Public Zentangle Classes

Certified Zentangle Teacher Sacil Armstrong holds Zentangle art classes for adults and children in several locations in the Roanoke, VA area such as Sweet Donkey Coffee House, A Little Bit Hippy, and Rocky Mount Parks & Rec locations. We also book private sessions for parties, spa gatherings or family get-togethers. Sign up for monthly notifications of upcoming events, check our events page, or contact us to schedule your own event! Classes vary, but below are descriptions of some favorites:

Zentangle Basics (pre-requisite for some classes)

If you can draw a dot, line, S, C and orb, you can create a beautiful piece of abstract art. The best part is that you don’t know what the finished piece will look like, so you can’t mess up! Zentangle classes can be tailored for ages 8 and up.

2 hours, $42, supply kit includes: micron pen, pencil, tortillion and 5 white tiles



Black Tiles

Learn to use white Gelly Roll® pen on black paper and then shade with a Zenstone® or white charcoal

2 hours, $45, supply kit includes: White Gelly Roll pen, pencil, Zenstone, tortillion, and 5 black tiles

Renaissance Tiles (Zentangle Basics required)

Introduce a little color by combining brown, black, and white on tan paper for a renaissance look.

2 hours, $45, supply kit includes: White Gelly Roll pen, black and brown Micron® pen, pencil, Zenstone, tortillion, and 5 tan tiles



Zendalas I-V (Zentangle Basics or Zendala I required for II-V)

Learn to tangle in the round on:

  • I – pre-strung white Zentangle tiles
  • II – pre-strung black Zentangle tiles
  • III – pre-strung renaissance tiles
  • IV – blank Zentangle tiles
  • V – blank Zentangle tiles with a snowflake string


Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIAs)

Tangle with different media such as:

  • colored pencils
  • oil pastels
  • watercolors
  • distress paint

Tangle on different objects such as:

  • frames
  • t-shirts
  • cards and tags
  • ornaments