TRYST - A foundational Zentangle program that not only shows you exactly how to create and present your ZIAs like a pro - but also leaves you with ideas, and inspirations to create more on your own.

 CREATE STUNNING UNIQUE ZENTANGLE INSPIRED ART CONFIDENTLY USING DIVERSE TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES IN 12 WEEKS WITHOUT GUESSING THE NEXT STEPS, FEELING CLUELESS OR OVERWHELMED.

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Before I Tell You All About The TRYST Program,
Let me tell you Who This Is Really For…

Zentangle is extremely meditative, and it helps forget pain and worries. You are already exploring and creating Zentangle regularly. You are excited to have discovered this simple beautiful art. Now you are inspired, motivated, and ready to commit to learning the foundational steps to create a Zentangle successfully.

>> You recently discovered Zentangle  and have been binge-watching and creating from available online free tutorials. You have a dedicated time, space, and tools for your Zentangle practice. You are now ready to take your journey to the next level and want to learn to create ZIAs

>> You have been creating Zentangle for a while now. You enjoy the process and love creating in Black and White. You admire all the beautiful ZIAs on black tiles or tiles with colors. But very scared and intimidated to try them on your own, as you do not know where to start.

>> You have been experimenting with colors and working on multiple mediums on your own. They are a hit and miss plus involves a lot of guesswork. Which only leads to frustrations, confusions, and overwhelms impacting your tangle journey and taking the zen out of Zentangle.

You're in the right place and I'm going to tell you exactly how TRYST will give you the tools, inspiration, and unparalleled support on your journey to the next level of creating interesting unique artworks without guessing the next steps.

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MUST HAVE DONE THE FUNDAMENTS OF ZENTANGLE WORKSHOP

BY THE END OF THIS PROGRAM, YOU WILL 


>>  Whip out a beautiful Zendalas from scratch with interesting contrasts.

>>  Confidently create on a black tile with wonderful depths and without any white tangle blobs.

>>  Expertly create projects using two colored pens with stunning contrasts that are developed with clarity .

>>  Compose projects with ease using three colored pens on a Tan and Grey surface with stunning drama

>>  Craft projects to create wonderful 3 dimensional effects with shading and creating interesting backgrounds and textures.

>>  Get comfortable with colors, working with color pencils, watercolor pencils and watercolors with ease and will develop an open mind to explore more with colors.

I found the course very cost-effective considering the amount of time and skill you put into creating the different fun projects. Your generosity in sharing your knowledge so willingly is much appreciated. The Videos and instructions for the different projects were clear and concise and broken down into easy-to-follow steps. The course challenged my preconceived ideas that had been deduced from previous attempts with various mediums with unsuccessful results. I had to step outside my comfort zone on occasions and the resulting completed project would leave a smile on my face and the thought, "I did that”. I would highly recommend TRYST to anyone who wishes to improve their Zentangle skills, have fun and meet like-minded people from all over the world.
DENISE REID, New Zealand

Tryst has been very beneficial for me, as each module was focused on one aspect for me to practice on. This has led to focussed learning. Tryst became n will continue to be a community of committed tanglers. Helping , encouraging n admiring each other’s works. Thank you dear Sandhya for coming up with such a beautiful lesson concept. Each module brought new awareness n learnings. I feel blessed to have been part of Tryst.
Shobha Mistry, India

I really appreciate all the time, creativity, imagination and skills that go into creating and producing TRYST. This is an excellent course, inspiring and fulfilling for me as a tangling student. I learned so many wonderful things in this course that I can apply to further my skill and my art. I have discovered something new about me that comes out with paper and pen that is new every day.
Mary Tumulty, USA

The theoretical part of TRYST about SHADING Black, Tan and Grey tiles and working with COLOURS on these tiles, really helped me to understand how to go about this. Next to that Sandhya gives examples of how to use these techniques and shows how to execute them on a tile. I really made progress in my drawings..... Next to that is simply great fun!
Hellen Hurkens-Moll,  The Netherlands

What is Zendala, and how is it different from Mandala? We will learn a simple way of creating the Zendala.

