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Soft Expressions
Brick & Mortar Store
In Anaheim CA

Offering Zentangle Classes
Monthly Zentangle Friendship Group
Guild Lecture and Customized Workshops


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Zentangle® Class Schedule
Anything is Possible One Stroke at a Time™

Explore Zentangle®
Create one of a kind abstract art
Expand Your Creativity, Focus, and Relaxation

Interested in:
Guild Lecture and Workshops
Private Workshops for a Corporation, Business,
Group, Birthday or Event
Call & talk to Sharla
ALSO
See class schedule (see below)
& Monthly Tangled Expressions Friendship Group (see below)

Being an Artist is NOT required & Artists are welcome!

Turn Stick Figures into abstract art.
Learn the Zentangle® way where
Anything is Possible. . . One stroke at a time™

  • Are you one of those who describes yourself as "only able to draw Stick Figures"?
  • What you are telling me is that you can draw lines, curves, and circles, right?
  • Then Zentangle is for you because it takes lines, curves, circles and step-by-step instruction that turns easy to do marks into abstract tangles and patterns that are simple enough for a child to draw.

BENEFIT: The Zentangle journey is creating One-of-a-Kind Abstract Art while finding relaxation that allows clarity and focus to tap into your personal creative intuition.

BENEFIT: Zentangle will improve your ability to create new textures, patterns, improve drawing skills and ideas for quilts, quilting lines, scrap booking, cards, journals and more.

Zentangle to boost confidence, learn how to focus and get in touch with your intuitive creativity while exploring (without intimidation) abstract designs that are uniquely yours. No two designs come out the same even when following the same theme and patterns.

Soft Expressions in Anaheim, CA
Zentangle Classes
&
Tangled Expressions Monthly Meetings
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SoulCollage®Workshop Series
Facilitator: Chantel Zimmerman

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Content in artwork is an important component, but do you know what that arty sounding statements means or how to make it happen. Do you know how to use and interpret your imagery for personal understanding and direction.  If you are looking for answers through visualization then this is the workshop for you.

Sharla Hicks, owner of SoftExpressions.com, is using SoulCollage to gain insight into the imagery she uses in art and choices she makes both life and her art. She has found the SoulCollage process very exciting and so she decided to share it with you, her Zentangle Students and Customers.

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Sharla Hicks CZT (certified Zentangle® Instructor)
Certified Zentangle Teacher AKA CZT Sharla R. Hicks CZT
Certified Zentangle® Teacher

Owner of Soft Expressions
BIO, RESUME & GALLERY

I have been exploring Zentangle® daily since April of 2010. I guarantee creative Zentangle® practise will improve your ability to create new textures, patterns, and ideas to enhancing quilts, quilting lines, scrap booking, cards, journals and more.

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Tanglers let Sharla help you take your Zentangles to the next level

Sharla has been tangling almost daily for 3.5 years. In that time she has had many ah-ha moments that she will teach you. Expand your understanding of how to bring YOUR OWN style to Zentangle, expand  your tangle enhancer vocabulary and understanding of how to add depth, dimension and the ah-ha factor to your work.  Below are examples of taking your tangles to the next level.

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Organic and Zentangle Inspired Zentangles by Sharla Hicks, Certiified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2012 Organic and Zentangle Inspired Zentangles by Sharla Hicks, Certiified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2012
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bullet FREE Tangled Expressions Monthly meeting
Prerequisite: Attended Class 1 with a Zentangle Instructor or Sharla's Permission
NOTE: This group is setup in a friendship group format with Show & Tell, introduction to new tangles, and working with alternate materials. Sharla is a guide and group participant. We will have access to a document camera for demonstration and the Internet so that we can share our discoveries. Sharla & other participants offer demos and mini workshops on techniques of interest to the group.

DAY SESSION: 3rd Thursday of Every Month
Time 1:00 PM to 3:30 thru 6 PM NOTE: Many stay all afternoon and participate in the evening sessions

OPTIONAL: Pot Luck for those of us who stay late.

