Many of us seem to have a deep inner need to create art and it starts early. Simply give a child crayons and paper and they don’t stare at the blank page with apprehension, they begin naturally creating. This need to create stays with us, for some it is further developed, and for others it gets buried in day-to-day life and we only wish we’d make the time to satisfy that creative need. As an adult self proclaimed ‘non-artist’, the idea of taking drawing classes may seem intimidating and even thinking about painting may leave us feeling tense unless we’ve had some training and encouragement. Expressing our creativity is extremely valuable to our wellbeing and sense of self worth. Today there is a way for the non-artist, and artist alike to have fun while creating artwork on Zentangle® tiles using archival pen and pencil even in your very first class!
Take my classes simply “Because You Can Do More Art!”. Tangling is something intriguing that almost everyone can do and be successful at and satisfied with. The outcome should pleasantly surprise and impress you. Creating even your first few tiles fills you with self confidence and the pleasant sense of accomplishment. You may find yourself saying, “Wow! I did that?” Practicing the Zentangle® Method, you gain experience and a library of Tangles to call upon and add to your portfolio. There are literally hundreds and hundreds of tangle patterns to choose from, and I will show you resources to find these tangles on the Internet. One of the great things about taking lessons from a CZT® (Certified Zentangle Teacher) is that you get to learn a non-published pattern reserved for CZTs to teach before it is released to the general public.
Zentangle® is exploding with popularity, and if you are one of the lucky people who resides in the greater Portland Oregon area you have Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZT) available to help you start your Zentangle Journey off with a solid foundation. Sign up for the Basic 101 class. Then you can take any of the other classes offered. Having a CZT assisting and guiding you along the way will help you understand and appreciate the Zentangle Method so that you can begin creating beautiful abstract art in your first hour of class!