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Classes

See below for detailed class descriptions

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:

Fine Feathers – Drawing, Shading, and Layering Class - $90 

Sunday, September 15th, 1:00-4:00pm
Instructor: Annie Reiser  

Let me be as a feather/Strong with purpose/Yet light at heart/Able to bend.  – Anita Sams
Feathers are endlessly fascinating. Botanical artist Annie Reiser has created a class all about them, which is specifically designed to enrich both your drawing, shading, and color-layering skills. You’ll spend time learning to draw the most graceful of feathers, then will shade the lines, layer colors tone-on-tone, and embellish the feather with subtle highlights to create a visual image of your inner strength. There’s a “recipe” to drawing almost anything, and the one taught by Annie in this class will start you on your way to creating other feathers with different styles, shapes, and colors. Annie provides practice sheets for you to work with before drawing the final image on artist-grade archival watercolor paper. The finished piece measures about 5x7 inches – lovely!

Please bring the following optional materials:

  • sketch or notebook

  • colored pencils (Faber Castell and Prisma Colors work well) as well as HB or B graphite pencils

 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee. Click here for more information on the Two Hands Paperie website. 

Renaissance Panel – Tangling on Linen Class - $90

Sunday, October 20th, 1:00-4:30pm
Instructor: Annie Reiser  

Using the colors, patterns, and techniques of the Renaissance, create an art piece that draws its inspiration from sketches done by the great masters.  Annie Reiser, certified Zentangle® instructor and botanical artist, will show you how to work with rusty tones and Zentangle® patterns to create magic on a linen-covered panel. A key part of the class is exploring how shadows and highlights add depth to a design. This ability to manipulate dark and light areas in order to create the illusion of three-dimensionality was prized during the Renaissance. Annie’s design features several different Zentangle® patterns, which she’ll review before everyone starts drawing with colored pens on their linen panel. The finished panels are beautiful framed, put under glass as a decorative accent, or left unframed and displayed on an easel. A stunning addition to any wall or table! This class is best for those who already have some Zentangle® experience. 

Please bring the following optional materials:

  • Soft pencil

  • Sketchbook or notebook

 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee. 
Click here for more information on the Two Hands Paperie website. 

Art & Soul Leather Journal Class - $85

Sunday, November 10th, 1:00 - 4:00pm
Instructor: Annie Reiser  

Slip this compact and unusual leather journal into your purse, pocket, or pack for whenever inspiration strikes you! Sketching, painting, writing – your book is always at hand for those odd and unexpected spare moments when you’re out and about. Annie Reiser, a local artist of many trades, calls the book her Art and Soul journal. She was inspired to create it when browsing through Bound by Hand: Over 20 Artful Handmade Books, by Erica Ekrem. Erica is known for her novel approach to using traditional techniques – perfect for Annie, who enjoys pushing the boundaries of her own art. She’s added a special twist to Erica’s poet journal with a fine Italian leather cover, and is delighted to step you through making one of your own. Before class Annie will wash, weight, and condition the leather covers, then have the front laser-engraved with her original feather design. During class she’ll show you how to tear down the 98-lb mixed media paper for the text block, how to bind the pages to the cover, and how to add the special brass closure. She’ll also explore with you the many ways to fill, and even refill, your journal, which is about 3x8 inches. Add personal touches by choosing the inside decorative cover pages and adding a specially designed colophon (finishing touch) that identifies the book and the bookmaker – you! Your finished journal is perfect for impromptu landscape paintings, flower sketches, other pen and ink drawings, plus calligraphy, daily notes, quotes, and poems. So that you can make more journals at home, Annie will have kits for sale with a variety of cover designs.

Please bring the following materials:

  • Soft pencil

  • Micron pen, or similar permanent ink pen, in your favorite size

 

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee. Click here for more information on the Two Hands Paperie website.