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Zentangle® Weekend

Creating Art and Life

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Immerse yourself in an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Discover the Zentangle® Method—an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.

At first glance, a Zentangle creation can seem intricate and complicated. But when you learn how it is done, you realize how simple it is—sort of like learning the secret behind a magic trick. Then, when you create a piece of Zentangle art, you realize how fun and engrossing the process is.

We are always making “strokes” (thoughts, words, deeds) in our life. By practicing the Zentangle Method’s suggestion to make each stroke deliberate, you understand how those apparently small and insignificant “strokes” of our moment-to-moment lives contribute to an overall life pattern. This is one reason that we say that life is an art form and everyone is an artist.

This in-depth program covers:

  • The history, philosophy, theory, basic tools, and techniques of the Zentangle method
  • The eight steps in the Zentangle method
  • Tangles and “tangleations”
  • How creating with Zentangle brings calm and focus and calls forth your hidden talents.

Zentangle founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas lead this exploration, working solely on white surfaces with black ink. For beginners and beyond, enjoy this creative way to increase your focus and shift your mood and state of mind.

 

Maria Thomas | Rick Roberts | Molly Hollibaugh | Martha Huggins

September 29 - October 1, 2017
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

$395 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Registration Closed

Program Description

Immerse yourself in an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Discover the Zentangle® Method—an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.

At first glance, a Zentangle creation can seem intricate and complicated. But when you learn how it is done, you realize how simple it is—sort of like learning the secret behind a magic trick. Then, when you create a piece of Zentangle art, you realize how fun and engrossing the process is.

We are always making “strokes” (thoughts, words, deeds) in our life. By practicing the Zentangle Method’s suggestion to make each stroke deliberate, you understand how those apparently small and insignificant “strokes” of our moment-to-moment lives contribute to an overall life pattern. This is one reason that we say that life is an art form and everyone is an artist.

This in-depth program covers:

  • The history, philosophy, theory, basic tools, and techniques of the Zentangle method
  • The eight steps in the Zentangle method
  • Tangles and “tangleations”
  • How creating with Zentangle brings calm and focus and calls forth your hidden talents.

Zentangle founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas lead this exploration, working solely on white surfaces with black ink. For beginners and beyond, enjoy this creative way to increase your focus and shift your mood and state of mind.

 

Faculty Bio

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.

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.

 

Molly Hollibaugh

Molly Hollibaugh has been an artist ever since she can remember and sees herself as a natural creative soul. She studied art and design in college and went on to work in both furniture and jewelry design. She was introduced to Zentangle, in its infancy, by her parents, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, the founders of this amazing creative outlet.

Molly became fascinated with the impact this art form had on people and began studying and pursuing an intense practice of the Zentangle method. Inspired by how it affected her own self-discovery and artistic approach, Molly loves guiding others through their Zentangle journey and inspiring them to discover their own creative souls.

Martha Huggins

Martha Huggins uses Zentangle to bring focus to life metaphors, and taps into her yoga experience to guide students through their own natural process of finding their creative side. Martha spent 10 years assisting her parents, Zentangle founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, and making her own spiritual and creative discoveries on her Zentangle journey.

Now she is teaming up with her sister, Molly Hollibaugh, to bring a next-generation approach to this beautiful art form.

Why Attend

  •  

    The history, philosophy, theory, basic tools, and techniques of the Zentangle method

    The eight steps in the Zentangle method

    Tangles and “tangleations”

    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

    None required.

  • Special Details

    This program includes all supplies.

Accommodations

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

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

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

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

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates 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.
Weeknight rates 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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