In mid-July I taught a session at CanTangle - a learning event for Certified Zentangle Teachers in Regina SK. We began a small artwork (5"x11") based on the rows of houses I often do. Some people were given cool-toned materials to work with, others had warm tones.
Such great beginnings! I asked people to share their finished work with me so I could share it with my blog readers. Prepare for a lot of wonderfulness!
Cris Letourneau used a blue wash to finish the sky. I like how the house looks as if there's bunting draped around it for some sort of celebration, and the shading under the bottom edge.
Aleesha Sattva mentioned that her moon had turned into a sun. She arrived home to discover that her paper had torn during travel. She worked with the rip and titled her art "TiMe WaRp". Enter through the door. :D
Laura Harms - of DivaCZT Weekly Zentangle Challenge fame - used her 'honor tangle' Diva Dance in the sky. And such lovely shading on the middle house, provided by the original gray wash.
Cris Titus' houses found themselves on an island. What fun! Note how she used gray pen to do Printemps in the sky. And I like her use of Leaflet for a tree -.
Debra Castaldi used Verve in one tree (gotta remember that one), with a lovely country pond behind it. Note how the crescent moon in the sky echoes the 'moons' on the lefthand rooftop.
Lynn Mead commented, "I was surprised when the sun became a tree and a walkway became a stone wall, but what really surprised me was when bubbles popped out the chimney... this was really fun." I like the border of long, thin stripes, and that's Lynn's tangle Fassettoo in the sky.
Susan Cirigliano's creation is just chock-a-block full of interesting patterns. Her Indyrella at the top left is wonderful; I have trouble with that one. What an interesting droplet-shaped window!
I love the way you teach and I really really loved this class. I hope to take another class with you again.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much! I really enjoyed teaching it, and all your results are amazing!Delete
All are beautiful! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Margaret, for a fun class. Love what everyone did with theirs.ReplyDelete
I love them all without exception. What wonderfulness indeed! What great teaching on your part, Margaret, to guide these fabulous CZTs during your workshop! Will you come to CT sometime? I think I could get several club members to take your class!!!ReplyDelete
I'd love to Angela. I still haven't pursued inquiries about travelling to the US.Delete
Gorgeous art! Love everyone's unique style!ReplyDelete
Margaret I am wowed as usual.ReplyDelete
Talk to me a little bit about how you started this out.
Besides the 5 x 11 sheet did you give them some views of your houses to look at first?
Did you suggest people begin "strings" by drawing some "house shapes" first?
How did you get them to make their houses so uniquely!?
These are really amazing. I would love to learn to do this.ReplyDelete
Bijou-tiful. You guys had wayyyyyyy too much fun. MariaReplyDelete
Yes we did!!! Loved having Molly there too, however briefly.Delete
Amazing art! I love houses, wish I had been there!ReplyDelete
As always I am wowed.ReplyDelete
I am teaching a Part II class in early September and am considering a ZIA assignment as part of the class that would be called the "Wonky Houses". I would keep this quite small…maybe 10" x 4" on good wc paper. My question is about designing the "strings" for the houses. How did you inspire that? They were obviously just creatively different? Did you show some of yours first to get them inspired? did you give any suggestions for the tangles to use or just "let them go"? These folks are not CZTs so I am thinking I'd teach like 4 new tangles and then "suggest" they use them somewhere in their ZIA. What do you think of that?
Sorry, I thought I'd replied to your earlier comment. :SDelete
Personally, I wouldn't give a project like this to a group only on its second class.
Although I did hand out a sheet of tangle suggestions, I'm sure some were familiar and some would require looking-up later. The CZTs have a plethora of tangles to call on and fair experience doing zentangle drawing.
Some of the concepts I introduced were quite 'out there' for some people, although they were all quite willing to give it a go, and the results have been very gratifying!
It would be difficult, if not impossible, to explain how to begin - with the wash, the active looking, the visualization, the strings - without being able to demonstrate. That's a key part of how each one is so unique.
Thanks Margaret…I agree this would be project for "seasoned" tanglers.ReplyDelete
The results were amazing and so beautiful. Yes, I can see it is "out there". Hahaha.
I wish you could find a way to get down here into the states again to teach…I need another class from you…how about FL this winter again!!!?
Love them all......so very inspiring !ReplyDelete
These are just wonderful. I hope to be able to go to Canada and attend your classes one day!ReplyDelete