What is Zentangle? Zentangle co-creators, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, say it best: "Zentangle is an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. Zentangle increases focus and creativity while providing artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest. We believe that life is an art form and that Zentangle is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life."
Rick and Maria have created a simple system to teach anyone, any age, this no-fail method, and Melissa Hoopes (Stampassion's Chief Rubber Art Wrangler) is pleased to have earned her designation as a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) from them in 2010.
Zentangle may look difficult, but it isn't when you learn to break down each step. By taking a class from a CZT, even self-proclaimed "non-artists" will be tangling before they know it. You'll also learn that the benefits of practicing Zentangle are many. Not only are you creating a beautiful piece of art, it's also relaxing, developes fine motor skills and reduces the stress and strain of living at the increasing velocity imposed by our high tech world.
Please check our Class Page for the schedule of upcoming workshops. To be kept apprised of Zentangle news, you may also wish to sign up for Stampassion's E-Newsletter, specifying the Zentangle Group. Zentangle is a wonderful group activity whether in an educational, association or business environment. To inquire about a Zentangle class for you or your organization, contact Melissa for information. It's no-fail and perfectly adapable for any age group or skill level.
Stampassion.com is pleased to offer all official Zentangle products, as well the recommended Sakura Micron Pens and books to help in your practice. We also carry rubber stamps to tangle within and offer lots of ideas to help you see where your Zentangle practice may lead you. Check out the Zentangle related products by clicking on this link.
To learn more about Zentangle, check Rick and Maria's website at zentangle.com.