Zentangle® Classes at Centre of Joy

No prior art background needed. All are welcome to attend any of the classes listed below (except for the Black Tile and Renaissance Tile classes).
Anyone who can hold a pen and sit through the session can join a Zentangle class. Age is never an issue with creativity.
If you think you can't draw, Zentangle® is for you, be amazed by your own potential and creativity!!
Have more questions? please scroll down to the FAQ section at the bottom of this page
 

Tangling Essentials
For people who would like to focus on learning the Zentangle method in a systematic way; 
Please note that the following schedule may be subject to change

Zentangle® Beginners

禅绕画初阶

Bilingual Instruction 双语授课​

 

One course per month

Please click on the Register button to find out more about the course dates and times.

Learn about the Zentangle method, basic tangling techniques, experience mindfulness, learn at least 8 tangles 

Course Fee:

$75

Essential Black Tile

​黑砖

Multiple dates | choose one from below:

  1. 11 Apr (Sat) | 10 am - 1 pm  (by Samantha) 
  2. 28 Aug (Sat) | 10 am - 1 pm  (by Samantha)
Participants must have completed the Beginner's course

In this class, we will be using white, gold and coloured pens, as well as white charcoal pencil to create unique artwork on 100% cotton black tile.  

Course Fee

$80

Renaissance Tile

​茶砖

Multiple dates | choose one from below:

  1. 23 May (Sun) | 3 pm - 6 pm  (by Wai Fong)
  2. 19 Sep (Sat)| 2 pm - 5 pm  (by Wai Fong)
Participants must have completed the Beginner's course

In this advance course, we use three colours (black, white, tan) on this delicate tile. It exudes a nostalgic effect.

Course Fee

$80

A Tangle A Day
Keeps the Troubles Away
 

Mindfulness Tangling Series

For people who would like to experience tangling, and for tanglers to enhance mindfulness through tangling in their daily living; 
Please note that the following schedule may be subject to change

ZenTANGLEATION 翻转禅绕新天地

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Samantha Lee

Attend all four sessions, or choose any one to register:

1) Crazy CADENT:

    7 Nov (Sat) 10 am – 12 pm

2) Shake the SHNEK:

    14 Nov (Sat) 10 am – 12 pm

3) Circuit DIVA:

    18 Nov (Wed) 7 pm – 9 pm

4) Infinite T2T:

    28 Nov (Sat) 10 am – 12 pm

​Online sessions 网上课程

This intermediate class is all about TANGLEATION -- creating tangle variations so you don't have to get wrapped up in learning too many patterns, just used those that you learn and make them into interesting new patterns!  

No matter how long you've been tangling, there is something for all of us:

✅ Explore the ones you already know and see how you can shake them up…
✅ Learn new tangles and explore the possibilities…

 

这是一系列中阶禅绕画课程,学员必须曾经参加由任何禅绕画认证老师带领的,至少1.5小时的初阶禅绕画课程。

在学习禅绕画的过程中,一定学了不少图样吧。但其实我们不需要很多图样,也能创造独一无二的禅绕画作。这个课程就让你为已学会的图样变花样,突破局限翻转新天地!

✅ 对于熟悉的图样,打开视野,看这些图样如何蜕变成无比新花样
✅ 对于从没学过的图样,尽情探索“它”的各种可能性

More details here

When Islamic Geometric Art Meets Zentangle® Series - Pattern C

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Lindsay Lim

20 Dec (Sunday), 1pm – 3.30pm

Online via Zoom/Voox

Islamic art patterns are created with complex geometry leading to a world of amazing patterns and motifs. In this workshop, we will learn how to construct a classic Islamic geometric design string without using compass or stencil, later embellishing the design with different Zentangle patterns to recreate our own Islamic Art Pattern.

 

✴Who is this workshop for? 

  • Participants must have attended a Basic Zentangle class (or equivalent) conducted by any Certified Zentangle Teacher. 

  • Anyone who loves geometric patterns

 More details here

A Tangled Pathway – Meet Yourself in the Labyrinth! 游走明阵:禅绕道

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Lindsay Lim

Two class dates to choose from:
Intake 1: 12 Sep 2.00 - 4.00 pm 
   

Intake 2: 14 Oct 7.30 - 9.30 pm 

On-site attendance 现场上课

A maze is a puzzle meant to confuse you causing you to lose your way whereas a labyrinth is designed for you to find your way. A labyrinth consists of a single path with many twists and turns and often people viewed walking a labyrinth as a metaphor for life’s journey. Many also use it as a meditative tool to assist in finding simple moments of peace and clarity, reducing stress, healing, self-exploration and reflection. 

In this class, we will draw our labyrinth and using the Zentangle® method, fill in the path in the labyrinth with tangle patterns. As we tangle, we can imagine walking along the path, giving ourselves the space to quiet our mind, letting go of any expectations and just simply enjoy the journey, allowing ourselves to receive what is there for us. 

