ARTstarters

Calendar of Events

Join us in celebrating our 12th year of business!
Thank you for helping us inspire others and share creativity!
 
Please register in advance for our Open Sessions and Workshops.  You will not be able to register once the class is full so no need to call us to see if there are still openings.  Thank you for using our automated system!
 
If you still have questions, please email us at Info@theARTbar.net for fastest response or call us at 714-558-2445.  We try our best to get back to you within 48 hours.

Upcoming events

    • 03 Apr 2015
    • 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • 207 N. Broadway, Suite B6, Santa Ana, Ca 92701

    Praise Patterns with Zentangle:  

    A Silent Retreat to reflect on Good Friday

    $10 donation suggested but not required.  Bring your own favorite drawing pens if you have them - or share ours.

    Donations will be used to share art with disadvantaged youth in the community.

    During this session, no talking or teaching will be done. Drawing patterns will be available to copy via "tangle pattern cards" and participants are invited to draw on a piece of a collaborative cross installation that will be on display at The ARTbar through May 2nd.  You may use your own favorite patterns, doodles and drawings . . . all artists are welcome!

    Meditative and praise music will be played in the background while we draw and reflect on Good Friday and celebrate Easter.

    Talking and refreshments will be available before and after the silent portion of the session.

    Come and be refreshed by the Spirit and get in a contemplative mood for Easter weekend!

    • 04 Apr 2015
    • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM (UTC-08:00)
    • 207 N. Broadway, Suite B6, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    • 9

    ARTbar EGGstravaganza Workshop!


    $39 per person (all supplies included) for

    3 hours of Easter Egg Art - Zentangle and other fun surprises!

    We'll experiment with drawing tangle patterns on real eggs, creating "faux-dyed" fake eggs, and other egg art during this 3- hour afternoon of Easter fun!

    Don't miss it!

    P.S. Stay afterward for an early dinner or drink, and then walk around the neighboring galleries at ARTwalk :)

    Or better yet, stay for our cool Handpainted Papers session immediately after, and THEN go to ARTwalk!

    • 04 Apr 2015
    • 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • 207 N. Broadway, Suite B6, Santa Ana, CA 92701

    ***sTuDiO pLaY** Handpainted H20 Papers

    $29

    Theme: Colorful LIFE!

    Techniques: Watercolor on Unryu Paper

    with Gold Schmincke Powder Accents!



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    During this session, you will feel like you've drown 

    and gone to color!  You'll be swimming in shimmering shades of your favorite hues and learn how to combine them together to blend or contrast, along with tips for using our favorite hard-to-find Schmincke powder.  We LOVE it!

    The BONUS project is your choice - we'll have a few to pick from.  But (HINT HINT), they will all use sheets and scraps of these fabulous hand painted papers that you make!

    Bring your journal along, because you'll have tons of fun scraps that you can trade or glue into your journal . . . 

    Plus, Zentanglers can use these colors for one-of-a-kind painted drawings - we'll have dozens and dozens of colors for you to use!



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    It's part open studio, 

    part informal technique workshop, 

    and part journal prompt . . . with all supplies included!

    Basically, it's DEDICATED TIME for you to PLAY in the studio with a variety of supplies around a particular theme . . . from there you can see where your creativity leads you.  (And you are always welcome to bring a project or journal page you are already working on . . . )

    Here's the fun twist:  we share a sUrPrIsE technique, project or prompt with you each time. You'll get to try out materials you may not have used before. PLUS you may get a chance to win prizes or get your artwork featured on our website, blog, book or video workshop.

    So just come as you are, we'll have everything you need to create around the new technique and theme! . . or grab your journal and favorite supplies to bring with you. 

    It's the perfect way to de-stress and breathe after a long week!  It's expressive, it's therapeutic, it's creative and fun!  (Recommended for ages 14 and up).

    Each pLaY session will have it's own theme -- and new prompts -- so come to as many as you can -- and fill your journal with fun techniques!


    Sample agenda: (Be on time so you don't miss anything!)

