Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns – even if you are convinced that you aren’t an artist. With the Zentangle method, we focus on one easy pen stroke at a time with a relaxed focus. The resulting artwork is surprising, unique and beautiful.
We will begin with Zentangle basics and move on to learn many structured patterns called “tangles.” By the end of the Art Stay, you will have a “Tangle Library” of patterns to work with. Several easy tangle enhancers will be taught so that you can enhance your Zentangle paper tiles and bring added depth and detail to them. We will also add color to our tiles. Because Zentangle is extremely portable, you can do it almost anywhere. We’ll tangle on 3.5 inch square paper tiles and round Zendala tiles. Our Art Stay will culminate with a 10.5″ square Zentangle Inspired Art piece. Come immerse yourself in the relaxing, fun world of Zentangle!beautiful.
With Zentangle, there are no mistakes, and “Anything is possible, one stroke at a time.”TM
Additional Supply Fee:
$30 (includes all tools and materials for workshops)
“I recently moved to Santa Rosa and was searching for a Zentangle teacher to continue my journey with this art form. Luckily I found Debbie Butterfield and have very much enjoyed her classes. She is an excellent teacher showing patience when challenging us with new tangles and the use of color. Her classes are paced to the needs of the students and she often offers positive feedback. Her own Zentangle art is an inspiration to all!” Star Carpenter
“Debbie is an excellent Zentangle instructor, she is clear in her direction, patient, extremely encouraging and genuinely interested in how you interpret zentangle design. It is a joy to learn from her.” Irene Johnson
About the Instructor
I would have been an art major were it not for an unfortunate high school experience with my advanced art teacher. At the end of that sad semester, I packed up my art supplies and did not open them for over 20 years. Instead, I made practical career decisions, only daring to open the art supply box at the urging of my good friend, Susan. Thanks to her, I began to take artistic baby steps and ultimately ventured deeply into my creativity. I became a professional artist in 2009, and I show and sell my artwork through my studio, art fairs and galleries.
I was fortunate to travel back to Rhode Island in 2015 to study and be certified in the Zentangle Method by its creators.
I love Zentangle because its emphasis on no mistakes and relaxed focus has also made it a tool for my own self-awareness and self-acceptance.