EVENING SESSION:
Time: 6:00 to 8:00 PM
Come after work 3rd Thursday of Every Month Presentation & Show & Tell will start around 6 but you are welcome anytime on Thursday.

March, April, May, June, July, August 2014
Zentangle Class Series
NOTE: Class fee includes all supplies needed and handouts for future reference after the class

Sharla has been listening to what her students want and developed a new series of Zentangle classes with a Botanical and Organic Twist. Each class in the series builds on the skills learned in the previous class.

  • Did you learn your tangles online or from a book and feel you have a handle on Zentangle?
    • It might surprised you to know so did Sharla and it surprised her how much she learned when she attended formal Certified Zentangle Teacher training. She then spent the last 3 years exploring how to take that training, add in her 30+ years of fine art and textile education to her Zentangle Series: The Dance of Zentangle.
  • Each Class will include an in depth look at how tangles germinate from geometric into organic, and botanical patterns.
  • Sharla will lead you in exercises that will help expand your own style and vision one stroke at a time as you learn you too can tap into artistic and creative expressions through the dance of the tangles.
  • Each Class includes time to evaluate the previous week's work and learn from each other with personal insights and awe-ha moments.
  • When you are done with this 8 part series, you will become a master of geometric tangles and learn the simple one step at time methods to make them more organic and botanical.
  • We will use the One Stroke at a time Dance to gain a deeper understanding of the value of Zentangle beyond the tile, paper and pen as it opens a mindful focus that allows creativity to flow at the same time it is relieving the stress of the day.
  • Each class includes extensive handouts and when done, you will have your own 8 chapter book of Zentangle by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT. Remember with each handout you will have an additional 4+ tangles as homework related to the week's theme.

Learn More about Classes Class Descriptions BELOW

NOTE: 2 class days include an 1 hour lunch. We go to a local El Polo Loco with a Starbucks next door. If you want to bring your own lunch we encourage you to join us at our El Polo Loco table as we continue bonding together with our fellow class members who on the same Zentangle Dance Journey with you.


bullet $175 ($120 savings) Premium Series
The Zentangle Dance
New to Zentangle & Seasoned Tanglers will Explore Geometric, Botanical & Organic Zentangle Patterns & Zentangle Inspired Art

  • NOTE: All supplies: Pens, Pencils, Shading Tools & Tiles, Paper & Fabric provided for Series.
  • Each class includes extensive handouts with 4+ homework tangles. At the end of the series you will have 8 chapter book.
  • IF you are taking individual classes you may need to purchase additional pens, pencils, and shading tools provided in a previous class.
  • Returning Students or Have Questions call Sharla to sign-up:
    714-630-7414 or Toll Free 888-545-8616

Classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
(4) Wednesdays: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
2014 June 25, (skip 3 weeks) July 23, July 30, August 6
OR
2014 July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6

bullet $95 The Zentangle Dance 1, 2, 3, 4 Series:
The Zentangle Dance of the Geometric, Organic and Botanicals Patterns:
Classes 1, 2, 3, 4
(2) Wednesdays: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
2014 June 25, July 23
OR
2014 July 16, July 23

bullet $95 The Moving Forward Series:
Zentangle Dance of Petals & Leaves
Zentangle Inspired Botancals, Fantasy Scapes, Lettering & Mandala, Dimension, Shade & Shadows
Classes 5, 6, 7, 8
(2) Saturdays: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
April 5 & (skip 4 weeks) May 10, 2014
(2) Wednesdays: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
July 30 & August 6, 1014

bullet $70 Foundation Part 1:
Zentangle Dance of the Geometric, Organic, Botanical Patterns
Classes 1 & 2
Wednesday 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM: June 25, 2014
OR
Wednesday 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM: July 16, 2014

bullet $70 MORE Foundation Part 2:
Zentangle Dance of the Geometric, Organic, Botanical Patterns
Classes 3 & 4
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM

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CLASS REFUND POLICY
1. No refund offered, you may makeup classes on the next schedule.
2. If class is cancelled by Sharla or Soft Expressions, you will be issued a refund.

