Thursday, 16 May 2019

June 2019 School Holidays Class Schedule

We have moved into our new studio! Our studio is located just a short walk from Clarke Quay MRT.
33A Hong Kong StreetSingapore 059672
We have all of our June classes already planned out. You can view them all via this link. We have a whole line up of craft classes that I'll leave you to explore. However, here are some of the classes that I'd like to highlight...

Zentangle Crash Course - for Kids Aged 7 to Adult

Make the best of the school holidays. Learn how to create your own Zentangle art. This crash course has the same content as our weekly classes, but you'll get to breeze through it in four days instead of a month. Parents and grandparents are welcome to join the class with their children/grandchildren. Materials will be provided for the course. All you have to bring is your creativity and an openness to learn.

Note: For a limited time only, adults pay the same special fee.

Available sessions for this school holiday program are:
(Tuesdays to Fridays. Pick one session only.)

Session One: 4 to 7 June 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Session Two: 11 to 14 June 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Session Three: 18 to 21 June 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Session Four: 25 to 28 June 2019, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Price: $160 for one session of four classes

Weekly Classes - Fridays or Saturdays

If you've already taken our Zentangle 101 class, this program is perfect for you to continue your mindfulness practice. Each week, we will go through a new tangle project and you will learn different techniques every session. Advanced techniques will be taught during this course. For example: working with colours, full-page drawings in a sketchbook, Zendalas, drawing gemstones, etc.

Payment is made per class, so you can attend class according to your preferred schedule.

Do note that the prerequisite for this course is that you must have taken a Zentangle 101 class from a Certified Zentangle Teacher, prior to registration. 

Friday Sessions for June 2019:
Week One - 7 June 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Week Two - 14 June 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Week Three - 21 June 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Week Four - 28 June 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday Sessions for June 2019:
Week One - 8 June 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Week Two - 15 June 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Week Three - 22 June 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Week Four - 29 June 2019, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Price: $55 per class

Debbie's Tea & Tangle Tuesdays

Debbie New made a great post on what Tea and Tangle sessions will be like... what to expect... what to bring... You can read all about it on this blog post.


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Thursday, 9 May 2019

We've moved into our studio!

  Yesterday, Debbie New and I moved into our new studio. It is located a short walk away from Clarke Quay MRT station, at 33A Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059672.

  It was a rainy day, but the weather did not dampen our spirits.

    The studio has two rooms- a classroom and an office. Most of the furniture delivered yesterday were for the office. Here's the view from our office.

  The delivery staff from IKEA helped assemble all of our shelves and tables at lightning speed.

  From a mess of boxes and furniture parts...


  To a wonderfully set-up office space.


  The ceiling in our office is very high, and a lot of light comes in through the high windows.

  I'll be sitting on the table that is nearer to the door.

   The chairs for the classroom were also delivered yesterday. However, we have yet to get small tables for the students... So I'll probably make another update on a later date once that room is ready.

  I'm now slotting in classes for the June school holidays. We can't wait to start teaching in this beautiful space that we now call our own.

  Until next time, keep tangling!

You spin my head right round', right round'...

  Last month's weekly classes at Toa Payoh Central Community Club were awesome. It was a small class of five students. This month, we've doubled in numbers and are a very full class of ten students. Woohoo!

  Here's the mosaic we had for April's first class. My idea was that the quarter circles would link up to make full circles...


  But then some of the students found that they could be linked in more creative ways!

  Here's another class we did. It was inspired by the full moon mosaic.

  My lovely friend, Debbie New, celebrated her birthday in April. I made this Zendala as a gift to her.



  I also created a smaller Zendala featuring my tangle "Eternity".

  In other news, Debbie and I have started selling pet collar charms to raise funds for a good cause. We will be donating a part of the profits to an organisation that helps foster kittens in Singapore. We deliver worldwide! If you'd like to find out more, you can click this link.

