This Zentangle workshop is for students in third grade and up. Abstract drawing as youth girlsmeditation is a great activity for children and youth because it involves an activity they love and a skill that can provide emotional and physical benefits. If they can hold a pen and write their name, they can create a beautiful piece of abstract art and learn a meditation technique they can use for a lifetime.

As children and youth progress through school, they are expected to know their core values and how to self-regulate. However, they often do not receive specific tools to determine those values or manage those thoughts, emotions and behaviors. The Zentangle Method is a fun, easy, inexpensive, and portable tool that students can use to manage stress, disrupt repeating and negative thoughts, and more.

Zentangle is a great technique to use in the classroom because it can be done alone quietly or as part of a group activity. Contact us to set up workshop for your class or youth group!

Learning Intentions

Students will be able to:

  • recognize how emotions show up in the body, thoughts and emotionsyouth - boys
  • demonstrate ways to manage the effects of stress on the body, thoughts and emotions
  • perform the 8 steps of the Zentangle Method
  • create several tangle patterns
  • achieve a state of focus

Key Topics:

  • What is the Zentangle Method?
  • Language of Zentangle
  • Difference between a tangle and a pattern
  • Definition of abstract
  • Mindfulness/Meditation
  • Power of being slow and deliberate

Target Audience: Students third grade and up

Length: 2 hours for initial class. Followup classes can be 1 or 2 hours.

The benefits of Zentangle are cumulative. While the class can be presented once, a series of workshops will allow students to become proficient with the method and learn a variety of patterns.