ZIA~Zentangle Inspired Art Workshop

Once again we are offering you a Zentangle® collaborative effort. Three Zentangle friends of mine will be teaching a weekend of ZIA – Zentangle Inspired Art. All descriptions and pictures are below.

I have learned that art in general is very relaxing and satisfying and Zentangle Inspired Art is meditative and healing. Best of all… ANYONE can do it! It is very forgiving with amazing results… no mistakes in Zentangle. We all look forward to sharing with you!

Pre-Requisite:  Zentangle Basics

Weekend Agenda…

FRIDAY EVENING: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Dancing Triangles
w/Diane Masloroff, CZT

Learn to draw the beautiful, flowing tangle, Diva Dance.  Created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Laura Harms blog,

“I Am the Diva”.  The design is drawn on 3Z tiles using a micron pen and color marker.  The tiles will be inserted in a custom cut mat made especially for 3Z tiles

SATURDAY MORNING: 10am – 12:30pm
Tangled Angle Cards
w/Mary Kissel, CZT

We will be making 2 different styles of cards using Zentangle 3Z tiles.  The class will tangle the cards learning a new Zentangle style technique called dingbatz. Dingbatz is a word coined by Zentangle. It is a take on the word dingbats from the printing world. In the printing world they are considered printers ornaments. They often times create a box frame. We will be using this technique to tangle our cards. By creating these dingbatz frames you will have a space to add a sentiment to your cards.  They can be classy and sophisticated cards or whimsical and light hearted.  Once you understand the technique you will be able to apply it to any of your tangling.

ZIA – Gelly Rolls on Black: Tree of Life
w/Patti Shaffner, CZT

Learn how to effectively use Gelly Roll Pens and Irojiten Color Pencils on Black Paper to create stunning images that are visually dramatic and leave lasting impressions.  In this class you will create your own Tree of Life with the quote of your choice. 

Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th, 2018

** ONLY 15 
13 Seats LEFT ~ Registration Deadline June 1st **
Friday, June 15th and Saturday, June 16th, 2018
Friday: 6:30 – 9:00pm
Saturday: 10am – 4pm
Lots of tiles, lots of pens, gelly rolls markers, mat’s, and MORE!


Patti Shaffner CZTCZT Pro
Patti discovered Zentangle® during a particularly challenging time and found that it served her well to calm tension and give a sense of direction. She has taught Basics 101 and Beyond the Basics Classes at both the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City, Indiana as well as the Marshall J. Gardener Center in Miller Beach, Indiana. Since November of 2015 she has been teaching classes in the Lake County Jail for inmates with mental health issues and for the Miller Beach Arts Council with at-risk children. Her work has been featured at Cafe’ Fresco Gallery and Lifestyles Gallery.  Additionally Patti is an active musician, awarded 1st prize for her song “Blessings” in the Great American Song Contest.

Diane Masloroff CZT

My interest in art goes back to my childhood days. Hours spent drawing with pencils and charcoal gradually evolved to painting, mosaics and an attempt at pottery. In 1989 I became interested in decorative art, spent two years taking classes from a decorative art teacher in Indiana. I soon became a member of the Society of Decorative Painters and joined a local painting chapter and that was the beginning of over three decades of painting, attending many classes persuing my love of decorative art. In 2003, I founded what is now South Side Brushes, a local chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters. South Side Brushes has remained an active and growing chapter of the national and international group that remains the Society of Decorative Painters today. In 2010 I discovered the art form called Zentangle® and in 2012 became a Zentangle Certified Teacher. Since that time I have been teaching and attending ongoing workshops and classes to further my education of Zentangle art and have had one of my designs published in a Zentangle book. Zentangle has enhanced my artwork and gives me an opportunity to teach the art form to people that never would imagine they could create a piece of art.

Mary T Kissel CZT

She is a very creative and logical person and has been told that she has been blessed with a great deal of patience. Her crafting ability and experience branches out in a broad array of mediums. She became interested in Zentangles in 2010 when she found a book on the art and she was hooked immediately. She found out about a certification classes and decided she wanted to be able to teach this to others. She became a Certified Zentangle Teacher in September of 2012.  She loves Zentangle® and always finds way to include Zentangles in her origami, scrapbooking, card making and beading.
She gets a great deal of enjoyment working with people. She has the ability to teach several different ways in order to help bring their ideas to reality. To her, the process is just as rewarding as the finished piece.
She has several of her pieces published in “500 Tangled Artworks” by Beckah Krahula CZT. She has 2 of her tangles published in a German book “Das grobe Zentangle® – Buch” by Beate Winkler CZT. Two of her tangles can be found at Tanglepatterns.com.

Valerie Reilly CZT and Your Hostess / Support Teacher

Valerie Reilly joined Insight Awareness in 2004 as Co-Owner & Director, with the vision and passion to expand its then solid foundation of massage and Reiki into a full service wellness and education center.  Her goal… to provide people of all walks of life the ability to discover and experience their own inner truths, peace and well-being.  Believing that the community, and world at large for that matter, was looking for such a place, she has dedicated her heart and time to gathering practitioners and educators, developing the Dragonfly Gift Shop, and spreading the word about what Insight Awareness has to offer.
Valerie also has a passion to share her own skills as an Energy Worker and Educator.  She is a Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui lineage and teaches Reiki: A Life Path courses with partner and co-teacher John Sparks; she has attended the 9-Day School of The Work with Byron Katie; has been a Certified Zentangle Teacher since 2013; and finally has co-developed and teaches a heart opening new workshop entitled The Brilliance of Self.