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Join us [day], [date] at [time] for a book signing and Zentangle workshop with Rick and Maria, proponents of a fascinating new art form.
Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Zentangle is a method of artistic meditation, using pen and paper to create surprising and unexpected results. Zentangles are for any age and for any artistic skill level. Visit www.zentangle.com for details.
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World renowned calligrapher Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts will present Zentangle, a fascinating new art form, this [day], [date] at the [place], [address] at [time].
Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. Zentangle is an intuitive art form which increases creativity and focus. It is enjoyed by people of all ages and a wide range of skills.
"One day Maria and I were having a conversation about how she relaxes and loses all sense of time while doing her art work," says Rick Roberts, "We wondered if it was possible to create a simple technique so others could enjoy a similar experience." This was the beginning of the simple and elegant system known as Zentangle. "Little did we know," continues Mr. Roberts, "that it would grow this quickly and touch as many lives in as many ways as it has."
Zentangle is easy to learn and easy to do method which results in beautiful images created from repetitive patterns. Even though it has a specified series of steps, it results in a creative expression that transcends its own rules. It is fun and provides a lighthearted way of relaxing, while shifting focus and perspective.
Ms. Thomas agrees. "You cannot fail to create a Zentangle," This is because a Zentangle is not meant to look like anything other than a Zentangle. "It has no up or down," Ms. Thomas states, "You can do anything one stroke at a time! Zentangle allows a return to basic creativity using simple tools, which is part of our human heritage."
Ms. Thomas and Mr. Roberts have run Zentangle seminars for many organizations, schools and businesses. "It was a terrific team building exercise," Says Dennis Rice, executive director of Alternatives, "where everyone was successful." Zentangle is used to improve self esteem, individual confidence, creativity and cooperation in team efforts. Mr. Roberts explains, "For people who are convinced they can't draw, Zentangle's method removes the intimidation of facing a blank sheet of paper. A novice's work can be put next to a 'pro's' work and fit right in."
At their workshop, Ms. Thomas and Mr. Roberts will introduce an elegant Zentangle kit which includes everything an individual would need to create Zentangles. The kit is made up of die-cut tiles of fine art paper, archival pen, pencil and sharpener and instruction book and DVD.
For further information please contact [workshop contact] or visit zentangle.com.