Recharge & Unwind...

With the Zentangle Method

"Participating in a mindful art activity for even just 5 minutes a day can increase positive emotions and decrease stress and anxiety." - Desbordes, G (National Library of Medicine)

Zentangle Basics is for you if...

Yes, I'm ready!

What You'll Learn

    1. Welcome

    2. What is the Zentangle Method?

    3. The 8 Steps of the Zentangle Method

    4. The Zentangle Ebook

    5. Materials

    6. Your Bonuses

    1. Prepare Tile

    2. Tangle - Crescent Moon & Hollibaugh

    3. Tangle - Florz & Printemps

    4. Shading - Crescent Moon & Hollibaugh

    5. Shading - Florz & Printemps

    1. Prepare Tile

    2. Tangle - Pokeroot and Striping

    3. Tangle - Static & Hybrid

    4. Shading - Pokeroot & Striping

    5. Shading - Static & Hybrid

    1. Prepare Tile

    2. Tangle - Tipple & Paradox

    3. Tangle - Knightsbridge & Flukes

    4. Shading - Tipple & Paradox

    5. Shading - Knightsbridge & Flukes

    1. Prepare Tile

    2. Tangle - Fescu, Jonqal, Keeko & Nipa

    3. Shading - Fescu & Jonqal

    4. Shading - Keeko & Nipa

About Zentangle Basics

  • $35.00
  • 25 lessons
  • 4 hours of video content
  • 90 page Ebook
  • lifetime access

Get started on your Zentangle journey today!

Did You Know?

"Anxiety is the most common mental health concern for kids and adults? It affects 20% of children in one form or another." - World Health Organization

When my daughter was diagnosed with anxiety, at the age of 9, I did a lot of research on ways to help her overcome ruminating thoughts and fears.

Through my own journey, I realized that the treatment for anxiety and many other mental health challenges can be multifaceted; there's no one size fits all solution...

But the recommended treatment was often therapy (CBT) combined with lifestyle changes.

I incorporated therapy plus a few mindful practices into our daily routine...

But it wasn't until I stumbled onto mindful art, specifically the Zentangle Method, that I saw a huge drop in her anxiety levels.

Which led me to wonder why the Zentangle Method was so effective?

This drawing technique is so effective because it combines relaxation, through mindfulness and creativity.

Also, the Zentangle Method begins and ends with centering ourselves and expressing gratitude and appreciation...

All of which effectively calms the amygdala in the brain and reduces anxiety.

Maybe you have anxiety like my daughter or perhaps you're dealing with depression or another mental health issue…

Maybe you’d like have a creative outlet to bring more balance into your life, or maybe you’d like to use the Zentangle Method with your students.

Regardless of your reasons for exploring the Zentangle art form, you’re in the right place! 

Zentangle Basics will provide you with the calm that you’re seeking...

And I can’t wait to tangle alongside you! 

Let's Do This!

How Can the Zentangle Method Benefit You?

Here are just a few of the amazing ways...
  • INCREASES MINDFULNESS - drawing Zentangle patterns allows you to be present and focused on the task at hand, resulting in calming effects on the brain and body. Much like meditation, “tangling” soothes us mentally and teaches us how to turn down the volume on external stimuli and focus on the inner self.

  • REDUCES STRESS & ANXIETY - research has shown that when we are engaged in mindful art, such as Zentangle, our brain releases endorphins, serotonin and dopamine. These chemicals improve our well-being and naturally produce a state of joy, calm, and contentment.

  • LEADS TO SELF-DISCOVERY - Some Zentangle patterns can seem complicated to draw but each tangle can be broken down into very simple steps. Completing a Zentangle pattern, that you once thought was difficult, can lead to feelings of accomplishment and pride. Many of my students are amazed by the tangles they are able to draw with ease.

  • PROMOTES INNOVATIVE THINKING & PROBLEM SOLVING - Mindful art is not only enjoyable in the moment but it can also lead to more flexible thinking in your everyday life. Taking a few minutes to mindfully draw a Zentangle pattern, gives you time to recharge and allows you to press the reset button; It expands your way of thinking and helps you think outside the box.

The Zentangle eBook

A detailed companion to the video course...

Tangle your way to calm...

Your Bonuses!

