Tag: zentangle

Prolific Patterning – Ink & Color; The Journey of Five Creative Women – Reception March 9

PPIC Flyer

Keller Public Arts invites you to attend An Evening with the Artists, Thursday, March 9, 2017; 7 to 9 pm at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller, TX 76248. Lisa Davis, Donna Hornsby, Suzanne McNeill-Sparks, Cindy Shepard and Angela Vangalis exhibit their interpretations of the art of Zentangle(R), in their exhibit, “Prolific Patterning – Ink & Color; The Journey of Five Creative Women.” The exhibit will be on display, March 1 – 29, 2017, 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday and when the building is open in the evenings for other events. The event is free and suitable for all ages. Visit our website, www.cityofkeller.com/publicarts for more information. Contact 817-743-4000 or publicarts@cityofkeller.com.

Bird Mania

Zentangle Suns - Suzanne McNeill - Sized


Submitted by Keller Public Arts. Email: publicarts@cityofkeller.com

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Zentangle-Inspired Art Exhibit by Linda Clary

RCASZentangle Collage

The Richardson Civic Art Society, along with the Heights Recreation Center in Richardson, hosts a year-round rotating schedule of solo art exhibits featuring award-winning members of RCAS.  Each exhibit lasts four to six weeks.

A new solo art exhibit featuring Zentangle™ Inspired Art by Linda Clary has been installed at the Heights Recreation Center at 411 W Arapaho Rd, Richardson, TX 75080. The Zentangle™ Method is a relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing easy-to-learn structured patterns, called Tangles, within original art outlines called strings. The finished product looks impossibly complex, but anything is possible one stroke at a time. The show will be open to the public from September 1st through October 5th. The recreation center is open at the following times:
MondayFriday: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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July Classes at Sparks Studio in Arlington


Join us for an inspiring art class
Sign up today…   817-266-3085

for a complete description, go to SparksStudioArt.com

Monday Night Painting with Barbara McFarland – all media  6:30 – 8:30 pm – $20
FloraBunda Stars with Suzanne McNeillTuesday July 12  –  1:00 – 3:30 – $25
(and Monday August 15 – 10:00 to 12:30)
Etching on Copper with Sibling Rivalry – Sat. July 16  –  9:00 – 3:00 – $85
Run with Scissors, Play with Paint with Cindy Shepard – Sat July 23  – 10:00 – 12:00

Saturday  Septemer 10  –  3:00 to 9:00 pm
        To be put on the class roster, call  Suzanne at 817-266-3085,  or email Suzanne at suzannebmcneill@hotmail.com.  A seat in any class can be reserved with a deposit (via credit card, call Suzanne – or send a check to our mailing address:  Sparks Studio Art, 1809 Elm Crest Drive, Arlington, TX 76012)
florabundastarsFloraBunda Stars
Tuesday – July 12
Etching on Copper
Saturday – July 16
Run with Scissors
Saturday – July 23

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Sparks Studio January Classes


Great Classes for January 2016

       Now that 2016 is here, it is a good time to learn new things and expand your art horizons.  Call Suzanne 817-266-3085 with any questions or to sign up for classes. You can also check out class details or sign up for classes online at SparksStudioArt.com.  We hope to see you soon.


Barbara McFarland, 6:30-8:30pm
BASIC SOLDERING  Sibling Rivalry
Tuesday, January 12
SPINNER RING  Sibling Rivalry
Saturday, January 23
Cindy Shepard, Monday, Jan 25
Sibling Rivalry Artisans, Jan. 27
Save the Dates:
Magdalena Muldoon, January 28
Sibling Rivalry Artisans, Feb 6
Cheryl Boglioli, February 8
Cheryl Boglioli, February 9
Rita Barakat, Feb. 16
Ann Webb, February 20
Chantal Johnson, Feb. 27

