Last night's class at the Arlington ArtLounge included a cohort from Boston College and their professor--twelve people. Another nine people not affiliated with that group also attended, so it was a very large class. None of them had ever done Zentangle® before. All 21 participants were very attentive. Here was the class mosaic.
[Oh, and does this group look like a bunch of beginners to you? I wouldn't think so.]
The 11 Boston College students were all from a program called Capstone, a comprehensive series of courses for juniors and seniors designed to help them prepare for post-college life. This particular group was taking a Capstone course called "Mindful Storytelling." I hope you'll take a moment to read the class description HERE. It's so inspiring!
Below is a photograph of the Mindful Storytelling students with their professor (Paula Mathieu, 3rd from the left), all holding up their tangles. Next to Paula, one student is holding a tangled picture frame I made several years ago.
Wouldn't you love to have had a chance to take something like this during your senior year in college? I know I would have. Kudos to to Professor Paula for creating this particular course and for thinking to make my class a part of it. I enjoyed meeting all of them, as well as the other nine students who came, and I really hope they all had a great time learning the mindful process of Zentangle.
Just before the class, one of the co-owners of the ArtLounge showed me a photo of a very large tangle done by a student from my original class there. I was astonished. He has been tangling like a (very talented) fiend since taking his first class. If I can get permission from him to share it here, I will; his work is phenomenally well-done.
It's so exciting to see students take off on their own with this art.
I'm a textile artist (traditional rug hooking, punch needle rug hooking, and other textile arts), long-time meditator and coach, focused on learning about the interplay of art, creativity, and mindfulness every day.
NEXT INTRO TO ZENTANGLE CLASS:
My next Beginning Zentangle® class will be for a private group in October. That class is full.
I'll be teaching another beginning class at the Greenfield Community Center in the spring of 2019, date to be determined. They do not have a website so please call them for more information.
I am always happy to teach 1-1 and/or in a small group in your home.)
Come and amaze yourself!
SITES TO WATCH:
Insight Meditation Society
Oxford Rug Hooking School
Zentangle: The Official Site
Green Mountain Rug Hooking
Massachusetts Tarot Society