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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


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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

New Logo

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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July 19 & 20, 2014Saturday 10 am to 5 pm · Sunday 11 am to 4 pm

Grapevine Convention Center 1209 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051
(817) 410-3459 http://www.grapevinetexas.gov/

Our 18th Year in Grapevine!Now Encompassing…

Art Rubber Stamping, Scrap/Memory Books,
Card-Making, Paper Crafting, Book Arts and Calligraphy Arts!


Admission – Best Deal – 2 Day Passes in Advance $6.00 Click Here to Purchase

Online sales will cease Wednesday, 7/16/2014.
After this date, please purchase from local stores, below, or at the festival

$8 at the door on Saturday, includes FREE Sunday pass; Sunday only ~ $6

Children 11 and Under ~ Free



Friday Classes July 18

10:00 ~ 12:00 (Friday, July 18th) Zentangle 101

with Dawn Meisch of Once Upon a Tangle

3:00 ~ 5:00 (Friday, July 18th) Zentangle ~ Beyond the Basics

with Dawn Meisch of Once Upon a Tangle


Local Stores Carrying Tickets


2001 Coit Road #165

Plano, TX  75075

(972) 596-1224




410 N Greenville Avenue, #116

Allen, TX  75002

(972) 351-8717



2 day passes are available in advance for $6.00 

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Zentangle workshops at Still Water Lodge

Zentangle® on Silk & Metal Clay Retreat
AUGUST 18-24, 2014 * Still Water Lodge * Glen Rose, TX
Hosted By Art On The Veranda   

Whether you’re a beginner, or a seasoned metal clay artist, you will love this metal clay Get-Away!

Choose 2-day or 3-day or 6-day stay with meals included.
Bring your own metal clay projects to work on. If you have any questions about metal clay – this group has the answers.

2 NIGHTS:  meals & stay (Fri/Sat) through breakfast Sunday:  $250
3 NIGHTS:  meals & stay (Mon, Tues, Wed) OR (Thurs, Fri, Sat):  $350
6 NIGHTS: meals & stay (arrive Mon night, stay through breakfast Sun): $700
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AUGUST 19, 20 & 21 * Still Water Lodge * Glen Rose, TX
Class Fee: $250
Learn how to use dye on silk using the serti-method of silk painting. We’ll learn tangle patterns to apply to several scarves after exploring the dyes and color mixing and texture techniques.
Class fee includes scarves, fabric pen, Zentangle mini kit, handouts and use of instructor supplied materials (silk dyes, stretcher bars, resist, texture, newsprint, patterns, muslin and steamer).

Registered students will receive a worksheet to apply their design onto.
Limited to 12.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 2014* Still Water Lodge * Glen Rose, TX
Class Fee: $50
Learn the Zentangle method of drawing to tap into the state of relaxed focus. This Basics class will give you the confidence to explore your creativity and strengthen your sense of design and fundamental drawing techniques. Mini Kit included.


To reserve your place for any of the above options, please mail your non-refundable deposit of $150 as soon as possible.
Retreat limit is 40.

Mail your check to:
Art On The Veranda
105 W. Louisiana St.
McKinney, TX  75069

Final payment in full is due by:  July 1, 2014

Questions?  Contact us at:
(469) 406-7704 or artontheveranda@gmail.com.

See Still Water Lodge

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About Texas Lettering Arts Council

Texas Lettering Arts Council is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting the lettering arts and related disciplines.
Texas Lettering Arts Council
P.O. Box 3126
CoppellTexas 75019
214-957-1736Zentangle and “Anything is possible..one stroke at a time” are the registered trademarked intellectual property of Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  For more information about Zentangle please visit www.zentangle.com.
Tangle Time is the trademarked intellectual property of AV Graphics.
All rights reserved.


Legacies II

JULY 19 – 26, 2014 

Legacies, 2014 Calligraphy Conference logoWorkshops are filling up at Legacies II, the 33rd International Lettering Arts Conference. This week-long gathering of creative people is truly a unique experience to be with many who have a common thread of interest.