  •  Building your own unlimited string base for your Zendalas.
  •  Overcoming the hurdles of understanding composition and design elements 
  •  Experience the mindful process of creating your Zendala as you come up with more ideas for future projects.
At the end of this module, you will whip out a beautiful Zendala with confidence!

Working with a White pen on a Black tile is slightly different from working on a regular white tile with a black pen. Although it seems like a logical approach to reverse the process, it doesn’t work that way.

  •  Create Zentangle where tangles stand out and avoid white tangle blobs.
  •  Overcome the challenges of creating contrasts while working with white.
  •  Learn shading techniques to create a dimensional finish to the projects.

At the end of this module, you will confidently create on a black tile.

Working with two colored pens on a Zentangle creates interesting contrasts and beautiful designs. It also opens up a lot of possibilities for design, this often makes it challenging to plan and design a project

  •  Explore multiple ways to create a tangle with two colors
  •  Avoid overwhelming guesswork while deciding on what colors to use when.
  •  Learn basic design concepts to help plan your compositions.

At the end of this module, you will confidently create projects using two colored pens.

Working with three colored pens on a Tan surface creates stunning contrasts and beautiful designs. It also opens up a lot of possibilities for design, making it challenging to plan and design a project.

  •  Explore multiple ways to create a tangle with three colors
  •  Avoid overwhelm of guess work while deciding on what colors to use when.
  •  Understanding the concepts of tones, and values to help plan your compositions.

At the end of this module, you will confidently create projects using three colored pens on a Tan surface.

Working with three colored pens on a Grey surface tile creates stunning contrasts and beautiful designs similar to the Tan surface. It also opens up a lot of possibilities for design, this often makes it challenging to plan and design a project.
  •  Explore multiple ways to create a tangle with three colors
  •  Avoid overwhelming guesswork while deciding on what colors to use when.
  •  Understanding the concepts of tones, and  values to help plan your compositions

At the end of this module, you will confidently create projects using three colored pens on a Grey surface.

Going beyond the regular working on the black tile. In this module, we will explore the concept of creating values on a Black surface. The concept opens up a lot of possibilities, and every project can be created in a different way with a simple change in the value color. 

  • Explore multiple ways to shade a tangle.
  • Creating interesting backgrounds and textures.
  • Understanding the concepts of shading, and values to help plan your compositions.

At the end of this module, you will confidently create stunning backgrounds and textures with shading on a Black tile.

Going beyond the regular working of the Tan tile. In this module, we will explore the concept of creating shading values on a Tan surface. The concept opens up a lot of possibilities, and every project can be created with a different look with a simple change in the values of shading.  
  • Formula chart of shading possibilities.
  • Creating interesting backgrounds and textures.  
  • Understanding the concepts of shading, and values to help plan your compositions.

At the end of this module, you will confidently create a Tan tile with interesting backgrounds and shading.

Time for colors. Colors are fun yet it can be a bit overwhelming for someone who has never worked with colors. This project is designed to give you a great start. With simple steps, you will learn to create intricate-looking colorful projects. 

  • Getting started with a color project.
  • Creating interesting backgrounds and textures.
  • Understanding the concepts of shading, and values to help plan your compositions

At the end of this module, you will confidently create a color project and will develop an open mind to explore more with colors. 

Let’s color the black. In this module, we will explore playing with colors on a Black tile with a focus on the use of color on black with tips and tricks to enhance the colors.

  • Getting started with a color project.
  • Creating an 8 pointed Arabesque Star.
  • Understanding the concepts of shading, values to help plan compositions.

At the end of this module, you will confidently create a color project and will develop an open mind to explore more with colors. 

Time to explore colors on Tan. In this module, we will create a formula sheet with the steps to build a color project on Tan. Though this will be a great reference point for beginners it also leaves enough scope to build on these techniques.

  • Getting started with a color project.
  • Creating a formula sheet with the steps to build a color project on Tan
  • Creating interesting values and depth.
At the end of this module, you will confidently create color on the tan project and will develop an open mind to explore more with colors. 

When you enroll now, you’ll get..
 

TRYST
 USD 345 / INR 24000


 10 MODULES - Of goodness to enhance your skills and techniques, and go beyond the basics  to create stunning art confidently

3 ZOOM CALLS -  To virtually meet other students for Q&A, learn about supplies, how to photograph your art etc.

ACCESS TO ME - I will hand hold you along the journey, with constant support and gentle critiques.