With Rick Allen and Laura Conway
of Sibling Rivalry Artisans
Tuesday, January 12, 9am-3pm
        Learn to Tackle the Torch. If you’ve ever wanted to work with metal but are intimidated by the torch, this is the class for you.  In this beginning solder class you will learn to cut, file, texture, patina and solder while designing and creating a unique pendant using sterling silver and copper.  All you need to bring is your imagination. $20 supply fee includes: Sterling silver, copper, sterling components, copper wire, jump rings, 20” sterling chain, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your unique creation.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.
COST $65
SUPPLY FEE:  $20 (Paid to class teacher when you arrive for class)



With Rick Allen and Laura Conway
of Sibling Rivalry Artisans
Saturday, January 23, 9am-3pm
        Round and Round! Come take a spin. Learn to make spinner rings! You will create a sterling silver and copper spinner ring that is fun to wear. Your friends will be impressed! Basic soldering knowledge is required. All materials and supplies provided. $35 Supply fee includes: Sterling silver sheet and Copper sheet, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your Spinner ring.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.
COST $75
SUPPLY FEE:  $35 (Paid to



with Rick Allen and Laura Conway
of Sibling Rivalry Artisans
Wednesday, January 27, 9am-3pm
        Enameling on copper is a hot technique! You will learn the basic techniques of applying powdered glass onto copper and see the magic of enamel come alive.  This class will show you how to prepare the copper, apply enamels and torch fire your pieces to create your own wearable art. This class is an introduction to basic enameling and all supplies will be provided.  Just show up with your imagination and a love for color.  $20 supply fee includes copper, enamel, chain, use of torch and all tools needed to complete your colorful creations.  Feel free to bring your own tools clearly marked with your name.
COST $65
​SUPPLY FEE:  $20 (Paid to class teacher when you arrive for class)


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Sparks Studio Classes: Florabunda Dec. 28 & Zentangle Dec. 29

Plan your post-holiday art class treat! Or give a special gift. Pay by PayPal at http://sparksstudioart.com/class-details.htm or contact Suzanne at 817-266-3085.

9:30am-12:00​pm  COST:  $25
Students are enjoying FloraBunda so much that they have voted to hold another inspiring class.  We are going to continue drawing (first timers are welcome) and would love to include you in this magical class!  See video below:
1:00pm-3:30pm   COST:  $25
We receive many request for another class on Zentangle®… this type of drawing is relaxing, enjoyable, artistic and reduces stress.  Cindy Shepard    (a certified CZT and co-author of books – ‘The Beauty of Zentangle’ and ‘Zentangle 12’) has offered to teach a beginners class

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Learn Zentangle with Brandi Cooper


Ready to learn the fastest growing art form? Zentangle is easy, meditative and a beautiful abstract art.

Brandi Cooper, Certified Zentangle Teacher is conducting class at two convenient times on Fridays.

Check out the schedule and other information under “classes” at pensandpatterns.blogspot.com.

Brandi Cooper CZT

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Grapevine Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival July 18 & 19

heirloombanner presents the


Grapevine Rubber Stamp & Paper Arts Festival

July 18 & 19, 2015

Saturday 10 am to 5 pm ~ Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

Grapevine Convention Center

1209 North Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051

(817) 410-3459


Grapevine Convention Center


For Your Best Deal purchase your 2 Day Pass in Advance. Go to www.heirloompro.com


to purchase your 2 Day Pass for $6. Online sales will cease on Wednesday, July 15, 2015.

Tickets will be $8 at the door on Saturday and will include a FREE Sunday Pass.

Sunday only $6.

Children 11 and under are Free.


2016 Texas Festivals:

Grapevine January 9 & 10

New Braunfels July 9 & 10

Grapevine July 16 & 17


Friday Classes

Class cancellation received before 7/3/15 will receive a full refund. After 7/3/15 there will be no refunds for cancellation or no-shows.


Friday July 17th

10 am to 12 noon

Beginning Zentangle  $35

with Janice Freiheit of Bug & Mowl

Includes beginner’s Zentangle kit and instruction


12:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Sophisticated Zentangle Tag  $40

with Janice Freiheit of Bug & Mowl

Includes beginner’s Zentangle kit, other materials and instruction


Artist Trading Card Contest

Theme: Seascapes

Bring your ATC’s to the Heirloom Booth at the front of the show to enter. Limit 2 entries per day. Please put your full information on the back of the ATC. Contest is judged by the Show Vendors. $25.00 in Rubber Bucks given to the winner each day.