    15 min:  Refreshments & inspiration

    10 min: Theme and creativity warm-up

    25 min:  New technique or project demo/skill practice

    1 hour:  Open pLaY time to journal and create!

    25 min:  Ideas, reflect, share (optional) and prizes!


    Note:  You must have a minimum of 5 people signed up in order to hold this session, and no more than 12.  So please register early to save your spot. 

    • 18 Apr 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • 207 N. Broadway, Suite B6, Santa Ana, Ca 92701
    • 10

    The Opus of Zentangle!

    (open to only 10 graduates of Intro to Zentangle.)

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    Opus means "an artistic work, especially one on a large scale."

    Come be part of a special, collaborative group of Zentangle artists who will gather together to celebrate 3 years of Zentangle at The ARTbar.

    To commemorate our love of this art form and our fellow artists, together we will create an Opus for each of us to take home and frame.  Using a round robin approach, we will have the opportunity to add to each other's Opus tile, which is made from the same beautiful Fabriano paper as the original Zentangle tiles.

    One Opus tile per person is included in the price.  We will encourage a random string done spontaneously at the beginning of the session. Bring along your favorite patterns and a handful of your black Micron pens (in case one or more wear out!).  We will also have idea cards for you to use, as well as pens available for sale.

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    10am - 2:30pm, includes a break for lunch (for those who don't get behind . . . for those who do, no lunch for YOU!)  Just kidding, we will have cushions of time built in and allow everyone a chance to move at a leisurely pace.  After all, it's about how slow you draw, not how fast you finish :)

    On that note, if you are a detailed drawer, you may want to bring your own lunch to save time :)

    *  Participants will be sent details a few days prior to event so you will be familiar with how the process will work.  Please watch for this email so you will be ready to go!

    • 25 Apr 2015
    • 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
    • 207 N. Broadway, Ste B6 Underground, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    • 5
    The Zentangle Monthly Share
    Jan. 31st, 10am - Noon


    The Zentangle Monthly Share is a time and place for Zentangle artists to come together to share our artwork and new patterns we've learned.


    Bring a piece of artwork to share and get entered into the drawing to win a prize!  Share a pattern and get entered a second time! Or just come to relax and learn some new patterns.

    Zentangle is the practice of creating beautiful images from repeating patterns.

    There are over 100 patterns in Zentangle. Each pattern is made up of easy, yet deliberate, strokes of the pen, using combinations of dots, lines and arcs. The pattern is usually non-representational in and of itself, but when the strokes are combined together they make an exquisite impact.

    This class is done to relaxation music in our inspirational studio where you can put your intention into your creations. Closed beverages suggested to protect artwork.

    (Note:  If this is your 1st Zentangle workshop - please sign-up for the Intro Class INSTEAD listed this same morning so you can start at 9am before this class begins to get the background, philosophy and basic patterns of Zentangle. At 10am the Intro class will join this one - so you will get both :)

    First time attending: $35, includes basic Zentangle kit so you can continue this art form as a ritual, adding more creativity, focus and beauty into your life. 

    Return each month for only $19, and continue to build your own Zentangle toolbox of patterns!
    (Bring your own supplies for this special price, and bring a tile or piece of Zentangle artwork to show.)


    Taught by Nicole Steiman, aka "The Creativity Coach"
    Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT8)
    Certified Creatively Fit Coach and Compass Life Coach
    • 02 May 2015
    • 9:00 AM - 12:15 PM (PDT)
    • 207 N. Broadway, Ste B6 Underground, Santa Ana, CA 92701
    • 12
    Zentangle is the practice of creating beautiful images from repeating patterns. 

    There are over 100 patterns in Zentangle. Each pattern is made up of easy, yet deliberate, strokes of the pen, using combinations of dots, lines and arcs. The pattern is usually non-representational in and of itself, but when the strokes are combined together they make an exquisite impact.

    This class is done to relaxation music in our inspirational studio where you can put your intention into your creations. Closed beverages suggested to protect artwork.

    If this is your 1st time learning Zentangle, we suggest you do this class (if you can) so you get the full history behind Zentangle and my favorite patterns to start with. 1st timers will get a basic kit so you can continue this art form as a ritual, adding more creativity, focus and beauty into your life.