Zentangle Basics comes with 3 fabulous free bonuses : a bonus project on a black tile, our Zentangle Pyramids, and our Zentangle Paper Globes

Bonus #1

An Extra Project on a Black TIle

The first bonus is an extra project on a black tile and it’s built right into this course. I’ll show you how to tangle on it using a white gel pen. We’ll add shadows, highlights and a glowing effect using a white charcoal pencil; it’s super cool! In this bonus project I’ll be teaching you how to draw 4 simple tangles, jonqal, fescu, nipa, and keeko.

Bonus #2

Zentangle Pyramids

This Zentangle Pyramid art activity beautifully combines drawing and sculpture into one art piece. This high quality PDF product Includes a blank pyramid template, plus a completed pyramid template ready for you to print and assemble. You’ll also be getting detailed instructions with step by step images.

Bonus #3

Zentangle Paper Globes

These beautiful paper globes are created using only 3 strips of paper. That’s it! When these strips of paper are intertwined in a certain way, you can magically create these elegant shapes in a few easy steps. This high quality PDF product comes with a video tutorial, 1 blank paper globe and 4 completed Zentangle paper globe templates.

Explore these bonuses...


Your burning questions about Zentangle Basics...
  • How Much Does it Cost?

    The Zentangle Basics course is listed at $35 USD, but developing a Zentangle practice is priceless and will benefit you for years to come.

  • Is this course just for kids?

    This course is for everyone! Children and adults…however, kids under the age of 8 might need guidance to complete the projects. So, whether you are 8 years old or 80 years old, I structured this course so that it is easy enough for children to complete the tangles and activities, yet challenging enough for parents, educators, and adults to follow along and also benefit from the Zentangle Method.

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    Zentangle Basics is evergreen, so after purchasing it, you’ll have lifetime access to the course content. Plus, you’ll receive any future updates that I make to it.

  • What If I don’t have access to art materials?

    One of the beautiful things about Zentangle is that it requires very few materials. In the eBook, I go through a list of materials that you can purchase if you’d like to use “official” Zentangle materials but I also include a list of basic materials that most of you will have access to right now. All you’ll really need is a pencil, pen, some paper and a q-tip for shading.

  • What if I don’t have the time? I’m so busy!

    If you’re feeling like you don’t have the time, that is an indicator that this course is for you! Oftentimes we invest our time in so many other things and neglect our own well-being and mental health. All you need is 5 minutes here and there to go through the course. Zentangle Basics is self-paced, so you can focus on tangling 1 pattern a day or 1 pattern a week, until you’ve learned all 16 patterns. So you can take your time and go at your own pace! Investing your time in this course can result in huge benefits!

  • What if I’m not artistic? I suck at Art!

    Artistic ability is not a requirement to complete this course successfully. If you can draw a few simple lines, you will be able to create the tangles in the course with ease. Believe me, if you follow my simple steps you will be amazed at what you’re able to create!

  • What if I already purchased one of the bonuses?

    If you already own our Zentangle Paper Globes or Pyramids, no problem! Just send an email to [email protected] and let me know. Once I verify your previous purchase of the bonus item, you can choose an item from our shop of equal or lesser value.


What people are saying about Zentangle Basics...
  • Andrea’s calming and soothing voice made every moment of this course enjoyable. It was a lot of fun learning how to tangle with my students! We tangled for a few minutes at the start of our school day and it really helped us prepare for learning.

    April Pitmann - Grade 6 Teacher

  • The Ebook is fantastic and had everything I needed to introduce Zentangle to my class. I chose to print the blank tiles (squares) included in the Ebook for my students and we used black pens and sharpies. I loved that Andrea included a list of cost effective materials that we could use on a limited school budget.

    Sandy Weir - Middle School Art Teacher

  • I love that I’ve been able to produce such good, cool-looking stuff without worrying about technique or going back and erasing everything I’m not satisfied with. I love how relaxed and focused I feel after sitting down and doing this for a few minutes. Tangling is definitely a practice that I’ll continue after this course.

    Karla Archer - Customer Service Representative

Nurture your creativity...

About Me

Hi there! I'm so glad you're here! My name is Andrea and I have devoted the last 14 years of my professional career to teaching Visual Arts and Special Education. I’m also a Certified Zentangle Teacher and founder of the Children’s art blog, Lightly Sketched! I am passionate about helping kids of all ages, deal with their emotions in creative ways. So, drawing Zentangle patterns is an exercise that I recommend everyone add to their coping toolkit.