2017 Classes, Workshops, Retreats and Demos

Mindfully Managing the Holidays: What IF?FREE Email Love, Tips and Inspiration on 
Letting go of Expectations, Taming the Inner Critic, and guided exercises and creative play.  Includes an invite to a special free live-online session in early December.     Sign up HERE


Art as Meditation: a Pilgrimage in Pen and Ink - New Year's Retreat

Join Ann and I for a special New Year’s Retreat in Pennsylvania!

This New Year’s,  experience a “Pilgrimage in Pen and Ink” with Ann Coakley and I in the beautiful setting of Pendle Hill, in Wallingford, Pennsylvania

Bring in the new year and reflect on the old as you invite Spirit into the process of meditative art practices. Explore quieting drawing methods that encourage and nurture creative flow, and contemplative mark-making. Experience a pilgrimage into creation, play, and worship, where you’ll learn to let go of expectations, tame our inner critics, and pay attention to process over product.

Please join us December 28-January 1 for a reflective, refreshing transition to the New Year, and loving community.


We’ve got a fun selection of LIVE LOCAL Southern Vermont and Western MA WORKSHOPS planned for this Fall (and Winter!) Be sure you’re on our newsletter list to stay up to date on additional local workshops as well as freebies and offers just for our mailing list subscribers. 🙂

FALL 2017:

Zentangle Grid IntensiveZentangle Intensive: Grids galore
Currier Hall, 12 Church St,  Bellows Falls VT
Sat Nov 11, 2017, 10:00AM – 12:30PM

Did you know you can create your own patterns and design from simple “grid seeds”? Using the Zentangle method of seeing and drawing “Fragments and Reticula”, we’ll create unique designs for drawing and design.

Tangled Fan, grids and more

Materials: If you own fine liner pens such as Micron 01s or Micron 08s, bring them.   Pencils and extra pens will be available to use.
Paper included.

COST: Regular tuition for this half-day workshop is $45. Save $10 on Early Bird tuition which is available up to one week in advance and automatically applied when you choose your ticket(s).

Register HERE to reserve your spot




Snowflake Mandalas Nov 18Saturday, Nov 18, 11am-2pm
Make “Snowflake” Mandalas
Gallery at the Vault, Springfield VT
Register HERE: 802-885-7111

Learn to make fun and beautiful Mandalas using cut paper snowflakes as an initial outline. You will learn ways to change the paper template into an infinite number of unique designs by making tiny changes. Add some doodles, Zentangle patterns and pen marks, and voila, you have an amazing new mandala creation that will wow your friends! This is a great and fast way to make coloring pages for friends and family!

$30/per student per class
Additional Materials Fee $7/student

Loaner pens will be available
Paper and templates will be provided but you may wish to bring an 8×11 or larger sketchpad if you want to create many templates.


Paper Jewelry as Holiday Gifts Dec. 2Saturday, Dec 2, 11am-2pm
Easy Paper Jewelry for Holiday Gifts
Gallery at the Vault, Springfield VT
Register HERE: 802-885-7111

Make easy cylindrical and “flag” shaped beads from painted, recycled or doodled paper – these make beautiful and unique pendants from your own hand and the flag beads make the most fabulous wearable mini-art-canvases! Easy and quick last minute holiday gifts.

$30/per student per class
Additional Materials Fee $10/student

Paper, cords and accent beads will be provided and included in the materials fee. Loaner pens available or you may purchase one in class.


Ongoing Online Classes:

A Tangled Sanctuary: Zentangle and Zentangle Inspired Art journalingA Tangled Sanctuary:  Zentangle Inspired Art Journaling to soothe the spirit

Includes bonus Introduction to Zentangle lessons, videos, and resource pdfs.

Learn more about the course HERE


Introductory Skills in Celtic Art:  Interlocking and Interlacing Shapes

New Celtic Knotwork Fundamentals Class online!I have quick and easy set of lessons up on that serves as a great starter to learning Celtic Knotwork, using simple shapes.   The class is only 20 minutes, and can be re-watched as much as you’d like if you sign up for Skillshare premium (which is like the the “Netflix of Learning” with 1000’s of classes).

Heads-up, Sign ups for Skillshare Premium will still net you TWO FREE months of premium subscription instead of one with this link!

New Online Knotwork Class: Drawing Heart & Pretzel KnotsCeltic Knotwork Skills Class #2: Drawing Hearts and Pretzel Knots

This new class is a great follow-up to my first class above, and gets you on the road to learning some fundamental DESIGN skills using the heart shape as a base to create a myriad of knots….  I hope you’ll join me!


The Black and White Journal, A minimal approach to artful journaling

I’m currently a guest teacher in:  

The Black & White Journal: A Minimal Approach to Artful Journaling,  e-course hosted by the lovely and talented Kiala Givehand.   Since this is a Kiala offering, you also get two book-making lessons as well as the many ways to use just black and white in your art journals.

Learning to journal with intention but in a simple, minimalistic way. Learn to create using basic materials. Includes lessons by 8 diverse teachers sharing their love of art, art journaling, and simple approaches to journaling with a simple creative practice. It’s an amazing course perfect for Zentangle lovers.

My lesson on  “Tangled and Knotted Journaling” is one of the many things you can learn.  I’d love to see you join us there!
CLICK HERE​ to join and register.   The course and lessons are available until next July (2018) plus there’s a private Facebook Group to join when you register.


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Mandala art by Sadelle Wiltshire

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