It’s the best kept secret for hands-on design, book making, painting, computer and lettering workshops taught by the best instructors in the world!

A few workshops may be cancelled due to low enrollment, if you are thinking about this opportunity to study for an entire week with some really creative people, register now!

Visit the Faculty page featuring our distinguished faculty members and their workshops.
Break-Outs at Legacies II - July 19-24, 2014
Embellishments Expo features 90-minute and 3-hour mini classes (called Break-Outs) along with vendors offered throughout the entire week. If you can’t make it for the week, you might want to get a Day Pass and spend the day with us at Legacies. Break-Out sessions and Legacies Day Pass information will be listed APRIL 10, 2014. Registration opens April 25th.


Do you have a special product to sell or demonstrate to creative people?
Be a VENDOR for a day or two at Legacies’ Embellishments Expo – July 22nd & 23rd at the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts
Limit is 10 vendors – sign up now!


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Sparks Zentangle & Mixed Media workshops


Hello Friends,


      I am in Portland, Maine teaching at Tangle U… a Zentangle Retreat with over 100 students and certified teachers. It is exciting and fun to meet with Tangle enthusiasts from around the world. I’ll be home to teach the Zentangle class on Saturday May 3. I’m bringing new ideas and projects to share. I hope you can join us for the classes and events listed below.


      Attached is a listing with photos of the projects. Be sure to let me know soon if you plan to come to any of the events.


Sincerely, Suzanne McNeill    817-266-3085 http://sparksstudioart.com/



Saturday May 3rd … $65 all day


9:30-12:00  ZENTANGLE 


Peek-a-Boos and Cards with Suzanne McNeill CZT


     What a fun surprise – the design changes from the inside of the card to the outside. Accent the front of a window card with tangles that continue the lines of the tangles inside


1:00-3:30  ZENTANGLE 


Sophisticated Tags with Janice Freiheit CZT


     Let’s take Zentangle into the stamping world!  This class combines the use of art stamps with tangles to create beautiful, bejeweled-looking tags.  This class is very detailed and is not recommended to anyone new to Zentangle.




Friday May 16th … $65 all day




Journal & Pendant with Patty Cross


       Be inspired to create polymer clay textured tiles to incorporate into mosaics, mixed media projects, jewelry and gifts, adding your own personal touch with color, texture and image.  You’ll master the use of mica powders, paint and metallic rubs to create jewel-like finishes; replicate precious metals and develop unique textures using readily available materials.



Saturday May 17 … FUN and FREE evening


4:00-9:00 ART WALK EVENT


to Brandi Cooper’s Studio and Valley View Art Mall


      We’ll Car pool together to Dallas to visit ‘Art Walk’ at Valley View Art Mall, eat supper, and visit 30 open art studios in one trip.
SS 2014 summer update 2


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Zentangle® Basics Workshop March 22

Saturday, March 22, 2014 – 10:00am-12:30pm
Zentangle® Basics Workshop

Dallas Meditation Center
727 S. Floyd Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080
Anything is possible… one stroke at a time™ Zentangle offers a quick way to intentionally redirect your focus, through the art of drawing simple patterns and allows you to enter a relaxed state almost immediately. This workshop will introduce the theory and basics of the art of Zentangle. You’ll create at least six basic tangles (patterns) and one Zentangle tile. All materials are included in the workshop. Create unique works of art, and relax, by combining simple, repetitive patterns.
No art or drawing experience is required.
Facilitated by Brandi Cooper.
Fee: $35 (includes workshop all materials)
RSVP is required. Contact Brandi at 972-897-1561 or pensandpatterns@gmail.com to reserve your space.
Brandi’s Zentangle blog

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Stamp Asylum March Workshops

