St. Albert Painters Guild

Zentreat (Zentangle Retreat)

  • 21 Sep 2019
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Painter's Studio - St. Albert Place
  • 9


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Dolly Bolen’s Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) "Jasper Tangled" won Honourable Mention in the Advanced category at the Allied Arts Council of Spruce Grove 2015 Open Art Competition. She took a photo of the view from the Jasper Skywalk in 2014 then later used the photo as inspiration for this ZIA.  This composition was created on Watercolour Paper.

“Rose Opus” is another example of ZIA using a photo.  Dolly took a photo of a rose from her garden, which inspired this composition on an Opus 10.5” x 10.5” Zentangle Tile.

Would you like to learn how to use one of your favourite photos as inspiration for a one of a kind Zentangle Inspired Art?  Dolly will be teaching a workshop on Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the St. Albert Painters' Guild Studio called Zentreat (short for Zentangle Retreat)!

Treat yourself to this relaxing workshop!  You will learn how to tangle either a landscape or floral composition using an original photo as inspiration/reference.  There are no rules in Zentangle so you don't have to worry about mistakes; there are no mistakes in Zentangle either.  In Zentangle you are encouraged to use your artistic license as much as possible!  Anything goes in Zentangle Inspired Art or ZIA!  We will learn fun patterns (tangles) to create our Zen compositions.   

Join Dolly to learn Zentangle, watch your creativity blossom before your eyes and most of all have fun!  There is no prerequisite for this workshop even if you have never done Zentangle before you are welcome to register!

Basic Zentangle materials will be supplied:  Black archival pen and pencil.  One piece of archival Watercolour Paper 10.5” x 10.5” and one Zentangle 10.5” by 10.5” Opus Tile will be supplied. 

Participants may choose to bring their own Watercolour Pencils or Watercolour Paint however Watercolour Pencils and Watercolour Paint will be available for use during the workshop specifically:  Derwent Inktense Watersoluble Ink Pencils, Derwent Watercolour Pencils and Derwent Graphitint Watersoluble Tinted Graphite along with a variety of Pearlescent and Sparkling Watercolour paint.  

Zentangle is a meditative art form drawing patterns; each pattern has a name and there are simplified ways to draw seemingly complex looking patterns that a Certified Zentangle Teacher understands having learned how to teach the Zentangle Method at the Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) Training Seminar in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.  Dolly Bolen became a CZT in June of 2014, she is one of eleven CZTs in Alberta.

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