Renaissance Tile

Renaissance Tile Zentangle Class: Friday, July 16, 2021, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Pre-registration and pre-payment required: $50 for MVCA members, $55 for non-members.
Registration closes 1 week prior to class (July 9)
Class location: 401 Gallery, Canal Place, Little Falls, NY
Instructor: Adrienne Watson, CZT

Come experience this latest method for relaxing and creative drawing which produces beautiful images from structured patterns. It’s simple to do. The student uses combinations of dots, lines, and simple curves which form “tangles.” Zentangles are portable, and can be created anytime and anyplace. Practice the process, philosophy, and open-ended artistic improvisation, and your stress will melt away.

About Renaissance Tiles:
During the Renaissance a drawing technique called Chiaroscuro emerged in the fine art world. These types of drawings were done on subtly colored or toned paper, usually gray or tan. Using the paper as a neutral starting point, the artist would then use white pencil or paint to work towards light or to create highlights and then use black ink and graphite to work towards dark or create shading. This technique opened up an opportunity to exemplify the juxtaposition of light and dark. You will also find drawings from this period subtly incorporating the use of earthy colors such as brown, sepia, terra cotta, warm gray, and cool gray. This style of drawing became iconic in referencing art from the Renaissance. This approach to drawing and painting transcended far beyond the Renaissance and has remained a quintessential art technique used by artists today.

Class Description:
This class will introduce how the Zentangle Method and components of this Renaissance drawing technique come together. Students will become familiar with the techniques that will give their work that recognizable Renaissance look and feel. They will explore tangles from a new angle. Working on Zentangle Renaissance Tiles, students will use brown, black and white pens to work the surface, and continue to create shadow and highlight with graphite and white charcoal pencils. With white tile tangling we begin with a light surface and add dark art work. With black tile tangling we begin with a dark surface and add light.

The Following Materials Are Provided:
1) Renaissance Tiles
2) 1 graphite pencil
3) 1 white Gelly Roll Pen
4) 1 white Charcoal Pencil
5) Tortillians
6) 1 Pigma Micron 01 Pencil, Brown
7) 1 Pigma Micron 01 Pencil, Black

All materials are provided with your paid registration fee and are yours to keep.

As class size is limited, pre-registration and pre-payment are required.  No exceptions! Register and pay in person, with cash, check, or credit card at the MVCA Selective Eye Gift Shop, 403 Canal Place. You could register by mailing a check to MVCA 403 Canal Place, Little Falls, NY 13365.

Please note the date and title of the class for which you are registering on your check.  Registration closes one week before the class to allow the instructor time to purchase sufficient materials. All materials are included in the fee and are yours to take home with you.

*Adrienne is currently teaching Art at Little Falls Middle School.  She has been a public school teacher for almost twenty years, instructing grades Kindergarten through 8th Grade.  Adrienne completed her student teaching in Brisbane, Australia and is certified to teach Art and Elementary Education.   In 2016 Adrienne became a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT).

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