Stamp Asylum
2001 Coit Road Suite 165
Plano, TX 75075

Business Hours: Mon – Sat 10:00am – 6:00pm


Saturday, March 8th,
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Origami Gift Box and Cards
Monica Smith

Come join us and learn to make a gift box and cards.    This project is all made with Bazzill papers and embellishments. 
 Bring scissors, paper trimmer, bone folder and double sided adhesive.  All other supplies will be provided.  ($15)

Saturday , March 15th,
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Treat Boxes
Debbie Bracett

Have you ever wondered if you made a good purchase on a crafting tool?  The Envelope Punch board is one of those great buys. Come and make different types  of treat boxes for Easter or any time giving.  Bring scissors, paper trimmer, liquid adhesive, strong tape and Envelope Punch.  If you do not have an Envelope Punch, you can buy it at Stamp Asylum.  All other supplies will be provided.  ($15)

Saturday, March 22nd,
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Janice Freiheit
Certified Zentagle Teacher

Come join the newest craze!  Zentangle is an art form anyone can learn.  It employs simple strokes to make complex patterns that are a great addition to stamping projects.
In the Beginning Zentangle, you will learn a minimum of nine Zentangle patterns by completing two Zentagle tiles.  You will receive a beginners Zentagle kit and step-out instructions for 16 patterns.  All supplies provided.  ($40)

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February Zentangle with Brandi Cooper


Zentangle® 101 (ZT101)
February 4th 2 to 4:30
February 5th 6 to 8:30
This basic Zentangle® class will teach you some basic patterns. No art
or drawing experience necessary in this process of simple strokes
which build on each other in magical ways.
Cost: $35 supplies included

Zentangle® 102 (ZT102)
Prerequisite: Zentangle® 101
February 11th 2 to 4:30
February 12th 6 to 8:30
Go beyond the original zentangle® “black on white” process. Using
black fine art paper zentangle® tiles, we will explore how the
technique translates to white on black applications. You will learn to
showcase the beauty of white ink on a black background as well as the
specialized techniques of shading and highlighting used with these
unique art materials. Bring your zentangle® mini kit.
Cost: $35 supplies included

Exploding Box Workshop
Saturday, Feb 22nd 10am to 4:30pm
Prerequisite – Zentangle 101
Come try your hand at building and decorating an exploding box to be
filled with tangled tiles. This all day workshop will include
instruction on building the exploding box and more new tangles to work
with. There will be breaks and a time for lunch. Our food court has
much to offer or you can bring your own. Paper for the box and some
tiles provided. More tiles are available for purchase. Bring your mini
kit, sharp scissors, white glue, a bone folder and any embellishments,
fancy papers or photos you may wish to use on your exploding box
RSVP by Feb 15th to ensure your seat and provided supplies.
Cost: $70

Cell phone 972-897-1561
Email cbrandicooper@gmail.com

Brandi Cooper Studio
Suite 2020
13331 Preston Rd
Dallas, TX 75240

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1st Annual Pens and Patterns Zentangle® Show and Sale

Call for Entries

1st Annual Pens and Patterns Zentangle® Show and Sale

February 3rd thru February 28th

Brandi Cooper Studio Suite 2020

Valley View Center at Midtown

13331 Preston Rd, Dallas Texas 75240

Juror: Suzanne McNeill


WHEN: February 3 thru February 28th

WHERE: Brandi Cooper Studio, Ste 2020, 13331 Preston Rd, Dallas TX 74240

Valley View Center at Midtown

WHO: All North Texas CZTs and their students

WHAT: Zentangle® Method Artwork

  • Entry fee of  $25 will allow you 3 pieces of Zentangle® art
  • All work must be original and completed in the years 2013 and 2014
  • No copies or reproductions or photographs
  • Artwork will be framed or mounted on a sturdy surface and ready for secure installation
    • D-rings attached to the back and stretched with wire
    • No saw tooth hangers
  • Artwork will be judged in the following categories:
    • Best of Show
    • Best use of  Shading
    • Best Monotangle
    • Best use of Color
    • People’s Choice (invite all your friends and family to the reception )


  • January 30th and 31st Artwork and Entry fee drop-off – between the hours of 2pm and 7pm. (if you cannot make it during these times, call me at 972-897-1561 to set up an EARLIER date and time.)       NO ART WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE ABOVE DATES.
  • February 8th Reception: from 6:00pm  to 9:00pm.  Refreshments will be available.

