Zentangle – you may have heard of it, perhaps even seen it … but what exactly is it? For starters, one of my Zentangle tiles is show on to the right. It is made up of several “tangles,” or structured patterns.
I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher, and I am putting together a variety of Zentangle classes. I started to jot down notes, and went to the Zentangle website to look something up. I found that the explanation there is the best I have heard to date. So, it is repeated below, in italics, quoting Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, its creators:
The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.
Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.