, Chillon, Echoism, Floo, Nekton and Tagh.   If time allows, more patterns will be added.   Mastering these patterns with suggestions on variations and shading will be the focus.  Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include tiles, drawing surfaces and extras.  Previous instruction from a certified Zentangle teacher is required.   The cost is $35
Zentangle® More Tangle Patterns 
Saturday: November  2, 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon
or
Thursday: November  7, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Can't get enough tangles?  This workshop is for you.  Xyp Series will be taught: Xyp, BB, Emingle, Man-O-Man, Quipple, Raddox.  If time allows, more patterns will be added.   Mastering these patterns with suggestions on variations and shading will be the focus.  Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include tiles, drawing surfaces and extras.  Previous instruction from a Certified Zentangle Teacher is required.  The cost is $35.
Zentangle® Shading Workshop
Saturday, September  28, 2013, 9:30 AM – 12:00 Noon
or
Thursday, October 24, 2013, 2:00 PM -  4:30 PM
In this workshop we will focus on shading tangle patterns.  General instruction to the class and well as individual instruction will be provided. Come learn how to enhance your work and make your zentangles "pop!"  Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include tiles, drawing surfaces and a mat with poly sleeve. Previous instruction from a Certified Zentangle Teacher is required.  The cost is $35.
Zentangle® Tangled Letters Workshop
Saturday, October 26th 9:30 AM – 12 Noon
Classic, elegant or funky?  You choose the style and then learn how to use simple, yet intricate looking, ZentangleÒ patterns to create a unique letter for yourself, or as a special gift.  Tangled letters make ideal graduation, wedding, birthday and special occasion gifts.  One finished work will be mounted in a precut mat and secured in a poly sleeve.   Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include tiles, drawing surfaces  and a mat with poly sleeve.  Colored pens, pencils and other mediums will be available for use in class.
Previous instruction from a Certified Zentangle Teacher is required.  The cost is $35.
Zentangle® for Educator’s Workshop
Monday, November 11, 2013, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Come learn the new and creative drawing form called Zentangle® and unlock the potential for this creative tool in your classroom.  With Zentangle, drawing can become relaxing, intuitive, and fun while increasing one’s personal sense of well-being, creativity and focus at any age.   Any classroom teacher can apply this art form to classroom challenges such as problem solving, team building, focus with ADD, self esteem, handwriting, and stress management.  All participants will learn how to create zentangles, discover how drawing tangles benefit a student’s learning, and leave with resources for use in the classroom as well as CEU's and a Certificate of Participation.  The cost is $59 including materials.
Zentangle® Zendala Workshop
Saturday, November 16th 9:30 - 12 Noon
Zentangles in the round!  Taking the ancient art form of mandalas and adding the art of Zentangle® has created the Zendala.   Working on 4-1/2” circular paper tiles, students will use new and previous learned tangle patterns to create beautiful works of art.  One finished work will be mounted in a precut mat and secured in a poly sleeve.   Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include tiles, drawing surfaces and a mat with poly sleeve.  Previous instruction from a Certified Zentangle Teacher is required.  The cost is $35.
Zentangle® Inspired Christmas Classes
Tuesday Mornings, November 12, 19 and December 3, 9:30 - 11:30
Wednesday Afternoons, November 13, 20 and December 4, 2:30 -  4:30
Wednesday Evenings, November 13, 20 and December 4, 5:30 - 7:30
Three weeks of Christmas creativity!  Artistic urges abound at Christmas with the desire to give gifts from the heart and hand.   In this three week class students will easily create Zentangle®  inspired gifts and decorations, just in time for the holiday season.  Find out how simple it is to add a personal touch to gift giving, even if you think you have no artistic ability.   Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include additional pens, tiles and surfaces, as well as the use of other art materials and extras.   Previous instruction in Zentangle is required.  The cost is $89.
Zentangle® Inspired Christmas Workshop
Saturday, December 7th 10 AM – 2:30 PM
Artistic urges abound as the Christmas season approaches.   In this class students will easily create a Zentangle® inspired gift, just in time for the holiday season.  Find out how simple it is to add a personal touch to gift giving, even if you think you have no artistic ability.  Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials provided include additional pens,  tiles and surfaces, as well as the use of other art materials and extras.   Previous instruction in Zentangle is required.  The cost is $69.

Visit Diane on Facebook: Time To Tangle or email Diane at timetotangle@comcast.net

Reluctance By Robert Frost

In Memory and Love
We miss you so very much, our dear Comet....





Save the Dates - Fall 2013 Class and Workshop Schedule

Click on this link for direct access to online registration and information on each class sorted by date: https://reg.abcsignup.com/view/view_month.aspx?as=53&wp=227&aid=CRHC
(A search at the above link for "Zentangle" will provide the complete list of zentangle classes being offered as well.)