    Each month we will share at least 5 new patterns with variations, tips on creating strings, tiles, and shading -- and end with a collaborative project that has a big impact!  So after taking this class, come back each month to the morning session "Zentangle Monthly Gathering" to keep learning more.

    First session: $35, includes basic Zentangle kit
    Note:  this session starts at 9am as an Intro Class and then continues on from 10-Noon with the Zentangle Monthly Gathering class coming in to join us. This way you get to also learn and see what others have created with Zentangle -- and learn even more patterns!

    Return each month after this class for only $19, (Zentangle Monthly Gathering) and continue to build your own Zentangle Reference Deck!
    (Bring your own supplies for this special price, and bring a tile or piece of Zentangle artwork to show.)


    Taught by Nicole Steiman, aka "The Creativity Coach"
    Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT8)
    Certified Creatively Fit Coach and Compass Life Coach
    • 02 May 2015
    • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • 207 N. Broadway, Santora Arts Building, Santa Ana, CA 92701

    Special EVENT - TONITE ONLY!

    Zentangle Inspired Exhibit!

    Be part of a collaborative large-scale piece of art and enjoy the collaborative artwork on display . . . done with black ink pens and no rulers :)

    Plus . . . 
    Walk around and visit neighboring galleries in the Santora Arts Building and beyond.  New exhibits opening each month, great restaurants and live music!!

    The ARTbar has painting at the Bar, paint shots for just $1 and demos.

    • 16 May 2015
    • 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
    • 207 N. Broadway, Suite B6, Santa Ana, Ca 92701
    • 8

    The Opus of Zentangle!

    (open to only 10 graduates of Intro to Zentangle.)

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    Opus means "an artistic work, especially one on a large scale."

    Come be part of a special, collaborative group of Zentangle artists who will gather together to celebrate 3 years of Zentangle at The ARTbar.

    To commemorate our love of this art form and our fellow artists, together we will create an Opus for each of us to take home and frame.  Using a round robin approach, we will have the opportunity to add to each other's Opus tile, which is made from the same beautiful Fabriano paper as the original Zentangle tiles.

    One Opus tile per person is included in the price.  Bring along your favorite patterns and a handful of your black Micron pens (in case one or more wear out!).  We will also have idea cards for you to use, as well as pens available for sale.

    ---------------------------------------------------

    10am - 2:30pm, includes a break for lunch (for those who don't get behind . . . for those who do, no lunch for YOU!)  Just kidding, we will have cushions of time built in and allow everyone a chance to move at a leisurely pace.  After all, it's about how slow you draw, not how fast you finish :)

    On that note, if you are a detailed drawer, you may want to bring your own lunch to save time :)

    * Participants will be sent details a few days prior to event so you will be familiar with how the process will work. Please watch for this email so you will be ready to go!