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SoulCollage®Workshop Series
Facilitator: Chantel Zimmerman
New schedule coming soon

About Chantel Zimmerman
~ 15+ years of workshop facilitation and coaching
~ SoulCollage® Facilitator, trained by the creator of SoulCollage®, Seena Frost.
~ 2 years of Artist’s Way Workshop training with Kelly Morgan of Creative Life.
~ Certified Veriditas Labyrinth Facilitator, trained by Veriditas founder Lauren Artress.
~ Licensed Right Brain Business Plan Facilitator®

Sharla Hicks' SoulCollage Card
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Sharla Hicks, Owner of Soft Expressions Remarks:
Content in artwork is an important component, but do you know what that arty sounding statement means or how to make it happen. Do you know how to use and interpret your imagery for personal understanding and direction.  If you are looking for answers through visualization then this is the workshop for you.

I have found that Chantel’s SoulCollage Card Making Workshops & Series to be inspirational and very enlightening on how to dig deeper into incorporating the deck of cards into our daily life experience. Her series is offering a charted course to gain insight into personal worth, a way to keep looking forward and onward into how to make and pursue goals, wishes, hopes and dreams as we tap into personal assets.  She leads us into discovery on how the cards bring profound insight already in us.  She awakes the introspection that we already know the answers and how to access those answers.  The Series also provides a renewed opportunity to gain a deeper respect on how important relationships are and the workshops provide an opportunity to do this with a group of like-minded, insightful, loving people.  The experience has been priceless.   Chantel brings years of study in related fields like Labyrinth Walking, Meditation, Life Coaching, Council, Artist Way, and Laughter Yoga to enrich her knowledge and power to offer this unique, quality workshop series because she too is on the daily journey of self-development, life enrichment, and seeking answers.  I would highly recommend taking the opportunity to join this caring and insightful woman to enrich your life journey through SoulCollage.

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SoulCollage®Workshop Series
New schedule coming soon

Facilitator: Chantel Zimmerman

Sharla's Comments Regarding Zentangle

Confused about the difference between Doodle & Zentangle®?

**Those of us who Zentangle® shy away from the term doodling because we understand that the principles behind Zentangle® transcends doodling because it is teachable. Zentangle®s® is a teaching method that is breaks down patterns into step-by-step lines, curves, dashes, and circles to support those who have been intimidated by drawing and doodling or those who want to expand their personal expression and art. PLUS the greatest benefit is tangling brings creative focus and relaxation.

  • Class Benefits: The Zentangle® journey is creating One-of-a-Kind Abstract Art while finding relaxation that allows clarity and focus to tap into your personal creative intuition.
  • Exploring Zentangle® patterns will improve your ability to create new textures, patterns, ideas for quilts, quilting lines, scrapbooking, cards, journals and more.
  • With guidance, learn how to create one-of-a-kind Zentangle® tiles.


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Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
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Zentangle® Individual Class Dates
NOTE: All supplies: Pens, Pencils, Shading Tools & Tiles, Paper & Fabric provided for Series. IF if you are taking individual classes you may need to purchase something used in a previous class.

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bullet $40 Class 1 ONLY:(scroll down for full description)
The Zentangle Swing 1-2-3: The Foundations Class
Dance to the Music of Geometric, Botanical & Organic Tangle Patterns

Wednesday 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM:
June 25, 2014
OR
July 16, 2014

  • NOTE: Class 1 & 2 lay the groundwork for Sharla's series and are not to be missed classes. Sharla promises it will be worth your time for ALL beginner and seasoned tanglers.
  • NOTE: Included in fee, all Tiles, Pen, Pencil & additional supplies needed for class PLUS extensive handout for all tangles & techniques with 4+ themed homework tangles.
Code: 001—Zentangle Classes 1-8
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Zentangle Class 1 Examples
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  • Class 1 begins your personal journey to the dance of Zentangles one step at time. Sharla offers the whys behind each tangle, and magical shading techniques and enhancers chosen for this class will make your tangles stand out from the crowd.
  • The carefully chosen tangles build the vocabulary & skills needed for the rest of Dance of the Zentangle Series that covers geometric to organic and botanical styles.
  • Did you learn Zentangle online and books? Good resources for patterns, but unfortunately, often these excellent resources do not offer the tools on how to tap into the creative mindful process that begins fine tuning your own creative expression.
  • Learn why Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas developed the teachable method of patterning called Zentangle. You will be surprised!
  • Also, know you are learning from Sharla, an artist who could NOT draw and still cannot draw realistic images and no longer feels it is necessary to draw realistically to be an artist as she has found her artistic voice through Zentangle. She is looking forward to helping facilitate your journey into the Dance of the Zentangle.
  • Each class includes an extensive handout with 4+ tangles as homework related to the week's theme.