Come, meet other artists, bring your family and invite your friends.

CONTACT INFO: Brandi Cooper cell: 972-897-1561 or by email at pensandpatterns@gmail.com

Entry form: Zentangle Call for Entries

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Sparks Studio 2014


With Suzanne McNeill Sparks

I have returned from a wonderful trip… ‘Drawn to India’ sketchbook tour.  I look forward to sharing my experiences, sketchbooks, and wonderful treasures from the trip with you.

Taking time to be more creative in 2014 is one of my goals. I hope that you will join us in the fun at Sparks Studio.  As an update to December – – – start the year off right with this great opportunity to take Angie’s Zentangle class. In January – – – take advantage and have fun with Paula’s
Catch-All Continers. Don’t miss out on the popular class available with Ann’s Encounter with Encaustics.  In February – – – get a start on your sketchbook in Suzanne’s Day by Day Art Journals class; there will be a monthly follow-up day so it will be easy to keep up to date on techniques and pages.

view my YouTube… Day by Day Calender
Click Here – Day by Day Calender Video
Link for video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wl7vgNdroaM


Zentangle® Play Day – Angie Vangalis CZT
Friday – Dec. 27 – $35… 6:00-9:00
Get back into being creative with the Zentangle® method of drawing. We’ll learn patterns and tangle on an Icosahedron! That’s 20 different ways to tangle! Bring a MICRON 01 pen OR pens will be available for purchase. Non-Artists and beginners are welcome.
Open Studio Day
Friday – Jan. 3 – $10… 10:00-3:00
FREE ‘Focus Demo’ – Magic Stamps 10:30
Open Studio Day
Friday – Jan. 17 – $10… 10:00-3:00 (demo 10:30)
Catch-All Containers– Paula Pillow
Saturday – Jan 18 – $65… 9:00-4:00
Explore colors by doodling and painting your own heavy paper. Use a variety of textures, colors, and teechniques. Enjoy each step! Form your painting into bowls or a vase to create a dimensional work of art.
Encounter with Encaustics – Ann Webb
Saturday – Jan 25 – $35… 1:00-4:00
HOT WAX! Learn the basic skills to make art using wax painting – how to melt colored wax, to safely use the equipment, and create unique effects with stamps, stencils, collage, pastels, textures, paints and accents. Leave class with several finished works of art.
Open Studio Day
Friday – Jan. 31 – $10… 10:00-3:00 (demo 10:30)
Day by Day Art Journals – Suzanne McNeill
Monday – Feb. 3 – $65… 9:00-4:00
Have fun and learn a valuable way to be creative. Design a variety of calendar pages in a visual diary… explore what to use, and how to create visual opportunities. Bring a Moleskin 5” x 8.25” Japanese accordion journal (or a sketchbook) OR a $20 moleskin accordion journal (my personal favorite) is available.
view my YouTube… Day by Day Calender  
FREE Gelli Arts DEMO – Suzanne McNeill
In Granbury – Monday – Feb. 10 – 7:00 – 9:00pm
Exploration of Color
Paula Nemec
Friday – Feb. 7 – $10… 9:00-4:00
Open Studio Day
Friday – Feb. 14 – $10… 10:00-3:00
Art Journals Day
Friday – Feb. 17 – $10… 10:00-3:00
Open Studio Day
Friday – Feb. 28 – $10 10:00-3:00
Zentangle with Color – Suzanne McNeill CZT
Exploring Mixed Media – Mary Ann White
Gallery Night Exhibit and Reception
Sign Up Early!
Reservation Required info@sparkstudioart.com or Call Suzanne  817-266-3085
——— Seating is limited and a reservation guarantees your seat. Minimum of 4 students. Come early to choose your favorite table. In addition to listed supplies or kit fee for your class, please bring a Basic Supplies Kit: paper towels, scissors, ruler, water container, brushes, paints, apron, paper or canvas.

