a line is a line until we give it meaning
Zentangle® is a self-help mindfulness practice that facilitates and enhances relaxation, focus and self-discovery, while creating unique artwork.
Using just four basic strokes of dot, line, curve and ring, you can create unlimited designs and patterns. There is no need for erasers or sketching or pre-planning, let the lines and shapes organically evolve, guided by your inner self, and reflecting your true spirit. In mindful tangling, we adopt a non-judgmental approach, accepting and appreciating every stroke that we made. There is no mistakes.
Just like everyone is an artist of his or her own life, every Zentangle art piece is unique, breath-taking and awesome. If you can hold a pen, you can tangle. No art background needed. Be amazed by your own potential and creativity!!
No art background needed. All are welcome.
Benefits of Zentangle®:
It’s a mindfulness meditative art, it soothes your nerves
it’s simple, it teaches you to appreciate repetitiveness--there’s no mistakes in Zentangle, anything and everything is possible and accepted
it reinforces aimlessness, nothing is everything
every creation is unique, learn to appreciate everything that happens
Why learn the Zentangle® method at Centre of Joy?
At Centre of Joy, we offer Zentangle courses ranging from the traditional technique training classes to integrating the Zentangle method to different therapeutic art forms, as well as inspiring art and craft. Our aims are to bring out the Zentangle philosophy in our workshops and classes, so that participants are able to discover their inner wisdom and use it in their daily lives, to feel joyful, empowered and balanced. We welcome you to join us in the safe and supportive space at Centre of Joy to begin an intimate conversation with your inner self through the process of tangling.
Frequently Asked Questions about Zentangle Courses
beauty lies in simplicity
MINDFUL ZENTANGLE SESSION FOR CORPORATES AND INSTITUTIONS
We have conducted Zentangle sessions to various institutions and agencies, from small groups to webinars of more than 100 pax. These sessions were conducted either onsite or online. The institutions we worked with include:
- Various ministries and departments
- Corporations' Team Bonding Events
- Teachers' Welfare program
- Primary and secondary schools students
- Institute of Mental Health Townhall events
- Religious organisations
- non-profit organisations
We are also currently teaching Zentangle courses at the Brahm Centre.
A lady who met with a bad accident years ago arranged a private Zentangle session with us. At the end of the 3-hour session, she said she felt hungry, a sensation that she said she had not felt after the accident. The session had relaxed her mind and body sufficiently to gain back her bodily sensation.
We taught the Zentangle art to elder participants, of whom many have not held a pen before. As the course progress, they were all able to appreciate the lines that they drew, and were amazed by their own creations. The smiles on their faces were most touching and beautiful.
Monthly session, both onsite and online sessions available. This 3-hour course not only equips you with comprehensive coverage of essential tangling techniques, more importantly, the ideology of the Zentangle Method. Course contents include the basic 8-step method, string theory, deconstruction, and meditative tangling experience.
Chakra & Tangles
This signature course incorporates the Zentangle method with yoga and the chakra energy system. The course will introduce the 7 chakras and the central meridian. Through different activities in each session, we aim to mindfully reconnect with our inner-self with the help of tangling and other techniques.