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Zentangle® 101 — Unique artwork class coming to Manistique

September 24, 2012
Daily Press

MANISTIQUE - Zentangles is has been selected by the Lake Effect Community Arts Center of Manistique for its October class. The class will be taught by certified instructor, Cari Raboin.

This beginner level class will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 1-3:30 p.m. at Presbyterian Church of The Redeemer, 314 Main Street.

Zentangles are an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. They require very little equipment and can be done any time and any place when there are a few spare moments.

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The more individuals work with them, the more possibilities they will find ways to use them to decorate an art or craft project.

Participants will learn the beginning steps of Zentangles using 3 1/2 inch square cardboard tiles, pencils, and fine line Micron markers. In addition to learning many of the "tangles" or patterns, Raboin will also teach shading, ways to enhance the patterns, and variations, and participants will leave with two completed tiles as well as additional tiles, pencils, and markers to continue exploration of this art form.

Raboin, who lives in Houghton, has always been interested in drawing but, until she discovered Zentangles in May of 2011, had never taken an art class. Attempts to self teach using books and the Internet resulted in frustration until she found Zentangles, and their creation, which opened a whole new world for herself in creativity and confidence.

She got so much out of the process that she wanted to share it with others and, later in 2011, attended a seminar in Rhode Island to become a certified Zentangle teacher.

Cost for the class is $41 for LECAC members and $45 for non-members and includes all needed supplies. October is the start of a new LECAC membership year and anyone who would like to join is welcome.

Registration for the Zentangle class closes on Saturday, Oct. 6, or whenever it reaches its maximum capacity of 16, and any adult or teen is welcome to register.

For more information or to register, contact Lucia Leonardelli, (906) 283-2008, or Stephanie Reese, (906) 283-1001, or visit



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