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June 2018 Dates
All Inclusive Big Bear Lake Zentangle Retreats in Southern California

June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14: Tangle-Inspired Botanicals Workshop
&
June 20 , 21, 22, 23, 24, 25: Moving Forward Workshop

Mooka in Black by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2014Mooka in Black by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2014

Big Bear Lake
Big Bear Lake
Mountain Retreat Vista at Big Bear Lake
View from Cabin Deck
Sunset & Clouds Rolling In Over the Mountain

June 2018
Big Bear Zentangle "All-Inclusive Retreats" Retreats

SMALL CLASS SIZE:
Limited to 8-10 students for a small hands-on class environment.

All Inclusive Includes:

  • 25+ hours of Workshop Instruction
  • 30 minute One-on-One portfolio review with Sharla Hicks
  • Included: Workshop supplies, bring your black micron pigma pens and color fine line pens.
  • Moving Forward Classes will have a seperate supply list
  • Power Point Slide Lectures
  • Well stocked Mixed Media Studio and Eco-Dyeing Supplies
  • Lodging & meals.
  • BRING: Yourself ready to play for 4.5 exciting days and a few black pigma pens!


Cover, Tangle-Inspired Botanicals by Sharla R. Hicks

$1150: Tangle-Inspired Botanicals: Dancing with Petals and Leaves
OR
$995
with Early Bird Sign before April 1

June 2018 Saturday to Thursday Dates:

June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

Workshop facilitator: Sharla R. Hicks artist, author of Tangle-Inspired Botanicals. Certified Zentangle Teacher, Mentor

Sharla's instruction introduces the fundamental tangles that easily evolve and morph using familiar step-by-step strokes into botanicals moving them each to a unique botanical of your making. Personalize your work via power point presentations, and hands-on exercises that explore enhancers, framers, textures, shade, shadow, color, design, and composition.

At the retreat there is an open art studio with mixed media and an eco-dyeing supplies to explore developing unique one-of-a-kind backgrounds that will inspire tangled florals, bouquets, land and sea scapes, shapes, and forms. Exercises and instruction simplify the color essentials of value, warm, and cool into a few magical, yet very strategic, color choices.

You will leave with handouts for additional guidance at home, a filled journal and completed tiles, an extensive set of color and mixed media backgrounds to continue playing with at home, and a (3) month membership in a Facebook group that offers mentoring and encouragement to help keep you on track after leaving the retreat.

CLICK HERE for more information on the Dancing with Petals and Leaves workshop

June 9, 2018: Saturday Arrival Time Noon to 3:30 PM
NOTE: Instruction begins at 4 PM, with evening dinner, and introduction show & share to begin bonding with fellow students.
NOTE Optional: $50 Shuttle Pickup round trip
from Ontario Airport arrivals in early afternoon, 1:30 to 2:00 pm depending on flight time. Two hour ride up the mountain to retreat center. (Shuttle ride is 1.5 hours up the mountain.)
Sunday to Wednesday:
Instruction, Lectures, and Mixed Media Art Studio
Departure June 14, 2018, Thursday:
Ends 11:30 AM. Morning will include breakfast, instruction wrap up, mixed media open studio with shuttle leaving the mountain at 11:30, it is a two hour ride to the Ontario airport so make flights after 2:30 pm if possible.

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  • Questions: Call Soft Expressions & ask for Sharla
    714-630-7414 or Toll Free 888-545-8616
    or email: info@SharlaHicks.com

Chef is Diana Hudson CZT
Le Cordon Bleu Trained

  • Offering a culinary experience giving you an array of delicious food for every meal and snack time.
  • Save room for dessert!
  • Coffee, Herbal Tea, Juice, Infused Water: NOTE: bring your own soda
  • Treats, Snacks, & Drinks available 24 hours a day.

Lodging

  • 2 mountain cabins with individual beds in shared rooms
  • Location is on the edge of National Forest land with quiet, open spaces
  • Free WiFi can be sketchy so may want to use your smart phones for email and online browsing.

