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Zentangle Inchies with Amber Church

An inchie is a tiny work of art – measuring just 1 inch by 1 inch.  Artists working in this medium sometimes create a tiny solitary masterpiece consisting of a single inchie, while others combine many individuals into grids that form much larger works.  A zentangle is a beautiful image created through the use of repetitive patterns that is designed to increase focus and creativity.  Students will combine the two styles into one – exploring the ever-expanding world of zentangles with the creative challenge of working on the truly tiny scale.  They will come away with their own tiny masterpieces and a variety of tips and techniques to keep exploring.

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Time Required:

1-3 hours

Material Required:

Paper, pens, pencils, erasers, rulers and scissors.

Material Cost:

Artist will supply materials to school at cost.

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September - June

Amber Church

Amber Church is a mixed media artist, painter, installation artist, and designer who has called Yukon home for most of her life.  She draws inspiration for her work from the natural world, social justice and environmental movements, history, mythology and fairy tales, and her imagination.  She has exhibited at the Great Northern Arts Festival, Yukon Arts Centre, Arts Underground, Yukon Artists @ Work, Gallery 22, Rah Rah Gallery, Baked Café, The Guild Hall, and the Brooklyn Art Library.  Her mixed media piece, Forge Your Own Path, is featured on the cover of the 2012 Northwestel phone directory.

Her designs have been featured in Altered Couture, Green Craft and Mingle Magazines, and as part of the Great Northern Arts Festival and Mardi Bra Fashion Shows.  Her installation and puppetry work has been featured in Yukon Educational Theatre’s Burning Away the Winter Blues and Winterval Parade; Ramshackle Theatre’s Theatre in the Bush, Sci-Fi Double Feature, Trouble, and Meanwhile Backstage; and Yukon Cultures Connects’ The Mixer.  She is an active member of Yarn Bomb Yukon.

When she isn’t working in her studio she can be found trying to save the world; teaching at Yukon College; haunting the backstage of theatres, or playing outside.  Although her past has taken her from United Nations Climate Change negotiations, to skiing and snowboarding course crews for the Olympics, and to teaching in Antarctica, she finds herself most content when she is mucking about with paints in a bit of sunshine.

Contact: 867-335-4884


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