Tangling Basics Video Lesson

Doodles and tangle patterns are all the rage online, but do you really understand the Zentangle® Method? It's not the same as doodling. This lesson explains to you the basics of the Zentangle method and helps you to reach what artists describe as Zen Flow. 

I am a Certified Zentangle® Teacher and an art instructor with 30 years in art. In this lesson, I'll tell you why and how the Zentangle Method works as an artistic framework, and can work for you too regardless of your level of artistic experience!


This lesson contains optional Closed Captions


In this lesson you will learn:

  • Understand what the Zentangle method is and how it can help you reach Zen Flow

  • Learn why artists are so addicted to art and learn about "artistic magic moments"

  • Learn how I got into Zentangle and why I believe in it as a framework

  • Learn the 8 steps of the Zentangle Method

  • Learn the basic tangles of Zentangle 101

  • Learn two different types of shading

  • Understand why Zentangle works for beginners and advanced artists

  • Develop 2 tiles in different levels, beginners and intermediate

  • And so many tips and tricks!

Two different levels in the same lesson:
beginner and intermediate


Learn about different "tangleations"
and two different types of shading

Understand the artistic "magic moments" and Zen Flow

Recommended Supplies:

The easiest way to get most of the supplies you'll need is to got the Zentangle kit, which comes with 5 official Zentangle tiles. You can also choose to get supplies individually:

Please notice that when you make a purchase through these links, I get a small commission on sales with no added cost to you and which helps to support this site. I only recommend supplies that I personally use and I'm very careful to describe the good and the bad of each product.

An hour long video showing step by step how
to create your first Zentangle tile and why the method works!

This is what people said about this lesson!

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"Holy Cow! I thought I was going to be completely bored with this video. I almost did not download it. I myself have been Tangling for over two years and got my CZT 18 months ago. Other than the founders this lesson was the best instruction, clear definitions, more information than any other time I have heard a basics class. I am going to recommend this to every person I meet that wants a basic lesson, who can't attend my own. And I'm going to use it as a model as to how I should teach my basics class. 
You describe everything that is important to the story, the focus, the relaxation, the Zen or magic moments... I love that you demonstrated the difference between light source shading and the Zentangle method. I love that you explained why you use an F pencil, I love the whole darn video. 
Now when I go back to my ebooks I will hear your voice when I am reading the instructions.
This was amazing and I almost skipped it.
Are you planning to convert any of the other ebook lessons into videos? I hope so. 
Absolutely awesome video." 
Terri D. via email


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