Extra Amenities

  • There will be a mini store with mixed media and Zentangle supplies available for purchase.

  • Sit and enjoy the zen-ambiance of early summer or fall mountain air on comfy seating on the large decks and enjoy mountain views, open forest lands.

  • Opportunity to experience Big Bear Lake with an early morning or evening boat ride.

  • Close by trails for mountain walks, hiking and other recreational activities.

$1050: Intermediate to Advanced Tangled Expressions Retreat:
Moving Forward and Finding Your Story

OR
$995
with Early Bird Sign before April 1

Explore modern day Illumination using tangling, repetitive patterning, collage, personal imagery, character personas, shape, form, background, and gold leaf exploration to develop a personal story or message in your art.

June 2018 Wednesday to Sunday Dates:
June 20 , 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

Suggested Attendees: Tanglers looking to advance their personal style and art, CZTs, Alumni, and Attendees from Sharla Hicks & Beckah Krahula Retreats & Classes

Workshop facilitators: Sharla R. Hicks & Beckah Krahula are Artists, Authors, Certified Zentangle Teachers, and Mentors who understand the struggle of artists looking to improve their work and their eagerness to learn the fundamentals to allow them to soar.

Sharla and Beckah have a similar ideology when it comes to art and find that team teaching offers students the best from each of them.

Books authored by Sharla & Beckah
Sharla: Tangle-Inspired Botanicals
Beckah: One Zentangle a Day, A 6-week Course in Creative Drawing
Tangled Journey, Exploring the Far Reaches of Tangle Drawing
500 Tangled Artworks, A Showcase of Inspired Illustrated Designs
Cover, Tangle-Inspired Botanicals by Sharla R. HicksOne Zentangle a Day by Beckah Krahula 500 Tangled Art Works compiled by Beckah Krahula Tangle Journey by Beckah Krahula

Wednesday Arrival Time: Noon to 3:30 PM,
instruction begins at 4 PM,
dinner, and evening exercise that will begin your journey of developing a theme for retreats 11" x 14" project that reflects your personal vision.
NOTE Optional $50 round trip Shuttle Pickup
at Ontario Airport flight arrivals in early afternoon, 1:30 to 2:00 pm depending on flight time. (Shuttle ride is 1.5 hours up the mountain.)

Thursday to Sunday:
Instruction, Lectures, and Mixed Media Art Studio.

Leave Monday:
Ends 11:30 AM. Morning will include breakfast, instruction wrap up, open mixed media art studio with shuttle back to Ontario Airport leaving the mountain at 11:30.

Moving Forward: Modern Illuminated Story: Explore Antiquity for the Modern Artist using tangling, metal point, paint pot pen, mixed media, collage, personal imagery, character and theme development.

Each day will include exercises to develop a frameable, 11" x 14" piece of art using your own modern day illuminated story to develop meaningful imagery "without" words while exploring new tools and techniques to develop a rich layered and pigmented backgrounds.

You will explore new expressive tangles, botanicals, and character abstraction. Exercises will guide your themed project as you incorporate personal imagery, eco-dyed shapes and form, develop people and animal characters, botanicals, land and seascapes, shapes and form, and create and use your "own" tangled stencils cut with a Silhouette Cutting Machine to enhance backgrounds, while exploring metal point, mixed media, acrylic, precious metals, gold leafing, color pens and pencils, and more to develop rich shapes and forms using your personal artist voice.

You will leave with a finished or close to finished large sized piece, 11" x 14", handouts for additional guidance at home and membership in a (3) month Facebook group that offers mentoring and encouragement to help keep you on track after leaving the retreat.

NOTE: Scroll down to find Registration below description.


bullet $175 Optional Early Bird Classes for Moving Forward Students
Tangle-Inspired Botanicals or Metal Point

Fee is all inclusive with meals and room/board.

