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Classes 

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

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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 (globally) 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

Honey Bee Mine Two-part Zentangle® Video Class
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I am offering this Zentangle®-inspired art video class by popular demand. It includes links to the two recordings from the live on-line class. You will see exactly what the online participants saw (except for the "housekeeping" intro) and hear all of their questions and comments. You will also receive a 6-page handout with detailed instructions on "How To Draw Honey Bee Mine."

 

As if set in a glittering amber jewel, this honey bee is waiting for you to give it your your own personality. In this video lesson, you will:

Part I - transfer your “string” or contour drawing using the 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 and glaze it with water;

Part 2- use watercolor pencils to color over this “underpainting,” layering until we reach the rich saturation pictured here. Finally, we will “add some love” by cleaning up lines, adding highlights and some glitz with gold and pearlescent paints. Please download the files provided upon purchase within 30 days at which time they will expire. Note: This class was inspired by CZT Midori Furuhashi's Beetle Zia class I took. PLEASE DO NOT REPRODUCE THIS PROJECT FOR SALE OR SHOW AS YOUR ORIGINAL ARTWORK IN FORMAL JURIED EXHIBITS. Feel free to gift it as much as you like. Thanks!

Video of what you will learn

Under the Sea
Two-part Zentangle® - Inspired Art Video Class
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I am offering this Zentangle®-inspired art video class by popular demand. It includes links to two recordings; one from the live on-line class. You will also receive a 6-page handout with a supplies list and detailed instructions on "How To Draw Under the Sea."

 

This is the second in a series of Zentangle-inspired art I’ve designed, starting with “Honey Bee Mine.” “Under the Sea” features a tiny seahorse, drawn from a specimen that I found on an Italian beach. It is waiting for you to tangle and paint an inviting seahorse home. 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 before our first class.

On the first of this two-part video, we will “tangle” the image, one step at a time, (add the patterns) and shade our inked drawing with graphite pencil. Video number two was taped during the originally offered on-line class with an add on of me finishing the demo piece step by step. This second video shows how to use watercolor pencils to glaze over the “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 copper and pearlescent paints. Please download your template file and a list of supplies (within 30 days of course purchase). Note: This series was inspired by CZT Midori Furuhashi's Beetle Zia class I took. PLEASE DO NOT REPRODUCE THIS PROJECT FOR SALE OR SHOW AS YOUR ORIGINAL ARTWORK IN FORMAL JURIED EXHIBITS. Feel free to gift it as much as you like. Thanks!

Bugle Boy
Two-part Zentangle® - Inspired Art Video Class
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I am offering this edited and enhanced video class originally recorded for the Zentangle teachers who attended the Rocky Mountain Zentangle Retreat 2021. It includes links to the two recordings from the live, on-line class. You will see what the online participants saw (except for the "housekeeping" intros) with enhanced closeups and hear all of their questions and comments, including a lively discussion on Colorado wildlife and our favorite art supplies. You will also receive an 8-page handout with detailed instructions on "How To Draw Bugle Boy" a supplies list, a template, tangles list, and links to the two instructional videos. 

 

As if set in a glittering amber jewel, this bugling elk is waiting for you to give it your your own personality. In this video lesson, you will:

Part 1- transfer your “string” or contour drawing using the 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 and glaze it with water. 

 

Part 2- use watercolor pencils to color over this “underpainting,” layering until we reach the rich saturation pictured here. Finally, we will “add some love” by cleaning up lines, adding highlights and some glitz with metallic gold paint. Please download the files provided upon purchase within 30 days, at which time the link will expire. Once downloaded, the videos will never expire. Note: This class was inspired by CZT Midori Furuhashi's Beetle Zia class I took.

PLEASE DO NOT REPRODUCE THIS PROJECT FOR SALE OR SHOW AS YOUR ORIGINAL ARTWORK IN FORMAL JURIED EXHIBITS. Feel free to gift it as much as you like. Thanks!

