Classes and Shows

Hi! My name is Annie Reiser. I am a certified Zentangle® teacher and botanical illustrator. I offer Zentangle® and other art classes in the Boulder-Longmont-Estes Park-Denver area for groups of all sizes. My lessons are customized to your needs ranging from private, in-home lessons, small art groups, classrooms, to corporate team-building settings, conventions, and conferences. ​To flex with the COVID-19 outbreak, I started offering on-line classes using the Zoom platform. 

If the classes below don't fit your schedule, I will work to find a time that accommodates your needs. Minimum of six students for custom classes. Prices vary according to class type and materials cost.

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My Bitty Book of Comfort Kit - Tangling Through COVID-19

Video Class and Kit

I would like to commemorate our unique experience of tangling together through COVID-19 with the Denver Botanic Gardens noon Zoom sessions with this project. So many of you let me know how much comfort the Zentangle® drawing method has offered you, and I’m glad that I’ve made “tangling addicts” of many who participated. Most of all, I’m grateful that we could connect as a creative community (globaly) during the craziness of this terrible pandemic. Thank you for inspiring me with the works you shared – and just showing up faithfully for our mini Zoom sessions. I think we all found comfort in each other. Thank you for this experience. I will never forget it!

 

This class includes a video lesson with a kit sent to you so you can construct the book when you have finished drawing your content. Your kit includes, 22 Bijou tiles, one decorative paper, four Tangle Tags, handmade leather cover, three instructional files, and one instructional video. The handmade journal cover is lasered on fine, full-grain, Italian leather, treated with atom wax for a supple finish, and burnished edges. You can choose between two colors in the store; beige and brown. Be sure to download your digital files within 30 days, after which they expire. Free shipping. Note - your kit will automatically ship to your billing address unless you instruct us otherwise in an email to Botangle@outlook.com.

Click here to purchase class and kit BROWN

Click here to purchase class and kit BEIGE

Click here to purchase class and kit ROSE PATTERN

Hearts Entangled, Pink - Two-part Class

January 28, 2021 &

February 4, 2021

10:30am-12:30pm (Mountain Time)

$70 for both sessions

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Traditional Celtic knot hearts form the base of this striking Zentangle®-inspired artwork, perfect for your special Valentine! This is a two-part class. First, we will prepare the colorful background with unusual and really fun-to-use pigment powders called Lindy’s Magical Shakers. We will also explore watercolor techniques to add interest to the backgrounds. In Part II, we will draw the entangled hearts, tangle, and shade them. This class is as much about learning to shade in color as it is about creating the tangled patterns, and it will provide a springboard for many more design possibilities. A supplies list will be sent via link upon registration for this two-part class. Please download it within 30 days at which time it will expire. Limited to 15. Note: The Celtic Hearts are inspired by Certified Zentangle® Teacher, Heather Lucey.

Honey Bee Mine - Two-part Class

January 30, 2021 &

January 31, 2021

10:30am-1:00pm (Mountain Time)

$75 for both sessions

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As if set in a glittering amber jewel, this honey bee is waiting for you to give it to your favorite Valentine. You will transfer your “string” or contour drawing using a provided template onto a 7.5x7.5 -inch 140-lb. hot press watercolor paper or comparable multi-media paper. After we “tangle” the image, one step at a time, (add the patterns) we will shade our inked drawing with graphite pencil. On day two, we will use watercolor pencils to glaze over this “underpainting,” layering until we reach the rich saturation pictured here. Finally, we will “add some love” by cleaning up lines, and adding some glitz with gold and pearlescent paints and highlights with a gel pen. Download your template file and a list of supplies (within 30 days of course purchase). Please download it within 30 days at which time it will expire. Note: This class was inspired by CZT Midori Furuhashi's Beetle Zia class I took.

February Frost Flower Zentangle® Zoom Session: Includes Some Materials and Shipping

February 13, 2021

First of Two Sessions

1:00pm-3:30pm (MST)

$60

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This cool blue “frost flower” is based on the tangle pattern, Fassett, by certified Zentangle® teacher, Lynn Mead. Inspired by Shie Naritomi, my design incorporates other tangles and fragments to capture the mood of swirling snowflakes in a nighttime storm. We will draw on a lucious gray Zendala tile by Zentangle®, shade with a variety of pencils, and add sparkling highlights with white charcoal. Some materials and shipping are included in the price. See photo of the kit you will receive for this class in store. Please have on hand a sketchbook or scratch paper, a pencil sharpener, soft graphite pencil, two colored pencils: ultramarine and cobalt blue or similar (your choice of brand), white gel pen (optional), and a kneaded eraser. A supplies list will be sent via link upon registration for this two-part class. Please download it within 30 days at which time it will expire. Limited to 15. Please sign up by February 4 to receive materials in time for first session of this class.

