botangle@outlook.com - Estes Park, CO 

Classes

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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. ​

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.

​Upcoming Class Details:

Zentangle- An Introduction $75

Sunday, January 26th, noon - 3:30PM

At Two Hands Paperie in Boulder, Colorado
Instructor: Annie Reiser  

Zentangle® is a drawing technique that uses 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 few elementary strokes – a dot, a straight line, a curved line, and a circle – you have all the skills you need. Completed designs look complicated but, if taken one stroke at a time, they’re easy. Annie Reiser, a certified Zentangle® teacher who’s also been an art instructor at the Denver Botanic Gardens, enjoys introducing others to this meditative practice of mindful drawing. To get you started, she’s selected a few beginning patterns out of the literally thousands that exist. You’ll practice the patterns, then combine them in your own way to make a small piece of art. Paradoxically, this structured approach to drawing actually inspires creativity, yielding a result that transcends the method. You’ll finish at least one Zentangle® drawing in class and learn how to combine strokes to create more on your own. We continue to be amazed at the number of ways Annie uses the designs, including across the walls of her studio and on a two-foot tall stag’s head sculpture.

 

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16- Zen Buttons – A Zentangle® Technique NEW! Class Feb 16- SOLD OUT

Sunday, February 16th, 12:30 - 4pm

At Two Hands Paperie in Boulder
Instructor: Annie Reiser

Zen Buttons are the focus of the newest class from Annie Reiser, a certified Zentangle® teacher who’s also been an art instructor at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Zen Buttons are round designs, somewhat reminiscent of mandalas, that were originally created by CZT Marguerite Samama from the Netherlands. The designs are made with a combination of Zentangle® patterns, and are drawn on three nesting rings within a circle. Each ring is then shaded to give the circle a three-dimensional, button look. Hence the name. Beginning Zentanglers, or even those with no experience, can easily create beautiful results. During class you’ll explore various fragment patterns and reticula (grid-like motifs) while drawing on a round Zentangle® tile called a Zendala. You’ll also apply highlights and shading, which are key to creating the dimensional button effect. Annie’s example is in tones of sepia, balck, and white, but the concept is easy to translate and looks great using other colors. Stunning in any palette!

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Daffodil – A Spring Botangle© New! Class $90

Sunday, April 19th, 11:30 - 4pm

At Two Hands Paperie in Boulder, Colorado
Instructor: Annie Reiser

Celebrate the arrival of spring! Create a Botangle©, which is a Zentangle® drawing in flower form, using special paper, ink pens, and watercolors. In this case, the flower is a cheery daffodil. Annie Reiser, a certified Zentangle® teacher who’s also been an art instructor at the Denver Botanic Gardens, provides her own contour drawing of a daffodil for you to trace and fill in with tangle patterns for an unusual botanical design. Annie has selected some Zentangle® patterns that are well suited to Botangles® and will demonstrate them at the beginning of class. It’s fascinating to see how different each daffodil can look, depending upon which specific patterns students choose to use and how they decide to place them. Annie will also show you how to use watercolors to the best effect to finish your Botangle®. Though this class is aimed at those who are familiar with the Zentangle® method of drawing, Annie always welcomes enthusiastic new students.

 

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