Past events

28 Mar 2015 Zentangle EGGstravaganza!
28 Mar 2015 Zentangle Monthly Share - Learn More Patterns!
28 Mar 2015 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
27 Mar 2015 jOuRnAl pLaY: Pointillism
15 Mar 2015 sTuDiO pLaY: Decoupage Party!
14 Mar 2015 jOuRnAl pLaY: Pointillism
07 Mar 2015 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
28 Feb 2015 jOuRnAl pLaY: Lettering and Dangles
28 Feb 2015 Zentangle Monthly Share - Learn More Patterns!
28 Feb 2015 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
21 Feb 2015 jOuRnAl pLaY: Compass Rose
20 Feb 2015 jOuRnAl pLaY: Celebration BLING!
07 Feb 2015 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
07 Feb 2015 jOuRnAl pLaY LAUNCH: Celebration BLING!
31 Jan 2015 Zentangle Monthly Share - Learn More Patterns!
31 Jan 2015 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
20 Dec 2014 Open Studio Session
13 Dec 2014 Zentangle Holiday Party & Open Studio
13 Dec 2014 Intro to Zentangle: De-stress before the Holidays!
07 Dec 2014 "Breaking Open" Journal-making with Kelly Kilmer
06 Dec 2014 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
29 Nov 2014 Charity Ornament Make-N-Take!
22 Nov 2014 Open Studio Session
22 Nov 2014 Zentangle Monthly Share - Learn More Patterns!
22 Nov 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
16 Nov 2014 "The Painted Book" with Kelly Kilmer
08 Nov 2014 Open Studio Session
08 Nov 2014 Zentangle Watercolor Leaf Art
01 Nov 2014 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
01 Nov 2014 Dia de Los Muertos & Open Studio
25 Oct 2014 Zentangle Monthly Share - Learn More Patterns!
25 Oct 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
18 Oct 2014 Decoupage Pumpkin Make-n-Take (drop-in)
18 Oct 2014 Open Studio Session
13 Oct 2014 Online Decoupage Workshop & Kit
11 Oct 2014 Decoupage Pumpkin Make-n-Take (drop-in)
11 Oct 2014 Pumpkin Party: Zentangle, Painting & Decoupage!
05 Oct 2014 "Little Love Notes: Triptych Book" with Kelly Kilmer
04 Oct 2014 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
27 Sep 2014 Zentangle Monthly Gathering - Learn More Patterns!
27 Sep 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
21 Sep 2014 Writers' Playground
21 Sep 2014 "Discovering My Truths" Journal Workshop with Kelly Kilmer
16 Aug 2014 Open Studio Session with Nicole
16 Aug 2014 Open Writing Salon
16 Aug 2014 Zentangle Fun with Illuminated Letters!
14 Aug 2014 Writers' Playground
02 Aug 2014 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
02 Aug 2014 Zentangle Monthly Gathering - Learn More Patterns!
02 Aug 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
19 Jul 2014 Open Writing Salon
19 Jul 2014 Zin and Zen: Zentangle Watercolor Heart Project
19 Jul 2014 Open Studio Session with Nicole
17 Jul 2014 Writers' Playground
05 Jul 2014 NOT OPEN during ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
05 Jul 2014 Open Studio Session with Nicole
05 Jul 2014 Altered Book/Journal - Open Studio Series
28 Jun 2014 Open Studio Session with Nicole
28 Jun 2014 Zentangle Monthly Gathering - Learn More Patterns!
28 Jun 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
21 Jun 2014 Open Studio Session with Nicole
21 Jun 2014 ARTstarters Creativity Circle: Kick-off Session!
14 Jun 2014 Zentangle-a-Zendala!
14 Jun 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
07 Jun 2014 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
07 Jun 2014 ARTstarters Book Launch!
31 May 2014 Open Studio Session with Nicole
31 May 2014 Zentangle Monthly Gathering - Learn More Patterns!
31 May 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
17 May 2014 Mixed Media Graffiti - Canvas Collage
17 May 2014 Decoupage Party!
17 May 2014 Zentangle Project: Back in Black!
17 May 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
19 Apr 2014 Renaissance Zentangle Tiles
19 Apr 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
06 Apr 2014 Triptych Handbound Book: Little Love Notes
29 Mar 2014 Zentangle Monthly Gathering - Learn More Patterns!
29 Mar 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
22 Mar 2014 Open Studio Session with Nicole
15 Mar 2014 Renaissance Zentangle Tiles: MONTHLY GATHERING
15 Mar 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
09 Mar 2014 An Artist's Manifesto with Kelly Kilmer
01 Mar 2014 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
22 Feb 2014 Intro to ARTstarters
22 Feb 2014 Renaissance Zentangle Tiles: MONTHLY GATHERING
22 Feb 2014 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
16 Feb 2014 A Trace of Me: The Journey Starts Here with Kelly Kilmer
09 Feb 2014 Zentangle Valentine Secret Message Boxes
01 Feb 2014 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
26 Jan 2014 Pocket Planner with Kelly Kilmer
25 Jan 2014 Praise Painting Retreat
18 Jan 2014 3D Paper Stars with New Year Surprise!
18 Jan 2014 Open Studio Session with Michelle
18 Jan 2014 Open Studio Session with Michelle
11 Jan 2014 Vision Boards, Gratitude Boards & Passion Posters!
04 Jan 2014 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
04 Jan 2014 Open Studio Session with Michelle
04 Jan 2014 Open Studio Session or 3D Paper Stars with Michelle
28 Dec 2013 Expressive Painting!
28 Dec 2013 Zentangle MONTHLY GATHERING: A Deep Breath for the New Year!
