Classes now available via Zoom! Check classes page!
Classes now available via Zoom! Check classes page!
Now Available - classes via Zoom! Most of the classes are also available to purchase as a download of the Zoom class and include the detailed handout!
Join me for Wednesdays with Darla for a free stress relief Zentangle class on Facebook Live at 11AM CT every Wednesday during the quarantine at
I'm always adding classes, so if you see something you'd like to take but it isn't listed, or you'd like to see it at a different time, just let me know!
Darla became a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) in October 2011, and has been teaching ever since. She is currently teaching via Zoom. “The Zoom video classes are solely the property of Darla Williamson, a Certified Zentangle Teacher acting with permission from Zentangle, Inc., and may not be copied, recorded or redistributed without the prior written consent of Darla Williamson, CZT and Zentangle, Inc. All Zentangle related trademarks are the sole and exclusive property of Zentangle, Inc., and may not be copied, recorded, reproduced or otherwise used without the express prior written consent of Zentangle, Inc."
This class is available online via Zoom! I have taught a version of this class for many years, but have revamped and updated our garden plants! This is a two week workshop! We will learn to draw the plants in session I, and in Session II we will do a full class on using Tombow Brush markers especially blending the colors. Both classes together are $60 or individual classes are $35 each.Supplies for Session I : Micron pen any size, pencil, and watercolor or mixed media paper if you plan to color in with the Tombow Brush Markers - any paper for practice. Register for the class and I'll send the options for payment to you, the handouts, and the link for the class!
So much fun !
Saturday, September 19 and Saturday, September 26 10AM to 1PM Central Time
This class is available online via Zoom! The Moody Blues class combines the beauty of Zentangle in blue ink on gray paper - so elegant!! In this 3 hour class, we will learn some beautiful tangles to use with blue and black ink on gray, highlighted with white ink and shaded with blue pastel (or chalk pencil). It's gorgeous! $35 includes workbook for the course!
Wednesday, September 30 from 1PM to 4PM Central Time
This class is available live online via ZOOM! This is always one of my favorite classes to teach!! We combine some mixed media techniques, with Zentangle, and bookmaking!! All in one package!! So Much Fun! This will be a four-week series beginning October 6. I will mail to you a packet for the class that will include the long paper, the boards to use as the cover, the cover paper and the workbook for the class. The workbook includes patterns for the sea creatures (and I will send tracing paper), or you can draw your own. We will learn tangles to fill in our sea creatures, some embellishments, then we will learn how to cover our boards to make a cover and attach it to complete our accordion book! So Much Fun!
Tuesdays in October - 6, 13, 20 and 27 at 10AM
$100 includes above mentioned supplies
I'm still working on the details, but this one will be a fun one! Tangled bugs and insects!!
Save the Date!
Saturday, October 17 at 10AM Central Time
This class is available online via Zoom! An introduction of the fun, easy-to-learn and relaxing way of creating beautiful images by using structured patterns known as Zentangle. Register at least 2 weeks in advance of class and I will drop the basic supplies in the mail (continental US) to you - a pen, pencil, shading stump, and a couple of Zentangle tiles (paper). The price is $35.
This class is live online via Zoom, which is easy to use! Gemstones are such fun additions to any drawings you work on! We will learn two quick methods for creating these beauties! One using Pastel Chalk Pencils and another using Inktense Watercolor Pencils. We will set everything off with white ink highlights! . $35 for this approximately 2 1/2 hour class ). Register for class and I'll send the options for payment to you, the supply list, handouts, and the link for the class!
Coming again in November
Zoom is a software program that allows us to meet Live online as a class! I will draw under the document camera just like in the studio and it will be broadcast on your computer. You will be able to ask questions just like we were in the same room together! I will send a link to you in your email inviting you to join the meeting and on the assigned day and time, you will click on the link just before meeting time and it will lead you through installing Zoom on your computer and signing into the meeting. Each class will have a separate meeting link. It's very easy to use! I'll send the details in the class email :)
DUE TO COVID-19 CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE :This is the 6th year we've done the art journal camp for adults! We learn so many mixed media for paper techniques! This year we are going to do Eco Printing, use Baked Texture embossing, and lots of other fun stuff to make scroll books! It will be taught in Birmingham at a location where we can practice social distancing, and will be a Thursday - Monday in October - I'm just waiting on confirmation from the venue. Price will be $375
Throughout the year I teach a number of classes at off site locations that are open to the public, Vestavia Hills Library in the Forest is one location I teach at several times a year. For these classes you will need to register with the host.
Weekly after school classes are based around a method of pattern drawing called Zentangle. It helps develop drawing skills. We also use other media - black and white ink, collage, kirigami.
Emma age 13
"It’s amazing! This is my third year taking classes, I started when I was 11, and I love all of it!"
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Any class that is missed without notification will be charged the full rate. If your child has a commitment come up (band concert, field trip, etc.), if you let me know a week in advance I can adjust the schedule and there will be no charge for that class. If a child is ill and misses class (and you let me know they are ill that day), the first miss per semester will not be charged, but additional misses will be charged at the full rate.
We've made cards and gifts for a lot of different occasions including Valentines's Day, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, and Christmas!
I teach them the tangles and then their imaginations go wild!
Adding mixed media to Zentangle is always a lot of fun! We have used Brush Markers, Paint, Collage, and even dyed scarves!