Upcoming Zentangle Classes


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I’m taking a couple months off to celebrate the holidays and enjoy time with my family. My full class schedule will resume again in February 2017.
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Attendance and Registration

For more information or to register for a class, click on the event on the calendar above. Most events are Zentangle classes in Madison, Wisconsin; out-of-state classes will occasionally be listed on this site as well. Be sure to check the class location before you register.

Please Note:

  • This calendar is used for all class scheduling including Zentangle Art, Copic Marker, Mixed Media and Paper Craft Classes.
  • Online class-registration closes 24 hours before the scheduled start of an event.
  • Payment is due through PayPal at the time of registration. You may contact me directly at katie.twinkle@gmail.com to register and pay using alternate methods.
  • Unless otherwise specified in the class description, the minimum age for class participants is 14 years old. Because attendance is typically made up of adults, youth under the age of 18 may feel more comfortable if they attend class with a friend or another adult.
  • State tax is automatically added to all the class fees and will show up during the PayPal payment transaction.
  • Refunds will not be given if you are unable to attend class, but please feel free to email the instructor at katie.twinkle@gmail.com and she would be happy to move your registration to another class if possible.
  • Classes are rarely canceled, but in the event of serious illness or extreme weather, you will be notified in advance through the email you used during registration.
  • You should receive an email confirmation after registering for class. Contact Katie Butler, CZT if you do not receive the email within 12 hours.

Schedules and themes are often determined from recommendations by people in the area. Be sure to pass along any suggestions and Katie will try to work them into her schedule.

Feel free to contact Katie Butler, CTZ directly for any questions regarding registration at katie.twinkle@gmail.com.

About the Introduction to Zentangle Art Class

The “Introduction to Zentangle Art” class is a beginner level setting and the first class you should take if you are new to Zentangle.

Instruction includes learning the fundamental concepts and benefits of the Zentangle art method along with several specific patterns. Students will learn creative and fun techniques for drawing pattern art and discuss how this simple technique can be used to relax, gain focus, reduce stress, and improve overall well-being. The class also explores possibilities for adapting the art form and displays many completed projects. Once students complete this beginner class they will have all the required supplies and experience needed to attend additional classes or begin creating Zentangle art on their own.

  • This class is appropriate for all art levels including the very beginner.
  • Class registration includes a packet with all necessary supplies.
  • Minimum age for participation in the regular class is 14 year old. Children and youth versions of the Introduction to Zentangle class are also available.

Additional Zentangle Class Themes

  • 3D Techniques – Learn principles of shadows, shading, layering, contrast, and dimension.
  • Zentangle Borders – Create borders, frames, chains, streamers, and traveling line tangles.
  • Creative Lettering – Embellish, fill, and create Zentangle inspired letters, titles, and monograms.
  • On-the-Grid – Learn highly geometric methods for creating and filling grid patterns.
  • Whimsical Tangles – Explore flourishes, flowers, dangles, and other fanciful tangles.
  • Darkside Tangles – Learn how to use white ink and soapstone chalk to tangle on black paper.
  • Zendalas – Create a kaleidoscope of pattern with Mandela inspired art and circle Zentangle tiles.
  • Building Perspective – Construct advanced tiles with dynamic movement and transition.
  • Botanical Tangles – Use brown ink on kraft paper with leaves, vines, and nature inspired patterns.
  • In-The-Box – Build shapes, images, and fun new boundaries for Zentangle patterns.
  • Irish Inspiration – Discover the intricacies of Celtic shapes, braids, and Irish themed patterns.
  • Spooky Tangles – Make a Halloween art decoration with creepy patterns and spider web designs.
  • Holiday Cheer – Celebrate Christmas by learning holiday themed Zentangle patterns and gift ideas.
  • Snowflake Zentangle Art – Explore the variety of tangle patterns for wintertime snowflake designs.
  • Pattern Deconstruction – Learn how to create tangles inspired by your surroundings.
  • Color Adventures – Explore different tools and methods for creating Zentangle art with color.
  • Altered Craft Tangles – Learn how to use Zentangle in scrapbooks, ATC’s, cards, PL, and altered art.
  • Freeform – Learn to build from a center point, without a string, to create elaborate designs.

Private Events

I am available to teach private Zentangle classes to any individual, store, group, club, or organization that would like to host a class. The host for a private class enjoys free registration and receives a free gift. Private events must have at least six students and require at least 30 days notice before the scheduled day of class. There are no additional charges as long as classes are held within a reasonable distance from my home in Madison, Wisconsin. Additional travel charges will apply for further areas. To learn more about private events, please email me at Katie.twinkle@gmail.com.

Schools and Youth Groups

I offer a special Zentangle curriculum geared specifically for children and youth. Reduced class rates and special accommodations can be made for any organization or school that would like to include a Zentangle class as an educational tool for children. To learn more about children’s events, please email me at Katie.twinkle@gmail.com.