Zentangle: Drawing for Creativity & Relaxation With Janet Johnson

Zentangle: Drawing for Creativity & Relaxation
With Janet Johnson

Tuesday > 10am – 12:30pm
Thursday > 6pm – 8:30pm

26 February – 4 April

The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It is for young and old, beginners through to seasoned artists.

  • It is fun
  • It is simple to learn
  • Each stroke is easy to draw
  • There are no mistakes
  • There are no pre-planned outcomes, yet you always know what to do next
  • The result is unexpected and beautiful

The workshop will take students through the basic 8-step process, starting with creating a framed artwork. They will then progress through techniques and explore different mediums. Students will combine their Zentangle tiles into mosaics, and experience the unexpected creation of a further combined work.

About Janet Johnson >

Janet Johnson

Janet Johnson became a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT™) in June 2018 after studying the practice for 4 years. This followed a 15-year career in web design where she was responsible for the front-end design and development of many of Australia’s national sporting bodies’ websites including sailing, gymnastics, cycling and equestrian. She worked on the Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006 site along with the official sailing results site of the Athens Olympic Games 2004. Janet stumbled across the Zentangle® Method by chance following an illness and has developed a passion for sharing this wonderfully creative and relaxing drawing method.

Content >

Week 1 (26 Feb or 28 Feb)
Introduction to the basic 8-step process and to beginner tangles, tiles (moulded cotton paper) and equipment. Students will produce a framed artwork. Introduction to enhancements and “Zentamology.”

Week 2 (5 Mar or 7 Mar)
String theory, creating step-outs.

Week 3 (12 Mar or 14 Mar)
Reticular and fragments, tangles within a framework, tangles within tangles.

Week 4 (19 Mar or 21 Mar)
White on black tiles, exploring negative spaces.

Week 5 (26 Mar or 28 Mar)
Renaissance tiles, adding colour, advanced shading techniques.

Week 6 (2 Apr or 4 Apr)
Layering tangles and “Tranzending.”

Cost >


All materials will be provided.

Enrolment >

Please indicate your class day preference (Tuesday or Thursday) by selecting one of the start dates below.

More info >

Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.