Zentangle® is a meditative art form that uses repetitive pattern-making to create unique intentional works of art. As Zentangle says anyone can learn and become an artist "one stroke at a time." Whether you learn for meditation, relaxation, fun or art it is an easy activity to learn and enjoy.



Classes & Training

Zentangle is great to learn on your own by taking a class below, hosting a home gathering or for a corporate training. It is currently being used in various corporate, educational, medical and clinical settings as a method of meditation and mindfulness practice. This practice has been reported by thousands of people to create a focused relaxation and other health and wellness benefits. 


2016 Class Schedule 

All classes are held at Inspiration Station, Stafford Spring, CT (http://www.the-inspiration-station.com/) register by calling 860-684-2641 unless stated otherwise.

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Classes are added regularly, please check back for more upcoming classes.


Saturday, January 16, 2016, from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Zentangle Basics 

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to craft beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction, along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over the world, across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. It can be used for fun, art and meditation. In this 2 hour class you will learn the history, method and process of Zentangle. $35.00 2 hours all supplies included.



Saturday, January 16,  2016, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Zentangle Alcohol Inks

Using Tim Holtz Adirondack Alcohol inks we will create amazing, fun and inspiring backgrounds which we use to then tangle on. You will learn a mindful practice technique of present moment awareness to listen to the background to guide your tangling practice. Bring Basics kit (micron 01 pen). All other supplies included. $35.00 2 hours 

Saturday February 20, 2016 from 10:00 am - 12:00 Noon

Beyond Basics


If you have taken the Basics then this is the next class for you. Learn the 6+ Tangle Enhancers to embellish, create flow and balance in your work. Working on various sized tiles and including the new Bijou tiles you will add flare to your Zentangle work by learning to integrate the most common tangle enhancers into all your work. Bring your basics kit (Micron Black 01 and pencil). All other supplies will be provided. Prerequisite Zentangle basics class. $35.00 - 2 hrs

Saturday, February 20, 2016, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Zentangle Jewels & Gems


Learn this new Zentangle craze of creating beautiful tangle jewels and gems. You will learn various stacking and layering tangle patterns and using colored pencil techniques to color and highlight your incredible sparkling Zentangle gems. Other art mediums will be demonstrated. Bring Basics kit (Micron black 01) and other colored pencils if you have them. All other supplies included. $35.00 - 2 hrs


MARCH 12, 2016 To be announced.


MARCH 2016

I will be teaching at Ogunquit Tangle in Maine!


April 27-May 1, 2016

I will be Teaching at Tangle U in Portland Maine!!




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Other Classes I teach on a rotation dates TBA

Found and Tangled
Found poetry is a method of finding words or creating poetry in existing text. No poetry or rhyming ability required. Once our prose have been created we will embellish these book pages with a bold assortment of tangles. Bring your basics kit all other supplies will be provided.

Advanced Class - Renaissance Tiles
Learn how to integrate the use of Chiaroscuro techniques from the Renaissance period in your Zentangle art. Add dimensions of depth and highlight with these new techniques on new toned tan tiles. Included we will create a monotangle of new tangle Aquafleur. Bring your basics bag (Micron Black 01 and pencil, a black marker i.e. Micron 1 or brush) for coloring in large spaces. All other supplies will be provided. Prerequisite Zentangle basics class.

Zentangle Paper Beading Jewelry Learn how to create wonderful jewelry with your left over scrapbooking paper while incorporating your Zentangle flare for design. In this introductory class you will learn how to roll and make different size/shape paper beads to create a wonderful necklace. We will then adorn the pieces with Zentangle Inspired art. Bring your basics kit (Micron Black 01 and pencil) and any other Gelly Roll (metalics), Color Micron pens that you may have. All other supplies will be provided. You do not need to Zentangle to take this class.


Advanced Zentangle: Organic Tangles (on Toned Paper) 

New and improved advanced Zentangle class. In this 2 hour class you will learn the more challenging less structured organic tangles as we build a garden together. Working on toned paper you will learn how to work with 4 dimensions of shade and highlights. Bring your basics kit (micron pen and pencil), all other supplies will be provided. Prerequisite Zentangle Basics.


