The Zentangle Method
the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely
simple, that’s creativity.
~ CHARLES MINGUS
What is the Zentangle® Method
Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, mindful drawing of structured patterns to
create beautiful images.
by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas by combining their training as a monk and a
calligrapher, into a unique art form capturing artistic detail and meditation
in one activity.
may look complicated, but almost anyone can do it "one stroke at a
time". The Zentangle Method is a way to relax the mind and fall into a
state of "flow" while creating something unique and beautiful. It
intentionally facilitates a shift in focus and perspective. It also provides
artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being. The
Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over the world, across a wide range of skills,
interests and ages.
there is a specified series of steps, the result is a creative expression that
transcends its own rules.
encouraged to not have a preconceived idea of the results. In this way, your
creation is not restricted by your expectations. Nevertheless, it's
sufficiently structured and organized so you can enjoy and benefit from an
activity that otherwise might be considered whimsical. With repetitive, simple
steps that support relaxation, focus and inspiration, it can be a wonderful
a time of keyboards, computer mice, and cell phones, the simple strokes that
are part of the Zentangle Method automatically engage you in the comfort and
familiarity of timeless, basic creativity. It provides a counterbalance and
returns us to that fundamentally human behavior of manipulating symbols and
putting marks on paper. The Zentangle tools and method are not limited by
technology and nothing is pre-programmed. Your creativity is your only limit
and the Zentangle Method has a way of increasing and inspiring expression of
your personal creativity.
an empowering and uplifting experience to learn that you can deliberately relax
and intentionally direct your attention while creating beautiful works of art.
Some possible benefits of practicing the Zentangle Method include relaxation, a
simple and quick access to mindfulness, increased self-esteem, stress relief,
improved hand-eye coordination, increased attention span and ability to
concentrate, and the list goes on.
is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Explore the zentangle.com website
to learn more about this wonderful and uplifting method and art form. You can
also use this web site to locate a Certified Zentangle Teacher offering
workshops near you.
As a Certified Zentangle Teacher, I would love the opportunity to teach you this easy-to-learn, fun and relaxing way to created beautiful images using structured patterns. Check out Zentangle Classes for classes being held at:
Bonnie Lee's Holistic Center
2828 Hartford Ave.
Text or call me to schedule a private party or individual lesson at my place or yours.
2828 Hartford Ave
Johnston, RI 02919