Mindful Art: Zen Doodle Watercolor Workshop

1.5-Hour Workshop

$20 per session

  • Experienced teacher

  • High-quality instruction with handouts

  • Classes currently held on Zoom

  • A 50% refund will be given to a student who cancels their registration before the first class. Please read our terms of service for more information. 

  • Please email the instructor @ sasha@artworksmichgian.com to register for the multi-session discount.

close up of several colorful zen doodle drawings

Join us for this inspiring series of workshops or just one workshop! Sasha, an educator, artist, and color connoisseur, will guide you through various slow-drawing exercises to boost your design confidence and expand your knowledge of art as a mindful practice. Zen Doodle (or Tangle) is known to many artists and craftivists to create structured designs by drawing various patterns. Some people call it slow-drawing because of its mindful nature.

Whatever you want to call it, the result is a calming, relaxing, and satisfying process of drawing with pen and watercolor to create remarkable small pieces that can become greeting cards, bookmarks, or texture swatches for larger paintings. This workshop will be a delicious hors-d’oeuvre for your watercolor mindful painting practice! Join our creative community! New designs are introduced every week.

Suggested Materials: (Students supply their materials)

  • 9×12 high-grade student Watercolor Paper Pad (like Canson’s XL)
  • Watercolor (tube or cake) with a basic pallet (warm and cool reds, blues, yellows, and your other favorites. WHAT YOU HAVE WILL BE FINE – even a student grade PRANG watercolor oval eight (do not get anything washable).
  • A round or flat watercolor brush (I use Artist Loft Vienna or Winsor Newton University series 233, but any brand is fine)
  • A black permanent ink pen (I use a fine sharpie or Uni-ball Signo Broad – but what you have is fine)
  • Two jars of water, some paper towel or a rag, and your imagination
  • Fine sharpies, or gel-pens, or metallic and white Uniball pens are optional.