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 perfection 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



Kim Kohler, CZT
Elk Grove / Sacramento County

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




Tangle Club 

Tangle Club is a zoom meeting where we can share ideas, draw tangles and talk about our favorite books and tools. We also delve into tangle-adjacent art topics as well. Oh and laughter, there is lots of laughter. Everyone is welcome, whether you have taken a Zentangle class or not.
- Free!
- 1st Saturday of Every Month
- 10:00am to 12:00pm (Pacific Time) - NEW TIME
- via Zoom

I have also started to keep a page of our discussions/enabling, which includes links to other teachers, websites and tools that we talked about in a specific month. Click the drop down under Zentangle Art Method to get to that page.

If you want to participate, please join my Zentangle Newsletter (at bottom of page). Each month I send the Tangle Club zoom meeting information via the newsletter.
See you there!




Individual & Private Group Workshops

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!



Workshop ScheduleDetailed workshop descriptions.  

Basics Workshop

The Basics workshop 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! A Basics workshop is required if you want to take a Beyond Basics workshop.

Beyond Basics Workshop

Oh the magic of Beyond Basics! Each workshop is unique as we travel through our Zentangle journey. Some workshops 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 workshop all about Bijou (small tiles) or Zendala's (round tiles). You will definitely learn new tangles, some of them more complicated. The Beyond workshop 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 tool kit from your Basics class (Micron 01 pen, Zentangle pencil, tortillon), and anything else you might want to use. Note: You must take a Basics workshop (from a CZT) before you take a Beyond Basics workshop.

#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

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 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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