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Rick Roberts

Meditation expert, cofounder of Zentangle

Rick Roberts is cofounder of Zentangle and co-developer of the Zentangle Method. His former vocations include cab driver, musician, photographer, printer, and flute maker. He also lived as a monk for 17 years.

He founded Zentangle with Maria Thomas based on her explanation of her experience as she drew background patterns on a manuscript. She described feelings of timelessness, freedom, well-being, and complete focus on what she was doing with no thought or worry about anything else. After Rick told her she was describing meditation, together they wondered if they could create a simple system so others might enjoy a similar experience. And so began the journey towards discovering the elegant system called the Zentangle Method.

Together Rick and Maria lead workshops, and through their Zentangle certification program they share the philosophies behind the Zentangle Method of drawing so students will have all the knowledge needed to teach the Zentangle Method.

 

Upcoming Programs

Zentangle® Weekend

September 28 - 30, 2018

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Discover the Zentangle Method: an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. At first glance, a Zentangle creation can seem intricate and complicated. But when you learn how it is done, you realize how simple it is—sort of like learning the secret behind a magic trick. Then, when you...

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Zentangle® Method

September 30 - October 2, 2018

Sunday - Tuesday, 2 nights

Life is an intricate fabric of overlapping patterns: beneath the facade of chaos is order; inside the complexity of the mind is a series of simple realizations; and within each of us, no matter who we are, is an artist waiting to take our pen to the page. Join the Zentangle founding family, Rick Roberts and...

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Previous Programs

Zentangle® Weekend

September 29 - October 1, 2017

Friday - Sunday, 2 nights

Immerse yourself in an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Discover the Zentangle® Method—an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life. At first glance, a Zentangle creation can seem intricate and complicated. But when you learn how it is done, you realize how simple it is—sort of like...

Zentangle® Beyond the Basics

October 4 - 6, 2017

Wednesday - Friday, 2 nights

Take your Zentangle practice a step further in this beyond-the-basics Zentangle workshop. Explore new tangles and tangleations and dive deeper into the eight basic steps of the Zentangle Method under the guidance of Zentangle founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. In a creative, supportive environment, you will learn: How the integral step of the pencil...