Columbia County Council on the Arts

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Learn the Beautiful Art of Zentagle!

With Certified Zentangle Instructor, 

Ann Clapper!

April 16, 23 & 30

at the CCCA Gallery

209 Warren Street, Hudson NY

What is 'Zentangle'?

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.

Life is an art form! The Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.

Join us at the CCCA Gallery (209 Warren St., Hudson) for three Saturdays, 4/16, 4/23 and 4/30 (and possible 'bonus class' on Saturday, May 7th!)


$35 per class include ALL Supplies!

Characteristics of Zentangle Art

With the Zentangle Method, anyone can create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is easy to learn and easy to do. And even though it is a specified series of steps, it results in a creative expression that transcends its own rules.

Fun and Relaxing
Creating Zentangle art provides a fun and lighthearted way to relax and intentionally facilitate a shift in focus and perspective. The Zentangle Method of creating art is unencumbered by dogma and cost which can weigh on other approaches. Nevertheless, it is sufficiently structured and organized so you can enjoy and benefit from an activity that otherwise might be considered whimsical.

Unexpected Results
Zentangle encourages you to not have a preconceived idea of your final result. Following this somewhat unusual approach, your creation is not restricted by your expectations.

Repetitive, simple steps are part of the Zentangle Method. These steps support relaxation, focus and inspiration. It can be a wonderful daily ritual.

Creating designs, manipulating symbols and putting pen to paper is part of our human heritage. In a time of keyboards, computer mice, and cell phones, the simple strokes that are part of the Zentangle Method automatically engage you in a comfort and familiarity of timeless, basic creativity.

Everything you need to create beautiful Zentangle art can fit in your pocket. This easy to learn method of relaxed focus can be done almost anywhere, alone or in groups, without any special abilities or costly equipment.

Non Technical
Zentangle tools and method are not limited by technology. Your creativity is not directed by how someone else wrote a particular program, nor does it need batteries or electricity. The Zentangle approach provides a counterbalance to our increasing use of computers, mice, screens and keyboards. It returns us to that fundamentally human behavior of manipulating symbols and putting marks on paper. Nothing is pre-programmed. Your creativity is your only limit and Zentangle has a way of increasing and inspiring expression of your personal creativity.

It is an empowering and uplifting experience to learn that you can deliberately relax and intentionally direct your attention while creating beautiful works of art .

Benefits and Uses of the Zentangle Method

It is fascinating to learn how other people are using the Zentangle method. Here’s a list of benefits others enjoy from practicing the Zentangle Method. This list continues to grow as people apply the Zentangle Method in ways we never considered.


Simple and quick access to mindfulness
Non-verbal journalling
Insomnia (Improved sleep by creating Zentangle art before bedtime)
Panic attacks (For fear of flying, creating Zentangle art during takeoff and landing)
Modify behavior
Being part of a supportive and fun community
Create beautiful works of art
Nurture and develop creative abilities
Relieve stress
Improve eye/hand coordination
Develop/rehabilitate fine motor skills
Team building and group focus
Anger management
Addiction therapy tool
Diet aide
Early artist development and appreciation
Increase attention span and ability to concentrate
Home schooling
Problem Solving
Design inspiration
Stretching and warm-up for artists

Classes can be attended singularly, however each course is built upon the previous week’s instruction so it is highly recommended to attend all three weeks of the course.

$35 /week includes all supplies!

To Reserve Your Space ($105 for the entire three-week course), please click here!

To Reserve your Space for a $35 Individual Class (may purchase multiples), please click here!