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Designs by Starla Etsy Store

“The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.”

History of Zentangle

Zentangles are miniature pieces of unplanned, abstract, black and white art created through a very specific method.  They are created from an ensemble of simple, structured patterns called tangles on a 3.5-inch (89 mm) square paper tile. Zentangles are not only exquisitely beautiful, they are fun and relaxing to create.

The process of creating a Zentangle is a form of “artistic meditation” as one becomes completely engrossed in making each pattern, deliberately focusing on “one stroke at a time”®. The creativity options and pattern combinations are boundless. And anyone can do it!

The Zentangle method “increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.”

One of the lovely things about Zentangle is that it is not supposed to BE anything. Even more so, it’s SUPPOSED to NOT be something … Zentangle is simply beautiful patterns playing harmoniously together. Zentangle-inspired art (ZIA) is another story; it can be SOMETHING if you want it to be.

Zentangle Classes

In November of 2013, I became a Certified Zentangle Instructor (CZT).  Teaching is a way that I can give back to the community by sharing this remarkable art form.  I conduct Zentangle classes as public or private events at summer camps, junior colleges, community centers, churches, homes – anywhere a group wants to meet. Whether you are a scouting troop, senior club or mom’s group, I can accommodate a variety of age groups. These classes can range in time and cost depending on the level of complexity your group wants to undertake.

I would be happy to provide you with more information about my Zentangle classes (or series of classes) for you or your group. Just contact me here.