Tangled Valentine Pillow Box - Video Class

Featuring my new tangle Eros 
$38

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Hearts and roses; what says “Be Mine” better? We’ll craft this lovely pillow box for that special Valentine gift made with two Zendalas. Be one of the first to learn Annie’s new tangle pattern she calls “Eros,” an anagram for “rose” and the Greek god of love (also known as Cupid) that is the centerpiece on the top of this paper pillow. A lacy heart styled with the Zentangle® pattern Mooka and gems is featured on the flip side. Mooka fronds and the Lunar Flux tangles embellish the side panels. Relax and enjoy creating a true gift of the heart for that special Valentine in your life. SUPPLIES NOT INCLUDED but you will get a materials list with the step out for Eros.

Admirable Acorns - Video Class  

$38

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“Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow.” From these acorn drawings, your mighty artistic skills will emerge. . .

 

Growing up across the street from a neighborhood park, I have always been drawn to the acorns and the mighty oaks that lie within their perfect seed pods. I loved raking oak leaf piles and sculpting them into my imagined “playhouse” footprint and gathering acorns to make all sorts of crafty things.

 

There is so much symbolism packed into the oak and its acorn; strength, potential, and endurance to name a few. One of my favorite simple but expressive Botangles© is this set of acorns that sport mostly traditional Zentangle® patterns. Join me to draw, shade, and color these beauties that will serve as a springboard for you to create your own acorn Botangle©. The possibilities are limitless!

Fine Feathers Zentangle®   

Coming soon as a video class

This feather project will strengthen both your drawing and coloring abilities. Guided by instructor, Annie Reiser, Certified Zentangle® Teacher, you will draw the feather one step at a time; the pattern is based on the Zentangle®  Verdigoh. Then you’ll shade, color layer, and finish your piece with subtle highlights and embellishments. There is a “recipe” to drawing most anything, and the feather recipe taught in this class will set you on your way to creating many more feathers of different styles, shapes, and colors. Annie will provide practice sheets for you to work with before starting on the final 6x8-inch plate that will be created on fine archival watercolor paper mounted on foam core with a protective veil of tracing paper. These materials are included in your class fee. See supplies list for other materials needed and provided.

Tangled Quilt Square Zentangle® - IN-PERSON CLASS   
September 24, 2022, 1-4:00pm MDT

$36 10% Discount for Art Center Members

Class Limited to 12 students

Sign up at Art Center of Estes Park

Tangling quilters and quilting tanglers, this class is for you and anyone else who likes this colorful quilt square ala Zentangle style. Annie Reiser, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) will teach you at least five tangle patterns (or design your own tangled spaces if you’re already familiar with the Zentangle drawing method). She will lead you through the classical art technique called grisaille (shading plus color layering) to create this vibrant tile. Relax, treat yourself, and join our growing community of tanglers in this fun class. Originally developed by Chris Titus, fellow CZT for our Tangle U swap tile. Learn about the background in class. Quilters will know this as a friendship square.

Intro to Zentangle® Botangle- On-Line Class 
October 28, November 4, 11, 18, & December 2, 2022

9am-Noon MDT (15 hrs)

Class Limited to 12 students

Sign up through the Denver Botanic Gardens- Register here

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What is Botangle©? It is Zentangle-inspired botanical art. Based on the popular art method developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, you will be introduced to the “ceremony” and method of Zentangle. You will relax and focus as you express your style through repetitive strokes that form intricate decorative patterns.  What look like complex, ornamental drawings are simple to render taken one step at a time. You will practice strokes mindfully, learn a repertoire of “tangles,” Zentangle vocabulary and techniques, and step out the tangles. You will create a colored Botangle,© based on a contour provided by Certified Zentangle® teacher (CZT), Annie Reiser using the traditional grisaille color-layering technique she taught as a DBG-certified botanical illustrator. Prerequisites: none