Z e n t a n g l e ®

  • ~ Zentangle ® is a fascinating new art form that is easy, fun, relaxing, meditative.
  • ~ Zentangle ® is a method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns.
  • ~ Zentangle ® increases focus and creativity.

Enjoyed by people with a wide range of skills and ages, Zentangle teaches patience, that “Anything is possible … one stroke at a time”. It teaches that one does not need to be an artist to create a beautiful work of abstract art.

Characteristics of Zentangle Art

From Zentangle Inc.

  • Intuitive With the Zentangle Method, anyone can create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is easy to learn and easy to do. And even though it is a specified series of steps, it results in a creative expression that transcends its own rules.
  • Fun and Relaxing Creating Zentangle art provides a fun and lighthearted way to relax and intentionally facilitate a shift in focus and perspective. The Zentangle Method of creating art is unencumbered by dogma and cost which can weigh on other approaches. Nevertheless, it is sufficiently structured and organized so you can enjoy and benefit from an activity that otherwise might be considered whimsical.
  • Unexpected Results With our Zentangle Method we encourage you to not have a preconceived idea of your final result. Following this somewhat unusual approach, your creation is not restricted by your expectations.
  • Ceremonial Repetitive, simple steps are part of the Zentangle Method. These steps support relaxation, focus and inspiration. It can be a wonderful daily ritual.
  • Timeless Creating designs, manipulating symbols and putting pen to paper is part of our human heritage. In a time of keyboards, computer mice, and cell phones, the simple strokes that are part of the Zentangle Method automatically engage you in a comfort and familiarity of timeless, basic creativity.
  • Portable Everything you need to create beautiful Zentangle art can fit in your pocket. This easy to learn method of relaxed focus can be done almost anywhere, alone or in groups, without any special abilities or costly equipment.
  • QualityOur Zentangle Kit is elegantly designed, crafted and presented. If you are going to do something, then do it with the finest tools and materials available. We use the best paper and pens available to ensure your Zentangle creations will be a respected and treasured work of art. Unlike other methods of relaxation and focus, you not only feel good, you get a side effect of beautiful art to be appreciated, collected, chronicled and reflected upon for years to come.
  • Non TechnicalOur Zentangle tools and method are not limited by technology. Your creativity is not directed by how someone else wrote a particular program, nor does it need batteries or electricity. Our Zentangle approach provides a counterbalance to our increasing use of computers, mice, screens and keyboards. It returns us to that fundamentally human behavior of manipulating symbols and putting marks on paper. Nothing is pre-programmed. Your creativity is your only limit and this Zentangle method has a way of increasing and inspiring expression of your personal creativity.
  • EmpoweringIt is an empowering and uplifting experience to learn that you can deliberately relax and intentionally direct your attention while creating beautiful works of art .

No “Artistic” Talent Needed

You don’t need to be an artist to create a beautiful work of abstract art. Just follow Zentangle’s simple steps and this intuitive art form will come alive as you use deliberate strokes to create patterns on your own Zentangle tile…. Once you understand the underlying formula for a pattern, it becomes easy to do it “One Stroke at a time”.

-Maria Thomas, Rick Roberts. Founders of Zentangle Inc.

For more information about Zentangle, please visit the Zentangle Website