The ZM is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called “tangles.” Anyone who can write the word “ICSO” (the pen strokes that all tangles are comprised of) can create Zentangle art. The ZM’s simple 8-step structure creates the framework which allows for creativity. Some have referred to the ZM as “yoga with a pen” because there’s a ceremony and practice, but it’s also a mental vacation. It’s different than aimless doodling; people use the ZM to create beautiful images and increase their sense of well-being.
I first tried the Zentangle Method (ZM) in 2014, when a friend gifted me an introductory class while I was going through chemotherapy. The ZM helped me relax and refocus and, as an added bonus, produce satisfying art. In fact, I grew to enjoy the ZM so much, I decided to become a Certified Zentangle Teacher, aka “CZT,” so I could offer classes to others. It is so fun to share the gift of the Zentangle Method with others and see their joy, relaxation, and satisfaction in producing beautiful tiles of their own!
TAKE A CLASS!
I offer three different classes via Zoom. All classes require the four basic supplies discussed below (paper tiles, micron pen, pencil, and blender), and make sure to order your supplies so that they arrive before the class.
(1) Intro to the Zentangle Method (quarterly) — This is a 2 hour class that I’ll offer once a quarter from 10am-12pm Pacific. The 2021 dates are: January 9, April 17, July 17, and October 9. Cost $35.* Anyone who has already taken the intro course is welcome to take it again as a “refresher” for free.
In the intro course, you produce two tiles looking something like this:
(2) Zentangle Level 2 Classes (monthly) — This is a 90 min class where we will complete one tile, playing with new strings and tangles (different from those in the Intro Class). I will offer the Level 2 classes on the 4th Saturday of every month (with some exceptions) from 10:30am-12pm Pacific. The dates for 2021 are: January 23, February 27, March 27, April 24, May 22, June 26, July 24, August 21, September 25, October 23, November 27, and December 11. Cost $25.* Everyone is welcome, but I recommend that you have taken my Intro Class or have otherwise been exposed to the basics of the ZM.
(3) Custom & private classes are available for individuals, small groups, parties, fundraisers or corporate events. Contact me to discuss at goldmanlisa[at]gmail.com.
Please sign up at least 48 hours in advance by messaging me at goldmanlisa[at]gmail.com. Once you’ve signed up, I will send you a Zoom link to attend the class. Payment can be made via PayPal (using my email address) or Venmo (@Lisa-Goldman-26). I may cancel any class if less than 3 people sign up.
* I would hate for cost to be a barrier to your enjoyment of the Zentangle Method. Thus, all classes are free for students, cancer patients in active treatment, those who are unemployed or underemployed, or anyone else who cannot participate because of cost. Please message me to sign-up for the class so I can track attendance & get you the Zoom link, and then just skip the payment portion (this will be on the honor system, no questions asked).
I hope to send out a newsletter every 1-2 months with reminders of class offerings, schedule updates, and a description of my class plans. If you would like to join this newsletter, please drop me a message at goldmanlisa[at]gmail.com.
For most classes, you will need only 4 things: paper, pen, pencil, & a blender. I’ve put together a list of links below. To keep things simple, I’ve included only Amazon links, but most of these items can also be purchased at any store that stocks art supplies.