Kim Kohler with Zentangle wingsKim Kohler, CZTzenAgain 2016 | Zentangle Wings and Clouds by Maria Thomas

 

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Welcome to my blog. I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher® and I'm having a blast teaching Zentangle® to anyone that will listen.

 The Zentangle art method is not all about the art. It's a moving meditation that taps into your creative flow producing a beautiful piece of art. Each stroke of the pen gets you out of your head and into the present moment where openness and joy dwells.

Zentangle is the culmination of Maria Thomas' art background and Rick Roberts meditation background. He is the Zen and she is the Tangle. Learn more about the method at zentangle.com. 

Be sure to check out my 2018 Class Schedule

Zentangle 101 Basics Class is here!

December 14, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I am ready, are you?

It's time to sign up for a Zentangle Basics 101 class! It's a 3 hour class where you will learn to relax, focus and create beautiful art using only one stroke at a time. If you are one of those folks that say, "I can't draw", I will prove you wrong. Trust me.

The class will be on Saturday, January 24th from 1:30pm to 4:30pm in Elk Grove, CA. Cost is $35 and you don't need to bring a thing. I will give you a goody bag of tools and materials to take home.

If you are interested in the class, just send me an email and I will give you further information about the class.

K2


Zentangle for the mind, body and spirit

November 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

A little background...

Zentangle is the culmination of Maria Thomas' art background and Rick Robert's mediation background. He is the Zen and she is the Tangle. Together they brought us Zentangle as a meditational art form. Zentangle is an easy to learn and relaxing method of drawing beautiful images from structured patterns. You fall into a relaxed focus as you follow a series of steps to draw repetitive patterns that lead to stunning art pieces. The Zentangle method breaks down barriers of, "I can't draw", "I'm not creative", "I don't have time" and gives you bliss in return.

I found Zentangle when I was going through cancer treatment. Practicing the method gave me a welcomed distraction to the unending emotional and physical pain that treatment brings with it. It only takes one stroke at a time....so I could make a couple of strokes and put it down until I felt better. I was amazed at the calm it brought over me and how the time seemed to melt away. I have been cancer free for 2 years now, but I continue to endure chronic pain from ongoing treatment. I continue to use the Zentangle method to get through those days when the pain is too much or when my emotional state wears thin because of it.

I am so grateful to have found Zentangle, Rick, Maria, Molly and the entire Zentangle family. 

Stay tuned while I journey to find the perfect place to teach and bring you into the family!

K2


Zentangle Art

November 09, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

What a fantastic experience I had getting my credentials as a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT®) in October.

I had already been practicing the art for quite a while, but the true meaning and philosophy behind Zentangle® art really hit me during my training. It all starts with Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts, the founders of this technique, and includes many of their family members who work along side them. They work very hard to get this therapeutic art form out to as many folks as possible.

So, what is Zentangle art? It’s a simple art form that encourages increased focus while making deliberate markings with a pen. It's for everyone, especially if you think you are not artistic and cannot draw. Zentangle art happens one stroke at a time. You make one deliberate mark with your pen, then you make another, keep going as you focus on the pen laying ink onto the tile. Pretty soon, you have a beautiful piece of art. Seriously, it’s that simple. You can’t even imagine the beautiful piece you end up with!

There are a few 'rules' to the Zentangle technique and if you follow them you will have success every time. You can break the rules of course and still end up with a fantastic piece, but we call these pieces Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA).

There is much more to come, so stay tuned!

K2

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