If you want to learn about using fragments in the Zentangle® Method of drawing, sign up for one of my introductory classes. New Fall class coming soon!
In the meantime I’m participating in the Diva Challenge presented by a guest blogger Marguerite Samama. She encouraged us to play with a specific fragment and it is always fun to see how these turn out!
MANDELLA MEET UP Offered through the Morris County Art Association located at
Morris County Art Association
10 Catherine Lane
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (973) 267-1722
Zendalas® are small mandalas made on lovely die cut circles of watercolor paper. Zentangle® patterns are used to provide a drawing meditation to fill the circle with beauty. All materials will be provided. Materials fee $5.
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|Fall||Sept 23, Oct 21, Nov 18, Jan 20, Feb 17, March 17||$40/$35 members per session|
I have been asked about creating art parties for birthdays and other special events and I have come up with an outline of what I would like to offer.
What we would do would depend upon your budget and how many people of what age range would be participating. Each party starts with a $50 setup fee. The most cost-effective party would consist of me bringing simple coloring pages that I would teach the people/children to Zentangle® on and then we would color them. This would cost $7/ person and I would supply everything necessary. I have artist quality pens that are appropriate for children and other pens for adults that they would keep. The most expensive art party would include each person/child getting a Zentangle® gift bag that would include a pen, pencil, tortillion, and 5 Zentangle® tiles. These are either the basic 3.5 inch Zentangle® tiles or the Apprentice® (bigger) tiles of a good quality watercolor paper that are die cut with the Zentangle® logo on the back. That would be for them to take home. I would provide 2 hours of instruction and we would decorate 2 tiles during the party. One of the tiles could be assembled into a mosaic of your child’s initial/name or an image that would be meaningful to him/her and depend on the number of participants. The participants would not know about the overall design until we put it together in the mosaic. This would be $30/person. I wouldn’t recommend this package with many children under about 9. Of course, there is a lot of room in between to see what we can put together. I would require a temperature controlled room with tables and chairs appropriate to the class. I bring my own easel and drawing board for instruction.
Anybody interested? Use the contact form to start a conversation about an art party or to register for one of my classes.
The Zentangle® tiles that have been created for drawing mandalas are called Zendalas®. They are die cut from lovely hot press watercolor paper and take the addition of shading and color so beautifully. The key to improving any skill is repetition and I have been participating in a 100 Mandalas challenge for a few years. These small Zendalas® are really rejuvenating my mandala drawing practice! I’m so excited to kick off my 100 Zendalas® challenge and I hope you will join, too!
Yesterday I met with the board of the Morris County Art Association and discussed class offerings. I will have 3 opportunities to teach, mostly Zentangle®, but I will have a one day workshop on making artist trading cards.
I will be offering an in depth 8-week Zentangle® Method class for each session. The first session runs from September 14 – November 2 and will be on Thursdays from 4:30-7pm.
What is the Mandala Meet Up? The third Saturday of each month from 2-5 pm we will meet at the Art Association Studio to create Zendalas®. Zentangle® patterns are used to provide a drawing meditation to fill the circle with beauty. All materials will be provided. Materials fee $5. Prices and full descriptions of the classes will be available on the home page of my blog. While I’m going to continue my 100 mandalas challenge, I’m going to try for 100 Zendalas® also. I’m looking forward to helping people create these little works of art.
I have been wanting to create some bookmarks on a coloring page for a while and I really had fun with these. They worked well with the Diva Challenge and I had a lot of fun with my new set of 72 Prismacolor Colored Pencils. The only way to get this coloring page is to order one of my other pages from Etsy. I will send you this page as a thank you gift.
The orange and blue bookmark is a diptych – the 2 halves mirror each other. This was an interesting challenge and fun to do. Check out other tangled diptychs at the Diva’s Blog.
Mandala Meet Up is offered through the Morris County Art Association, 10 Catherine Lane. Morristown, NJ The class is the third Saturday of each month 2:00pm – 5:00pm (Nov 18, Jan 20, Feb 17, March 17). We will make small mandalas using the Zentangle Method of drawing. Zendalas are small mandalas made on lovely die cut circles of watercolor paper. Zentangle patterns are used to provide a drawing meditation to fill the circle with beauty. All materials will be provided. $40/$35 members per session. Materials fee $5. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Individual/ Small Group Private Classes in my home or a public location arranged as agreed. New materials and 2.5 hours of instruction included in class price. Introduction to the Zentangle Method $35/person/session. Intermediate Zentangle Skills $35/person/session. Advanced Zentangle Skills (includes Zendala instruction) $40/person/session.
Winter Class January 10th-March 10 at the Morris County Art Association: 8 sessions (3 hours/session) Thursdays 4-7 pm, $245/225 members. In depth exploration of increasingly complex Zentangle® patterns and techniques. Create your own Zentangle® reference book in a lovely Pre-Strung Journal. In depth exploration of increasingly complex Zentangle® patterns and techniques. This class will help you develop a Zentangle® practice and provide the tools for creating a beautiful Zentangle® Journal. $50 materials fee. Email email@example.com to register.
Art Party The art party would include each person getting a Zentangle® gift bag that would include a pen, pencil, tortillion, and 5 Zentangle® tiles. These are either the basic 3.5 inch Zentangle® tiles or the Apprentice® (bigger) tiles depending on the age of the participants. The gift bag would be for them to take home. I would provide 2.5 hours of instruction and we would decorate 2 additional tiles during the party. One set of the tiles could be assembled into a mosaic with an image that would be meaningful to the guest of honor. The participants would not know about the overall design until we put it together in the mosaic. This would be $35/person. I would recommend this package for adults and children over age 9.
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Jeanette Clawson is a local artist and a Certified Zentangle® Teacher. Her Zentangle® Inspired Art is available in galleries in New Jersey, on Etsy, and FineArtAmerica. These classes will introduce you to the high quality tools and easy methods of creating small pieces of art. This is a fun moving meditation for absolute beginners and established artists alike.
“The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle® Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.”
“We believe that life is an art form and that our Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.” Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas
Let’s make something beautiful!