June 2013 Classes



Last classes before the Fall!


Last weekend we had a wonderful Zendala Class. Here are the results:





Zentangle Classes in Concord, NH


Zentangle® Basics Class
Wednesdays: Apr 24, May 1, 8. Afternoons 2:30 – 4:30 or Evenings 5:30 – 7:30
and
Tuesdays: June 4, 11, 18. Mornings 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Zentangle® is a new and meditative art form for the non-artist and artist alike.  Taught one stroke at a time, anyone can learn this unique drawing technique.  Spend three weeks learning how to draw “seemingly” complicated patterns and create beautiful, finished pieces of art.  Fun, easy, mindful, meditative and fascinating are just some of the descriptions that come to mind.  Join the fun and discover the benefits of Zentangle!  Materials include pens, pencil, shader, and tiles.  All sessions are 3 Weeks and the cost is $69, including materials.

Zentangle®  Beyond the Basics Class
Wednesdays: May 15, 22, 29,Jun 5. Afternoons 2:30 – 4:30 or Evening 5:30 –7:30

Now that you have completed Zentangle® Basics, take your tangling to new depths and heights!   Learn new tangle patterns, shade for greater depth and learn how to highlight for greater expansion.  Tangellations will be introduced as a simple method of how to create new and unique patterns of one’s own.   Join the fun and meet others who also enjoy Zentangle!  Materials include pens, pencil, shader, and tiles.   
All sessions are 4 Weeks and the cost is $89, including materials.

Zentangle Basics Workshop
Saturday, April 27, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Zentangle® is a new and meditative art form for the non-artist and artist alike.  Taught one stroke at a time, anyone can learn this unique drawing technique.  Join this four hour workshop to learn how to draw “seemingly” complicated patterns and create beautiful, finished pieces of art.  Fun, easy, mindful, meditative and fascinating are just some of the descriptions that come to mind.  Join the fun and discover the benefits of Zentangle!  Materials include pens, pencil, shader, and tiles.  Cost is $49, including all materials.

Zentangle® More Tangle Patterns Workshop
Saturday:  Thursday: April 18, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Shattuck Series: Shattuck, Vitruvious, Gneiss,  Avreal, Opus and Tidings.            

Saturday: May 4, 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon or             Thursday: May 16, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Facade Series: Facade, Highbred, W2, Hurry, Sedgling and Vermal.

Can't get enough tangles? This workshop is for you.  Each month a new series of patterns will be taught. If time allows, more patterns will be added.   Mastering these patterns, with suggestions on variations and shading, will be the focus.  Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials will be provided, including tiles, drawing surfaces and extras.  Previous instruction from a certified Zentangle teacher is required. The cost is $35 for each 2.5 hour workshop.

Zentangle® Tangled Letters Workshop
Saturday, April 27, 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

Classic, elegant or funky?  You choose the style and then learn how to use simple, yet intricate looking, Zentangle® patterns to create a unique letter for yourself, or as a special gift.  Tangled letters make ideal graduation, wedding. birthday and special occasion gifts.  One finished work will be mounted in a pre-cut mat and secured in a poly sleeve.   Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials will be provided, including tiles and drawing surfaces.  Previous instruction from a certified Zentangle teacher is required. The cost is $35.

Zentangle®  Zendala Workshop
Saturday, May 25, 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Zentangles in the round!  Taking the ancient art form of mandalas and adding the art of Zentangle®  has created the Zendala.   Working on 4-1/2” circular paper tiles, students will use new and previous learned tangle patterns to create beautiful works of art.  One finished work will be mounted in a precut mat and secured in a poly sleeve.   Students are responsible for bringing basic materials: 01 and 08 black pens, pencils and shaders.  Other materials will be provided, including tiles, drawing surfaces and extras.  Previous instruction from a certified Zentangle teacher is required. The cost is $35.

Zentangle® for Educators Workshop
Saturday, June 15, 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Come learn the new and creative drawing form called Zentangle® and unlock the potential for this creative tool in your classroom.  With Zentangle®, drawing can become relaxing, intuitive, and fun while increasing one’s personal sense of well-being, creativity and focus at any age.   Any classroom teacher can apply this art form to classroom challenges such as mindfulness, problem solving, team building, focus with ADD, self esteem, handwriting, and stress management.  All participants will learn how to create zentangles, discover how drawing tangles benefit a student’s learning, and leave with resources for use in the classroom. 
Certificate of Participation and CEU's will be awarded. Cost is $59, including materials.

All classes/workshops are held at:
Center for Health Promotion
Smile! Building
49 S. Main Street
Concord, NH 03301
For access to online registration, click green bar:
or register by phone at (603) 230-7300.