Kim Kohler - Graduation Picture from CZT SeminarKim KohlerGraduation Picture from CZT Seminar

What is it?

The Zentangle® art method is not only 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 about a shift of perspective... a shift from being attached to an outcome, to being open and alive to the moment.

Experience how letting go of expectations, fears, self doubt and small thinking can open up a whole new you. See how each finished tile represents a vision of your unique self... your creative flow... a specific moment in time.

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.

 

 

Kim Kohler, CZT
Elk Grove / Sacramento County
California

Bijou Tiles - Tripoli, Aquafleur and HollibaughBijou TilesTripoli, Aquafleur and Hollibaugh

 

 

 

Zentangle Meet-up

Check out the calendar for the best new thing to hit Elk Grove. Zentangle meet-ups include lots of sharing of ideas, drawing tangles and talking about our favorite books and tools. Everyone is welcome, whether you have taken the Basics class or not!
- 2nd Sunday of each month
- 10:30am to 12:30pm
- JoAnn's Fabrics and Crafts on Bond Rd in Elk Grove
See you there!

 

 

Individual & Private Group Classes

I can provide instructions for individuals or private groups. I am well versed in Wine & Zen parties if you need a reason to gather a bunch of your friends and open a bottle or two. Contact me and we will get the ink rolling!

 

Sign up for a Class!

Use the calendar to find a date that fits into your schedule, then EMAIL me to sign up for the class (unless otherwise noted in the calendar description). 

Class Descriptions

Basics Class

The basic class is about the zen and each stroke of the pen! Get ready to learn the 8 Basic Steps of the Zentangle Art Method while drawing patterns and creating some awesome art tiles. You will learn about the history and philosophy of Zentangle which also includes new words to add to your vocabulary. You will walk away feeling wonder and excitement with finished tiles and a goodie bag with all of the tools you need to keep tangling!

Beyond Basics Class

Oh the magic of Beyond Basics! Each class is unique as we travel through our Zentangle journey. Some classes you might find us delving into the Renaissance as we work on tan tiles, or into the dark as we work on black tiles. There might be a class all about Bijou (small tiles) or Zendala's (round tiles). You will definitely learn new tangles, some of them more complicated. The Beyond class has also been known to include color! As always, I will provide you with a goodie bag and have supplies on hand for purchase. You should bring your class kit from your Basics class, and anything else you might want to use. Note: It is highly recommended that you take a Basics class (from a CZT) before you take a Beyond Basics class.
 
Zentangle Creative Meditation 
 
This focused workshop includes the fundamentals of Zentangle, enhanced with yoga study. These workshops generally include gentle movement, breath work and tangling that will leave you feeling recharged, centered and blissful! Each specific workshop will have details listed in the calendar and at riseyoga.com, where the classes are held. As always, you will receive a goodie bag that will keep you tangling after the class. 

#travelingtanglesproject Kim and Molly HollibaughFlying around Arukas#travelingtanglesproject Kim and Molly Hollibaugh

  Zentangle Tile - Hollibaugh, Printemps, Cubine, Crescent MoonZentangle TileHollibaugh, Printemps, Cubine, Crescent Moon
Zentangle Teacher Training CertificateKim Kohler, CZT 16Zentangle Teacher Training Certificate

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My Zentangle Journey

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 of the pen at a time...so I could make a couple of strokes and put the pen down until I felt better. I was amazed at the calm it brought over me and how the time seemed to melt away. There have been no signs of cancer since 2013, 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. 

This is more than art. It's a way to take focus away from the pain and frustration and put the focus on something productive. It's why I became certified to teach. 

If you know someone going through cancer treatment currently, please contact me so I can share this method with them.

 

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