"When asked about Zentangle and you (Darla) I always say it's  wonderful . You are an amazing teacher and a pleasure to be around. The class is relaxing and Zentangle is such a great thing to learn. The other students are always helpful and supportive. I would recommend Zentangle to anyone who is looking for a creative way to spend some time. Once learned it is there for you on any day you feel stressed out, just get out your pen and all your cares will go away."

Andi Preston 



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What is Zentangle®

Zentangle is an easy to learn, fun and relaxing method of creating beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.   Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts created the Zentangle Method over 10 years ago to share the relaxation and focus you feel as you create a Zentangle.  Since then they have certified more than 3,000 CZTs in over 40 countries - including me!  To learn more about Rick and Maria visit www.Zentangle.com



 

"I’ve been taking classes from Darla since 2012. While I had some artsy abilities, I never considered myself good at drawing. Zentangle (with Darla’s talent & patience) has given me a wonderful way to  relax and a whole new world of supplies to explore!  I’ve also met new  friends to learn with."  Keil 


What I Love About Zentangle

  

What I love about Zentangle®

I  discovered Zentangle in late 2010 when my mother-in-law sent a starter  kit to me.  She had attended a Zentangle class in Atlanta and thought I  might enjoy it.  Little did I know where opening that box would lead! 

  • Creativity -  it really opens Pandora's Box!  Not only for me, but students  frequently tell me stories about how Zentangle has helped them realize  they are creative and they try lots of new things they never imagined  they could do, and people who already work in another art form tell me  how it helps them take a fresh approach to their art!
  • Anyone can do it!  - it really is true - almost anyone can do it.  I've taught Zentangle to people

     - Age 5 to Age 90

      - From all walks of life - doctors, lawyers, teachers, housewives (aka  domestic goddesses), artists, bee keepers, yoga instructors, fitness  experts, nurses, corporate types (from executives to entry level),  clowns (seriously!), students, small business owners, in a homeless  shelter trying to get their lives back on track, and everything in  between!

     - Recovering from strokes

     - With OCD, ADD, Autism and Depression

     - Who had teachers tell them they were not creative (wrong!)

  • Relaxation -  I get so relaxed doing Zentangle I lose track of time, ask my husband  :)  I have groups of friends come in for a girl's night and it's funny  when everyone comes in they are chatting, and about half way through  class, someone says "we are never this quiet when we are together!"
  • There are no mistakes!  - I love it!  Zentangle is not about trying to be perfect or make an  exact replica.  There is way more beauty in imperfection anyway!   Zentangle is about being in the moment, enjoying the moment, and the  bonus is you have a little piece of art as a result of your time.  I  think one of my favorite things about Zentangle is that you can take it  and make it what you like.  If we are working on a tangle (pattern) and  you are inspired to embellish it your own way - that's ok!  I had a kid  who was really into robots - he turned his tangles into robots, or  robots eating tangles but he was in the moment, relaxed and having a  great time!  How awesome is that?!

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