SUPPORTING COMMUNITY - An engaging community to support, encourage and learn from each other.

WORKSHEETS/TEMPLATES/CHEATSHEETS - All the PDFs and sample images from the modules, plus I teach you to create your own cheat sheets.

 

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The structure of the lessons in Tryst built upon each other in such a way that I could apply the skills and techniques learned in earlier lessons to the current projects. I had avoided working much on colored tiles or with colors because it was out of my black and white zentangle comfort zone. I have surprised myself with finding out that I really enjoy adding color and working with different colored tiles. I have gotten more confident in being able to put my own projects together and seeing them all the way to the end instead of throwing up my hands halfway through.
CHRIS S, USA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Tryst was more then I expected. Enjoyed Learning various techniques.  Honestly couldn't wait for Tuesday to get a new lesson.  It was a beautiful learning experience. Wish it wouldn't have ended so soon.
Reshma Parekh, India

 

I loved taking the TRYST courses, it allowed me to deepen the techniques of choosing colors, shading, or coloring on all the tiles. Each course is very clear and well accompanied. the proposed projects are always magnificent and original. THANK YOU very much, Sandhya for all this sharing and your presence.
Julie Biard, FRANCE

Namaste! My name is Sandhya Manne... and I love to tangle!

I am a full-time artist and a Certified Zentangle Teacher, practicing and teaching Zentangle for over a decade now.

I am also India’s first Certified Zentangle Teacher and have taught thousands of enthusiastic participants, from across the world, through online private sessions and group classes. I also work with corporates sharing and advocating the benefits of Zentangle like Texas Instruments, Wipro, Danfoss, Target, Marico, Kotak Mahindra to name a few.

I'm passionate about teaching and sharing Zentangle. If you’re ready and want to explore the beautiful art of Zentangle and build your skills then you’re in the right place!

TRYST is designed to build the fundamentals of creating Zentangle Inspired Art that is beyond black and white.  

I can’t wait to get you started! Are you excited? 😆
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I Can't Wait for you to Join TRYST

When I started my Zentangle journey way back in 2010. Things were still very new in the Zentangle world and everything was way simpler. We only had white square tile and black microns to work. Over the years there has been a whole wide variety of additions like round tiles, black tiles, tan tiles, grey tiles, adding colors… well there is no limit to creativity plus it is always fun to play with all of that variety. Personally, I had the opportunity to learn and explore them one at a time actually build over one another.
My in-person workshops at the studio (pre covid) were focused on a similar system for an easy and better understanding of the mediums. So after the beginner's session which is the Fundamentals of Zentangle, the students would be introduced to Zentangle Inspired Art working through mediums one by one building on each other. 

However, with so many beautiful advance creations all around social media, it often gets overwhelming for a new tangler because there is no structured introduction to the new mediums. I often get private messages from new tanglers with questions like
“is there a way to go beyond and deeper with Zentangle?” or
“I want to create on a tan tile but it looks so complicated” or
“I love all your work and wish I can create like you someday but I don’t know how to go about it”.
These questions led me to building an online program accessible to everyone who are wanting to go beyond the regular black and white Zentangle, in a systematic approach. TRYST is my answer to all that overwhelm.

I am fairly new to Zentangle but Tryst was so well organized and produced that I achieved much more than I thought I could. Sandhya is meticulous in her explanations, gracious and generous in her offerings and the camera work is excellent. You can easily see each stroke she puts down. It was also nice to meet fellow Zentangle enthusiasts from around the world and share in their work.
Ricki Nordmeyer,  USA

Tryst was an awesome journey for me. Creating unbelievable works was a dream come true for someone who did not know the ABC of art. The encouragement from Sandhya & other Trysters from around the world, kept me at it, in spite of wobbly disobedient fingers & faculties that are slowing down with age.
K Shanta Nayar, India

I'm a Zentangle newbie and I learned so much from Tryst. The modules are so much fun and designed to teach you new skills every week. Sandhya is an excellent teacher, I will definitely be taking more of her classes. In addition to everything I learned and the great teaching, the Tryst community was friendly and encouraging. It made the whole experience even better.
Audrey, Canada