What is Zentangle?

zentangle art meditation

The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, fun way of drawing abstract repeating patterns using just five simple shapes. The method is a great introduction to meditation because it increases focus, creativity, relaxation and the sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed all over the world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. Join Sacil Armstrong, CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) and owner of art & being, for ongoing lessons to make stress management a regular self-care habit.

Zentangle is...


Because you begin without knowing what the end result will be, you don’t have the stress of trying to “draw” a specific image, and you can’t mess it up!


The Zentangle Method is easy to learn and easy to do. Anyone can create beautiful images from the repetitive patterns. And although it follows a series of specific steps, no two tangles look alike!

Fun & Relaxing

Zentangle is a fun way to relax and intentionally shift focus and perspective.


No batteries or electricity. Zentangle provides a counterbalance to our increasing use of computers, screens and keyboards. It returns us to that fundamentally human behavior of putting marks on paper and arranging symbols. Your only limit is your creativity and this method can increase and inspire your personal creativity.


Everything you need to create Zentangle art can fit in your pocket. The method can be done almost anywhere, alone or in groups, without any special abilities or costly equipment.


Simple, repetitive steps of the Zentangle Method support relaxation, focus and inspiration. It can be a wonderful daily ritual.


If you are going to do something, then do it with the finest tools and materials available. Zentangle uses the best paper and pens available to ensure your creations will be a respected and treasured work of art. Unlike other methods of relaxation and focus, you not only feel good, you get a piece of art to collect and reflect upon for years to come.

art & being meetup group

art & being hosts a meetup group at Serenity Counseling Center on the first and third Thursday of the month at 6-7:30. Cost is $15. Purchase admission here.

This meetup group centers around stress management and self-exploration through art. We spend an hour doing art journal pages and the last
30 minutes on a self-discovery exercise. Join us and learn new art techniques, hang out with some cool people, relieve some stress, and learn about yourself.
Saturday Classes

art & being hosts one Saturday class a month on various art methods.

Wearable Art

October 14, 2-4 pm

Personalize your favorite jeans, a hat or some sneakers! Learn a few tangle patterns and unleash your creativity. Each student will leave with a black fabric pen to leave their mark on more wearable art! Bring a light colored wearable item to class. All other materials will be provided. Space is limited to 8 people. Register today!

Holiday Cards & Tags
November 4, 2-4 pm

Combine Zentangle with paint, markers, glitter, gems and stickers to create a one-of-a-kind holiday card and tag. Handmade is the perfect way to say I love you! All materials provided. Space is limited to 8 people. Sign up today!