28 Dec 2013 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
14 Dec 2013 Holiday Cards & Projects with Michelle
14 Dec 2013 Holiday Cards & Projects with Michelle
07 Dec 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
30 Nov 2013 Zentangle MONTHLY GATHERING: Holiday Theme
30 Nov 2013 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
24 Nov 2013 A Beautiful Necessity (Handmade Journal) with Kelly Kilmer
16 Nov 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
16 Nov 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
09 Nov 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
09 Nov 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
02 Nov 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
02 Nov 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
02 Nov 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
26 Oct 2013 BYOB "Wine & Canvas" or "Wine & Craft"
26 Oct 2013 Gravestone Rubbings: BASIC MEMBERS ONLY
26 Oct 2013 Zentangle MONTHLY GATHERING: Fall Theme
26 Oct 2013 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
20 Oct 2013 Telling Your Truth with Kelly Kilmer
12 Oct 2013 BYOB "Wine & Canvas" or "Wine & Craft"
12 Oct 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
12 Oct 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
05 Oct 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
05 Oct 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
05 Oct 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
28 Sep 2013 "Cork & Canvas/Cork & Craft"
28 Sep 2013 Intro to Zentangle - perfect for beginners!
28 Sep 2013 Zentangle MONTHLY GATHERING: Fun with Illuminated Letters!
21 Sep 2013 "Cork & Canvas/Cork & Craft"
21 Sep 2013 Open Studio Session with Corrine
21 Sep 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
14 Sep 2013 "Cork & Canvas/Cork & Craft"
14 Sep 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
08 Sep 2013 Open Studio Session with Bev
08 Sep 2013 Rip-Roaring Collage with Jacki Long
07 Sep 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
07 Sep 2013 "Cork & Canvas/Cork & Craft" ARTwalk Nite!
07 Sep 2013 Open Studio Session with Corrine
07 Sep 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
31 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
25 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Debbie
25 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Bev
24 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Debbie
24 Aug 2013 Open Studio - PRAISE Session!
24 Aug 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
18 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
17 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Bev
11 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Debbie
11 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Bev
10 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Debbie
10 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
04 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Bev
03 Aug 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
03 Aug 2013 Open Studio Session with Michelle
28 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
28 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
27 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
26 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
21 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
21 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
20 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
20 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
19 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
14 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
13 Jul 2013 Open Studio Session
13 Jul 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
07 Jul 2013 Open Studio - PRAISE Session!
06 Jul 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
08 Jun 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
01 Jun 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village - ARTbar Closed Tonite!
11 May 2013 Open Studio Session
11 May 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
04 May 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
27 Apr 2013 Open Studio Session
27 Apr 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
06 Apr 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
25 Mar 2013 Creating Crosses: Online Session FREE!
09 Mar 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
02 Mar 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
02 Mar 2013 Icarus Session (organized by Seth Godin)
23 Feb 2013 Open Studio Session
23 Feb 2013 Intro to Zentangle Art
16 Feb 2013 Expressive Painting!
09 Feb 2013 Open Studio Session
09 Feb 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
02 Feb 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
02 Feb 2013 Icarus Session (organized by Seth Godin)
26 Jan 2013 Intro to Zentangle Art
19 Jan 2013 Open Studio Session
12 Jan 2013 Open Studio Session
12 Jan 2013 Zentangle - MONTHLY GATHERING
06 Jan 2013 Praise Painting
05 Jan 2013 ARTwalk at The Santa Ana Artists Village
05 Jan 2013 ARTstarter Monthly Mixer
29 Dec 2012 Open Studio Session

The ARTbar Hands-on Studio - open to the public for workshops, events, and private parties.  See our Calendar for more info!

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