***Prerequisite for Classes 2-8: Attended Class 1 or Sharla's Permission. If needed, call her at 714-630-7414 or Toll Free 888-545-8616

bullet$35 ***Class 2 ONLY:
The Zentangle Twister

Dance of the Grids or is it Twist & Turn

Wednesday: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
June 25, 2014
OR
July 16, 2014

NOTE: Included in fee, all paper & pen needed for class PLUS extensive handout for all tangles & techniques with 4+ themed homework tangles.

SUPPLY LIST: Bring supplies from previous week(s): pens, pencils, shading tools.

Code: 001—Zentangle Classes 1-8
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Class 2 The Zentangle Twister:
Dance of the Grids or is it Twist & Turn

NOTE: Class 1 & 2 lay the foundation & groundwork for Sharla's series and are not to be missed classes. Sharla promises it will be worth your time for ALL beginner and seasoned tanglers.

Did you think Sharla meant a checker board grid, think again! Ever heard of the random grid, No? What about an organic grid., No? What about the free form grid, No? What about a dimensional grid, No? time to learn, Sharla offers creative exercises that move past the traditional checker board into unique grids that reflect you and your personal expression of the Grid Dance. Learning the grid foundation is essential to bringing many Zentangle Tangles to life. Come learn the steps and then add new tangles to your dance card.

  • Class includes time to evaluate the previous week's work, learn from each other and earn your surprise reward for completed homework.
  • Continue learning new steps to the dance of the stripes, a marvelous enhancer that have potential to pop any tangle every time you use them. Learn the secrets little tricks that makes them special.
  • Then move into a special Tangle that grows from a rigid geometric form into a beautiful botanical you will want to use again and again.
  • Each class includes an extensive handout with 4+ more tangles as homework related to the week's theme.
Zentangle Example for Class 2  by Sharla Hicks, Certiified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2012
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Zentangle Dance of the Grids
Class 2 Example
Organic and Zentangle Inspired Zentangles by Sharla Hicks, Certiified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2012
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Zentangle Dance of the Grids
Class 2 Example
Organic and Zentangle Inspired Zentangles by Sharla Hicks, Certiified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2012
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Zentangle Dance of the Grids
Class 2 Example
Organic and Zentangle Inspired Zentangles by Sharla Hicks, Certiified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2012
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Organic & Geometric
Class 2 Example

***Prerequisite for Classes 2-8: Attended Class 1 or Sharla's Permission. If needed, call her at 714-630-7414 or Toll Free 888-545-8616

bullet $40 ***Class 3 ONLY
The Zentangle Line Dance


Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM

NOTE: Included in fee, all paper needed for class PLUS extensive handout for all tangles & techniques with 4+ themed homework tangles.

SUPPLY LIST: Bring supplies from previous week(s): pens, pencils, shading tools.

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Class 3:
The Zentangle Line Dance

NOTE: Class 1 & 2 lay the groundwork for Sharla's series and are not to be missed classes. Sharla promises it will be worth your time for ALL beginner and seasoned tanglers.

