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Drawing Patterns: Shading that POPS: Zentangle Inspired Art

Kim Mastromartino, create with joy

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11 Videos (29m)
    • Introduction Drawing Patterns: Shading that POPS

    • Stepout:Building Patterns 1

    • Tools and Supplies

    • Yincut Pattern

    • Yincut2

    • Waves or Meer Pattern

    • Rainbow Bridge Pattern

    • Cubine Pattern

    • Cubine 2

    • Shading Patterns

    • Summary

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About This Class


The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It can increase your focus and creativity, provide artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well-being.

You can find Zen in Zentangle. Everyone will end up with a different piece of art based on their unique spin on the tangle patterns.

You will learn:

  •  Patterns using a simple step by step process
  •  How to draw patterns and create variations
  •  How to use shading to make your designs POP

Zentangle provides the opportunity for you to reach a calm and relaxed state of mind.  No planning needed, just allow the lines and shapes to unintentionally emerge on the paper.

With the Zentangle Method, anyone can create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is easy to learn and easy to do. 

Fun and Relaxing

Share your completed project here in the course and receive appreciation from myself and others!

Find a pencil, thin black felt tip pen, and paper ( 3"-5" square art card, cardstock or watercolor paper). Join me for some fun and relaxation!   Click on the class project and you will find a template to print out. You can practice building your patterns on this template. Enjoy!


4 of 4 students recommendSee All

good second class. very informative. still can't locate the pdf.
With your instructions here, I drew Yincut Patterns. It is beyond my expectation. I also love the Rainbow Bridge too. Thank you for sharing your way of shading with me. Thank you Kim Mastromartino
Really interesting and enjoyable!





Kim Mastromartino

create with joy

I have been an artist ever since discovering the joy of painting pinecones and rocks at age 4. My inspiration has always come from PLAY and reflects concepts and materials inspired from my travels, relationship with others and mindfulness.

All art products and workshops have been playfully created to provide mindfulness and inspire happiness, creativity and play in your home or workplace.

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