July 9 • 2–3pm
The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing repeated patterns. It’s also a meditative drawing technique that has many benefits. It increases focus and creativity and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being.
With this method, anyone can create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is easy to learn and easy to do. Since it is not a picture of something, you have no worries about whether you can draw a hand, or a duck. You always succeed in creating a pattern in a Zentangle way. (Courtesy: Zentangle.com)
Students will design their own tile, a 4” x 4” square drawing surface on which they create non-representational patterns.
All ages and levels of experience welcome.
About Debbie Shepard
Debbie Shepard’s botanical illustration in color pencil, marker, and pen and ink emerged from a love of gardening and featured plants she found in the Flagstaff area when she moved here in 2005. She studied sumi-E Japanese brush and ink technique with a master in Nyack, NY in the 90’s and produced many portraits of birds when picking up the brush again. She produced a series combining landscape images with botanicals for her Arb-inspired Art Show in 2009. With an active color pencil group in Tucson, Debbie was introduced to assorted techniques in color pencil by attending workshops and out of that came many northern Arizona landscape scribble vertiramas and panoramas. Using an Icarus board that melts the wax binder in color pencil, she created a series on Mylar using two sides of the paper based on Chihuly’s glass pieces at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ. Fascinated with Zentangles (drawing patterns one stroke at a time) Debbie incorporated this on top of older botanicals to give them a fresh new look and feel which she called Botangles. For a winter show in 2015 at La Bellavia, she created a special series of Flagstaff Train Graffiti using Zentangles as well as many Tangled Tattoos, both popular themes in the Flagstaff area. She is now a Certified Zentangle Teacher which she will use with her new venture in an initiative called Creative Aging that resulted from attending ArtBox2015. ZiA Jewelry 4 All is the latest in a creative journey that will be debuted at the ART35N New Latitudes show and tour.
$20, members/$25 non-members, includes materials
Registration will close on July 1 at 5pm.
This is part of our Summer Art Workshop series hosted by Art 35° North, a new collective encouraging collaboration, conversation, community and creativity among fine artists, art supporters, art collectors and the communities of Northern Arizona and the Colorado Plateau. Art 35° N will be presenting “A New Latitude,” an exhibition at the Coconino Center for the Arts, opening June 9 – August 8, 2016. This exhibition will serve as a preview for their Art Tours in Williams (June 18–19) and Flagstaff (June 25–26). Learn more about Art 35° North on their website >