Some of you may be familiar with the Zentangle
method, a meditative approach to drawing created by Rick and Maria. The Potomac Art Therapy Association (PATA) hosted a workshop at the GW Art Therapy Department led by Certified Zentangle Teacher Chelsea Kennedy, MA, ATR. She taught us 5 "tangles," or official patterns
, which included the Hollibaugh, Paradox, Crescent Moon, Printemps, and Bales. We had a great time drawing together, a mixture of students and professionals, and put our tiles together at the end for a collaborative mosaic picture of our zentangles (see above). This is a great method to use with people who feel they cannot draw or don't know where to start, or even for yourself for small moments of refocusing or relaxing.
Here is my first official Zentangle Tile completed at the workshop: