Thursday, June 6, 2019

Tangle Island Victoria Was a Success!

We all had a wonderful time last weekend at Tangle Island Victoria at the McTavish Art Academy!

The McTavish is such a great facility.....  we had plenty of space to move about, do our eco-dying outside in the sunshine, and sit comfortably inside two to a table. Jerryann and I both think it will be a great venue for future classes.

All our students loved the eco-dying process! We had so much fun picking plants and leaves for our eco packages.  Thanks go out to everyone who brought goodies from their garden.




After drying all our beautifully eco-printed pages, we made little Bitty Bookz (thanks to Chris Titus for a great tutorial!)

Such great eco-impressions!

The smoke bush makes great deep blue/grey prints.


Bitty Bookz with eco-printed covers.
We also learned fun techniques using watercolour pencils. I know I am looking forward to playing with these techniques all summer!


And then Jerryann spoiled us again by introducing us all to Tessellations!  So many possibilities!



Thank you to all students for making teaching so easy and enjoyable.  We'll see some of you in two weeks at Tangle Island in Parksville.

Nancy and Jerryann

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Announcing Tangle Island 2019 in Victoria BC!


We are pleased to present a 
Tangle Island 2019 in Victoria BC 
(North Saanich near the Ferry and Airport) 
at the McTavish Art Centre 
June 1-2, 2019.


Celebrate with nature based art works, 
creating handmade eco-dyed papers, 
crafting them into your own tangled journal.  Explore fabulous feathers 
on natural backgrounds and 
other mixed media projects.





Come and join in the fun, and indulge your creative self!

The Tangle Island Store will be available as always with a variety of Zentangle supplies, pens, paper, twinks, handmade journals and other art work and supplies.




Check out the registration page for information and payment options. Once you register, you will receive an invitation to our Facebook page for further information and updates, and a chance to see and be seen and get to know the group. Please be aware space is limitedalthough we do offer a waiting list.


Check out the accommodations and transportation information if needed.


See you all in June!

Friday, January 18, 2019

Tangle Island 2019 - Parksville



2019 Registration is now open

June 22-23 at the MacMillan Arts Centre
Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC Canada.

Zentangle goes VINTAGE! ……
Take a step into the past…..
With period projects that will bring to mind antique lace, your grandmother’s tea set
and the formal manners of days gone by….

Come and join in the fun, and indulge your creative self!
The workshop is two full days, (Saturday and Sunday June 22 & 23) however if possible we would love it if you could join us on the Friday 21st evening for a meet and greet time of fellowship. (We pick a nice venue that serves appies and wine if you are so inclined)

Saturday night we often make reservations somewhere for those who still want to schmooze over dinner, while others prefer some down time), and then we open the Centre for optional evening tangling and sharing. 

The Tangle Island Store will be available as always with a variety of Zentangle supplies, pens, paper, twinks, handmade journals and other art work and supplies.

Check out the registration page for information and payment options. 

Once you register, you will receive an invitation to our Facebook page for further information and updates, and a chance to see and be seen and get to know the group. Please be aware space is limitedalthough we do offer a waiting list.

Don't know what Zentangle is but think this looks like a lovely way to spend a weekend? (It is!!!)  Just take an introduction to Zentangle class prior to attending.  Teachers are easy to find in any area of the world, thru the Zentangle.com website, or locally.  Please check with the teaching schedules of Jerryann Haggart at Tangled Artistry, Nancy Dawes at I Teach Tangling.  Or try a CZT in your area such as Rhonda Roy at A Tangling Life (Parskville), Barb Round (Campbell River), or Natasha Dash (Vancouver area).

See you in June!


Monday, January 7, 2019


We are very excited to announce that we will have two Tangle Island dates in 2019!  One workshop will be held in Victoria and the other in our traditional location of Parksville at the MacMillan Art Centre.

Dates and registration information is coming soon!  Stay tuned!

Nancy and Jerryann

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Look Who's Coming to Tangle Island in June 2018

We are so excited to bring you new workshops and fun projects this June at the 4th annual Tangle Island Retreat.  We are now full and taking a waiting list. Check out who's coming this year.....

Jaki Ayton, Fanny Bay
Barb Bradley, Calagary AB
Jan Brandt, CZT, Reno NV
Marie Browning, CZT, Victoria
Michelle Currie, Parksville
Natasha Dash, CZT, Vancouver
Sherrie Dupont, CZT, Victoria
Anna Houston, CZT, Armstong
Sue Hoy, Parksville
Emily Huang, Surrey
Kristi Jukes, Campbell River
Andrea Kennedy, Qualicum Beach
Deirdre Laforest, Erington
Liz Laforest, Ladysmith
Cilka LaTrace, Black Creek
Sandi McLean, Parksville
Roberta Nelson, Campbell River
Linda Van Strien, Victoria
Caroline Vanslyke, CZT, Victoria

We are now full and taking a waiting list.  We look forward to seeing you all in June!

Tangle Island Team


Monday, February 5, 2018

2018
Registration is now open

June 16-17, 2018

at the MacMillan Arts Centre
Parksville, Vancouver Island, BC Canada.

We have a full schedule of amazing NEW workshops for you this year!

Do you like to garden? Do you take quiet walks on the beach or in the woods enjoying the bounty of nature and collect fallen leaves and flowers?  One of our projects this year is eco-dying tiles and paper with all sorts of leaves, twigs, moss and rusty bits, then exploring tangle techniques on the resulting beautiful paper.  This is an amazing process that you can repeat at home to create spectacular art pieces or fashion into a booklet showcasing your work.





Another class focuses on the soft and subtle art of Subtractive Tangling…
And then again… there is playing with colour to a tangler’s delight…
We love to surprise and delight you…

So treat yourself, come and join us…Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17, 2018.
 We also invite you to the Centre on Saturday Evening for optional tangling and fellowship time. The Tangle Island Store will be available with a variety of Zentangle supplies, pens, paper, handmade journals and Twinkling H2Os….

Check out the registration page for information and payment options. Once you register, you will be invited to our Facebook page for further plans and communications and a chance to get to know the group. Please be aware space is limited, although we do offer a waiting list. 

If you are new to Zentangle, please take a beginners class prior to attending. To do this check with the teaching schedules of Jerryann Haggart at Tangled Artistry, Nancy Dawes at I Teach TanglingOr try a CZT in your area such as Rhonda Roy at A Tangling Life (Parskville), Barb Round (Campbell River), or Natasha Dash (Vancouver area).



We will be waiting to welcome you for a lovely tangle time away this June.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Tangle Island Registration Open for June 10-11, 2017

2017 Tangle Island Workshops are planned for June 10-11, 2017.  Registration is now open and available for your convenience.  This year we have a number of payment options so be sure to check out the registration page for all the information and options.


We will be learning zen quilling, doing some fun lettering with the parallel pen and other fun surprises.

Jerryann and I have a full schedule of amazing NEW classes for you this year.  Workshops are at the MacMillan Arts Centre from 9:30 to 4:30 both days as well as a short time before and after for sales and clean-up.  We also have the Centre open on Saturday evening for anyone who would like extra Tangle and hang-out time.

Once you register, you will be invited to our Facebook page for further communications and a chance to get to know your fellow students.

If you are new to Zentangle and need to take a beginners class, Rhonda has a class scheduled Friday night at the Centre.  Please register directly with Rhonda at A Tangling Life.

We are both looking forward to seeing you all again in June!

Nancy and Jerryann