Fun with Doodles Library Program

DETAILS

Can be either a 60 or 90-minute program, starting cost is: $175
Class size: online, up to the library.

SUMMARY
This is a program that celebrates 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.)

60-MINUTE PROGRAM
Fee: $150

Participants will create a black and white doodle art. Two formats available.

  • Peacock Tail
  • Starry Night inspired by Vincent Van Gogh

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 Starry Night theme, the paper will be blank. 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

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

This can also be done with both the peacock and Starry Night designs.

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″
    1. Peacock program. Peacock line drawing will need to be printed on the watercolor paper
    2. Starry Night program. Watercolor paper is left blank.
  • Watercolor paints. Some people have these at home. Some libraries loan these out to patrons.

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, 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