Memories of Tangle University 2014

Last month, I attended Tangle University 2014, a learning event for Zentangle teachers, in Portland, Maine, organized by Elaine Huffman. One of the coolest things about attending was that I got to meet in person, people I have known online for several years. Here are just a few.

This is my roommate Lynn Noga (centre) with Karen Izzi (right) and Karen’s wife Phyllis (left):

Here I am with some of the other teachers, on our way out to dinner the evening before the beginning of the event:

And here is a view of the whole classroom:

Several weeks ago, Sandy Bartholomew came up with the brilliant idea of having trading cards that we could exchange. Sandy created the template for the cards so that all we had to do was add our photo and information. Here is mine:

my trading card

And here are the ones I collected (click to enlarge):

trading cards

Here are some of my class projects.

Sandy Bartholomew introduced us to a cool technique on black paper:

Molly Hollibaugh taught us a cool teaching technique; here is the tile I created in the class,:

and a mosaic of the tiles from the whole class (click to enlarge):

Cris Letourneau taught a great shading class based on her Made in the Shade workbook:

And Marie Browning taught us a fun coloured pencil technique:

Finally, Leslie Crumpler and Julia Reed from Sakura (and my classmates from CZT class #4) talked about the 30th anniversary of Gelly Roll™ pens, and brought us a goody bag of Sakura pens, along with a booklet in which to try them all out:

Before class, we were asked to do a 9-tile ensemble set. Barbara Gill then collected all the sets and did a swap so that each one of us received a set with our own centre tile and eight tiles from different participants. Below you can see the set I created on the left, and the set I received on the right (click to enlarge):

During the event, we were all ask to contribute a section to a group tangle, which was then raffled off  (click to enlarge):

There was also a banquet, silent auction, vendors, and more. A good time was had by all! The next Tangle U will be held in 2015 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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2 Responses to Memories of Tangle University 2014

  1. Sandi says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your tangle-convention experience, Genevieve. Awesome work you all did. I can see I’ve much practice ahead and it looks do-able!! I so appreciate your weekly emails and look forward to them.

  2. alice says:

    i love seeing all the pictures! going to try again next year to get there!

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