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Classes from TxLAC: Calligraphy, Zentangle & the Legacies Conference



Check out the new classes and workshops offered throughout the DFW metroplex over the next few months. Thanks so much to Cathy Whiteman of Irving Cable Television Network for her coverage on our Zentangle on Silk workshop at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts!

Zentangle on Silk at Jaycee Park Center for the Arts
Zentangle on Silk in Irving, Texas

The Legacies site is up and taking Earlybird pre-registrations for the 33rd International Lettering Arts Conference!

Sincerely, Angie Vangalis

Texas Lettering Arts Council

Register for Legacies!
SEPT 1 – NOV 30, 2013

Legacies, 2014 Calligraphy Conference logoLegacies,the 33rd International Lettering Arts Conference will be held at the the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel and Eisemann Performing Arts Center in Richardson, TX
July 19 – 26, 2014.
Faculty will be announced October 15, 2013. If you are an instructor interested in teaching a 2 1/2 day or 5 day workshop at Legacies, please send in a proposal to teach located online.
Legacies will also feature Embellishments Expo – 90 minute and 3 hour classes and vendor booths offered throughout the entire week open to the public.
Stay tuned for details!
Now is the time to Pre-Register with an Early Bird deposit to get at lower registration number (for better chance of getting your class choice) at Legacies.
Visit www.CalligraphyConference.org for details and to register.

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Marker Magic Play Day!

MONDAY, AUGUST 26, 2013 
Marker Magic M by Angie Vangalis9:00AM – 3:00PM
Spell out your work with letters as we explore lettering using various types of markers and adorn your pages with your OWN fancy letters – you don’t need fancy pens, (bling is always a plus!).
$110 includes supplies and instructor supplied material during class, lunch and snacks.This class is held at:JAYCEE PARK CENTER FOR THE ARTS 

1975 Puritan Drive

Irving, Texas 75061



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Zentangle Workshop with Ramona Murphy Aug. 18


Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Ramona Murphy, accomplished artist from Terrell, will have a workshop on Zentangle. You will create a beautiful piece of Zentangle art. Ramona will furnish tiles and an ATC (Artist Trading Card) for each person. Each person will create a unique design.
You will need to purchase a PIGMA MICRON PEN – 01 or 02 for the demo. These can be purchased at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. A Sharpie won’t work. They are too wet and blur.

Artists Round Texas hosts this art event Sunday, Aug. 18, 2 pm, Rowlett Communnity Centre. Free to members, $5.00 for guests. Bring a snack to share. Beverages are provided. More information at the clubís Facebook page, or by going to www.artistsroundtx.org.

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Brandi Cooper Zentangle Classes for September

Brandi Cooper Zentangle® Classes

BrandiZentanlgeSeptember 2013 workshops


Zentangle® 101 (ZT101)

Learn the basics of Zentangle® – a relaxing form of meditation that uses pattern making to focus your mind.  No drawing experience necessary (Really!)

  • Tues   Sept 10   5:30-7:30pm   ZT101 – $35
  • Wed   Sept 11.  9-11am   ZT101 – $35

Zentangle® 102- I (ZT102-I)

This class will expand on the basic class with additional strings, shading and patterns requiring a bit more concentration. Bring your zentangle® mini kit – some additional tiles will be provided.

  • Tues   Sept 17   5:30-7:30pm ZT102-I – $35
  • Wed   Sept 18    9-11am ZT102-I – $35

Zentangle® 102- II (ZT102-II)

You will learn to showcase the beauty of white ink on a black background as well as the specialized techniques of shading and highlighting used with these unique art materials. Bring your zentangle® mini kit – black tiles, white pen and charcoal pencil will be provided.

