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Zentangle® Class Schedule
Learn the Zentangle® way where
Anything is Possible . . . One stroke at a time™

Being an Artist is NOT required
& Artists are welcome!

Turn Stick Figures into abstract art

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

Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher
Sharla R. Hicks
Certified Zentangle® Teacher
Owner of Soft Expressions
BIO, RESUME & GALLERY

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Cover, Tangle-Inspired Botanicals by Sharla R. Hicks
Tangle Inspired Botanicals
By Sharla R. Hicks, CZT

Big Bear Cabin
Big Bear Cabin View
Zentangle Retreat
Big Bear CA
Dancing with Petals and Leaves
Mixed Media & Color Play


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Do you describe yourself as "only able to draw Stick Figures?"
What you are saying is you can do simple sentence punctuation like :::::: ;;;;;;;; .... oooo )))) //// ---
Zentangle is that easy because it takes dots, lines, curves, circles
paired with step-by-step tangle instruction simple enough for a child to make exciting abstract art.
Then add in that repetitive strokes lead to mindful focus for creativity, relaxation, and joy while exploring a truly inspiring art form that anyone can do.



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Cover, Tangle-Inspired Botanicals by Sharla R. Hicks
Tangle Inspired Botanicals
By Sharla R. Hicks, CZT


What is the teachable drawing method called Zentangle?

  • Zentangle is a SIMPLE TEACHING METHOD using One Stroke at a Time that supports those who have been intimidated by drawing and doodling or those who want to expand their personal expression and art to create unique one-of-a-kind abstract art. No two designs come out the same even when following the same theme and patterns.
  • Zentangle Benefits: Learn why & how One Stroke at a Time is the single most important concept of the Zentangle Method. The simple repetitive stroke takes you beyond the tile, paper and pen into a mindful focus that allows creativity to flow at the same time it is relieving the stress of the day.
  • Sharla's 8 part series offers an in-depth look at how tangles germinate from one form into new inspiration for organic and botanical patterns.
  • Class will expand  your tangle enhancer vocabulary and understanding of how to add depth, dimension, shading, and the ah-ha factor to your work as shown in the examples above & below (scroll down)
  • Class will improve your ability find your OWN style when creating new textures, patterns, improve drawing skills and inspire new ideas for quilts, quilting lines, scrap booking, cards, and journals.
  • Class will include time to evaluate the previous week's work and learn from each other with personal insights and awe-ha moments.
  • 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. Each handout offers an additional 4+ tangles as homework related to the week's theme

Sharla's Comments Regarding Her Zentangle and Expressive Botanical Series & Retreats:

  • Did you learn your tangles online or from a book and feel you have a handle on Zentangle?
  • Sharla did too and it surprised her how much she learned when she attended Certified Zentangle Teacher training.
  • Since 2011 she has been exploring how to take that training, add in her 40+ years of fine art and textile education to her Zentangle Series.
  • She has had many awe-ha moments that she will teach you.
  • She will expand your understanding of how to bring YOUR OWN style to Zentangle using a creative technique she calls 'intuitive logic.'

Zentangle Series (8) Classes
Expressive Tangling, Botanicals, & Mixed Media

Learn More about Classes
Class Descriptions BELOW

Zentangle, Anything is Possible, One Stroke at a Time

Organic and Zentangle Inspired Zentangles by Sharla Hicks, Certiified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2012Organic and Zentangle Inspired Zentangles by Sharla Hicks, Certiified Zentangle Teacher CZT copyright 2012
Anaheim Class Examples


Example possibilities for Big Bear Tangle-Inspired Botanicals Retreats
Dancing with Petals & Leaves & Moving Forward


Learn at the Dancing with Petals and Leaves and Moving Forward Retreats


Example possibilities for Big Bear Zentangle Retreats


Eco-Dyed Paper or Fabric for Tangling
Example possibilities from Big Bear Zentangle Retreats


Metal Point Example from Moving Forward
Tangled Expressions and Botanicals Retreats

Mixed Media and Monoprint from Tangle Inspired Botanical Retreats in Big BearMixed Media and Monoprints from Tangle Inspired Botanical Retreats in Big Bear
Mixed Media and Monoprints
Learn at the Tangle Inspired Botanical Retreats in Big Bear

June 2018 Big Bear Zentangle "All-Inclusive Retreats"
(Includes Room, Board, All Meals prepared by Cordon Blue Chef, Diana Hudson, Instruction, and most Supplies)

SMALL CLASS SIZE :
Limited to 8-10 students for a small hands-on class environment.

