February 12, 2021

What is a Zentangle?
Zentangle is a form of meditative drawing or doodling. It is abstract in nature and relies on the use of patterning to create an all over fill. It was invented by a monk named Rick Roberts and an artist named Maria Thomas. Zentangles are created all over the world by people of all ages!

-Blank white paper
-Pencil Sharpener
-Black Marker
-Colored Pencils (optional)

Let’s make our own!

First, make a tangle, or one long squiggly line that moves around the whole page.

Now start to fill each section with a different pattern. Don’t overthink it just go with the flow!

You can do the whole drawing in pencil, pen, or colored pencil.
Add color!

Make sure to fill in the edges of the drawing as well.        

Darken the original lines to add some contrast between each section.

For an extra challenge, draw the outline of an object or shape first and then make your zentangle inside.
​Like these examples- Have fun!