Local Stores

2 Day Passes are available in advance for $6.00 at these great Texas stores. Support these stores and shop local!



201 Coit Road, #165

Plano, TX 75075

(972) 596-1224




410 N Greenville Ave #116

Allen, TX 75002

(972) 351-8717


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Gelli Art Plate Classes with Brandi Cooper


Gelli Art Plate and Paper Making

Cost: $65 Date: May 9th Time: 10am to 4pm

Discover how easy it is to make beautiful painted papers with the Gelli Arts plate and acrylic paints. These papers can be used for collage, card making, as wrapping paper, backgrounds, mixed media art, bookcovers and much more. You may even want to frame them.

In the first part of the class, we will be making stencils and masks from ordinary plastic dividers and card stock. Also stamps from craft foam cut outs and mat board, combs from old credit cards and learning about many different ways to create the beautifully painted papers on your Gelli Arts Printing Plate.


Gelli Art Plate and Card Making

Cost: $35 Date: May 22nd Times: 1pm to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm (same class – 2 different times – pick one)

Whatever the occasion, giving a handmade card makes it a lot more special. Discover how easy it is to make colorful designs with your Gelli Art printing plate and acrylic paints. We will be making painted papers with the Gelli plate to add to card blanks.

This will be a great chance to create one of a kind cards to send out to your friends and relatives for the holidays, as a thank you, for invitations, or for gift giving.


Gelli Art Plate and Journal Pages

Cost: $35 Date: May 29th Time: 1pm to 4pm

Banish the “blank page” fears by creating beautiful backgrounds on your journal pages using the Gelli Arts Plate and craft paints.


Gelli Art Plate and Zentangle

Cost: $35 Date: June 5th Times: 1pm to 4pm and 6pm to 9pm (same class – 2 different times – pick one)

Add color to your Zentangles and your Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA) using the Gelli Arts Printing Plate. The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. If you haven’t already, I suggest you take a Zentangle class from a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) before attending this class.  Go to pensandpatterns.blogspot.com for my class schedule or zentangle.com for a CZT near you. Almost anyone can use this structured pattern art form to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity and provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being.

Sign up for all four classes with a $75 non-refundable deposit and receive a $20 discount. Balance payment ($75) due on first day of class (May 9th)

I have a five 6×6 Gelli Arts Printing Plates for sale at $20 and five loaners. You must contact me right away to reserve your plate (first come first served).

Email pensandpatterns@gmail.com for supply list and to register.

Classes held at Brandi Cooper Studio, 13331 Preston Rd (Valley View Mall at 635), Suite 2070, Dallas 75240
NW Corner of 635 & Preston Road

Store Hours Tuesday thru Saturday 1pm to 6pm

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FBCAA Meeting / Workshop Oct. 21

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FBCAA Meeting/Workshop

The Farmer’s Branch Carrollton Art Association will be having their monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 21 in the Craft Room of the Farmer’s Branch Senior Center, 14055 Dennis Lane, near Valwood. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. and concludes around noon. Guests and potential new members are welcome.   Membership is $30 per year and associate membership is $40 per year.

There will be a workshop on Zentangle by Angie Vangalis from 1:00 – 3:00. Ms. Vangalis is a graphic designer, lettering artist and certified Zentangle® teacher. She has been a free-lance artist for more than 30 years and her work has been published in 9 publications on the subject of the Zentangle® method of drawing.

Angie was the founder of the Texas Lettering Arts Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the lettering arts. She was the director of the International Lettering Arts Conference held in Dallas in July, 2014. Angie assists small businesses with marketing and website solutions when she is not volunteering or teaching. She enjoys calligraphy, photography, painting and Zentangle.

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal wellbeing.

Come join us for a day of fun and art adventure.

For more information go to http://www.fbcart.org


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