Tangled Expressions and Botanicals Retreat Goals: The workshops include hands-on visual learning through exercises, hand-on practice, and a relaxing supportive environment of like minded artists and personalized teacher mentoring that a small class size allows. Each students receives one-on-one time with Sharla; students say is an invaluable overview of the past to present works that offers insight into their personal style, points out their strengths, offers gentle advise for improvement, and helps them set goals for their future artist pursuits and journey.

Personal hands-on instruction, extensive handouts, power point presentations using a document camera and HD projection offers a educational environment that introduces the fundamental language of art, design, composition incorporating intuitive logical, "what if" and "how do I" questions that personalize your tangling and repetitive patterning style helping you uncover your own artistic message and voice.


Cover, Tangle-Inspired Botanicals by Sharla R. Hicks



$1150: Tangle-Inspired Botanicals:
Dancing with Petals and Leaves

June 2018 Saturday to Thursday Dates:

June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
More Details click here

Suggested Attendees: Tanglers familiar with Zentangle who wish to explore how to morph fundamental tangles into organic style botanicals, petals, leaves and scapes.

Workshop facilitator:
Sharla R. Hicks artist, author of Tangle-Inspired Botanicals. Certified Zentangle Teacher, Mentor

Sharla's instruction introduces the fundamental tangles that easily evolve and morph into botanicals moving them each to a unique botanical of your making. Personalize your work and begin the journey of finding a personal visual vocabulary via power point presentations, and hands-on exercises that explore enhancers, framers, textures, shade, shadow, color, design, and composition.

At the retreat there is an open studio with mixed media and eco-dyeing to explore developing unique one-of-a-kind backgrounds that will inspire tangled florals, bouquets, land and sea scapes, shapes, and forms. Exercises and instruction simplify the color essentials of value, warm, and cool into a few magical, yet very strategic, color choices.

You will leave with handouts for additional guidance at home, a filled notebook, completed tiles, and an extensive set of color, eco-dyed, and mixed media backgrounds to continue playing with at home, and a (3) month membership in a Facebook group that offers mentoring and encouragement to help keep you on track after leaving the retreat.

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$1050: Intermediate to Advanced Tangled Expressions Retreat
Moving Forward in Expressive Tangling with Visual Vocabulary and Personal Imagery

June 2018 Wednesday to Sunday Dates:
June 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

Suggested Attendees: Intermediate Tanglers looking to advance their personal style and art, CZTs, Alumni, and Attendees from Sharla Hicks & Beckah Krahula Retreats & Classes

Moving Forward Workshop facilitators / teachers: Sharla R. Hicks & Beckah Krahula are artists, authors (see books list below), mentors, and Certified Zentangle Teachers who understand the struggle of artists looking to improve their work and are eager to learn the fundamentals to allow them to soar. Sharla and Beckah have a mutual ideology and find that team teaching offers students the best of each of them.

Moving Forward Workshop:
This workshop is a journey on 'how' to move forward in your art by developing a 'personal and unique' tangling style with an identifiable visual vocabulary of mark making, design, composition, and color choices that can be identified as 'your' work? Create a one-of-a-kind fusion of mixed media background, collaged with personal imagery and tangling, character personas, shape, form, metal point, gold leaf, and more new tools and techniques to develop a narrative in your art.

