Fun with Doodles
Two Library Programs

Starry Night and Playful Peacock

SUMMARY
These two programs celebrate the art of the doodle! As a calligrapher, I use doodles all the time in my work, so when I introduce this program, I talk with the participants about patterns and how calligraphers use them. Or, some today call it Zentangle. I’m not certified in Zentangle and won’t use that in the description. (One of the founders of Zentangle is a calligrapher.)

Can be either a 60 or 90-minute program:
Cost for 60-minute: $150
Cost for 90-minute: $175
There is an additional fee if it is recorded.

Materials fee varies based on format.

Class size:
Online, up to the library.
In-person, 20 participants. 

In-person classes do have an additional travel fee of $0.55 per mile from my studio in North Granby, Connecticut, to the class location and back.

Starry Night

DETAILS

60-MINUTE PROGRAM
Fee: $150
If I am providing materials, cost is $10. Participants do not keep the pens.

Participants will create a black and white doodle art inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s famous painting, Starry Night.

Materials:

  • Doodle Idea handouts created by Debby Reelitz (digital files)
  • Pencil
  • Writing Instrument. Pigma Graphic 1 “bullet”      (NOT chisel)
    Pigma offers a lot of variations. This is the specific one I prefer for students. It won’t bleed when wet.
  • https://www.jerrysartarama.com/pigma-micron-graphic-pens
  • A nice piece of drawing paper, approximately 8×10”. A nice cotton resume paper also works well. For the Starry Night theme, the paper will be blank.

90-MINUTE PROGRAM
Fee: $175
If I am providing materials, cost is $15. Participants do not keep the pens.

Participants start by creating a black and white doodle like above, then using watercolors to add color to their project.

Materials for the 90-minute:

  • Doodle Idea handouts created by Debby Reelitz (digital files)
  • Writing Instrument. Pigma Graphic 1 “bullet”      (NOT chisel)
    Pigma offers a lot of variations. This is the specific one I prefer for students. It won’t bleed when wet.
    https://www.jerrysartarama.com/pigma-micron-graphic-pens
  • A piece of high-quality watercolor paper. I’m a big fan of Arches Hot Press watercolor. 90 lb weight is wonderful. A full sheet of 22×30 Arches watercolor paper can be cut into 6 pieces approximately 7.5 x 10″
  • Watercolor paints. Some people have these at home. Some libraries loan these out to patrons. If I am in-person teaching the workshop, I will provide several palettes.

POSSIBLE DESCRIPTION FOR MARKETING

Starry Night, Black and White, 60-minute
Let’s get inspired by Van Gogh’s famous painting, Starry Night, and create a doodle doppelganger with lines, patterns and swirls. Calligrapher, Debby Reelitz, will guide us on this doodling adventure across the night sky.

Starry Night, Color, 90-minute
Let’s get inspired by Van Gogh’s famous painting, Starry Night, and create a doodle doppelganger with lines, patterns and color. Calligrapher, Debby Reelitz, will guide us on this artistic adventure across the night sky.

Peacock Tails

DETAILS

60-MINUTE PROGRAM
Fee: $150
If I am providing materials, cost is $10. Participants do not keep the pens.

Participants will create a black and white doodle art inspired by the glorious peacock and its tail.

Materials:

  • Doodle Idea handouts created by Debby Reelitz (digital files)
  • Writing Instrument. Pigma Graphic 1 “bullet”      (NOT chisel)
    Pigma offers a lot of variations. This is the specific one I prefer for students. It won’t bleed when wet.
  • https://www.jerrysartarama.com/pigma-micron-graphic-pens
  • A nice piece of drawing paper, approximately 8×10”. A nice cotton resume paper also works well. For the peacock theme, a simple line drawing will need to be printed on the paper. I will provide a digital file that can be printed.

90-MINUTE PROGRAM
Fee: $175
If I am providing materials, cost is $15. Participants do not keep the pens.

Participants start by creating a black and white doodle like above, then using watercolors to add color to their project.

Materials for the 90-minute:

  • Doodle Idea handouts created by Debby Reelitz (digital files)
  • Writing Instrument. Pigma Graphic 1 “bullet”      (NOT chisel)
    Pigma offers a lot of variations. This is the specific one I prefer for students. It won’t bleed when wet.
    https://www.jerrysartarama.com/pigma-micron-graphic-pens
  • A piece of high-quality watercolor paper. I’m a big fan of Arches Hot Press watercolor. 90 lb weight-please don’t go heavier–it needs to run through a printer. A full sheet of 22×30 Arches watercolor paper can be cut into 6 pieces approximately 7.5 x 10″
  • Watercolor paints. Some people have these at home. Some libraries loan these out to patrons.  If I am in-person teaching the workshop, I will provide several palettes.

POSSIBLE DESCRIPTION FOR MARKETING

Peacock Tails, Black and White, 60-minute
One of the most spectacular tails of all—the peacock tail! Let’s create our own doodle crazy peacock tail! Calligrapher, Debby Reelitz, will guide us on this doodling adventure with one of nature’s most spectacular birds.

Peacock Tails, Color, 90-minute
One of the most spectacular tails of all—the peacock tail! Let’s create our own doodle crazy, colorful peacock tail! Calligrapher, Debby Reelitz, will guide us on this doodling and coloring adventure with one of nature’s most spectacular birds.

I’m happy to answer questions.
I’ve thrown out a lot of information!
860-413-9041