Tangling Basics (Membership)
Can't take a live Zentangle basics class with a CZT? This lesson is the next best thing. Learn the basics of the Zentangle® Method and understand the reasons behind this successful art method and how to reach Zen flow. Learn to develop TWO tiles, one beginner and one intermediate, in this 1 hour long video.
Additionally, you also get my ebook Zentangle Magic Moments, with 64 pages packed with tips, tricks, case studies, for you to learn even more about all the why's and why not's of the method.
You can view this lesson when you sign up for Art Club
Includes video captions!
Hi there! I'm Eni Oken, artist since the age of 8, art instructor and teacher for almost 30 years, author of hundreds of articles, tutorials, video lessons and ebooks online and books in print, on various different subjects such as fantasy design, jewelry making and in recent years, the Zentangle method. My true passion is exploring methods and tools on how a person can create something remarkable in art, and teaching it to others so they can grow artistically.
Certified Zentangle Teacher® since 2016
"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
"Eni, even though I have been tangling for years I still learned several things from your video on my tangling basics. Some of the wording that you used to explain things gave me more choices to explain when I am teaching. I loved your second tile when you showed tangleations that can be done. I’ve never heard of Printemps being created with multiple C shapes nor have I seen crescent moon made with C shapes. I like the fact that you continually made reference to the five elemental strokes. I think that’s important for students to be able to have some kind of reference and anchor to the technique of Zentangle. I loved your shading ideas especially with the light source. That’s a new concept for me that I haven’t tried . Thank you for all your hard work that you do in producing and putting together these Wonderful videos."
-Terry Hall, via email