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The Zentangle Method

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.


What is the Zentangle® Method 

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, mindful drawing of structured patterns to create beautiful images.

Created 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.

It 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.

Although there is a specified series of steps, the result is a creative expression that transcends its own rules.

You're 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 daily ritual.

In 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.

It's 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.

"Zentangle" is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Explore the 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:

Slatersville CSL

411 Central St.

North Smithfield, RI 02896

Text or email me to schedule a private party or individual lesson at my place or yours.


Location of scheduled classes:

Slatersville CSL

411 Central St.

North Smithfield, RI 02896

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