New to the Sharla's method of Tangle-Inspired Botanicals or Beckah's Metal Point techniques or want a refresher? Attend the optional early bird class.

Attend Early Bird Class Tuesday & Wednesday June 19 & 20
:
2-day Workshop with Sharla Hicks &/or Beckah Krahula

Tuesday, June 19, 2018:
NOTE: Arrive Monday afternoon. fee includes light meals & room and board
Sharla Hicks Workshop: Introduction to Dancing with Petals and Leaves Botanicals & Mixed Media
OR
Beckah Krahula: Introduction to Beginning Metal Point and Tangling

Beckah & Sharla
Wednesday, June 20, 2018:
Introduction to Mixed Media Backgrounds using Alcohol Inks, Watercolor, and Monoprinting while learning to see and develop tangles, characters, shapes, forms, botanicals, and more.

NOTE: Scroll down to find Registration below description.

Big Bear Lake Retreat, Zenspirational Botanicas, Dancing with Petals and Leaves
Mountain Retreat Back Deck

Play Space at Big Bear Zenspirational Botanical Retreat

Workshop Space

Mooka in Gold and Monoprint Florals by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, Copyright 2015
Mixed Media and Tangle-Inspired Botanicals

 


The Cabin at Big Bear Lake Retreat, Zenspirational Botanicas, Dancing with Petals and Leaves
Mountain Retreat Front Deck

Table Presentation at Big Bear Lake Retreat, Zenspirational Botanicas, Dancing with Petals and Leaves
Unique Presentation at Each Meal

Lunch is served at Big Bear Lake Retreat, Zenspirational Botanicas, Dancing with Petals and Leaves
Lunch is Served by Diana, our Le Cordon Bleu Chef

Desert at Big Bear Lake Retreat, Zenspirational Botanicas, Dancing with Petals and Leaves
Dessert Time

Introducing Sharla Hicks, Artist, Author, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT 5 & 11)

Sharla trained under Zentangle® Founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher aka CZT in 2011 & 2013. CZT training and the daily practice of Zentangle has had a profound effect on her discipline as an artist, her creative abilities, rekindled her love of teaching and most profoundly has guided her toward her own Artistic Voice. Sharla crosses the boundaries of expressive artist, writer, painter, quilter, fiber, textile, mixed media, watercolor, collage, printmaking and more. Her current focus is offering the gift of Zentangle to others through lectures, workshops, and retreats.

Sharla brings 40 years of expertise in using the sewing machine, pen, pencil, brush, paints, pastels, and watercolor, acrylics, alcohol inks bundled into a mixed media package to teach design, color, and Zentangle. From 1980 to present Sharla has taught Zentangle, free motion embroidery, exotic threads embellishment by machine, traditional and innovative quilting from the basics of piecing, appliqué, free motion machine quilting to innovative quilt design and how to use color as a design element to produce innovative works.

Today as a Certified Zentangle Teacher, Sharla infuses art background and training with her expertise in design fundamentals and color with the Zentangle basics and beyond as she facilitates the journey her students are on in their search for their personal Zentangle voice to create exciting new mixed media Zentangle Inspired Art pieces.

Introducing Beckah Krahula, Artist, Author, Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT 5)

Beckah Krahula’s philosophy on life has always been, “Keep creating, it will change your world.”  

A mixed media artist, award-winning and best-selling author, product designer/developer and maker, Beckah has taught in the U.S. and internationally.  Beckah started practicing Zentangle in 2008 and was certified as a Zentangle teacher in 2011. Guiding her students to think and create 'outside the box' and imparting the skills, knowledge, and confidence to succeed are part of Beckah’s strong, surefooted teaching style.  

