Posts made in July, 2015

Big Bear Lake Zentangle Retreat: Dance of the Petals and Leaves

Posted by on Jul 8, 2015 in Blog: Tangled Expressions, Botanicals, Tutorials | 0 comments

Big Bear Lake Zentangle Retreat: Dance of the Petals and Leaves

2015 Big Bear Lake Zentangle Retreat: Dancing With Petals and Leaves Southern California NOTE:  see our 2016 dates and details NOTE:  The Retreat has come and gone, CLICK HERE for 2016 details ADDED after retreat! What students had to say about the retreat! Holly Atwater of Ha Designs on Facebook I am thrilled to be one of the three who have already signed up for next year’s workshop!! Sharla’s workshops are small, intimate gatherings… So if you imagine learning in a small group with the opportunity of a one on one with the fabulous and inspiring artist, Sharla Conn Hicks, is something you would enjoy (and who wouldn’t?!)… you better register NOW! . (Thank you again, Sharla, for your guidance and encouragement!) Soooo… I just returned from the MOST AMAZING Zentangle® Workshop retreat EVER!! Sharla Hicks workshop, Zentangle Dance of the Petals & Leaves : Colorways & Mixed Media, was an absolute joy! The finished project shown was only a small portion of the art techniques that Sharla so passionately and thoroughly shared with us. We did mono printing, alcohol ink transfers, watercolor backgrounds, explored botanical patterns… this list could go on and on! I will be sharing more as I begin creating with the papers and explore the many techniques shown. Every day was filled with inspiration, from Sharla, her assistant Susan, as well as ALL the attendees! This weekend was not just about art… We also had Diana Hudson, a wonderful Cordon Bleu trained chef (and CZT) cooking the most scrumptious meals with everything prepared to perfection and presented on the loveliest of table settings. I definitely felt spoiled! I can’t say enough about the wonderful people I was able to get to know while at the workshop as well… When it was time to leave on Sunday I felt like I had made some life long new friends. Thank you, Sharla, for the fantastic opportunity to learn from you!   Kathy Dudek: I was fortunate to sign up for the retreat with Sharla. It was amazing, from 9 or 10 in the morning til 9 or 10 at night. The only thing we really had to bring were our pens. If you get the chance to take her botanical series, you should sign up immediately. I grew so much in my tangling, the gourmet meals were incredible, and the sharing was so wonderful. This retreat was of the highest quality, and I’ve attended 18 years of retreats both in tangling and also polymer clay. My husband (a CZT too) and I plan to attend next year. Sharla put her heart and soul to make this such a grand event. Ps her husband and Diana (a CZT chef) outdid themselves. Many, many thanks. ——————————————————————– Original Post: Instructor: Sharla R. Hicks CZT 5 & 11 Featuring LeCordon Bleu Trained Chef & CZT: Diana Hudson When: Thursday to Sunday NOTE: Each weekend is limited to 8-12 students Deposit: $100 holds space. Payment Plan available Includes: 20+ hours of instruction, Mixed Media Open Studio & Power Point Presentations Learn new and inventive ways to develop Zentangle Inspired Botanicals, the retreat goes beyond my botanical class series with new botanical tangles, color emphasis focusing on how to maximize mixed media when creating and enhancing Zentangle Inspired Art. Includes: Lodging, meals, snacks, drinks and even wine at dinner. MORE Details & Registration Information: CLICK HERE Introducing Sharla R. Hicks (that’s me) Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT 5 & 11) I trained under Zentangle® Founders, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher aka CZT in 2011 & returned again in...

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