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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See below for detailed class descriptions

Intro to Zentangle®: Includes Materials-Online

Online offered through Two Hands Paperie

September 30, 2020

10:00am - noon (MDT)

CLOSED

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®.

The Zen of Paradox Zentangle® Zoom Session: Includes Materials 

Online offered through Two Hands Paperie

December 5, 2020

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

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This Zendala tile stars the tangle pattern Paradox, by Rick Roberts, co-founder of the worldwide Zentangle® art movement with Maria Thomas. The project is a “monotangle,” meaning that the entire piece is comprised of just that one pattern, Paradox.

 

In this class you will step out the pattern on a provided “Tangle Tag” and learn about what happens when you place the pattern in different directions to create beautiful meta patterns; a column or a fan shape. It is pure magic!

You will learn to shade with colored pencils, layer colors, and burnish them for a stunning result. You will be working on a pre-strung contour that provides the basis of our design. Enjoy the Zentangle process of creating beautiful art, one step at a time. Beginners as well as advanced “tanglers” welcome. Class limited to 12.

Crazy Cadent Zentangle® Zoom Session

October 18 1:00am-3:00pm (MDT)

$35

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Have you already learned the Zentangle method and want a challenge? Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) can't wait to show you Crazy Cadent, a Zentangle pattern from founders, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. It provides an enjoyable lesson with all the typical meditative benefits. Learning this "monotangle" (based on Cadent) will sharpen your line and shading skills and give you a stunning "centerpiece" to add to any Zentangle drawing. It's beautiful enough to stand alone.   A supplies list will be sent upon class purchase. Class limited to 12.

Pandemic Posies Zentangle® Zoom Session

2-Part Class CLOSED

Part I September 27, 1:00pm-3:00pm 

Part II October 4, 1:00pm-3:00pm (MDT)

$70

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What better way to bring comfort to someone during the COVID-19 pandemic than with a beautiful hand-drawn posie. These Zentangle posies use organic tangles and are limitless in possibility. I will teach you how I construct my bouquets and you can copy me or use your own favorite tangles in this project. This is a two-part class. First we will learn to draw and shade the posies. A week later we will finish them with the color-layering techniques Annie learned as a botanical illustrator. See the supplies list for what you’ll need to create your beautiful bouquets. It will be sent upon class purchase. Class limited to 12.

Fine Feathers-A Lesson in Drawing, Shading, and Color-layering - Zentangle® Zoom Session 2-Part Class

Part I October 7, 10:00am-11:30am

Part II October 14, 10:00am-11:30am (MDT)

$70

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Let me be as a feather-strong, with purpose, yet light at heart, able to bend… —Anita Sams

 

This feather project will strengthen both your drawing and color-layering abilities. Annie Reiser, certified botanical illustrator and Zentangle© teacher will share basic techniques for drawing, shading, layering colored pencil, and embellishing your piece with subtle highlights. There is a “recipe” to drawing most anything, and the “stylized” feather recipe taught in this class will set you on your way to creating many more feathers of different styles, shapes, and colors.

 

This is a two-part class. First we will learn to draw and shade the feather with the help of Annie’s step-out, provided to you electronically. A week later we will finish our feathers with the color-layering techniques Annie learned as a botanical illustrator. See the linked zip file that includes a supplies list and other files for what you’ll need to create your fine feather. It will be sent electronically upon class purchase. Class limited to 12.

Tangled Ribbons Zentangle® Zoom Session

2-Part Class-Closed

Part I September 13, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Part II September 20, 1:00pm-3:00pm (MDT)

$70

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Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, founders of the Zentangle® drawing method designed this project that is so much fun! Learn to make perfect ribbons with ease and fill them with tangles; borders, and fragments. In Part I of this class we will work up a black and white version of tangled ribbons. In Part II we will shade and explore different ways to color our ribbons. For a change we will be working rather large - on an 11x11-inch piece of hot press watercolor paper of your choice. A supplies list will be sent via link upon class purchase. Class limited to 12.

Admirable Acorns Zentangle® Zoom Session CLOSED

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

$35

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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! See the linked zip file for the supplies and files you will need to create your Botangle acorns. It will be sent upon class purchase. Class limited to 14.

Admirable Acorns Zentangle® Zoom Session CLOSED

November 8, 1:00pm-3:30pm (MST)

$35

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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! See the linked zip file for the supplies and files you will need to create your Botangle acorns. It will be sent upon class purchase. Class limited to 12.

Felted Acorns-Online

November 11, 10:00am-11:30am (MST)

$55

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"Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow.” Maybe they won’t grow from these felted acorns, but what a fun project this is!

 

There is so much symbolism packed into the oak and its acorn; strength, potential, and endurance to name a few. Give a friend or family member one of these little beauties and watch their face light up with joy as you tell them which of the above you gift them with.  You have plenty of time before Thanksgiving to get a bunch felted so you can scatter them on your dining table as décor, party favors, or add to a pretty bowl, bringing the outdoors into your house. There is nothing more beautiful than nature’s treasures. This is a combo of both an actual acorn “cap” and your own felted pod.

 

I will send you acorn caps for five felted acorns and plenty of extra wool for you to make more on your own. I will tell you where to get the wool roving needed to make even more, if you are as obsessed as I am. You only need to provide glue, soap, hot and icy cold water, and elbow grease. We’ll explore lots of possibilities of displaying your tiny treasures too. See linked supplies list sent upon class purchase. Please register by  November 2 to receive your kit of other supplies in time for class.

Children love to felt. They are welcome to participate for free with an adult who purchased this class.

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

botangle@outlook.com - Estes Park, CO