Daffodil – A Spring Botangle©
Sunday, April 19th, 11:30 - 4pm
Instructor: Annie Reiser
Celebrate the arrival of spring! Create a Botangle©, which is a Zentangle® drawing in flower form, using special paper, ink pens, and watercolors. In this case, the flower is a cheery daffodil. Annie Reiser, a certified Zentangle® teacher who’s also been an art instructor at the Denver Botanic Gardens, provides her own contour drawing of a daffodil for you to trace and fill in with tangle patterns for an unusual botanical design. Annie has selected some Zentangle® patterns that are well suited to Botangles® and will demonstrate them at the beginning of class. It’s fascinating to see how different each daffodil can look, depending upon which specific patterns students choose to use and how they decide to place them. Annie will also show you how to use watercolors to the best effect to finish your Botangle®. Though this class is aimed at those who are familiar with the Zentangle® method of drawing, Annie always welcomes enthusiastic new students.
Please bring the following materials:
- soft pencil
- Micron pen, or similar permanent ink pen, in your favorite size
Cancellations made up to 14 days prior to the first class meeting will be refunded or, at the participant's option, used to pay for another class. Two Hands Paperie will retain a $10 processing fee for EACH class cancelled by a participant. After 14 days, there is no refund or credit. In addition, the fee for a class cancelled within this 14-day timeframe by a participant cannot be transferred to pay for another class. These policies are to ensure that teachers are compensated for their investment in materials and in time spent preparing for the class. We reserve the right to cancel a class if fewer than 3 students enroll 48 hours prior to the scheduled class time. If for any reason Two Hands Paperie cancels a class, students will be called at the phone number on file and refunded the FULL class fee.
Coming full circle, Annie Reiser has returned to what feeds her soul – art. Years ago she earned degrees in both art and German but got sidetracked by life. Family and career took her down other pathways, though art has always been a lifetime companion. A potter, spinner, knitter, weaver, and painter, Annie now devotes more of her creative time to illustrating nature. She is a graduate of the Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration, where she teaches part-time, and is an active member of the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. She is also a certified Zentangle® teacher (CZT) and has incorporated that practice into her daily life. In 2017 she was part of an 11-person group exhibit from the Denver School of Botanical Art & Illustration at the annual botanical art show held in London by the Royal Horticultural Society. Their entry received a Group Gold Medal Award. Her artwork has been displayed in juried shows and published in books.
In her day job, Annie writes, edits, and educates the public about the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in Boulder, Colorado, where she’s worked for 19 years. She uses her art and language skills to develop educational and informational materials that translate complex scientific research into more simplified concepts. See examples of her work on www.botangle.net.