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Zentangle® Beyond the Basics

Strings

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Take your Zentangle practice a step further in this beyond-the-basics Zentangle workshop.

Explore new tangles and tangleations and dive deeper into the eight basic steps of the Zentangle Method under the guidance of Zentangle founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. In a creative, supportive environment, you will learn:

  • How the integral step of the pencil string provides support, direction, and structure
  • To see the string as a suggestion, not a demand, and explore the metaphorical role it can play in your life
  • Ways to allow yourself to draw outside the lines
  • How the elegance of limits can be a breeding ground for creativity.

As you hone in on your unique style and celebrate your creative mark, you discover that what is within you not only can be drawn out of you—it can be expressed through a beautiful work of art. You return home with new skills and the inspiration to keep creating on your own.

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Rick Roberts | Maria Thomas

October 4 - 6, 2017
Wednesday-Friday , 2 nights

$395 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Take your Zentangle practice a step further in this beyond-the-basics Zentangle workshop.

Explore new tangles and tangleations and dive deeper into the eight basic steps of the Zentangle Method under the guidance of Zentangle founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. In a creative, supportive environment, you will learn:

  • How the integral step of the pencil string provides support, direction, and structure
  • To see the string as a suggestion, not a demand, and explore the metaphorical role it can play in your life
  • Ways to allow yourself to draw outside the lines
  • How the elegance of limits can be a breeding ground for creativity.

As you hone in on your unique style and celebrate your creative mark, you discover that what is within you not only can be drawn out of you—it can be expressed through a beautiful work of art. You return home with new skills and the inspiration to keep creating on your own.

Faculty Bio

Rick Roberts

Rick Roberts is cofounder of Zentangle and codeveloper of the Zentangle Method. His former vocations include cab driver, musician, photographer, printer, and flute maker. He also lived as a monk for 17 years.

He founded Zentangle with Maria Thomas based on her explanation of her experience as she drew background patterns on a manuscript. She described feelings of timelessness, freedom, well-being, and complete focus on what she was doing with no thought or worry about anything else. After Rick told her she was describing meditation, together they wondered if they could create a simple system so others might enjoy a similar experience. And so began the journey towards discovering the elegant system called the Zentangle Method.

Together Rick and Maria lead workshops, and through their Zentangle certification program they share the philosophies behind the Zentangle Method of drawing so students will have all the knowledge needed to teach the Zentangle Method.

 

Maria Thomas

Maria Thomas is cofounder of Zentangle and codeveloper of the Zentangle Method. Prior to Zentangle, she worked as a lettering artist and operated a stationery design and production company.

Maria first became a working artist at age five when she produced a line of painted rocks that quickly sold out at local bazaars. From rocks, to lettering, to botanical paintings, to Zentangles—all have merged into her unique trendsetting sense of style.

The recipient of countless accolades and awards, Maria changed the look of traditional invitations with her hand-painted flowers, expressive lettering, and dramatic flourishing, all now familiar standards.

Inspired by the feelings of timelessness, freedom, well-being, and complete focus she experienced while drawing background patterns on a manuscript, she and Rick (cocreator of Zentangle) wondered if they could create a simple system so others might enjoy a similar experience. And so began the journey towards discovering the simple and elegant system called the Zentangle Method.

Why Attend

  • Build upon a solid grounding in the history, philosophy, theory, basic tools, and techniques of the Zentangle method.

  • Explore the deeper dimensions of the Zentangle practice and its potential applications for your personal growth.

  • Refine your techniques and discover how creating with Zentangle brings calm and focus and calls forth your hidden talents.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    Some experience with the Zentangle® Method is advised.

Accommodations

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
From $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
From $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
From $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
From $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
From $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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