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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
The Lady by Sharla R. Hicks copyright 2014
Mixed Media Classes

Create backgrounds and learn about color
For Fiber/Textile, Artist, Tanglers, Journals
Big Bear Cabin
Big Bear Cabin View
Big Bear Retreat
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.



Confused about the difference between Doodle & Zentangle?

Those of us who Zentangle shy away from the term doodling because we understand what makes Zentangle unique is:

  • Zentangle is a SIMPLE TEACHING METHOD of 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

Zentangle Classes

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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


Mixed Media Workshop
Fantasy Entangled I by Shrala R. Hicks copyright 2012

Monoprint Mixed Media Inspirational Background Example
See workshop below
Learn to hand print, create using Gel Plates
Includes the opportunity to use a printing press

$80 Color & Mixed Media Class:
Color is Not Color Until it Interacts with Another Color

Zentangle NOT required, excellent for fabric/textile lovers, journals, artist and more.
NOTE: Add to Zentangle Premium Series at a discount price.

ALL SUPPLIES provided.

  • Bring yourself
  • Basically Sharla is opening up her studio of supplies for you to play with.
  • Paper and Fabric provided: printmaking paper, watercolor paper, Yupo, cardstock, PFD (prepared for dying fabric) and much more.
  • Includes the use of acrylic paints, Tsuekineko All Purpose Inks for fabric, printing making inks, alcohol inks, watercolors and more.
  • Sharla's stock pile of stencils is amazing.
  • You will even have leaves, weeds and grasses to play with.

Part 1: Color is NOT Color Until it Interacts with ANOTHER Color

  • Create paper and fabric backgrounds that provide new and exciting possibilities while learning how color interaction is the foundation for Quilts,  Journals, Scrapbooks, Arts & Crafts and Zentangle Inspired Art
  • Includes slide show presentation and hands on exercises that teach how color shifts and changes as you work with layering and mixing paints and inks together.
  • Discover why warms and cools are foils that interact together.
  • Selecting color does not have to be complicated.  Sharla simplifies the color wheel with visual charts that cut out the confusion
  • Did you know that paint and ink choices are transparent, translucent or opaque. Each affects the outcome when mixing and layering for backgrounds.
  • Explore how color interacts by exploring tints, tones, and shades.
  • Do you know how to create the GLOW or Opalescence?  Sharla will teach you.
  • How do you control mixing colors to not get mud?
  • Explore how value plays a major role in the mood of your project
  • Develop a clear understanding value and contrast are the big players in the world of color.
  • Learn simple techniques and color formulas using various paints, fabric inks, pigments, alcohol ink, pens, stencils, stamps, leaves, weeds, and other mark making tools together.

Part 2: Mixed Media

  • Learn what mixed media is and its role of adding the pizazz to any creative project.
  • Develop mixed media backgrounds for journals, fabric, textiles, Zentangle.
  • Learn how the monoprint is your best friend when creating backgrounds in mixed media.
  • Learn techniques that can easily be done at home using alcohol inks, watercolor, acrylics, and printing inks.
  • Class includes the opportunity to play with a printing press and Gelly plates, stencils and much more.

Mixed Media & Color Play
TIME: 1 day class: 10 AM to 6 PM
SUNDAY: January 24, 2016
OR
SATURDAY: April 2, 2016
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Zentangle Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
Mixed Media (See workshop)
Monoprint, Mic
ron Pen & Gelly Roll Ink Pens

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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 Inspired Florals by Sharla Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher CZT teaching in Anaheim CA
Mixed Media Alcohol Ink Monoprints (See workshop)

January to March 2016
Zentangle Classes

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bullet $899 Big Bear Zentangle Retreat
$850
Early Bird Special
Zentangle Inspired Botanicals
Dancing with Petals and Leaves
Explore Color, Shade, Shadow & ZIA Mixed Media

When: June 23, 24, 25, 26, 2016 Thursday to Sunday
Early Bird Special ends March 31, 2016
OR
When: October 6, 7, 8, 9, 2016 Thursday to Sunday
Early Bird Special ends June 22, 2016
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bullet $899 Alumni Big Bear Zentangle Retreat
$850
  Early Bird Special
Advancing on with Zentangle Inspired Botanicals & Mixed Media
PREREQUITE: Alumni who attended previous year's retreats

When: September 22, 23, 24, & 25, 2016 Thursday to Sunday
Early Bird Special ends June 22, 2016
Suggestion: Sign up ASAP as Alumni Retreat is filling rapidly

Questions: Call 714-630-7414 or Toll Free 888-545-8616 or email: info@softexpressions.com


bullet $175 Zentangle Premium Series (SAVES $120)
The Zentangle Dance
Anaheim CA at Soft Expressions Warehouse
(4) SATURDAYS 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Class 1-2: February 20, 2016 (Skip 2 weeks)
Class 3-4:
March 12, 2016
Class 5-6: March 19, 2016
Class 7-8:
March 26, 2016
bullet $225 Premium Series & Mixed Media Workshop (SAVES $150)
Mixed Media & Color for making Zentangle Backgrounds:
April 2, 2016
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.

Note: Looking for Individual class dates and 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 $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) SATURDAY 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Class 1-2: February 20, 2016 (Skip 2 weeks)
Class 3-4:
March 12, 2016


***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
Zentangle Dance of Petals & Leaves
Zentangle Inspired Botanicals, Fantasy Scapes, Lettering & Mandala, Dimension, Shade & Shadows
Classes 5, 6, 7, 8
Class 5-6: March 19, 2016
Class 7-8:
March 26, 2016
bullet $70 Foundation Part 1:
Zentangle Dance of the Geometric, Organic, Botanical Patterns
Classes 1 & 2
SATURDAY 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Class 1-2: February 20, 2016
bullet $70 MORE Foundation Part 2
Zentangle Dance of the Geometric, Organic, Botanical Patterns
SATURDAY 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Class 3-4:
March 12, 2016

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Sharla's Comments Regarding Her Series:
The Zentangle Dance

  • 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.
  • She then has spent the last 4 years exploring how to take that training, add in her 30+ 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.

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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: 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
SATURDAY: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Class 1: February 20, 2016

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

Dance of the Grids or is it Twist & Turn
TIME: 2:30 to 5:30 PM
Class 2: February 20, 2016
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.
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.

Saturday: 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM
Class 3:
March 12, 2016

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
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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
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

Saturday: 2:30 to 5:30 PM
Class 4: March 12, 2016

Code: 001—Zentangle Classes 1-8
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Mooka Blues by Sharla R. Hicks Copyright 2014

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
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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 separated.

$95 ($150 value) Classes 5-8

(2) Saturdays: 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM
Class 5-6: March 19, 2016
Class 7-8:
March 26, 2016

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

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 and Zentangle Inspired Art 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

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


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