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Welcome to the World of Quilling

  • Writers Ink Studio at Liberty Station 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16 San Diego, CA, 92106 United States (map)

Instructor: Charlotte Carpentier
Length: 4 Mondays over 4 weeks
Skill Level: All Levels

Maximum number of students: 15

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Member-Early Enrollment: $184
Member Fee: $230
Non-Member: $305

Materials fee: $25

EEP Deadline: February 9, 2019



Quilling is a paper art that dates back to the 18th century, when paper was only for the rich. Ladies would twirl strips of paper to make filigree structures on pictures, cards, and ornaments. In this four-week course, we will cover some of the basic structures and shapes, and what you can do with them. Each week will build on the skills learned in previous weeks, so that by the end we will have developed our own style and individual structures. We will work on everything from simple shapes to complex mandala structures, all using simple paper strips and glue.

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Workshop held in partnership with San Diego Writers Ink



For as long as Charlotte Carpentier can remember she has had a curiosity and love of trying new things. She practiced many forms of art from an early age; learning to sew on her great grandmother’s treadle sewing machine, quilting and embroidering by hand, cartooning for her high school newspaper, making jewelry, and drawing her way through many countries while serving in the military. Besides being an artist on many fronts, Charlotte is a Certified Zentangle® Teacher CZT), valuing the way Zentangle pulls together all the other art forms. She specializes in teaching the Zentangle Method in individual and group settings, with an emphasis on creating art, even if you think you cannot draw. Her work has always revolved around people and improving lives, whether through art therapy, or various other helping professions and she has discovered that the patterns and repetition of the practice of Zentangle can provide one with a sense of calm and peace and happiness.  Her website, CharKat’s Creative Insanity,, is a curiously curated collection of art supplies for enthusiasts of the Zentangle Method™ and Zentangle inspired art. Charlotte’s Blog is rich with information and examples of her work.