Registration & More information: CLICK HERE

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bullet $175 Optional Early Bird Classes
Tangle-Inspired Botanicals or Metal Point

Attend Early Bird Class Tuesday & Wednesday June 19 & 20
:
2-day Workshop with Sharla Hicks &/or Beckah Krahula
NOTE: Arrive Monday afternoon includes light meals & room and board

New to the Sharla's method of Tangle-Inspired Botanicals or Beckah's Metal Point techniques or want a refresher? Attend the optional early bird class.

Arrive Monday Tuesday, June 19, 2018: Sharla Hicks
Introduction to Dancing with Petals and Leaves Botanicals & Mixed Media
OR
Tuesday, June 19, 2018: Beckah Krahula
Introduction to Beginning Metal Point and Tangling
&
Wednesday, June 20, 2018: Beckah & Sharla
Introduction to Mixed Media Backgrounds using Alcohol Inks, Watercolor, and Monoprinting while learning to see and develop tangles, characters, shapes, forms, botanicals, and more.

Suggestion: Sign up ASAP Retreats fills rapidly

Sharla R. Hicks Book:
bullet Tangle-Inspired Botanicals
Beckah Krahula has authored 3 books on Tangling:
bullet One Zentangle a Day, A 6-week Course in Creative Drawing
bullet Tangled Journey, Exploring the Far Reaches of Tangle Drawing
bullet 500 Tangled Artworks, A Showcase of Inspired Illustrated Designs
Cover, Tangle-Inspired Botanicals by Sharla R. HicksOne Zentangle a Day by Beckah Krahula 500 Tangled Art Works compiled by Beckah Krahula Tangle Journey by Beckah Krahula

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2018 Spring & Fall
Zentangle Class Series

Anaheim, CA

Individual class descriptions Click Here

  • 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


bullet $175 Zentangle Premium Series (SAVES $120)
The Zentangle Dance: Classes 1-8

Anaheim CA at Soft Expressions Warehouse
Individual class descriptions Click Here
Fall 2018
(2) Saturdays & Sundays
Time: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Class 1-2: September 29, 2018
Class 3-4: September 30, 2018
Skip ONE Week
Classes 5-6: October 13, 2018
Classes 7-8: October 14, 2018

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NOTE: (2) class days include 1 hour lunch at local El Polo Loco with a Starbucks or Sandwich Shop next door. Optional: Bring lunch and join us at our El Polo Loco table as we continue bonding together with our fellow class members.

bullet $95 The Zentangle Dance 1, 2, 3, 4 Series
The Zentangle Dance of the Geometric, Organic and Botanicals Patterns

bullet Anaheim CA at Soft Expressions Warehouse
bullet Individual class descriptions Click Here

Fall 2018:
Saturday & Sunday
Time: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Class 1-2: September 29, 2018
Class 3-4: September 30, 2018

bullet Individual class descriptions Click Here
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***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 $95 The Moving Forward Series
Classes 5, 6, 7, 8
Zentangle Dance of Petals & Leaves
Zentangle Inspired Botanicals, Fantasy Scapes, Lettering & Mandala, Dimension, Shade & Shadows

bullet
Anaheim CA at Soft Expressions Warehouse
bullet Individual class descriptions Click Here

Fall 2018
Saturday & Sunday
Time: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Classes 5-6: October 13, 2018
Classes 7-8: October 14, 2018

bullet Individual class descriptions Click Here

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bullet $70 Foundation Part 1: Classes 1 & 2
Zentangle Dance of the Geometric, Organic, Botanical Patterns

bullet Anaheim CA at Soft Expressions Warehouse
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Spring 2018
Saturday: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Classes 1-2: March 17, 2018

Fall 2018
Saturday: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Class 1-2: September 29, 2018

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bullet $70 MORE Foundation Part 2: Classes 3 & 4
Zentangle Dance of the Geometric, Organic, Botanical Patterns

bullet Anaheim CA at Soft Expressions Warehouse
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Fall 2018
Sunday: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Class 3-4: September 30, 2018

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bullet Zentangle Classes 1-8
Zentangle & Expressive Botanicals:
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Fall 2018
(2) Saturdays & Sundays
Time: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Class 1-2: September 29, 2018
Class 3-4: September 30, 2018
Skip ONE Week
Classes 5-6: October 13, 2018
Classes 7-8: October 14, 2018


