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Drawing for Calm

Updated: Nov 10, 2019

Last November, I traveled to Providence, Rhode Island to participate in a seminar to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher. Zentangle is a registered trademark and the method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas ( as a way to promote relaxation and creativity by learrning to draw structured patterns and combining them in ways that create beautiful art. The method is easy to learn and requires a few simple, easy to carry supplies.

I had discovered the affects of focused drawing many years ago, and whole-heartedly agree with the basis for this drawing method. While concentrating on a task such as drawing the learned, repetitive patterns, a sense of calm and detachment is achieved . This is also the case for drawing, in general, and many other creative outlets that require focused attention.

Luckily, there are a few Certified Zentangle Teachers in the Knoxville area and Amy Broady (CZT) is joining with me to teach this method in my studio. She was an art teacher in the Knox County School System and also teaches art courses at Pellissippi State here in Knoxville. Our first class offering will be Tuesday evening, November 12th from 6:30 until 8:30 pm. My studio is located in the Emporium Center at 100 South Gay Street in Knoxville, Tennessee. There is convenient parking on the bridge beside the Emporium Center and it is free after 6 pm.

Use the Contact form on my website to inquire. Please join us for a fun and relaxing evening.

Zentangle is typically done on 3.5 x 3.5 inch paper using a Micron pen. Tiles also come in circular and triangular formats.  Each individual pattern is called a tangle.
A sampling of Zentangle "Tiles."


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