在繁忙的生活中,人的心灵容易杂乱,有如置身在有很多「分岔路」的Maze「迷宫」里,容易迷失方向。而 Labyrinth「明阵」只有一个出入口,一条清楚的通道,沿着迂回的路径通往中心点,再由中心点顺着原路折返。借由这条可信赖的通道,体会迂回曲折的路径仿如人生的逆转变迁。

诚意邀请大家从「忙」的生活中,放慢脚步,给自己片刻的空间,学习享受安静与缓慢,透过Labyrinth「明阵」和禅绕画帮助你与心灵对话、聆听当下身心、藉「明阵」穿越心灵迷宫,走一趟心灵之旅。​

 More details here

 

Zentangle Inspired Art and Craft 

For people who would like to integrate the Zentangle method with other art forms, or are more hands-on and like to produce handmade crafts 

My Fair Lady

24 Oct (Sat) 2pm – 4:30pm
online via Zoom
by Samantha Lee

participants must have completed 1.5 hours tangling training 

In this class, we will recreate this young lady, an art piece from Zodiac, by Alphonse Mucha done during the Art Nouveau period, with Zentangle method.  Join us to explore Mucha’s art style and motifs.  

Roze Roze I Love You

2021 - 6 Mar (Tue) 3 pm - 5.30pm
on-site @ Centre of Joy
by Wai Fong

participants must have completed 1.5 hours tangling training 

A love that endures is the greatest love of all.

Upcycle and tangle beautiful roses from unused paper bags lying at home, and present a bouquet of handmade goodness to someone you love.

Frequently Asked Questions

 
Which class(es) should I choose to attend? 

I have not attended any Zentangle courses before

If you would like to learn the Zentangle method in a systematic manner and master the different techniques for drawing on different tiles, then you may want to start with the Zentangle Beginner's course. You can then decide whether to continue with the other technique courses under Tangling Essentials, or you may select other courses to attend. All Zentangle courses will allow you to experience the mindfulness and clam during the session, including the technique courses.

I have attended Zentangle courses before

If you have previous tangling experiences, then you may select any course to attend. You may choose to attend any session within a series, or sign up for the full series to gain better experience and to save on course fees.
What are the different categories of courses? 

Tangling Essentials

The Tangling Essentials courses take you through the full training of the Zentangle method, including techniques to work on white, black and tan surfaces, introducing you to the use of the different materials recommended by Zentangle HQ, and the techniques developed by the founders and the teaching team. 

Mindfulness Tangling

If you are looking for me-time or activities that can help you destress, or to take a breather from your daily work routine, then you may want to consider taking courses under the Mindfulness Tangling category. Courses here are designed to help you wind down, be mindful of the moment, and to connect better with your inner-self. There are also thematic courses that draw on the unique benefits of the Zentangle method to help us un-tangle specific areas of our lives

Zentangle Inspired

Art and Craft

You will bring back amazing artwork that you create when you attend any of the Zentangle courses. If you would like to go a step further to create craft pieces, then the courses under the Zentangle Inspired Art and Craft  category are designed specifically for you. In these courses, you will get to apply tangling techniques to produce meaningful hand-crafted items, or integrate the Zentangle method with other art forms to create amazing artwork.
Regarding language of instruction

What is the main language of instruction

While English is the main language of instruction (except for those classes listed in Chinese), all Certified Zentangle Teachers at the Centre of Joy are effectively bilingual. Depending the the needs of participants, the classes can be conducted bilingual in English and Mandarin.
In a typical Zentangle class, most time will be spent on drawing, course contents are relatively simple. Our past experiences are that keeping flexibility in the language of instruction serves participants well. 
Do let us know if you have specific requirement(s) when you register for the courses.
If there is enough demand for a separate class for specific request, we will make our best effort to make it happen. 
Are the materials provided?

What are the essential materials for a basic Zentangle class?

Below are the recommended materials by the Zentangle HQ for a Zentangle class:
Sakura Micron Pen 01 Black 
2B pencil
Tortillion (a rolled up paper for shading/blending)
100% cotton art paper 
For Zentangle Essential courses  offered at the Centre of Joy, we use the recommended materials so that participants can have a more complete and wholesome experience, as developed by the founders. After the course, you may use any paper or pen to tangle. 
During class, you will be advised on how to go about daily tangling and build up a routine for quality tangling-me-time.

Will materials be provided for the courses?

For Zentangle Beginner's course (both English and Mandarin courses), a basic material  kit will be provided.
For all other courses, as participants may already have the basic kit, we ask participants to bring your own 
  1. Sakura Micron Pen 01 Black
  2. 2B pencil
  3. Tortillion
All other materials required for the courses will be provided. Participants may also purchase the above three basic  items in class (costs range from $0.60 - $2.20). 
How can I arrange for private classes? 

Personal or Corporate Private session

If you or your company would like to organize private classes or events, do contact us direct with your requirement and we will design a program for you. 

What is the cost for private session

For beginners private session, the fee for 1-hour session is $65 for 1-2 pax, inclusive of all materials.
 
For more than 2 pax or for customized sessions, please contact us for more details.
For corporate events, please contact us for more details.

Centre of Joy | Phoenix Century Pte. Ltd.

540 Sims Avenue, #02-06 Sims Avenue Centre Singapore 387603

(6-min walk from Paya Lebar MRT Stn Exit D)

www.centre-of-joy.com

info.centreofjoy@gmail.com

(65) 8892 6993 (text or WhatsApp messages preferred)

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