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Zentangle Style Art Class with Artist Nicholette Marsicano

Updated: Apr 22

2024: • JUNE 5, 12 & 19

• Wednesdays

• 9:30 AM - 11 AM

• $60 for 3-week session

• Space is limited to 5

• Age 18+


Gallery 223

223 Broad St.

Lake Geneva, WI

To Register:

Class Description:

Zentangle style art is considered a meditative drawing skill focusing on relaxation by using various line and drawing techniques.  This process allows the artist to create spontaneously in their own style using line art.  The media used will be black permanent ink pen.

Week 1 – Creating a radial design by using a line design within a circle.  Exploration of different types of lines and line textures;

Week 2 – Creating a line design with in a shape.  Various shapes, of your choosing, will be available; 

Week 3 – Creating optical illusions using lines.  Exploration of various ways to vary the spacing and thickness of a line to create an optical effect.

These classes aim to provide a relaxing environment as you find your creativity expanding.  Learned techniques can also be used later with daily journaling.

Supplies Needed All beginning supplies will be provided for the students.

About the Instructor

My work is always focused on composition.  I think about the shapes I make with objects such as trees, people, and animals, and also about the shapes created in the background areas. I want my work to have a life of its own after it is created, and dislike giving my work titles but do so for inventory purposes. The meaning or interpretation of each work is left to the individual viewer.

My passion for drawing is reflected in the many lines used in my work so that sometimes my work is both drawing and painting. A limited palette of three to four colors is used so that the focus remains on shape and line. The inspirations in my life and art are nature and the human environment. The woods and foliage that surround my home inspires many images in my work.

I received my fine arts education at UWM -Milwaukee and UNM – Albuquerque (BFA degree) and my Pre-K-12 Art Specialist certification at UW- Whitewater. In 2002 I received the Herb Kohl Fellowship for Teaching Excellence. Retired after 29 years of classroom teaching K-8, I continue to teach children and adults privately.


I have illustrated three children’s books by Marilyn Ellman.  My work has been on exhibit at various venues in Wisconsin and New Mexico and can be found in collections across this country as well as Europe and Asia.


Currently serving as president of Geneva Lake Arts Foundation, I support its mission by volunteering for various programs which brings the arts to the community including Art in the Park.

Cancellations & Refunds

• No refunds will be issued for no shows.

• No refunds will be issued for any dropped students during the class/session.

• Cancellations prior to the first date of class, a $10 cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund.

• Cancellations once class has begun due to personal emergency, prorated funds may be applied to a different class within an identified time-frame as approved by the class instructor.

• Class cancellation due to the Instructor of GLAF, or GLAF, a full refund with no cancellation fee will be issued

• If a class needs to be made up, due to weather, etc., the instructor may add a make-up day to the schedule.


If you have any questions, contact the instructor, Nicholette Marsicano, directly at:


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