Schedule

2017 Classes, Workshops, Retreats and Demos

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 a book-making lesson as well as the many ways to use just black and white in your art journals.

This class is about learning to journal with intention but in a simple, minimalistic way. It’s about learning to create with basic materials. Kiala has brought together 7 teachers from all walks of life to share their love of art, art journaling, and simple approaches to journaling in order to start (or reconnect to) a simple creative practice. It’s going to be an amazing course perfect for Zentangle lovers.

My lesson on  “Woven, Tangled and Knotted Journaling” is one of the many fun activities you can take.    I have lots of pics on my Instagram page from June onwards. It’s been a blast so far.  I’d love to see you join us there!
CLICK HERE​ to join and register.   The course and lessons will be available until next July (2018) and there’s also a private Facebook Group you can join when you register.

Ongoing Online Classes:

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 Skillshare.com 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!

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LOCAL SOUTHERN VERMONT AND WESTERN MASS WORKSHOPS:
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:

Bellows Falls Tangle SafariBellows Falls Tangle & Doodle Safari, Stone Church Center,
Currier Hall, 12 Church St,  Bellows Falls VT
Sat Sep 16, 2017 | 10:00AM – 1:00PM

This is both a design and drawing class that will focus on finding and learning to draw patterns from our everyday environments. Take a short walk from Currier Hall to Main St in Bellows Falls with us and learn to find and see patterns and shapes that might become interesting designs to draw. Bring your sketchbook and phone/camera and record interesting patterns in nature, architecture and store windows. We’ll then return to Currier Hall to view and break down found patterns into simple drawing steps and record these in our sketchbooks. This is a fun way to learn to notice patterns in the world, and begin to draw your own tangles and doodles…

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

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Meditative Nature Drawing: Walk See and Sketch
Beautiful Patterns in Nature 

September 17th, 2017,  10:30 AM – 4:30 PM

A day-long workshop that includes connecting with nature and our sketchbooks, looking for the leafy, flowery and organic patterns we find as we explore the surrounding woods and gardens in a quiet, contemplative manner.   The day will begin with gathering indoors anPatterns in Nature, Sadelle Wiltshire, 2017d a brief introduction to pattern sketching as it applies to nature.   We’ll incorporate a variety of techniques, from Zentangle pattern drawing to pen and watercolor sketching and simple pencil sketching.  Then we’ll go outdoors on our walks, in small groups and take photos, collect samples if appropriate, and look at the myriad of repetitive patterns found in nature.  We’ll have time for sketching what we see, and also looking closer for hidden patterns.

After lunch, we’ll gather and look closer at our photos and finds as a group, share any surprises and end with some quiet art journaling time.
COST: $75 with lunch, $65 without.  Pre-registration required.
Register HERE to reserve your spot

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Illuminated letter A - faux gold leaf, color Illuminated letter A - black with knots and dotsBeginning Celtic Illuminated Letters 
Zephyr Designs  (new venue & evening class!),
129 S. Main St, Brattleboro, VT
Fri Sept 29, 2017, 7:00PM – 9:00PM
An introductory lesson on creating beautifully ornamented Celtic style letters inspired by some of the old manuscripts such as The Book of Kells, The Book of Durrow and The Lindisfarne Gospels.   Learn to create large decorated letters in the Uncial or Half-Uncial style.  We’ll  sample some modern art tools to mimic an Illuminated look and how to apply these to your own personal projects.

COSTS: $35/pp,  Materials use fee included, Supplies you’d like to own will be available for purchase directly at the store.
Register before September 24 directly with us:


 

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Simple Celtic Doodles and Tangles, 
Stone Church Center,
Currier Hall, 12 Church St,  Bellows Falls VT
Sat Oct 21, 2017, 10:00AM – 12:30PM
Simple and dynamic ornamental patterns have existed for hundred of years. In this class you’ll learn to draw some of the simple ornamental designs found in The Book of Kells, The Book of Durrow and The Lindisfarne Gospels and apply them to abstract drawings using the Zentangle method or as free-flowing line art. You’ll also learn a few tangle patterns that are reminiscent of Celtic knotwork.

COSTS: 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
or register for both THIS workshop and the one below with a special package!

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Interlocking Shapes - easy Celtic Knotwork - Butterfly Angel Intro to Celtic Knots, Easy Interlocking ShapesBeginning Celtic Knotwork: Learn Simple Interlaced Shapes
Currier Hall, 12 Church St,  Bellows Falls VT
Sat Oct 21, 2017, 1:30PM – 4:00PM

An easy to learn introduction to beginning level Celtic Knotwork.  This class will introduce drawing simple shapes that overlap and then will focus on learning how to interlace them with pencil, pen and ink. You’ll see how different shapes produce unique knots and also get an introduction to the best tools to use to make drawing knots easy to learn. This is a great first-start class to the Celtic Knotwork classes Sadelle will be teaching this winter.

COSTS: 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

To take the morning Simple Celtic Doodles and Tangles class, too,
register for them as a PACKAGE, and save 10%.

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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.

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

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Handmade Journals, Sadelle WiltshireMake Your Own Journal or Sketchbook
Currier Hall, 12 Church St,  Bellows Falls VT
Sat Nov 11, 2017, 1:30PM – 5:00PM

Tired of finding the right journal or looking for a fun way to make some gifts for the holidays? Learn to make your own simple journal or sketchbook for writing, drawing or mixed media artwork.

COSTS: 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

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STAY TUNED for an EARLY 2018
PHOTO-TANGLE-WATERCOLOR ONLINE course being planned in collaboration with two other talented artists….    The online course will be announced in December, with giveaways,  freebies via our newsletter!

Tangled Sanctuary Journal Lesson Sneak Peek for July

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Mandala art by Sadelle Wiltshire

Zentangle:  a Meditative Art ….
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