What is Zentangle?

The Zentangle method is a fun and unique art form centered on creative design and the relaxing benefits of rhythmic art. It can be learned and mastered quickly, even by individuals inexperienced with drawing. Completed Zentangle pieces are distinct in their intentional, step-by-step pattern development and characterized by repetitive strokes, intricate lines, and abstract shapes. The Zentangle method is a fun and unique art form centered on creative design and the relaxing benefits of rhythmic art. It can be learned and mastered quickly, even by individuals inexperienced with drawing. Completed Zentangle pieces are distinct in their intentional, step-by-step pattern development and characterized by repetitive strokes, intricate lines, and abstract shapes.

 

The Zentangle method promotes mindful meditation through a simple, calming state of focus that naturally reduces anxiety and imparts a sense of well-being. The numerous benefits of creating Zentangle art have made this method a fast-growing trend with schools, businesses, psychologists, medical professionals, physical therapists, artists, crafters, and imaginative individuals on a global level.

 

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What are the Benefits of Zentangle Art

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The Zentangle method is taught “one stroke at a time.” Even beginner students can successfully complete projects after just one class. Everything needed to create Zentangle art is inexpensive and portable, allowing it to be done practically anywhere. This approach can be used in stress-reducing seminars for employees, become a life changing tool for achieving mindful meditation, or simply become an avenue into the world of art. Check out this list of potential benefits and characteristics.

  • Naturally minimizes stress and anxiety

  • Encourages creativity and imagination

  • Increases brain function, focus, and patience

  • Develops hand-eye coordination, problem solving, fine motor control, and handwriting skills

  • Supports medication-free pain management

  • Adapts easily to personal styles and preferences

  • Introduces basic art techniques and drawing skills

  • Combats bullying by building self-esteem, positive self-discovery, and confidence

  • Contests techno-stress with comfortable, low-tech, timeless methods

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About Katie Butler, CZT

Katie Butler is the owner of Penmark Patterns. She is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and Certified Copic marker instructor who has been teaching in the art industry for over 20 years. Katie grew up in Lawrence, Kansas where she began teaching to youth groups and church organizations when she was only 14 years old. She now lives with her husband in Madison, Wisconsin and teaches across the country as an independent instructor. She enjoys many different hobbies and also works as an Event Planner and Graphic Designer.

Katie is the President and co-founder of the National Tangle Artists Coalition, a non-profit group dedicated to spreading the joy of the Zentangle Art Method. She has been a speaker, teacher and feature artist for many events including TangleU, the Creating Keepsakes Conventions, Craft and Hobby Association Conventions, Modern Quilt Guild Expo, and dozens of art and craft stores across the country. Katie also hosts the annual Zentangle Art Expo in Madison, Wisconsin every summer. An event attended by 200 fans of the Zentangle Art Method. As an art teacher, her mission is to help individuals discover the artist inside and ultimately achieve a sense of self-identity and fulfillment.”

“Katie is also one of few certified teachers in the United States who speaks at professional business seminars. She found a true passion in teaching Zentangle art as it exemplifies more than just an art form. It provides the satisfaction of creating something unique while boosting personal well-being in a relaxing and cost-effective manner.”

To learn more about the foundation of Zentangle art, you can visit the main webpage at www.zentangle.com.

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