Unicorn Horns: A Zentangle® Shading Study
Unicorn Horns: A Zentangle® Shading Study

Unicorn Horns: A Zentangle® Shading Study

Unicorn Horns: A Zentangle® Shading Study for Adults

Focus on shading technique while creating a whimsical design. This class specifically focuses on how to shade patterns that are based on a cone or tube shape. Lessons learned with the patterns in this class can be applied to many other Zentangle® patterns with similar shapes.

Unicorn Horns Zentangle Shading study class
Unicorn Horns Zentangle® Shading Study – a two hour technique class

Unicorn Horns Schedule

This class is one-time class that runs for two hours. Upcoming sessions:

  • TBD

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Unicorn Horns Class – What to Expect

We will begin our time together with a mini lesson on sketch pencils, value scales, and shading studies for a cone and a tube. From there, we will practice each pattern individually and apply the concepts we learned from our initial study. We will then use the patterns to create a whimsical design. Students will be invited to combine the patterns however they please, but will also have the option of following my design.

This class is intended for tanglers who are familiar with The Zentangle Method® and the basic concepts. There are many great resources out there – starting with Zentangle HQ – to learn the basics. I also offer two versions of an introductory class: Introduction to Zentangle® and Intro Zentangle & Watercolor.

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The Unicorn Horns Zentangle® Shading Study will cover:

  • NARWAL, SPRINGKLE, and BTL JOOS patterns
  • Tile composition
  • Graphite Pencil Technique, including creating value scales
  • Shading Technique, including a shape studies

This online Zentangle class will be held via Zoom.

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Class Supplies

You’ll need:

  • White Mixed Media Paper (minimum 98lb / 160g) for a shading study and pattern practice
  • One or two White Zentangle® Square tiles (or a piece of Mixed Media paper for your design)
  • Black Micron 01, 02, or PN pen. Alternative: Any fine-tipped art pen such as a Staedtler fine-liner or Sharpie Ultra Fine Point
  • Soft Sketch Pencils in the HB – 10B range – at least 2, but more is better.
  • Tortillon or blending stump. Alternatives: Q-tip or tightly rolled paper towel
  • Optional: Black Micron 08 or similar thicker tip art pen

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Classroom Information & Policies

Zoom links will be emailed to you before class. The class will be recorded and you’ll have access to that recording for 7 days after the class. Also, at the conclusion, you will be provided with reference materials for the patterns we created.

In our time together, I will create a judgement-free zone. There are no mistakes in Zentangle! That means that each participant can go at their own pace and ability. I will encourage everyone to experiment and see what works for them.

Studio class cancellation policies can be found here.

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