  • Class includes time to evaluate the previous week's work, learn from each other and earn your surprise reward for completed homework.
  • Learn the power of repetitive and concentric lines and the role they play in geometric, organic & botanicals tangles.
  • Learn the Official Tangle first & then evolve each tangle into organic flowing forms as they dance their way to inspiring Zentangle Inspired Art using simple one stroke at time methods for integration and flow.
  • Working with Tan, Black, Grey & Color Backgrounds, learn more about shading and adding highlights.
  • Discover how quickly the line dance covers a page. These tangles may well become your comfort tangles you return to again and again.
  • Each class includes an extensive handout with 4+ more tangles as homework related to the week's theme.
Betweed Between
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Betweed Between by Sharla Hicks
Zentangle Inspired Art  by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentanble Teacher, CZT, Copyright 2012 Teaching in Anaheim CA
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SharlaRella by Sharla Hicks
Zentangle Inspired Art  by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentanble Teacher, CZT, Copyright 2012 Teaching in Anaheim CA
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Fantasy Flowers by Sharla Hicks
Zentangle Inspired Art  by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentanble Teacher, CZT, Copyright 2012 Teaching in Anaheim CA
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Fantasy Forest by Sharla Hicks
Zentangle Inspired Art  by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentanble Teacher, CZT, Copyright 2012 Teaching in Anaheim CA
Class Example

***Prerequisite for Classes 2-8: Attended Class 1 or Sharla's Permission. If needed, call her at 714-630-7414 or Toll Free 888-545-8616

bullet $35 ***Class 4 ONLY:
The Zentangle Solo
Dance of the Monotangle with a little Tango for Spice

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Time: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM

NOTE: Included in fee, all paper & additional pens, pencils, shading tools needed for class PLUS extensive handout for all tangles & techniques with 4+ themed homework tangles.

SUPPLY LIST: Bring supplies from previous week(s): pens, pencils, shading tools..

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Class 4:
The Zentangle Solo
Dance of the Monotangle with a little Tango for Spice

NOTE: Class 1 & 2 lay the groundwork for Sharla's series and are not to be missed classes. Sharla promises it will be worth your time for ALL beginner and seasoned tanglers.

  • Classes 1 & 2 have prepared you for this very special dance of tangles on black, grey, tan and other color paper and surfaces that are enhanced with shading, the special component that makes the Zentangle sing and dance across color backgrounds.
  • Class includes time to evaluate the previous week's work, learn from each other and earn your surprise reward for completed homework.
  • Dance of the Organic Monotangle introduces more complex tangles that dance through the one-stroke-at-time Zentangle Dance Steps that makes even complex tangles simple.
  • Learn the Tangle first & then we will evolve each tangle into organic flowing forms that make exciting Zentangle Inspired Art.
  • Explore how the paper choices influences shading choices and how to make the sparkle happen.
  • Learn the Tango Dance of patterns that blends and fuses 2-3 patterns together as they smoothly glide across the paper or fabric merging together into one unified form.
  • Creative exercise leads you into how Mooka evolves into complex tanglations. Mooka has become the fundamental tangle to many organic and botanical patterns Sharla calls Mooka-esk.
  • Each class includes an extensive handout with 4+ more tangles as homework related to the week's theme.
Under the Sea, Organic and Zentangle Inspired Zentangles by Sharla Hicks, Certiified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2012
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Class Examples by Sharla R Hicks
Tripoli by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentanble Teacher, CZT, Copyright 2011
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Example by Sharla Hicks

***Prerequisite for Classes 2-8: Attended Class 1 or Sharla's Permission. If needed, call her at 714-630-7414 or Toll Free 888-545-8616

NOTE: Class 5 , 6, 7, & 8
are NO longer offered as individual classes, they are too closely tied together to be separate classes.

$95 ($150 value) Classes 5-8


NOTE: Included in fee, preprepped mixed media paper, additional pens, shading tools, and all tiles & paper supplies needed for class PLUS extensive handout for all tangles & techniques with 4+ themed homework tangles.

SUPPLY LIST: Bring supplies & handouts from previous week(s): pens, pencils, shading tools.

Time: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
(2) Saturdays April 5 (skip 4 weeks) & May 10, 2014
OR
(2) Wednesdays: July 30 & August 6, 1014

Classes 5 & 6 (SEE examples below)
The Zentangle Dance of the Petals & Leaves

(SEE examples below)

Class 7 & 8:
(SEE examples below)
The Zentangle Dance of Zandalas, & Mandalas and Shadows & Dimension, and the Fantasy Botanical Dance.

