I love teaching every one of my Zentangle® classes, but my current favorite is my garden on. The designs are fun to create, the development of the garden is natural and free, and the organic patterns are a joy to create. The tanglers seem to enjoy the class as much as I do, or, at least I hope so!
Today's class of six tanglers created amazing secret gardens. We explored a variety of patterns as well as shading and highlighting techniques. I always love how everyone learns the same patterns but puts an individual spin on each one. Didn't they do a beautiful job?
What made the class even more interesting for me was the opportunity I had to test out a piece of teaching equipment from a fellow CZT. Thank you to fellow CZT Susan Nutting for letting me test out her Twirly Whirly Board to teach my class. I loved finally being able to turn my "tile" while teaching as I instruct my students to do. For the first time, I could teach Paradox without getting everyone confused.
Here's the instruction piece I used to guide today's tanglers:
I loved being able to build my tile or piece as everyone else did. It was great to tilt the board when needed to shade or to enhance a section. I used another sheet to demonstrate some different patterns, and it was MUCH easier to be able to turn the board as I would with an actual tile. I think I'm hooked. It's a great product, and I may just have to get one. Thanks, Susan!