Zentangle ~

We are so excited to bring to you this calming method to release anxiety, depression, doubt, worry and bring out your creative side…we all have it!
Don’t think, “I can’t draw – with the Zentangle method ANYONE can draw!
“The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns”.
We Will:
• Learn the 8 basic steps to practice the Zentangle® Method.
• Learn the step outs to creating a basic tangle- sounds technical-it’s not and its fun!
• Share Ideas and resources like Zentangle.com and pattern hunting!
• Learn as many tangles as we have time for- You will want too!
The Zentangle® Method of drawing patterns is simple to learn and is perfect for those who feel they lack artistic talent, creativity or “can’t draw a straight line”! That is not an issue in Zentangle® in fact it will probably be a plus as you start on this exciting journey. We like to say, “You Can Do Anything, One Stroke at a Time”.
Zentangle® requires only a few materials (all materials included) and can be done anywhere. Once you start to Zentangle® you will want to share your knowledge and to learn as many “tangles” as possible. There are hundreds to learn!
What then is a tangle? Think of it this way…In yoga you learn poses and in Zentangle you will learn tangles. Each tangle is its own structured pattern that is broken down into simple steps.
Each step leads to the next without any need for planning and is very easy to follow. There are less than 5 steps or less to complete a tangle.
Using the Zentangle® method on its own is relevant from a design perspective as well and from a wellness perspective- it’s calming and fun!. Described by Ikuko Acosta, Ph.D Director of the Graduate Art Therapy Program at New York University. In reference to Zentangle® Acosta states, “Repeating something, like lines or colors, for even 30-40 minutes has the function of neutralizing anxiety and anxiousness. As humans, we often associate our feelings with our visual environments. Repetitious behaviors can therefore be very calming.”
“The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns”.
Ok, too much information TMI.-Then lets get after it and TANGLE!
Your Zentangle Instructor
Denise T. Pelissey
Certified Zentangle Instructor CZT18
Certified Professional Life Coach
Denise T. Pelissey
As an Artist and Designer, I am interested in discovering the opportunities that naturally present themselves in the process of creating Art. I use my creativity to solve problems and discover new avenues of learning through color, composition and line.
My approach to Art is simple, I study an object or landscape in detail, I remember it and then Paint, Draw or Sculpt it using paints, ink, clay other media. This experiential art process allows for my own inner interpretation, insight and expression to come through in a natural and symbiotic way.
My painting can be interpreted as Interior spaces in which the viewer can enter and move through freely feeling familiar in its chaos or lack of objectiveness and then find rest and comfort in some defined area. Currently, my art follows along the lines of Abstract Expressionism. Some of my favorite artists are Rothko, Reinhard, Sonia Delaunay, Krasner, Klee, De Kooning, Adnan and Matisse to name a few- I have many!
In April of 2015, my Art took on a new twist as I discovered the Zentangle® Method of drawing.
To learn more about Zentangle you can visit the website here: https://zentangle.com/pages/get-started
When:  Saturday, May 18
Time:  10:00am – 12 noon
Where:  Ayurveda Wellness Healing, 25C Lexington Ave, 2nd Floor, Magnolia
Investment: $60
Space is limited, book your spot:

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