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
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
Certified Zentangle Teacher
About Katie Butler, CZT
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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Zentangle Research and Resources
Links that further discuss the Zentangle method, benefits of stress management and mindful meditation.
The following video clip from WGAL News 8 provides a review of the Zentangle technique and classes taught by certified instructors.