Code: 001—Zentangle Classes 1-8
CLASS REFUND POLICY
1. No refund offered, you may makeup classes on the next schedule.
2. If class is cancelled by Sharla or Soft Expressions, you will be issued a refund.
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NOTE: Class 1 & 2 lay the groundwork for Sharla's series and are not to be missed classes. Sharla promises it will be worth your time for ALL beginner and seasoned tanglers.

Class 5 & 6: The Zentangle Dance of Petals & Leaves
&
Class 7 & 8: The Zentangle Dance of Zandalas, Mandalas, Ensembles
Explore the Zentangle Dance of Shade and Shadows.

Sharla's Zentangle Journey has had many ah-ha moments as she learned the magical shapes and forms that dance, sway, bend and bow into petals and leaves. Come find your own style of Dancing with Petals and Leaves as you move across nature’s stage of organic and botanical forms. This is the foundation for creating fantasy scapes.

  • Continue working with White, Tan, Black, Grey & Color Backgrounds.
  • Class includes time to evaluate the previous week's work, learn from each other and earn your surprise reward for completed homework.

Explore a unique approach of self-inspired Mandalas aka Zendala.

Explore futher how to add jazz and pop to Zentangle Inspired Art with Serendipity Design and the Dance of Shade & Shadows as keep your audience mesmerized with natural forms that dip, turn and explode off the page under your dnacing fingers.

  • Classes 7 & 8 are your opportunity to conclude a wonderful, artful Zentangle Journey with additional tools to make Zentangle and Zentangle Inspired Art a life-long, mindful journey or creativity that enriches your life.
  • Learn how the Mandala aka Zendala is an excellent exercise that taps into creative mindful focus preparing you for a joyful Zentangle Inspired Art journey.
  • Sharla brings pre-prepped color enhanced backgrounds that will become your dance floor. Leave a few techniques on how to develope your own color backgrounds that will become the foundation of your composition, design, form and structure for Zentangle Inspired Art.
  • Move forward with more complex strings and tangle variations that use the one stroke at time methods to simplify complex tangles that evolve beyond the expected as they grown into florals and fantasy scapes.
  • Add the Dance of Shade and Shadows to your Zentangle Inspired Art as you sway, swing, zig and zag with brown, blue, metallic pens. Each pens has a unique dance that is dependent on background choices.
    • Explore what changes when you use white, ivory, black, grey, tan or color backgrounds exploring the dancing highlights, low lights, depth unique to background and pen choices.
    • NO previous art background necessary! Sharla will not let you down as she simplifies shading.
    • Light sources woes disappear when you approach shading with simple, one layer at a time methods.
  • Class includes time to evaluate the previous week's work, learn from each other and earn your surprise reward for completed homework.
  • Class includes an extensive handouts with 4+ more tangles as homework related to the week's theme.


Zentangle Inspired Art  by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentanble Teacher, CZT, Copyright 2012 Teaching in Anaheim CA
Classes 5-8 Example

Sharla Hicks current art work that incorporates Zentangle®
Certified Zentangle Teacher teaching in Anaheim CA and Nationally

Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
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Dance of the Petals & Leaves
Classes 5-8 Example
Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
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Dance of the Petals & Leaves
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Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
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Dance of the Petals & Leaves
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Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
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Dance of the Petals & Leaves
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Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
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Mums the Word by Sharla Hicks


Zentangle and the Circle 2011
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Zentangle® and The Circle 8 " x 8"
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Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
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Zentangle Inspired Art by Sharla Hicks

Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
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Petal Dance by Sharla Hicks
Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
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Zentangle Inspired Art by Sharla Hicks
Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
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Zentangle Inspired Art by Sharla Hicks
Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
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Zentangle Inspired Art by Sharla Hicks

Happy Birds by Sharla Hicks, Certfied Zentangle Teacher, CZT, Copyright 2012
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Happy Bird by Sharla Hicks

Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
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Dance of the Petals & Leaves by Sharla Hicks


Color and Zentangle Class Example of Illuminated Lettering
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Fantasy Entangled I by Shrala R. Hicks copyright 2012

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