What a fun class today at Rancho San Diego library in East County San Diego, California. A community room full of 23 eager students wanting to know "what in the heck is Zentangle"?
I love that most students come to find out what that funny word is. Zentangle was started by the co-founders (Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas) as a meditative art method. Rick being a Monk for 15 years in India knows all about meditation. Maria is an illustrator and knows all about drawing and patterns. Together they created a system or process to take the hard out of art.
I shared a basic, original Zentangle tile today then we applied our pattenrs (we call them tangles) to our next project - a ZIA (Zentangle Inspired Art). Typically Zentangle art is abstract to help with the meditation process. I teach more than 30 different classes and today our 2nd project was - Zentangle Tortoise.