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Second Opportunity - Tangle the Depot this Saturday!



Tangle the Depot
(see progress pictures below)


250 Celebration Art Project
this Saturday
July 25, 2015 
9AM - Noon
Contoocook Farmer's Market
Downtown Contoocook NH

Come join the celebration, learn some Zentangle patterns and help us Tangle the Depot! This is a free event, open to all. Just bring yourself and a friend for some fun!

To see a similar project - Tangle the Library 
visit this link:

  http://timetotangle.blogspot.com/2013/08/tangle-library.html

Here is the progress on this project so far. Folks have been doing a terrific job.  The town signs need some more work, one is done and ready for shading!



Tangle the Trolley Event

Don't miss 
Tangle the Trolley  
EW Poore Frame Shop 
Manchester NH
 Thur., July 23, 2015
5PM - 8PM

Open Doors Trolley Night
At the E.W. Poore trolley stop, watch the 
Zentangle demonstration
learn a tangle and add a tangle to

the trolley artwork created for the event.

Picture

Hope to see you there!

To see the results of a similar event 
Tangle the Library 


To see recent Zentangle class pictures
and soon to be published Fall Class Schedule 
visit: www.ewpoore.com or 



June 2015 Workshops

Workshops held at:
EW Poore Frame Shop  775 Canal St,  Manchester, NH 03101
Register by Phone: (603) 622-3802

Zentangle® Tangled Letters Workshop
Friday, June 5, 2015  10AM - 1PM,  $39

Classic, elegant or funky?  You choose the style, learn how to use letter transfers and then draw simple, yet intricate looking Zentangle patterns to create a tangled letter for yourself or another.  Tangled letters make wonderful graduation, wedding, birthday and special occasion gifts.  Instructor will provide tiles, letter templates and drawing surfaces.  Colored pens, pencils and other mediums will be available for use in class.  Students are responsible for bringing a variety of pens (minimum an 01 and 08 size black), pencils and shaders.   Previous instruction from a Certified Zentangle Teacher is required. 

Zentangle® Basics Workshop
Sat., June 13, 10:00am - 2:30pm, $49 includes all materials.
Zentangle is a new and meditative art form for the non-artist and artist alike.  Anyone can learn this unique, easy to learn art form.  Fun, easy, mindful and fascinating and no previous drawing experience is required - really!




Tangle the Depot Event - Saturday, May 30 at Hopkinton, NH High School


Zentangle at the 
Hopkinton, NH 250 Celebration 
this Saturday

May 30, 2015 

12 Noon - 4PM
Come join the celebration, learn some Zentangle patterns and help us Tangle the Depot! This is a free event, open to all. Just bring yourself and a friend for some fun!
We'll be at the High School Track - in front of the tennis courts. 
Parking at the High School and along Park Ave.
Click on this link to see a photo of the Tangle the Library project from 2013:  http://timetotangle.blogspot.com/2013/08/tangle-library.html

Winter Workshops in Manchester NH

Two Winter Workshops are being offered at EW Poore in Manchester NH:

Zentangle® Basics Workshop, Diane Lachance, CZT
Zentangle®  is a new and meditative art form for the non-artist and artist alike.  Anyone can learn this unique, easy to learn art form.  Fun, easy, mindful and fascinating!  
Saturday, January 17, 10:00am - 2:30pm.  $49 includes all materials.
Second Class Added! Saturday, February 7, 10:00am - 2:30pm.  $49 includes all materials. Due to long wait list from January 27, this class may fill quickly.

More Zentangle® Workshop, Diane Lachance, CZT

Now that you have been introduced to the basics of Zentangle®, learn more patterns, simple shading techniques and a deeper appreciation for the mindful and meditative benefits of this art form. Come join the fun and meet others who also enjoy drawing zentangles!  Prerequisite: Zentangle®  Basics from a Certified Zentangle Teacher.  
Saturday, February 14, 10:00am - 2:30pm.  $49 includes all materials.

Register today by calling EW Poore at 603-622-3802!



Keep posted for offerings in Concord NH this winter.
Have your name added to the email list to receive emails about new classes/workshops as they are available. 

Art on the Porch Event!

Mark your calendars!
Join me and sixteen other talented artists!
I will be set up at The Covered Bridge Frame Shop 
(Next to the covered bridge) 

 This is a big weekend 
for picking apples at Gould Hill Orchards and 
the Farmers Market will stay open for this event. 

Check out Kearsarge Magazine for a feature article on Contoocook's very own Everyday Cafe!
  
Contoocook is a happening place - don't miss out!








Fall Workshop in Contoocook, NH

Workshop is full! Taking names for waiting list.

Experienced Zentangle students: 
there will be a workshop in Contoocook, 
 Saturday, September 27, 2014!
Come and meet Bijou!
If you haven't seen the latest newsletter from Zentangle, 
introducing Bijou, 
be sure to check it out by clicking HERE!

For registration information for this workshop, contact me at timetotangle@comcast.net


A Day of Zentangle - Saturday, April 26


Class is almost full....

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!


Sign Up for a Class Today!

With 36+ new students this fall, classes are filling fast!
Register now!
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.  
I hope you enjoy looking at the awesome work done by many community members!
Don't miss Tangle the Trolley event!  
EW Poore Frame Shop 
Manchester NH
 Thur., July 23, 2015
5PM - 8PM




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....