​Dr. Suess's Garden: Intro to Tombow Markers 

​Come create a whimsical Dr. Suess inspired garden whose canvas becomes our playground to learn and explore various Tombow marker techniques. Zentanglers and crafters alike will enjoy this creative 2 hour class. The class includes a full "Retro" set of Tombow markers +1, a glue pen, a blender pen and paint brush. Everything to master Tombow markers. Reduced price for those who already own the Tombow marker set.


Zentangle Basics 

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to craft beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction, along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over the world, across a wide range of skills, interests and ages. It can be used for fun, art and meditation. In this 2 hour class you will learn the history, method and process of Zentangle.


Advanced Zentangle Class: Making Zendalas 

In this 2 hour class you will learn various easy methods of creating Zendala strings, perfect to fill with tangles. There will also be a discussion on choosing tangles that optimize different shapes. Bring your basics kit (micron pen and pencil), a ruler and pair of scissors if you have them. All other supplies will be provided. Prerequisite Zentangle Basics.


Advanced Zentangle: Tangle This Tangle That 

In this 2 hour class you will learn how to use a variety of different pens and how to prepare and tangle on a variety of different surfaces including fabric, shells, eggs, wood and more. Bring your basics kit (micron pen and pencil). All other supplies including various items to be tangled will be provided. Prerequisite Zentangle Basics.


Advanced Zentangle: White and Moonlight/Metallic Gelly Roll Pens on Black Tiles

In this 2 hours class you will learn how to use the white and other gelly roll pens (moonlight and metallics). Instruction will include multiple techniques and tangles that enhance the this bold and glowing combination. Bring your basics kit, all other supplies will be included.


Advanced Zentangle: Deconstructing and Reconstructing New Tangles 

Look all around! There are tangle patterns everywhere ready to be discovered! In this 2.5 hour class we will take a field trip walking the area scouring for tangle patterns to create. Learn how to deconstruct patterns and make them into new tangles. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing appropriate for the weather. Bring your basics kit (micron pen and pencil). All other supplies will be provided. Prerequisite Zentangle Basics and extensive experience working a variety of tangles.


​Advanced Zentangle: Zentangle Peek-a-boo Cards
Come and learn the ins and outs of tangling peek a boo (window die cut) cards. Make holiday cards or an always needed thank you card. Bring your basics kit (pen, pencil) and your preferred color medium if so desired. Cards, stamps and other supplies will be provided. 

Advanced Zentangle Class: Tangled Illuminated Letter Class featuring the Celtic Knot

In this 3.5 hour class you will harken the days of ol to create a beautiful illuminated letter drenched in gold and beautifully bedecked in tangles. We will will spend some time learning easy methods to add the perfect Celtic touch to the piece of art. Bring your basic kit, and a ruler and compass if so desired.


Advanced Zentangle Class: Using Color
Bring your Zentangle inspired art to a whole new level. In this 3 hour class you will learn various methods to using color with your Zentangle creations. You will be introduced to color theory, mixing colors, using washes, and layering colors with various mediums including water color, pencils and markers. Bring your basics kit (micron pen and pencil) and any other supplies you may want. All other needed supplies will be provided. Prerequisite Zentangle Basics


Advanced Zentangle Class: Bijou Accordion Frames 
Love to make cards and Zentangle too? Want to learn how to use a die cutting system? This is the class for you. In this 2 hour class we will create these beautiful frames for bijou tiles. Use them as a card or a display. Bring you basic kit, glue dots, scissors and various micron pens.

Advanced Zentangle Class: Zentangle Frames 
In this 3 hour class we will be using three different size Zentangle tiles (bijou, regular, and opus) we will create a 10x10in multi-layer framed look highlighting each of your layers art. Optional format:you can also bring a person picture to be framed. Embellished with stamped sayinging and Copic markers these will be ready to hang on your wall or as a great gift when done. Bring your basics kit and all your favor tangling supplies.