Two classes on Celtic knotwork drawing on Saturday

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BELLOWS FALLS — Explore Celtic knotwork with two drawing classes on Saturday, Oct. 21 with Sadelle Wiltshire at Stone Church Center, 12 Church St. Simple Celtic Doodles and Tangles takes place 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Then, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., learn simple interlaced patterns with Beginning Celtic Knotwork.

Simple and dynamic ornamental patterns have existed for hundreds of years. In this Simple Celtic Doodles and Tangles learn to draw some of the simple ornamental designs found in "The Book of Kells,"" The Book of Durrow" and "The Lindisfarne Gospels" and apply them to abstract drawings using the Zentangle method or as free-flowing line art.

Also learn a few tangle patterns that are reminiscent of Celtic knotwork.

Beginning Celtic Knotwork is an easy to learn introduction to beginning level Celtic Knotwork. This class will introduce drawing simple shapes that overlap and then will focus on learning how to interlace them with pencil, pen and ink. See how different shapes produce unique knots. The best tools to use will be introduced to make drawing knots easy to learn. This is a great first-start class to the Celtic Knotwork classes later this winter.

Wiltshire is a Veriditas Certified Labyrinth facilitator, a textile/jewelry/mixed media artist and a Certified Zentangle Teacher from Putney. She has taught a wide variety of workshops across the United States and as far as the UK. Wiltshire's art work is influenced by her Quaker faith and she enjoys creating, practicing and teaching with a view towards mindfulness and contemplation.

Regular tuition for each of these half-day workshops is $45. Register in person at Village Square Booksellers on the Square in Bellows Falls, by phone at 802-460-0110, and online at stonechurcharts.org.

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