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June 2018 Dates
NOTE: Early Bird Signup extended from April 1 to May 1, Save $150!

All Inclusive
Big Bear Lake Zentangle Retreats
in Southern California

June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Tangle-Inspired Botanicals
Dancing with Petals and Leaves
&
June 20 , 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Moving Forward in Expressive Tangling
Explore 'Your' Unique Imagery, Style and Narrative
with Optional Tangle-Inspired Botanical & Metal Point Review

Mooka in Black by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2014Mooka in Black by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2014
Tangle-Inspired Botanicals by Sharla R. Hicks

Tangle-Inspired Botanicals Monoprint Background by Sharla R. Hicks
Tangle-Inspired Botanicals on Monoprint Background

Eco Dyed Background Example by Sharla R. Hicks
Tangle-Inspired Botanicals on Eco-dyed Background

Big Bear Lake Mountain Retreat Vista at Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake & View from Cabin Deck
Sunset & Clouds Rolling In Over the Mountain

June 2018
Big Bear Zentangle Retreats "All-Inclusive"

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.

All Inclusive Includes:

  • 25+ hours of Workshop Instruction
  • 30 minute One-on-One portfolio review with Sharla Hicks
  • Included: Workshop supplies, bring your black micron pigma pens and color fine line pens.
  • Moving Forward Classes will have a separate supply list
  • Power Point Slide Lectures
  • Well stocked Mixed Media Studio and Eco-Dyeing Supplies
  • Lodging & meals.
  • BRING: Yourself ready to play for 4.5 exciting days and a few black pigma pens!

Cover, Tangle-Inspired Botanicals by Sharla R. Hicks

$995 with Early Bird Sign before April 1 extended to May 1
$1150: Tangle-Inspired Botanicals:
Dancing with Petals and Leaves


June 2018 Saturday to Thursday Dates:

June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

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

Facilitators / teachers: Sharla R. Hicks artist, author of Tangle-Inspired Botanicals. Certified Zentangle Teacher, Mentor

Tangle-Inspired Botanicals Workshop:
Sharla's instruction introduces the fundamental tangles that easily evolve and morph using familiar step-by-step strokes into botanicals moving them each to a unique botanical of your making. Personalize your work via power point presentations, and hands-on exercises that explore enhancers, framers, textures, shade, shadow, color, design, and composition. Exercises and instruction simplify the color essentials of value, warm, and cool into a few magical, yet very strategic, color choices.

Included is access to a printing press and large selection of mixed media and eco-dyeing supplies to explore and develop unique one-of-a-kind backgrounds that will inspire tangled florals, bouquets, land and sea scapes, shapes, and forms.

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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June 9, 2018: Saturday Arrival Time Noon to 3:30 PM
NOTE: Instruction begins at 4 PM, with evening dinner, and introduction show & share to begin bonding with fellow students.
NOTE Optional: $50 Shuttle Pickup round trip
from Ontario Airport arrivals in early afternoon, 1:30 to 2:00 pm depending on flight time. Two hour ride up the mountain to retreat center. (Shuttle ride is 1.5 hours up the mountain.)
Sunday to Wednesday:
Instruction, Lectures, and Mixed Media Art Studio
Departure June 14, 2018, Thursday:
Ends 11:30 AM. Morning will include breakfast, instruction wrap up, mixed media open studio with shuttle leaving the mountain at 11:30, it is a two hour ride to the Ontario airport so make flights after 2:30 pm if possible.

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  • Questions: Call Soft Expressions & ask for Sharla
    714-630-7414 or Toll Free 888-545-8616
    or email: info@SharlaHicks.com

$995 with Early Bird Sign before April 1 extended to May 1
$1150: Intermediate to Advanced Tangled Expressions Retreat
Moving Forward in Expressive Tangling with Your with Your Unique Imagery, & Style and Narrative

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

Suggested Attendees: Intermediate Tanglers looking to advance their personal style of mark making and tangling, 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 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 tangling 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.

Explore how 'your way' of seeing shapes and forms leads to a personal vision and narrative to add to the work. Combine expressive tangles, botanicals, character abstraction, eco-dyed serendipity, photo inspiration, and past works to develop 'your style' of people and animal characters, botanicals, land, seascapes, whimsy, and stylized structure into a richly layered mixed media imagery that has a story to tell.

You will leave with a finished or close to finished large sized art piece, handouts for additional guidance 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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Arrive Wednesday, June 20, 2018:
Noon to 3:30 PM
Instruction begins at 4 PM, with evening dinner, and introduction to finding a narrative in your work and begin bonding with fellow students.

NOTE Optional: $50 Shuttle Pickup round trip
from Ontario Airport arrivals in early afternoon, 1:30 to 2:00 pm depending on flight times. (Shuttle ride is 1.5 hours up the mountain, to retreat center.)

Thursday to Monday:
Instruction, Lectures, and Mixed Media Art Studio

Departure Monday June 25, 2018:
Ends 11:30 AM. Morning will include breakfast, instruction wrap up, mixed media open studio with shuttle leaving the mountain at 11:30, it is a 1.5 hour ride to the Ontario airport so make flights after 2:30 pm if possible.

bullet $175 Optional Early Bird Classes:
Moving Forward Pre-Classes
Tangle-Inspired Botanicals or Metal Point

Attend Early Bird Class Tuesday & Wednesday June 19 & 20
(arrive Monday afternoon):
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.

Monday Evening: Dinner in twon & get to know each other & an evening slide lecture.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018: Sharla Hicks

Introduction to Dancing with Petals and Leaves Botanicals & Mixed Media
OR
Tuesday, June 19, 2018: Beckah Krahula (Arrive Monday afternoon)
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.

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Questions: Call Soft Expressions & ask for Sharla
714-630-7414 or Toll Free 888-545-8616
or email: info@SharlaHicks.com

Chef is Diana Hudson CZT
Le Cordon Bleu Trained

  • Offering a culinary experience giving you an array of delicious food for every meal and snack time.
  • Save room for dessert!
  • Coffee, Herbal Tea, Juice, Infused Water: NOTE: bring your own soda
  • Treats, Snacks, & Drinks available 24 hours a day.

Lodging

  • 2 mountain cabins with individual beds in shared rooms
  • Location is on the edge of National Forest land with quiet, open spaces
  • Free WiFi can be sketchy so may want to use your smart phones for email and online browsing.

Extra Amenities

  • There will be a mini store with mixed media and Zentangle supplies available for purchase.

  • Sit and enjoy the zen-ambiance of early summer or fall mountain air on comfy seating on the large decks and enjoy mountain views, open forest lands.

  • Opportunity to experience Big Bear Lake with an early morning or evening boat ride.

  • Close by trails for mountain walks, hiking and other recreational activities.

Big Bear Lake Retreat, Zenspirational Botanicas, Dancing with Petals and Leaves
Mountain Retreat Back Deck

Play Space at Big Bear Zenspirational Botanical Retreat

Workshop Space

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

 


The Cabin at Big Bear Lake Retreat, Zenspirational Botanicas, Dancing with Petals and Leaves
Mountain Retreat Front Deck

Table Presentation at Big Bear Lake Retreat, Zenspirational Botanicas, Dancing with Petals and Leaves
Unique Presentation at Each Meal

Lunch is served at Big Bear Lake Retreat, Zenspirational Botanicas, Dancing with Petals and Leaves
Lunch is Served by Diana, our Le Cordon Bleu Chef

Desert at Big Bear Lake Retreat, Zenspirational Botanicas, Dancing with Petals and Leaves
Dessert Time


Tangle-Inspired Botanicals on Monoprint Background

Mooka Blues by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2014Florals in Watercolor by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, Copyright 2014
Tangle-Inspired Botanicals

Tangle-Inspired Botanicals
Monoprint Background by Sharla R. Hicks
Tangle-Inspired Botanicals on Monoprint Backgrounds

Tangle-Inspired Botanicals Book Cover by Sharla R. HicksIntroducing Sharla Hicks Artist, Author, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT 5 & 11)

Sharla trained under Zentangle® Founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher aka CZT in 2011 & 2013. CZT training and the daily practice of Zentangle has had a profound effect on her discipline as an artist, her creative abilities, rekindled her love of teaching and most profoundly has guided her toward her own Artistic Voice. Sharla crosses the boundaries of expressive artist, writer, painter, quilter, fiber, textile, mixed media, watercolor, collage, printmaking and more. Her current focus is offering the gift of Zentangle to others through lectures, workshops, and retreats.

Sharla brings 40 years of expertise in using the sewing machine, pen, pencil, brush, paints, pastels, and watercolor, acrylics, alcohol inks bundled into a mixed media package to teach design, color, and Zentangle. From 1980 to present Sharla has taught Zentangle, free motion embroidery, exotic threads embellishment by machine, traditional and innovative quilting from the basics of piecing, appliqué, free motion machine quilting to innovative quilt design and how to use color as a design element to produce innovative works.

Today as a Certified Zentangle Teacher, Sharla infuses art background and training with her expertise in design fundamentals and color with the Zentangle basics and beyond as she facilitates the journey her students are on in their search for their personal Zentangle voice to create exciting new mixed media Zentangle Inspired Art pieces.

One Zentangle a Day by Beckah Krahula
Beckah Krahula Author

Introducing Beckah Krahula, Artist, Author, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT 5)
Co-Teacher of Moving Forward Retreat

Beckah Krahula’s philosophy on life has always been, “Keep creating, it will change your world.”

A mixed media artist, award-winning and best-selling author, product designer/developer and maker, Beckah has taught in the U.S. and internationally. Beckah started practicing Zentangle in 2008 and was certified as a Zentangle teacher in 2011. Guiding her students to think and create 'outside the box' and imparting the skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed are part of Beckah’s strong, surefooted teaching style.

