Zentangle® method

ZENTANGLE® method of pattern drawing

Looking for a fun activity - showing that you can do something you never thought you could?

Stimulate your creativity in the expanded sense:

  • find solutions easily
  • go beyond your comfort zone
  • increase observation and focus
  • strengthen self-confidence by seeing that you can do what you never thought you could
  • have a creative approach to 'mistakes'
  • and respond confidently to the unexpected

Experience inner calm and flow with the Zentangle Method of drawing repetitive patterns called 'tangles', in 8 easy steps.


to boost creativity in the wider sense

Or would you like a fun team activity? In a tailor-made team workshop, a mosaic is made of all the different interpretations of a tangle, which has a positive effect on the team spirit. Trust your creativity.

Online, but with a minimum of screen time!

Maria C. Hofman is a Certified Zentangle Teacher

These are the simple materials to start with:

100 % cotton artist paper (or any other paper), a Micron pen with archival ink (or any other pen), a graphite pencil and a tortillon (or q-tips) to shade


The Zentangle method was developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas who say on their website zentangle.com: "We believe that life is an art form and that each person is an artist." and "People who draw according to the Zentangle Method, describe their experiences as others describe the states of mindfulness and flow. This can occur as soon as with the first tile. No longer is a lengthy practice needed to access these inspiring and high performance states of awareness."

I so agree with this and I can support it from my own experience. If you can write your name, you can 'tangle'. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of well-being. The Zentangle method is enjoyed all over the world by people of all ages and with widely differing backgrounds and diverse interests - teachers, consultants, doctors, retirees, artists, many of whom have experienced the positive effects in their field. "The Zentangle method is an elegant metaphor for conscious artistry in life." (zentangle.com)