Zentangle at the Library

17 Dec

Last night I offered a Zentangle Beginner’s Class at the library as part of our de-stress December events for adults.  The Zentangle class was also offered to tweens and teens and although I was a little nervous about leading an adult class, it went very well with a decent crowd.

I created a Zentangle Basics worksheet for us to get started with and showed a few basic zentangle designs on a large dry erase board at the front of the meeting room.  I also talked briefly about the tools that you can buy or use to create Zentangles and how I got started.  After I showed a few designs, I passed out a number of Zentangle books I borrowed from throughout the county and everyone started working.  It was fun to watch kids from 5th grade to senior citizens working on their projects and everyone seemed to really enjoy trying out this new art method.  And this can be a very inexpensive program, we just printed out the front-and-back of the worksheet and we used just basic, black pens to draw.

If you’re not sure where to get started, here are a few books that I love:

I use the fine point Sharpies for my Zentangles, but there are a lot of different options, plus I really enjoy tangling on cardboard coasters because they’re a great size and make a great homemade gift.

Sharpie Fine Point Markers

Square Coasters

Circle Coasters

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