Current Classes

I love to teach Zentangle in the Naples, FL area, both individually and through FGCU’s  Renaissance Academy.  In November I attended zenAgain, an intensive Zentangle retreat held in Newport, Rhode Island, and have wonderful things to share with you. You will love the new tangles!

This winter’s line-up through the Renaissance Academy includes some exciting classes.
Enrollment  at the Renaissance Academy is limited. Each class requires a purchase of a Drawing Kit ($10) at the time of registration. Participants must have taken a Zentangle® for Beginners class taught by a Certified Zentangle® Teacher.

Zentangle® Seeing in 3Z 

$24 members/ $29 non-members

Join us for a brand new Zentangle® experience as we tangle in 3Z. We will work on tiles that are a 3.5” equilateral triangle, die cut with a deckle edge and rounded corners. You will receive a selection of both plain and pre-strung triangular tiles. Have fun playing with these as both individual pieces of art and also as a magical way of creating ensembles and mosaics. You will be amazed as different things appear as you move your tiles around creating vibrant mosaics.
Click on the link below to take you to the Renaissance Academy page to sign up for either the Naples or the Fort Myers location.

http://tinyurl.com/Seeing-in-3Z 
Naples Center (South Naples) –

February 16 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thursday
Atrium Executive Center (South Ft. Myers) –
March 7 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tuesday

Patterns, Patterns Everywhere! 

Based on Reticula (grids) and Fragments (patterns) introduced in Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas’ new book, “Zentangle® Primer, Vol. 1,” you will be pleasantly surprised at how very easy this is to look at design elements and combine them to create new tangles. Come give your creativity a fabulous boost while learning a new way to look at patterns.
Click on the link below to take you to the Renaissance Academy page to sign up for either the Naples or the Fort Myers location.

http://tinyurl.com/Patterns-Everywhere
Zentangle® $24 members / $29 non members
Option #1 – NC8779 –
Naples Center (South Naples) –

February 23 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thursday
Option #2 – AT8780 –
Atrium Executive Center (South Ft. Myers) –

March 14 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tuesday

Zentangle® Shading

$24 members/ $29 non-members

The play of light and shadows creates a sense of peace or of drama. In art, the contrast between light and dark creates interest. This class focuses on shading and how dramatically that alone can bring a tile to life. First we will explore how pencil enhances your tangles. Then we will investigate creating depth and drama with a pen. The finale will be a 3D card that will surprise you. Your tangles will never be the same! If you have taken shading with me before, there will be all new material.
Click on the link below to take you to the Renaissance Academy page to sign up.
This class is only happening on March 2nd at the Naples Center.

http://tinyurl.com/Shading-03-2017

NC8781 – Naples Center (South Naples) –
March 2 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thursday

Zentangle® Tangled Words Lettering

$24 members/ $29 non-members

Using letters as our string, we will learn to create tangled initials and even phrases that showcase our Zentangle.® Participants must have taken a Zentangle® for Beginners class taught by a Certified Zentangle® Teacher.

Click on the link below to take you to the Renaissance Academy page to sign up.
This class is only happening on March 9th at the Naples Center.

http://tinyurl.com/TangledWords

NC8782 – Naples Center (South Naples) –
March 9 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thursday

Making Zentangle® Jewelry

We will take our Zentangle® techniques to a new medium to create one- of-a-kind pieces of jewelry. Using ultra fine permanent markers, we will draw on shrink plastic to make jewelry that all of your friends will admire. Create wine glass markers unique to your home. Keep coming back to TropiTangle.com to see new sample jewelry pictures and ideas.

Click on the link below to take you to the Renaissance Academy page to sign up for either the Naples or the Fort Myers location.

http://tinyurl.com/ZentangleShrinkJewelry

$24 members/ $29 non-members
Option #1 – NC8783 –
Naples Center (South Naples) –

March 16 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thursday

Option #2 – AT8784 –
Atrium Executive Center (South Ft. Myers) –

March 28 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Tuesday

Buttonhole Book Binding

$24 members/ $29 non-members

Although not a tangling class, this little journal could be used to record new tangles. This book is a variation of Keith Smith’s Buttonhole Book. It features a cover with a key-hole opening and an exposed spine binding. The sections are stitched to the cover using a locked buttonhole stitch that creates a beaded effect using only thread. All materials will be provided for participants to complete a small softbound book. Samples of how to adapt the binding for a hardbound version will be shared. Anyone with an interest in creating a hand-bound book will find this a satisfying project. Beginners are welcome.   Purchase of materials ($15) is required at the time of registration.  It includes everything you need to complete the book.

This class is only happening on March 23rd at the Naples Center.

http://tinyurl.com/ButtonholeBook

NC8785 – Naples Center (South Naples) –
March 23 at 1:30pm – 3:30pm, Thursday

Instructor: Mary Bartrop

 

 

2 thoughts on “Current Classes

  1. Saw your classes in the Renaissance catalog. Text advised looking at zentangle jewelry samples at your site. I am having no success finding them. Can you help?

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