I taught this Zentangle Inspired Art Class at Keweenaw Gem & Gift on Saturday, June 11th. This method of using shells as strings, tangling,  light tinting with colored pencils, and adding highlights and shadows was developed by Marty Deckel, CZT in collaboration with Jenny Perruzzi, CZT. Visit the Tints on Tan™ etsy site for access to some of the kits that are available. Please also visit Jenny’s site for more tangle goodies.

We had a great time playing with the shell shapes, tangles, and colored pencils to make these beautiful tinted tiles. A variety of tangles were used including: Printemps, Finery, Tipple, Antidot, and Flux.

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They all look great! Each a little different, with the artist’s own flare.

Thanks to all the students who participated and to Keweenaw Gem & Gift for the wonderful space for class.