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CLASS REFUND POLICY
1. You may makeup classes on the next schedule.
2. If class is canceled by Sharla or Soft Expressions, you will be issued a refund.
Location:
Soft Expressions Anaheim Warehouse

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Mooka in Gold and Monoprint Florals by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, Copyright 2015
Mixed Media and Tangle-Inspired Botanicals


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Cover, Tangle-Inspired Botanicals by Sharla R. Hicks

Tangle Inspired Botanicals
By Sharla R. Hicks, CZT

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bullet FREE Tangled Expressions Monthly meeting
Prerequisite: Attended Class 1 with any CZT 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.

3rd Thursday of Every Month
Time 1:00 PM to 3:30 through 6 PM
NOTE: Ending time is flexible.
AGENDA: Begin by exploring in depth a new or existing tangle. Show & Tell starts at 1:30


Zentangle Individual Class Descriptions
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: Note: Call to register for 1 class only
The Zentangle Swing 1-2-3: The Foundations Class
Dance to the Music of Geometric, Botanical & Organic Tangle Patterns

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 as this is where she covers enhancers and building the foundations for the Zentangle Tile.

  • 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 Example by Shala Hicks Copyright 2012
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Explore Geometric and Organic Tangles

  • Class 1 begins your personal journey to the dance of Zentangle 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:
Note:
Call to register for 1 class only
The Zentangle Twister


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.

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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.
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
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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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
Note: Call to register for 1 class only
The Zentangle Line Dance

NOTE: Included in fee, all paper 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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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.

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, Gary & 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
Class Example Click to Enlarge
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
Auraknot Flora Zentangle Tile by Sharla R. Hicks, CZT copyright 2012
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Fantasy Forest by Sharla Hicks
   
SharlaRellaZentangle 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:
Note: Call to register for 1 class only
The Zentangle Solo
Dance of the Monotangle with a little Tango for Spice

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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..

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, gray, 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
Click to Enlarge, Monotangle
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 separated.

$95 ($150 value) Classes 5-8

Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Class 5-6: Saturday, August 5, 2018
Class 7-8:
Sunday, August 6, 2018

NO previous art background necessary!

NOTE: Included in fee, prepared 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.
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 cancel by Sharla or Soft Expressions, you will be issued a refund.
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NOTE: Class 1 through 4 lay the groundwork for Sharla's series. Students who do not attend previous 4 classes in the series feel they have missed out on important foundation material that lead into the botanical series. 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.

NO previous art background necessary!

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, organic and botanical forms. This is the foundation for creating fantasy scapes.

  • Continue working with White, Tan, Black, Gray & 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 further 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 dancing fingers.

  • Classes 7 & 8 are your opportunity to conclude a wonderful, artful Zentangle Journey with additional tools to make Zentangle, Zentangle Inspired Art, and Tangle-Inspired Botanicals a life-long, mindful journey of 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. Learn a few techniques on how to develop 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.
    • Sharla will not let you down as she simplifies shading, design and composition.
  • 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, gray, tan or color backgrounds exploring the dancing highlights, low lights, depth unique to background and pen choices.
    • 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.



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
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
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
Classes 5-8 Example



Classes 5-8 Example
Mums the Word by Sharla Hicks


Zentangle and the Circle 2011
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Zentangle® and The Circle 8 " x 8"
by Sharla R. 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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Petal Dance by Sharla Hicks
Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
Classes 5, 6, 7, 8 Example, Click to Enlarge
Zentangle Inspired Art by Sharla Hicks

Happy Birds by Sharla Hicks, Certfied Zentangle Teacher, CZT, Copyright 2012
Classes 5, 6, 7, 8 Example Click to Enlarge
Happy Bird by Sharla Hicks

Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
Classes 5, 6, 7, 8 Example, CLICK to Enlarge
Dance of the Petals & Leaves by Sharla Hicks


Color and Zentangle Class Example of Illuminated Lettering
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Zentangle Inspired Art by Sharla Hicks


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