Sunday, January 30, 2011

Zentangle...... a journey to calmness

The beginning of my journey

Getting there....

3 Completed Zentangles

Yesterday I had the pleasure in taking part in a beginners class for Zentangle TM. The class was conducted by the lovely and enthusiastic certified Zentangle teacher, Kass Hall.

The class was conducted in the famous Nicholas Building in Melbourne, which has a high reputation of housing many art studios, quirky shops and it just oozes creativity.

I fully admit I was very nervous doing this course, I am not an illustrator, (I am a computer person). I will be lucky if I can draw a decent stick figure. :-) However Kass was very encouraging and stressed you don't have to know how to draw. Just relax, experiment and have fun!

Anyway I hear you say, what is Zentangle? It originated in America, and from what I can gather it's big over there, and just hitting the shores of Australia. Zentangle TM, is "an art form and Zentangle is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life"....."inspired invention and offspring of Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts." To read more about it, go here

Getting back to the course. Kass Hall, explained the history of Zentangle, it's positive effects on ones self and then proceeded to teach us all the steps.

I loved it! I found the whole process so relaxing and a little boost. Funny when going home on the train, I saw some kids with very large lolly pops. I was imagining what Zentangle would look like within a shape of a lolly pop. And of course just before bed I tried some more Zentangle and completed it this morning.

If you want to enroll in a beginners class please contact Kass Hall. I am hoping to do some advance classes with her in the future.


  1. what a lovely reviewm Beky! Thankyou!! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!! It was great to see you xxx

  2. Sounds so interesting Beky, can't wait to see what creative things you produce as a result of this workshop.

  3. I love your post on Kass' class ... I did CZT training with her and she is full of energy and creativity ... heck I would even do a class with her -lol!

  4. Hmm, I find that very appealing, particularly as my 'doodling' usually ends up looking something very similar to this kind of thing!