Studio Joy’s First Guest Instructor: Kim Shirk

Kim Shirk is just one of those people that nurtures creativity in others. I first met her at the Joy Journal Project monthly gatherings and am so grateful. Kim is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher, so I am so excited to have her share the Zentangle® Method.

Urban Dictionary defines Zen as: One way to think of zen is this: a total state of focus that incorporates a total togetherness of body and mind. Zen is a way of being. It also is a state of mind. Zen involves dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts.

I think this fits so well with Zentangle. As the process begins, the mind and body go to that awesome right-brained place where time no longer exists.

Please join us!

Date: Sat, June 14, 2014
Place: Studio Joy!, 608 E 30th St, Kansas City MO 64109


Here’s a word from Kim:

About me…

I love art as a means of self-expression, relaxation and fun! My teaching style encourages collaboration between myself and students.  I believe that the best learning takes place in a positive environment that encourages interaction, cooperation and laughter.  No experience is necessary to take a class.   I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT).

What to expect in the classes…

Kim Shirk 11.13d

Beginning Zentangle®

In this class, you will learn the creative and relaxing process of the Zentangle art form. By using easy to learn repetitive patterns and deliberate pen strokes, you will create an abstract piece of art while entering into a relaxed and focused meditative state.  This class provides you with the basic knowledge of the Zentangle process and a high quality supply kit containing all the necessary art materials so you can experience all the ways that Zentangle can positively change your life.

Time: 10-noon
Cost: $25 (supplies included)

*Lunch break. There is ample time to grab lunch before the afternoon class, or bring a sack lunch and eat in the studio.*

Kim Shirk zendala 5.9.12i


This class brings together Zentangle and mandala art in a mediative and creative practice that produces a beautiful Zentangle-inspired work of art. This class introduces the use of Zentangle patterns and techniques to create a mandala. Participants begin by using a mandala template to learn how to use intuitive methods of combining patterns with defined geometric spaces.

Time: 1:30-3:30pm
Cost: $25 (supplies included)

Register for one or both classes by clicking HERE


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