If you're looking for an easy, step-by-step guide for learning Zentangle®, you've found it!

If you're like me, you may have tried to learn this art form on your own & found yourself stumped. You might have watched YouTube videos on particular tangles or techniques and felt like there were gaps in your learning. Personally, I struggled constantly with the question, "Now what?" as I attempted to learn it. The courses on this site are designed to answer that question before you even ask it!

With the Tangling Basics course, you get an easy, step-by-step guide that picks up where the Free Zentangle Introductory Course left off. Dive into this course for 6 more tangles on 9 different tiles. Each tile is presented in the same easy-to-follow format as the Introductory Course. At the end of the course, the 8 tangles you've learned will be like comfort food, ready to be drawn without thinking. Personally, drawing these 8 tangles take me into a relaxed, peaceful zen-like experience every time I draw them. You'll even hear it in my voice!

So let's expand the skills you've learned and add more tangles to your growing tangle library. The course also contains Zenful reminders to help guide you to a relaxed focus, with art as the gateway.

Sign up today and relax into tangling. You'll be glad you did!

Course Curriculum

  Welcome to Tangling Basics!
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  Your First Tile!
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  Your Second Tile!
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  Your Third Tile!
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  Your Fourth Tile!
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  Your Fifth Title!
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  Your Sixth Tile!
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  Your Seventh Tile!
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  Your Eighth Tile!
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  Your Ninth Tile!
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  Congratulations on Completing Tangling Basics!
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Deborah L. Butterfield

Hi, I’m Debbie Butterfield, and I'm a Northern California Artist and Certified Zentangle Teacher.


I hope you'll join me to learn Tangling Basics! It's easy, it's fun, and it's relaxing - with emphasis on relaxation and fun. In the process, you'll create small abstract works of art and discover the joy of creating art one pen stroke at a time!


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$29

Paid Course

Tangle Basics Tile 1
Tangle Basics Tile 1


Easy, fun whimsical tangles combine for a lighthearted tile


A Tangle Basics Tile
Another Tangle Basics Tile Adventure

New tangles combined with tangles learned in the Introductory Course create an elegant design

A Third Tangle Basics Tile
Here's a fun technique!


Learn a fun technique for drawing cutouts with a new tangle.