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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

Honey Bee Mine Two-part Zentangle® Video Class

Advanced

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.

Rocky Mountain Zentangle® On-line Retreat 

"Bugle Boy" and Much More

June 24, 25, 26, 27

$550 for Four Days of On-line Classes from Several Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZTs)

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I am honored to be teaching this summer for the Rocky Mountain Zentangle Retreat. My 6-hr project, named Bugle Boy, spans two days and is only one of the creative delights you will learn if you participate.

 

This is the third in my polygon series of Zentangle-inspired art, starting with “Honey Bee Mine” and “Under the Sea.” “Bugle Boy” features my town of Estes Park, Colorado’s most abundant wildlife, elk. Each fall, the bugling bulls attract tourists to Estes by the thousands. I designed this, choosing tangles to represent Colorado’s prominent characteristics, like sun, wind, snow, plant life, waters, and rocks. You will transfer your “string” or contour drawing using a provided template onto a 10x10 -inch 140-lb. hot press watercolor paper or comparable multi-media paper before our first class.

On day one, we will “tangle” the image, one step at a time, (add the patterns) and shade our inked drawing with graphite pencil. On day two, we will use watercolor pencils to glaze over this “underpainting,” known as a grisaille, 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 paint and highlights. Note: This series was inspired by CZT Midori Furuhashi's Beetle Zia class I took.

Introduction to Zentangle® through Art Center of Estes Park

July 1
1:00-3:00pm (Mountain Time)
$31.50 for Art Center Members
$35 for Non Members

IN-PERSON CLASS
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Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle,® (CZT) teacher enjoys introducing others to this meditative practice of mindful drawing; a technique using basic pen strokes to form patterns that can be combined into intricate designs. The beauty is that no drawing experience is required! If you can make a dot, a straight line, a curved line, and a circle – you have all the skills you need. Relax, and focus as you learn the philosophy and creative “ceremony” of Zentangle®.  All levels and kids welcome. Materials List: Provided for those who wish to bring their own supplies.  However, you may purchase a kit directly from the instructor on the day of class for $8.00 that will provide you with all supplies you will need.

Nature Journaling Class through Art Center of Estes Park

July 9

10:00am-4:00pm

$67.50 for Art Center Members

$75 for Non Members

IN-PERSON CLASS

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Spend a day observing, recording, and capturing impressions of the spectacular Estes Park beauty in a nature journal. You will begin with some in-house instruction on nature-drawing basics, using viewfinders, and tips and tricks on creating effective visual journaling. You will switch to the “outdoor classroom;” to a favorite sketching spot for the instructor. There you will use the just-learned tips and tricks to sketch and create journal pages of your favorite views, flowers, birds, etc. Bring home the best souvenir of your trip or you locals, start the habit of journaling and appreciating your surroundings with personalized memories that invoke all of your senses: warm sun, Rocky Mountain skies and panoramas, nature treasures, and Colorado’s flora and wildlife. You are welcome to bring your own art supplies or purchase a mini art field kit and of all the supplies you need for the day from the instructor for $35. Please bring your own sack lunch or be prepared to get something at an eatery nearby. We will have just a ½ lunch break. All levels and kids welcome.

Tangled Aspen Leaves through Art Center of Estes Park

Beginner

August 14

1:00-3:30pm

$31.50 for Art Center Members

$35 for Non Members

IN-PERSON CLASS

Register HERE

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Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle® (CZT) teacher enjoys introducing others to this meditative practice of mindful drawing; a technique using basic pen strokes to form patterns that can be combined into intricate designs. The beauty is that no drawing experience is required! If you can make a dot, a straight line, a curved line, and a circle – you have all the skills you need. Relax, and focus as you learn the philosophy and creative “ceremony” of Zentangle®. All levels and kids welcome.

Materials List: Provided for those who wish to bring their own supplies. However, you may purchase a kit directly from the instructor on the day of class for $5.00 that will provide you with all supplies you will need.

Under the Sea

Two-part Zentangle® - Inspired Art Class

Advanced

Video of what you will learn

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. Limited to 20.