Hearts Entangled, Green - Two-part Class

March 4, 2021 &

March 11, 2021

10:30am-12:30pm (Mountain Time)

$70 for both sessions

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Traditional Celtic knot hearts form the base of this striking Zentangle®-inspired artwork, perfect to commemorate St. Patrick's Day! This is a two-part class. First, we will prepare the colorful background with unusual and really fun-to-use pigment powders called Lindy’s Magical Shakers. We will also explore watercolor techniques to add interest to the backgrounds. In Part II, we will draw the entangled hearts, tangle, and shade them. This class is as much about learning to shade in color as it is about creating the tangled patterns, and it will provide a springboard for many more design possibilities. A supplies list will be sent via link upon registration for this two-part class. Please download it within 30 days at which time it will expire. Limited to 15. Note: The Celtic Hearts are inspired by Certified Zentangle® Teacher, Heather Lucey.

Zentangle® Tangled Ribbons - Two-part Class

March 6, 2021 &

March 13, 2021

1:00pm-3:00pm (Mountain Time)

Offered through Two Hands Paperie

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Join Annie Reiser, a certified Zentangle® teacher and art instructor at the Denver Botanic Gardens, for this two-part Zentangle session. You’ll work on a specialty Opus tile that’s a rich, warm sand color like the papers used in the Renaissance. The word opus means an artistic work on a large scale, and it aptly describes Tangled Ribbons. The tile is 11x11 inches, which is nine times the size of an original Zentangle® tile. Annie, who’s been zentangling for years, said she found it interesting to work on such a large scale. If you’re looking to go big, the Tangled Ribbons design is a good place to start! In Part 1 of the class you’ll work up the inked version of the ribbons and fill them with tangle patterns, fragments, and borders. It’s a good opportunity to work with new patterns or to showcase your favorites. Annie has a wonderfully simple, quick technique for drawing the ribbons perfectly. In Part 2 you’ll explore different ways to color the ribbons and will work on shading the patterns to make them pop. Beginners will find this class a great introduction to all aspects of the Zentangle® method, and seasoned tanglers will enjoy working on a different scale and experimenting with different combinations of patterns.

Zentangle® A Flowering Zendala

April 24

1:00pm-3:00pm (Mountain Time)

Offered through Two Hands Paperie

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This lovely star-shaped flower is the newest Zendala from Annie Reiser, a certified Zentangle® teacher and art instructor at the Denver Botanic Gardens. A Zendala, in case you’re wondering, is the harmonious and natural union of Zentangle® and the sacred mandalas of Buddhist art. Both are meditational art forms; both result in striking designs. We’re fascinated by the visual motion of Annie’s Flowering Zendala – it seems to be spinning. Drawing the intricate pattern is straightforward. You have all the skills you need if you can make a dot, a straight line, and a circle. You’ll “step out” the strokes to learn the three basic Zentangle® patterns required for the Zendala. (To step out means to break down a pattern into its component parts and build it back up one line at a time.) Follow Annie’s instructions to ink the patterns on the Zendala tile provided in your kit, then use overlapping and shading techniques to give your finished piece depth, dimension, and movement. The Flowering Zendala is a great first project for beginners, and a delightful one for more experienced tanglers.

Zentangle® Going Green

All Supplies and Shipping Included

May 11

1:00pm-3:30pm (Mountain Time)

Offered through Two Hands Paperie

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Celebrate the greens of spring! Annie Reiser, a certified Zentangle® teacher and art instructor at the Denver Botanic Gardens, thinks of this Zendala as representing a little round Zen garden. Its organic design consists of her favorite tangles from a Zentangle® project, which involved six different Zendalas. For this class you’ll do just this one. To simplify learning the new patterns, Annie provides Tangle Tags for “stepping out” each tangle. (To step out means to break down a pattern into its component parts and build it back up one line at a time.) The Green Zendala’s intricate design looks like it would take more than just a few hours, but in fact it goes quickly. One student, who says she never finishes anything in class, happily shared her completed Zendala at the end. Join Annie to enjoy creating beautiful art the Zentangle® way – one step at a time. The Green Zendala is a fun project for both beginning and seasoned tanglers. What a great way to celebrate spring! 

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