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Friday, November 14, 2014

I Have Moved!

After a wonderful and exciting time at my old gallery; I have moved across the corridor to a more spacious and beautiful gallery with enough room to teach my classes. The paintings are now spaced out to the point that some people are seeing them for the first time. I now will be able to have the classroom and my work station set up in the back at all times. And the best part is, wait for it, I have a HUGE storage area in the way back. Come see me before they knock the place down. Suite 2070.







Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gelli Art Plates have arrived

The 6x6 Gelli Art Plates are here.  I just have a few items to finish up and will be ready to start posting classes.  The first class will be learning how to use the Gelli Plate making a whole lot of beautiful papers to be used in your art. I will be posting the days and times and the list of supplies you will need to bring. The other classes will also include how to use the Gelli Plate and will offer show and tell making cards, making mini books,  making collage and, of course, Zentangle. I have 15 Gelli plates available for sale. Of course, if you have already purchased one, bring it along. STAY TUNED!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hello my favorite tanglers and future tanglers. I would like you to stay tuned to my list of classes. I have decided to stretch the imagination using Gelli Art Plates and Zentangle. We will be using the Gelli art plate to create beautiful backgrounds for ZIAs in a four hour class. To see the beauty you can create, click on the link Gelli Art Plate.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014





Had a great day out at Art in bloom in McKinney. Taught 4 mini classes.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

1st Annual Pens and Patterns Zentangle® Show

I am amazed at the beautiful ways people use the Zentangle® Method in their lives. For two days, I have received the entries to my 1st annual Pens and Patterns Zentangle® Show. The amazing creations brought to me are as follows: a delicate mobile, a tribute to recovery, a celebration of survival, turned wooden angels, faces, animals, and such beautiful use of color. I'm glad for judge Suzanne McNeill. I have too much awe in my eyes to pick the "best of" anything. If you are in the area, you really should come by to see this wonderful art.
Rick and Maria, your 3 1/2 inch tile has come a very long way.
May I send out a great big "Thank You" to those who have entered.
If you missed it this year, plan to take part in 2015.  I'm sure it will be even more "awe"mazing!

Saturday, December 28, 2013


Call for Entries

1st Annual Pens and Patterns Zentangle® Show and Sale

February 3rd thru February 28th

Brandi Cooper Studio Suite 2020

Valley View Center at Midtown

13331 Preston Rd, Dallas Texas 75240

Juror: Suzanne McNeill
 

WHEN: February 3 thru February 28th

WHERE: Brandi Cooper Studio, Ste 2020, 13331 Preston Rd, Dallas TX 74240

              Valley View Center at Midtown

WHO: All North Texas CZTs and their students

WHAT: Zentangle® Method Artwork

v Entry fee of  $25 will allow you 3 pieces of Zentangle® art

v All work must be original and completed in the years 2013 and 2014

v No copies or reproductions or photographs

v Artwork will be framed or mounted on a sturdy surface and ready for secure installation

o   D-rings attached to the back and stretched with wire

o   No saw tooth hangers

v Artwork will be judged in the following categories:

o   Best of Show

o   Best use of  Shading

o   Best Monotangle

o   Best use of Color

o   People’s Choice (invite all your friends and family to the reception )

CALENDAR:

v January 30th and 31st Artwork and Entry fee drop-off - between the hours of 2pm and 7pm. (if you cannot make it during these times, call me at 972-897-1561 to set up an EARLIER date and time.)       NO ARTWILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE ABOVE DATES.

v February 8th Reception: from 6:00pm  to 9:00pm.  Refreshments will be available. 

Come, meet other artists, bring your family and invite your friends.

 

CONTACT INFO: Brandi Cooper cell: 972-897-1561 or by email at pensandpatterns@gmail.com  

 

ENTRY FORM (Please copy, paste and print and bring with artwork!)

 

Artists Name___________________________________________________

 

Address _______________________________________________________

 

City, State ZIP __________________________________________________

 

Email____________________________________

Phone: _____________________

 ***************************************************
 
Art Entry:
 

I, _________________________________ wish to submit _____ pieces of artwork.

 

I will have art ready to hang, meaning, there is a WIRE on back of art. (initial________)

I will not hold Brandi Cooper or Brandi Cooper Studio or Valley View Center or their representatives responsible for lost or damage to my art. (initial_________)

I will pick up my art on March 3rd or 4th between the hours of 2pm and 7pm. (initial_________)

I understand that I can submit 3 pieces of art. (initial________)

I submit $25 for up to3 entries.

 

1.

TITLE: _______________________________________________

 

DIMENSIONS: ________________________________________

 

SALE PRICE or NFS: ___________________________________

 

2.

TITLE: _______________________________________________

 

DIMENSIONS: ________________________________________

 

SALE PRICE or NFS: ___________________________________

 

3.

TITLE: _______________________________________________

 

DIMENSIONS: _________________________________________
 
 

SALE PRICE or NFS: ____________________________________
 

 

 

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

 My 9/24/2013 Zentangle Beyond Basics class and their beautiful black tiles.

 My 9/10/2013 Zentangle Basics Class and their beautiful first time tiles

Monday, August 26, 2013

Zentangled Ornament

Practicing tangles on a Christmas ornament.
Will be giving a workshop on this on Nov 1st & 2nd.


Sunday, August 11, 2013

Two Day Zentangle Workshop

A 2 day workshop. August 9th and 10th. Each day started at 10am and ended at 4pm. Four sessions taking in Zentangle 101, 102-I, 102-II and ZIA (see class list for explanation). Taught 24 tangles to 8 students.  Some of them brand new to this beautiful art form. For the ZIAs, we used  two 9x12 Bristol boards, one for the Dallas skyline for Friday homework and one to trace both hands during the last session.
They were quite complimentary on the class, on Zentangle and on me as a teacher.  Wooohooo!
It was a fantastic 2 days. One of the highlights (of which there were many) happened on the first day. They had just learned 6 tangles and were busy applying them to a tile, I announced it was time for lunch and NOBODY MOVED for at least another 15 minutes. They were loving it!
This is the 3rd "class" I have held and after this one.....I am ready for pretty much anything.
Students and Teta ... if you are reading this, please know how much I appreciate YOU for this wonderful experience.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The First Class was Fantastic!

I had 17 people sign up and 21 showed up.  It went really well.  I was told by a few that I am a good teacher. Just what I needed. I even had a student design her own tangle. Another student had purchased some books (which I don't have yet) and I was able to show them around the room.  All in all it was a great first class.  Many of them said they would be attending the second "church" class I will give this Thursday and some voiced interest in the workshop I plan for August.  I'm happy!
I don't have times for other classes yet because I won't be in my new place until after the first of August.
I plan on getting with other artists in the area and creating a sort of walk around workshop in the future. Spend a couple hours with me, then move to the next teacher and learn watercolor or collage or anything they want to share.  There are many opportunities in the mall where I have my studio. Stay tuned.

Friday, July 12, 2013

First Class

Well, tomorrow I give my first Zentangle class.  It is for the Women's Circle at the Center for Spiritual Living in Dallas.  I am both excited and scared.  Best thing about this class is I'm pretty sure I know or have at least already met all of the 17 women who have signed up.
I've been working all morning to make a checklist list, assemble my class kits, make a signup sheet for my workshop in August, practice the tangles I will be teaching, practice some of the words I will be saying, look through the notes I have from Providence, get my for sale items set up and, and, and...
It will all work out, it will all work out, it will all work out. I love to teach, I love to teach, I love to teach. I know my stuff, I know my stuff, I know my stuff. I'M EXCITED!!!!