  • Tues   Sept 24    5:30-7:30 ZT102-II – $35
  • Wed   Sept 25    9-11am ZT102-II – $35

Zentangle® Inspired Art (ZIA)
4 hour class

Create beautiful art pieces beyond the Zentangle tile.
Bring your zentangle® mini kit with you – two 9×12 Bristol board sheets will be provided for the ZIAs.

  • Sat     Sept 28    1:00-5:00pm   ZIA – $45


Deadline to register is one week before the date of the class. Classes with fewer than 3 people will be cancelled.  To register, please leave the  ZT Class Registration Form with your payment at Brandi Cooper Studio or mail to:

Brandi Cooper Studio, 13331 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75240



Brandi Cooper is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and mixed media artist. Information about workshops and other goings on in the studio can be followed on her blog: pensandpatterns.blogspot.com

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Workshops in Denton: Alcohol Ink and Zentangle

VADO (VAST Artists Day Out) Workshop Series
Visual Arts Society of Texas (VAST) http://vastarts.org
Alcohol Ink Workshop 
with Laurie Henry
Thursday, July 18, 9:30 am – 3:00 pm, Craft Room, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton
VAST Members $35
Non-Members   $70 ($35 + VAST
Member dues of $35)
Please contact Mary Emerson, see below.
Laurie paints her colorful paintings on YUPO paper. She more of her work at: www.ragamuffinexpressions.com

Supply list for Laurie Henry Workshop:

( Laurie is checking with the distributor to see if she can get Alcohol Ink Set Kits at a cheaper rate. If not, can be purchased at JoAnns)

91% rubbing alcohol

Yupo paper- Voertman’s  located at 1314 West Hickory is less expensive

Plastic such as a plastic ice cube tray or a plastic lid to use as a pallet. (It needs to be non-porous)

Paper towels

Various brushes (Don’t bring your best brushes)


Dixie cups or small container to hold alcohol

Pencil and eraser

A plastic lid from a storage box.  (Shoe size or larger is good.)

latex gloves to prevent staining of hands
Don’t wear good clothes!
Zentangle Workshop with Susan Thillen, CZT
Thursday, August 1,
9:30 am – 3:00 pm,
Craft Room, Center for the Visual Arts, Denton
VAST Members $40 ($35 + $5 for the Supply Kit = $40)
Non-Members $75 ($35 + VAST Member dues of $35 + $5 for the Supply Kit = $75)
Supply kit includes: Kit includes micron saguaro pen .01, pencil, stump, 5 tiles, carry bag. The tiles are 5 for $3, if someone wants to get their own supplies. (Usually, it’s cheaper to get them from me.)


If you want to attend either workshop, please send a $15 check for one ($30 for both) as a deposit made out to VAST to hold your place to:
Mary Emerson
1001 Emerald Sound Blvd
Oak Point, TX 75068-2235

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Take a Caprichos Studio Workshop!

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Looking for something fun to do this summer? Take a Caprichos Studio Workshop! Conveniently located at South Side on Lamar. Classes for little ones, tweens, teens and adults, all supplies included. AM/PM/all day/two-week sessions. Call 972-730-2986 or email beth@caprichostudio1.com. Go to http://www.caprichostudio1.com/files/SUMMER_2013_WORKSHOPS.pdf for complete listings.

It’s not too late to register for these upcoming workshops:

Fused Quilting Techniques Saturday June 8
Moms & Tots Dad’s Day Gift Friday June 14
Shisha Mirror Embroidery Saturday June 15
Hand Quilting Techniques- Molas June 17-26
Handmade Books June 17-26
Weaving and Tapestry Techniques June 18-27
Linoleum Block Printing (Teen Workshop) June 18-27
Doodle Madness!!! June 29

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