Sunday, February 10, 2019

Bonita-Sunnyside Library Joins the Zentangle World

The Bonita-Sunnyside Branch library is a gorgeous, friendly library with a beautiful community room, perfect for teaching a Zentangle class.

Many Tuesday mornings I attend Bonita Library's Merrie Ukes and play with a large group of ukulele strummers.

I was asked to present a Zentangle class at this branch.  Yet another library joining me in sharing of this amazing art method.  The co-founders, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas created an art.method that takes the "HARD" out of art by using simple materials then add corner dots, border, string and add "tangles".  Whaaalaaa. a beautiful piece of art.  Kids - seniors can complete a Zentangle tile.

A few lucky early students and I had "tangle" time before the rest of the group arrived.  Tangles are what we call the patterns. There are over 160 official Zentangle patterns (go to official site:  Zentangle creates a new pattern at each of the four certification seminars they hold each year.  So many tangles, so little time.

Many other folks have created interesting patterns that have been documented. Go to to see patterns organized by a Linda Farmer, CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher).   New tangles are created everyday.  Get on her email list.

Eighteen bright eyed adults and kids joined me to see "what is Zentangle?". 

Tangles used today were:  Onamato, Crescent Moon, Rainking, Paradox, Tipple

Below we are admiring all the tiles created today.  Each student interprets my instruction and their tile reflects that.  A great activity to do as a multi-generation family.

Check out the Bonita Library website for other events/programs/classes.

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