Zentangles® are a kind of meditative drawing; creating
abstract, repetitive patterns, without worrying what the patterns look like. This
process slows down the breathing, calms the mind, and helps you to focus on the
present moment. It’s a therapeutic way of drawing that offers peace of mind,
and is accessible to all.
The method was created in 2003 by an American couple called
Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. You can find out more about them at www.zentangle.com
The Zentangle teaching materials and tools are covered by copyright and
“Zentangle” is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.
will need a piece of plain A4 paper and a black pen.
six boxes to put your Zentangles into.
Inside the first box, draw a line to make a
“string.” The string separates your square into sections, in which
you draw your tangles. A string can be any shape.
your pen for a walk, and draw random patterns inside the shapes. Try shading
an A4 page you might have six different boxes full of Zentangles.
There are eight steps in the original Zentangle method,
which you can read about on their website.
What is a Zentangle and why would you draw one? Watch Emma
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