Six creative Zentangle students and I had a wonderful time playing with white ink on black paper tiles. Tangling with these materials invites a different mind frame, with an emphasis on highlights and brightness. Using a Gelly Roll pen also works better with a slow hand and a light touch. I think that all the participants did a great job!


Tangles above: Onamato, Flux, Puf (with optional Tipple).


A Montangle (one tangle) above using Arukas. These remind me of some sort of lovely celestial object!

Thanks to all for joining me and to the host, Pam, for the wonderful space for art-making.

The next Zentangle Class at the Miner’s Cafe is Renaissance (Tan) Tiles on June 13th at 6 pm. See this blog from a previous class for more information about Renaissance Zentangle.

Since this approach requires a little bit of prior knowledge about the process, I am asking that students have prior experience with Zentangle. In addition, I would ask that you bring your own black micron pen (01) and pencil.

For $35, you will receive a mini-kit which contains a brown micron pen, a white gelly roll pen,  a mini white charcoal pencil, a paper blender, and 5 tan tiles. If you choose to bring all of your own writing instruments (brown and black micron pens, white charcoal and graphite pencils, and a white gelly roll pen), the cost will be $30. I will provide the tan tiles. Additional supplies will be available for purchase.

The Miner’s Cafe is located at 63 1st Street in Laurium. It’s on the street that ends at the Calumet High School stoplight. To register, call Pam at 337-2274.

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