Sunday, February 4, 2024

Private Zentangle Class in Del Mar Cali

 You can't say it doesn't rain in Southern California.  It's an unusual rainy day.  Gloomy and early,  I head off to my 8am private class at Tina's in Del Mar.  I love the one-on-one classes to share an Introduction to Zentangle class.  I always wait for the ah ha moment when they see it - the magic of Zentangle.  

Basic Zentangle is learning about the string, tangles, and shading, and the meditative feeling while tangling.  Our tangles today were Flux, Printemps, Crescent Moon, Hollibaugh with some Tipple, and Poke Root.

Tina's very first Zentangle tile.  Great job.  

A fun side note:  Tina had an African Gray Parrot in the other room.  She was very focal during our class and I couldn't stop to laugh at the constant jabboring. So cute.    

Thursday, December 14, 2023

Denver Library Zentangle Snowflake Greeting Card

December 11th, I traveled by Zoom to Denver, Colorado for a Zentangle class.  Kids from 5-12 years old joined me hosted by Arapahoe Library. There was a hint of snow in Denver left on the ground from past snowfall while I was here in San Diego, California with a warm day of 75 degrees.  I still have a bucket list of having a "white" Christmas someday.  Usually San Diego Christmas days are around 75-80 degrees.

The librarian's Heather and Ashley hosted our class, and we choose a Zentangle snowflake greeting card as our project.  The library does a very nice job of material handouts for the kids. The kids pick up project packet prior to class and then join me on the day of class online with Zoom:

I taught some basic tangles for the class:  Inapod, Printemps, Crescent Moon, Poke Root and Tipple,

Thanks to the Arapahoe Library for having another Zoom class for the kids. 
Kids as well as adults and seniors love Zentangle because there are no rules, no erasers, no mistakes.  Every age can create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

This is an example of a typical Zentangle tile.  Usually abstract - no up, no down.
When will you start your Zentangle journey?   

Monday, May 1, 2023

Holmes Elementary Earth Day and Zentangle

 April 2023, Earth Day, we celebrated in Susan Mueller's 4th grade class at Holmes Elementary School in San Diego, California.

Mrs. Mueller asked me to share Zentangle again with her class. I thought it would be fun to join Zentangle with an Earth Day project   The kids did a great job with five tangles:
                            Betweed, Rainking, Florz, Knightsbridge, a special beating heart.

I love teaching the kids Zentangle.  They are always excited and it leaves them wanting more. 
The teachers love Zentangle because it is a great way to settle kids after recess/lunch and is a hour of quite, calm, relaxing time for both teacher and kids.

Here are some of the art pieces we completed today.  Didn't they do a great job?   The kids even gave me a beautiful card that they all signed.  Thanks again class room #7.

Saturday, January 28, 2023

Dragonflies at Arapahoe Library

Dragonfly Zentangle ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) came to the Denver library today.  About 42 kids ages 5-12 join me to create a fun project.

One cute little boy shared a true fact:  Dragonflies were around before the dinosaurs.

Before dinosaurs and birds came on the scene, dragonflies were king, with wingspans of about two and a half feet. That was 300 million years ago, during the late Paleozoic period. Despite all the changes that have taken place since then, dragonflies are still around.

While modern dragonflies have wingspans of about two to five inches, fossil dragonflies have been found with wingspans of up to two feet!


Monday, January 16, 2023

Snowy Denver Arapahoe Library for Zentangle

Another fun class at Arapahoe library in Denver, Colorado.  Thirty to fifty kids and I created a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) with a fun snowman for the season.  My Zoom class came from San Diego. We actually had a rainy day in San Diego which is very unusual for Southern California. I guess you could say it was "our snow day".  

After learning four tangles (Keeko, Tipple, Bales, and Printemps), we added a little color to snowman scarf and called it a day after our hour-long class.  

Thanks to Ashley and Kara for hosting a fun class for the kids. Happy tangling to all. 

Next class at this library is 1/17/23.  


Saturday, February 19, 2022

Zentangle from San Diego California to Denver Colorado

 How did I "tangle" from San Diego with some 30 students in Denver today? 
Thanks to virtual learning with ZOOM, I was able to share the Zentangle Method from a distance.  

Natalie Kuypers, the senior/children events specialist, from the Arapahoe library in the Denver area contacted me and asked if I could teach a virtual class for the children (5-12 years) Grab and Go: art day class they have each month at their library. Having taught many children Zentangle classes in San Diego - I know kids LOVE Zentangle. So many folks/kids have not heard of this secret gem art method. YES, YES, YES.  How could I say no.

February 7th, 4:00/5:00, Pacific/Mountain time, Ashley and Emily's hosted the class from library.  Together the kids and I created a fun ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art) robot bookmark using the Zentangle Method.  Our "string" took on the shape of a robot.

I supplied the library with template for project/list of materials to add to package for kids to pick up before class. The library included tassle for bookmark, hole punch, and laminate to cover bookmark.  

The kids were taught seven patterns "tangles" - Printemps, Knightsbridge, Ambler, Knase, Fescue, Meer, Tipple.

Thank you to the Arapahoe Library for seeking a new fun art method for your Grab and Go:  art day.

If you are interested in a remote class to share the Zentangle magic -
 email me for how:
 Janet Masey, Certified Zentangle Teacher


Thursday, December 16, 2021

Zentangle Nutcracker at University Community Library

 The Holidays are upon us.  Just a couple weeks left to get your gifts/wrapped, cookies, pies, invitations, and caroling done.

Today was my second Zoom class for the San Diego City libraries since March 2020, after the pandemic hit. Class was at University Community Library in UTC, San Diego, CA.  Thank you to Library Manager, Melissa, for asking me back.  

I thought a Zentangle Nutcracker was appropriate for the season.  About twenty students joined me with instrumental holiday background music to top off this stressful time of year with calm, relaxing, two hours together creating and ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art). 

Zentangle is a meditative art method that takes the stress out of life while you are drawing. No mistakes, no erasers, no rulers.  I will be back at the library in the near future. 

A couple pic from class.  

Jenny - great!

Judy - love all the bling bling you added.  

Visit your library to see if they have Zentangle classes coming your way for 2022. 
FYI -I'm teaching a Zoom class at a Denver Colorado Library in February. 
Where there's a will, there's a way to share Zentangle.
 Have your library contact me