While Adult Coloring (for grown-ups) has quickly become a popular monthly event at the library, those who prefer pen and ink can find their niche as well. Plan to attend the Zentangle workshop, presented by Katie Kinney, Vice President of Fine Arts Blount, on Monday, July 17, at 7 p.m., in the Library’s Dorothy Herron Room A.
Zentangle is an abstract drawing using repetitive patterns. The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.
The benefits of this art form include an improvement in focus and creativity and a sense of artistic satisfaction, along with increased personal well-being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over the world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.
Kinney says, “We believe that life is an art form and that our Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.”
Kinney is an award-winning multi-media artist and a member of Broadway Studios and Gallery, an art group in Knoxville where she also has her studio, 3 Chairs Studio. Kinney works full-time as the Activities Director for Renaissance Terrace, a retirement community, focused on enhancing the quality of life for the elderly.
The Vice President of Fine Arts Blount, Kinney is Director of The Fine Arts Blount (FAB) Senior Art Program for seniors and their caregivers. FAB’s Senior Art Program is done in collaboration with Highland Presbyterian Church, Renaissance Terrace, and Blount Memorial Hospital.
Image: Head of Lion © Wombat/Adobe Stock.
Free and open to the public, the program is sponsored by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville. For more information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit the Web site at www.blounttn.org/197.