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“Spring Tangles” Zen-doodling Workshop

  • Sat May 27, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Studio 206, The Alton Mill Arts Centre

“Spring Tangles” Zen-doodling Workshop with CJ Shelton

Learn a simple method of producing beautiful art!

DATE:  Saturday, May 27, 2023

TIME:  1:00 to 4:00 pm (3 hours)

LOCATION:  Studio #206 on the upper level of The Alton Mill Arts Centre
FEE:  $135 + HST per person (includes all materials)

“Zen-doodling” is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and meditative form of drawing where you don’t even have to know how to draw … if you can doodle, you can do it! The process is all about drawing a variety of patterns contained within a few simple shapes, but the result is beautiful complex artwork that quickly develops in unexpected ways.

In this workshop you will learn the step-by-step process for creating a zen-doodle inspired by spring’s “tangle” of emerging new life. A short, guided meditation will help set the mood and numerous prompts will “prime your creative pump” and get you doodling in no time. And, although the basic “zen-doodle” approach is typically just black and white, in honour of spring’s fresh palette you will also have the option to add a bit of colour.

Enjoy a lovely afternoon engaging in an art process that will boost your confidence with its "no mistakes" approach, provide creative satisfaction and bring about a sense of calm and well-being. 

Fee includes all materials. This is an in-person workshop limited to only 6 participants which means you get lots of one-on-one help.


Any questions can be emailed directly to

CJ Shelton
Artist, Instructor & Facilitator

Dancing Moon Designs

Illuminating the Creative and Spiritual Life

Studio 206, The Alton Mill Arts Centre