What Students are saying about the Big Bear Zentangle Retreats:

Kathy Dudek, CZT: I was fortunate to sign up for the retreat with Sharla. It was amazing, from 9 or 10 in the morning til 9 or 10 at night. The only thing we really had to bring were our pens. If you get the chance to take her botanical series, you should sign up immediately. I grew so much in my tangling, the gourmet meals were incredible, and the sharing was so wonderful. This retreat was of the highest quality, and I've attended 18 years of retreats both in tangling and also polymer clay. My husband (a CZT too) and I plan to attend next year. Sharla put her heart and soul to make this a grand event. Ps her husband and Diana (a CZT chef) outdid themselves. Many, many thanks.

Jan Brandt, CZT: I whole-heartedly recommend this fabulous retreat! I attended last year and was thrilled with the variety of exciting hands-on opportunities to expand my world of creative experiences. Sharla is a generous and passionate teacher as well as a gentle, thoughtful mentor. Attend if you can!

Pat Mathes, CZT: Sharla Hicks has been an inspiration to me since I first took a class from her on Mooka Blues at Tangle University 2015.  Her style was a fascination to me.  I had the opportunity to participate in one of her retreats in Wisconsin .  This was one of the greatest experiences I have had.  Sharla openly shares her work and techniques.  Very hands-on training.  Intense work in technique, color, style . . . one of the best things is she doesn’t stop after the retreat.  She remains open to questions and advice afterwards.  It was the best thing I ever did to further my artistic endeavors. 

Print Plate ready for the press at Big Bear Zenspirational Botanical RetreatSharing with new friends at Big Bear Zenspirational Botanical Retreat

The Zenscape by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2014Floral on Gray by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher copyright 2013

Fantasy Seascape by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2014Big Bear Zentangle Retreat Example by Sharla R. Hicks
Tangle-Inspired Botanicals on Monoprint Background

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Sharla Hicks CZT Big Bear Dancing with the Petals and Leaves Zentangle Retreats are for those looking for a relaxed, inspiring environment to continue on their Zentangle Journey while enjoying the comradry of fellow tanglers.
  • YES I have Zentangle Experience.
    NOTE: The assumption is each student has some Zentangle experience and:

  • Wants to learn more about creating Zenspirational Botanicals.
  • Wants to take Zentangle to the next level with enhancers that elevate each piece.
  • Wants to find their own Zentangle style and artistic voice
  • Wants to create Mixed Media backgrounds for Zentangle Inspired Art.
  • Wants to learn more about color selection and design
  • Wants to learn alternate shading methods using pastel penciils, color pencils, watercolor pencils, colored pens, gelly roll pens and more.


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2018 June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
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2018 June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
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2018 June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
Final Payment for $1150 AFTER May 1 Registration
Final Payment Due May 15 $575



To help us keep costs down, a Check is the preferred Payment Method
but if needed Credit Card okay. Do what is best for you, we are excited you are coming!

CHECK Payment: Moving Forward Retreat
A Fusion of 'Your Unique' Visual Vocabulary, Personal Imagery, & Dancing with Petals and Leaves

Mailing Check use due dates below for Full Payment or Deposit.
Mail to:
Soft Expressions (Retreat)
1230 N. Jefferson St.
Suite M
Anaheim, CA 92807

Moving Forward
2018 June, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
$995 Early Bird Registration Paid in Full
April 1 deadline extended to May 1


Moving Forward
2018 June, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
$497.50 Early Bird Deposit
Registration After May 1: $575



Moving Forward Early Bird Registration 1/2 Deposit Payment of $995 Registration
$497.50 Early Bird Final Payment Due May 15


Moving Forward AFTER May 1 Registration 1/2 Payment of $1150 Registration
$575 Final Payment Due May 15




Optional Early Bird Workshop Moving Forward Retreat
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$175 Overview of Tangle-Inspired Botanicals
June 18, 19, 20, 2018
Teacher: Sharla R. Hicks
NOTE: (Shuttle service available) Arrive Monday afternoon, Monday dinner at 5 PM (buy your own), we go into town as a group. Instruction starts the evening of June 18, Tuesday & Wednesday includes light meals & room and board

Check Payment: Yes I will be attending Optional Tangle-Inspired Botanical Overview & will include in check

$175 Optional: Overview of Tangle-Inspired Metal Point
June 18, 19, 20, 2018
Teacher: Becka Krahula
NOTE: Arrive Monday afternioon. Early Monday dinner at 5 PM (buy your own) we go into town as a group. Instruction starts the evening of June 18, Tuesday & Wednesday includes light meals & room and board

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REFUND POLICY
  1. 90 day cancellation, 100% refund
  2. 45 day cancellation: 65% refund
  3. 30 days cancellation: 50% refund
  4. 10 days cancellation: 33% refund
  5. If for any unforeseen reason the class is cancelled by Sharla Hicks or Soft Expressions, you will be issued a full refund.

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