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Zentangle® Inspired Art (ZIA)

Wreaths of Joy

Zentangle Inspired Art covers a wide range of styles & mediums. It is essentially an artwork that is inspired by and/or includes Zentangle pattern drawing and is representational. Wreaths of Joy is a ZIA classes.

I hope you’ll join us for Wreaths of Joy; a ZIA class where we’ll create beautiful wreaths using organic tangles. Organic tangles tend to look like leaves or flowers, or sometimes even animals. Because we’re drawing wreaths, this art is representational (not abstract or unplanned) and that’s what makes it ZIA.

Although this is a ZIA class, we will be using the Zentangle Method to draw our webs. You can draw your wreath in black and white or you can add color with your favorite medium! You’ll see sample tiles using colored pencil, gel pens, and watercolor.

Wreaths of Joy – COVERING:

  • Organic tangles; how to recognize them and use them to create a beautiful botanical wreath!
  • You’ll gain practice, and perhaps a new perspective for drawing familiar tangles, or just get into the flow with an old favorite.
  • How to modify tangles for ZIA
  • Techniques for shading with graphite.
  • Inspiration and ideas for your finished drawings.


  • 2-1/2 to 3 hours of instruction and play.



Although it’s always a benefit to have completed a basic or introductory level Zentangle class prior to this “ZIA” class.


  • 1 white Zentangle Apprentice tile, or 1 white Zendala tile (or paper cut to 4")
  • Black Sakura Micron 01 or PN pen
  • Graphite pencil
  • Tortillion or blending stump

Optional Tools & Materials

  • Colored pens (Sakura Micron or Gelly Roll)
  • White Sakura Gelly Roll pen
  • White chalk pencil
  • Another medium for color: colored pencils, watercolor, pastel chalk pencils, etc.

NOTE: You do not need any special materials to draw with us in class. This tile looks amazing in black & white too – white tile or paper, black pen, graphite pencil and tortillion or blending stump, you can even use a cotton swab for blending! I’ll be using the tools and materials listed, and I recommend you use what you have. I may use a colored Micon pen, and you may use a gel pen. I may use watercolor and you may use colored pencils if that’s what you have.

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