Zentangle® Art

I have been crafting and teaching with creative doodling for many years. Many basic art and drawing concepts have become a standard part of my work. Recently, I have been very inspired by the structured art method created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas called Zentangle®Art.

I was lucky enough to attend the Zentangle Certification Classes and am now a Certified Zentangle Teacher or CZT. I have enthusiastically begun teaching the Zentangle Art method and have also adapted several of their techniques into my mixed media, craft and Copic marker classes.

To view more information about this method, you can visit their website at http://www.zentangle.com/

If you are interested in learning more or want to attend one of my classes please email me at katie.twinkle@gmail.com.

What is Zentangle®? (From Official Site)
"Zentangle® is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It 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."

How Zentangle® Got Its Start (From Official Site)
"One day, Maria told Rick what she experienced as she drew background patterns on a manuscript she was creating. She described her feelings of timelessness, freedom and well-being and complete focus on what she was doing with no thought or worry about anything else. "You're describing meditation," Rick said. Rick and Maria wondered if they could create a simple system so others might enjoy a similar experience. And so began the journey towards discovering this simple and elegant system called Zentangle®. Little did they know then that it would grow this quickly and touch as many lives in as many ways as it has."

Benefits of Zentangle® Art
The Zentangle® method is taught, “One Stroke at a Time®” so most people can quickly understand the steps and begin successfully completing projects within a short period of time.  This method improves brain function and mental well-being while also allowing you to create lighthearted and whimsical pieces of art. Everything you need to create beautiful Zentangle® art can fit in your pocket so it can be done practically anywhere. With so many benefits, this hobby is an ideal way to adventure into the world of art.
  • Intuitive and Easy to Learn
  • Reduces Stress and Anxiety
  • Inexpensive
  • Fun and Entertaining
  • Creative and Imaginative
  • Relaxing and Meditative
  • Improves Focus and Patience
  • Develops Fine Hand and Eye Coordination and Muscle Control
  • Builds Drawing and Handwriting Skills
  • Provides Sufficient Structure and Organization
  • Portable
  • Low-Tech
  • Timeless
  • Easily Adaptable to Personal Styles
  • Empowering and Rewarding

®Copyrights - The Zentangle art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com

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