Mooka Blues by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2014Florals in Watercolor by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, Copyright 2014

What Students are saying about the retreat:

Kathy Dudek, CZT:

  • I was fortunate to sign up for the retreat with Sharla. It was amazing, from 9 or 10 in the morning til 9 or 10 at night. The only thing we really had to bring were our pens. If you get the chance to take her botanical series, you should sign up immediately. I grew so much in my tangling, the gourmet meals were incredible, and the sharing was so wonderful. This retreat was of the highest quality, and I've attended 18 years of retreats both in tangling and also polymer clay. My husband (a CZT too) and I plan to attend next year. Sharla put her heart and soul to make this a grand event. Ps her husband and Diana (a CZT chef) outdid themselves. Many, many thanks.

Print Plate ready for the press at Big Bear Zenspirational Botanical RetreatSharing with new friends at Big Bear Zenspirational Botanical Retreat

The Zenscape by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2014Floral on Gray by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher copyright 2013

A Rose is a Rose by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher Copyright 2013Fantasy Seascape by Sharla R. Hicks, Certified Zentangle Teacher, copyright 2014

 


Registration OPENS January 14, 2018

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Please Read >>>>:
Sharla Hicks CZT Big Bear Dancing with the Petals and Leaves Zentangle Retreats are for those looking for a relaxed, inspiring environment to continue on their Zentangle Journey while enjoying the comradry of fellow tanglers.
  • YES I have Zentangle Experience.
    NOTE: The assumption is each student has some Zentangle experience and:

  • Wants to learn more about creating Zenspirational Botanicals.
  • Wants to take Zentangle to the next level with enhancers that elevate each piece.
  • Wants to find their own Zentangle style and artistic voice
  • Wants to create Mixed Media backgrounds for Zentangle Inspired Art.
  • Wants to learn more about color selection and design
  • Wants to learn alternate shading methods using pastel penciils, color pencils, watercolor pencils, colored pens, gelly roll pens and more.


Please answer the following questions and select Retreat choice below

  I am a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher)
  I have taken Zentangle Classes from a Certified Zentangle Teacher
  I have taken Workshops with Sharla Hicks or Beckah Krahula
  I learned Zentangle from books, videos, online, and other resources

Select Retreat Dates
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or Paid in Full:

Tangle-Inspired Botanicals
Dancing with Petals and Leaves
Saturday to Thursday Dates:
2018 June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14,:

Tangle-Inspired Botanicals
$995 Early Bird Sign up
Pay in Full
After April $1150
Tangle-Inspired Botanicals
$497.50 Early Bird Deposit
After April 1, $1150
Tangle-Inspired Botanicals
Early Bird Registration before April 1 Final Payment Due May 15
$497.50
Tangle-Inspired Botanicals
$575 Final Payment for $1150 Registration Due May 15
Tangle-Inspired Botanicals
Mailing Check for Full Payment or Deposit by due dates above.

Intermediate to Advanced
Tangled Expressions Retreat
Moving Forward & Finding Your Story & Artistic Voice
Dates: June 20 , 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Wednesday to Sunday:

Moving Forward
2018 June, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
$995 Paid in Full
Moving Forward
2018 June, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
$497.50 Early Bird Deposit
After April 1: $575
Moving Forward
$497.50 Final Payment Due May 15
$575 Movinging Forward
$575 Final Payment for $1150 Registration Due May 15
Moving Forward
Mailing Check for Full Payment or Deposit by due dates above.

Please Read Refund Policy
and Select YES
:

Yes, I have read the Refund Policy:

REFUND POLICY
  1. 90 day cancellation, 100% refund
  2. 45 day cancellation: 65% refund
  3. 30 days cancellation: 50% refund
  4. 10 days cancellation: 33% refund
  5. If for any unforeseen reason the class is cancelled by Sharla Hicks or Soft Expressions, you will be issued a full refund.
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$50 Shuttle Service: I will be flying and will schedule my flight to arrive on Thursday before Noon and IF POSSIBLE leave after 5 or 6 PM on Sunday so that I can use the round trip shuttle service offered by Soft Expressions (Sharla's online business)
I will be flying and will arrange my own transportation to Big Bear. Map and Address sent with later announcements to retreat attendees.
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