What is Zentangle?
Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.
The Mandala Drawing Process:
Art is more than a collection of crafted things; it is more than the process of creating those things. Art is the chance to encounter dimensions of our inner being and to discover deep, rewarding patterns of meaning. To be artistic/creative is a powerful vehicle for personal and collective transformation. By the word transformation, I mean, the process by which one is able to change the quality of life from its current condition to a deeper understanding about oneself.
Using art, especially the Mandala Drawing Process, in Small Group Situations gives access to the emotional side of the individual, the side which is governed by the right brain function. The right brain governs and communicates information about feelings, values, attitudes and beliefs. Art is one tool that can help the individual to express thoughts and feelings more readily since these feelings do not need to be filtered through the left side of the brain.