A new workshop, The Secret Garden of Zentangle: Botanicals, will be offered at Appalachian Arts Center on Thursday, July 28th from 5:30-8:30pm. Instructor Kat van Rooyen will teach participants a wide variety of botanical "tangles" or deliberate, repetitive marks that build together to form structured patterns. From this newly acquired vocabulary of tangles, each participant will create their own "secret garden." Zentangle is an easy to learn, relaxing, and fun way to make beautiful images and can be used as "a form of meditation, allowing the creator to enter a state of relaxed focus and creativity, providing an increased sense of personal well-being along with artistic satisfaction. "
The workshop is limited to 12 participants, so make sure to register early to reserve your spot. The cost of the workshop is $35 and includes all supplies. Payments must be received in advance to hold a spot, and can be made via credit card by calling the Arts Center at 276-596-9188, or by stopping by the Center during regular business hours: Tuesday- Friday: 12-6pm; and Saturday: 10am-6pm. Appalachian Arts Center, a part of Southwest Virginia Community College, is located in the ‘Old Archie Helton Store’ on Rt. 19, 2.5 miles south of Claypool Hill.