  Inspired by the blings, I created these two bookmarks:


  Lastly, I completed a swap on swap bot. I almost only completed it half-way. Bad habit from creating too many tiles for Travelling Tangles Project. hahaha

  The postcard features "Cabbit". :>



Monday, 6 May 2019

Charlotte is ten months old!

  She's such a big girl now.




  My mum made us matching flower crowns.



  Fishball cheeks.



  With her Papa.

  This one's my current phone's lock screen wallpaper.


  She's sticking her tongue out, too!


  Debbie's husband, Daniel, said that she looks like Agnes from the movie, "Despicable Me". hehe

  And that's your ray of sunshine for the week. Much love till' next time.

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Ain't about that ba-bling, ba-bling

  Debbie New and I are selling collar charms! They're a simple, elegant accessory for your pet's collar and are made with heavy duty stainless surgical steel components. The gemstone itself is electroplated glass and comes in ten different colours. Each charm also comes with a jump ring (select from two sizes 15mm or 16mm).

  If you'd like to see the colours (and perhaps place an order), you can visit this link.



  Onwards to other tangle-y things. I created a series of feather art works as examples for the last weekly class of this month. I might teach this as a stand-alone class sometime in the future.... With the whole process of creating the watercolour backgrounds, the feathers, and shading.




  I've also been toying with the idea of using flowers in my Zentangle art. Here's the first:


  Some more watercolour tiles, with gemstones...




  And some flower-y tangles...



  As always, if you create something similar to what I've done, I would absolutely LOVE to see it. Tag me in things that you post. I'm havepen_willdraw on Instagram.

  Much love till' next time.


Friday, 26 April 2019

Step-Outs to Lola

  "Lola" stands for "Lots of Love, Always". It's also a nickname for "Charlotte". So yes, it was a tangle that I named after my daughter, Charlotte. :)





  I know there are pencil guides in the step-outs, but you can definitely draw Lola without the guides... It's just that it's easier to have Lola fit into a shape with the pencil guides.

  When I create more tiles with this tangle and post them to my blog, they will be found here.

  If you use this tangle to create something, tag me in your post. It makes me so happy to see other people's creations. You can find me on Instagram @havepen_willdraw. Happy tangling!

Saturday, 20 April 2019

A hoard of swaps.

  Alrighty! I'm back, just as I promised... With another post filled with inspiration.

  And please, if you create something similar to what I've done, I would absolutely LOVE to see it. Tag me in things that you post. I'm havepen_willdraw on Instagram.

  I love doing this "white-out" method, where you draw the tangles and then colour the background with watercolours/coloured pencils to make it seem like your tangles are coloured white... It's such a cool effect that is so easy to do.

  A tiny Bijou as a warm up for the day.

  Watercolour on a Zendala. The gemstone and shading was done using Derwent Coloursoft coloured pencils.

And onwards to some Travelling Tangles Project tiles. Here's a tile sent by Janet Day. She did the background colours and the flower. I added a Bijou tile in the background a-la Debbie New's "Whatz-Itz" method. More shading and colours were added with a mix of watercolours and coloured pencils.


  This one was an orange tile sent in from Sabrina. I added some flowers (whose name I forgot) and gold paint.


From ├ůsa Vading. The background was done using distressed inks. Then Asa added “Birds on a Wire” and “Henna Drum”.


I auraed what she drew, then added “Lanie” to the ribbon and “Diva Dance Rock and Roll Simplified” to the background. I finished it all by adding shading with Polychromos coloured pencils.

Really happy with how this turned out.


  I don't have the before picture to this tile, but Kat van Rooyen drew the Rixty and I finished the rest using Debbie New's "Whatz-Itz" method... I'm not sure about the colour scheme but it's always great to try new things.


  And finally, a 3Z tile from Debbie New herself. She did the background colours; I added the rest. 3Zs are so tiny! You add one or two tangles, and that's all the space there is. hahaha. Shading was done using Polychromos coloured pencils.


  Fantastic week, it's been.

  Maybe I'll see you again next week, too?