Designing Celtic Knots NEW!
Sunday, April 9, 1-4pm
Instructor: Annie Reiser
Celtic Knots are ancient, interlaced geometric patterns that have no visible beginning or end. The knots, which are rich in symbolism, are most often associated with Ireland and Christianity. However, similar patterns are found in cultures and art around the world. Many designs exist, each with its own meaning. The spiral knot, for example, symbolizes eternal life; the shield knot represents protection. A favorite of ours is the Celtic Sailor’s Knot, which is two knots intertwined to form one. Simple to tie, it’s a knot that grows stronger with time and under pressure. Annie Reiser, botanical illustrator and Certified Zentangle® Teacher, will show you how to use a dot grid to design a Celtic knot. You’ll practice the basics on the pattern she supplies, then will draw a more polished version and complete it using transfer, shading, and embellishment techniques. In addition to your finished piece, you’ll leave class having learned the secret of creating interwoven, intricate patterns so that you can create more on your own.
Please bring the following optional materials for class:
Favorite drawing pencil, colored pencils, and a sketch or notebook.
Annie Reiser has returned to what feeds her soul - art. Years ago she earned degrees in both German and art. Family and career took her down other pathways, but 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's a graduate of the Denver Botanic Gardens School of Botanical Art and Illustration, where she teaches part-time. She's also an active member of the Rocky Mountain Society of Botanical Artists and the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators. Annie is a certified Zentangle(R) teacher (CZT) and "zentangles" daily. Her artwork has been displayed in juried shows and published in books. See more at http://www.botangle.net.