Zentangle Classes

Organized Classes 
Preregistration is required for all classes unless otherwise noted. Contact the organization sponsoring the classes to sign up.

Please double check dates as some may change.

Banbury Fair - 211 Railroad Ave. Bartlett, IL 60103
630 837-1727
Contact Banbury Fair to register/sign up for the classes. 
Note - All Banbury classes start at 1:00 pm
Zentangle Basics -  (prerequisite for advanced classes)
     Sunday,   Jan 4, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00
      Sunday,   March 8, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00
      Sunday,    May 17, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00
Beyond the Basics-  
      Sunday,  February 1, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00
      Sunday ,  April 19, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00
      Sunday, February 15, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00
Zentangle Valentines- 
      Sunday February 8, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00
Zenspirations Monograms - 
      Sunday, March 1, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00
Tangled Tote - 
      Sunday, February 22, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00
Zentangle Jewelry - 
      Sunday, April 26, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00
Tangling techniques - COLOR
      Sunday, April 12, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00
Zentangle for the Spring Holidays - ALL LEVELS, 
      Sunday, March 29, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00
Organic Tangles - 
      Sunday, May 3, 2015,1:00 - 3:00 

If class dates are not posted on the web page please call Banbury to confirm and sign up.

McHenry County College
815 455-8758

Feb 3, 2015 - Zentangle Basics
February 10, 2015 - Zentangle Valentines
March 12, 2015 - Zenspirations Monograms
April 2, 2015  - Zentangle for Spring Holidays

June 10, 2015 - Basics
June 24, 2015 - Tangled Tin Box
July 15, 2015 - Zendalas

The phone number for Registration is: 815-455-8588

Harper College Palatine, IL
     Class is listed under continuing education. Call 847.925.6300 to sign up

    Feb 21 and 28 - two week class - Basics and Beyond the Basics

    April 18 - Zendalas

The Well - Lagrange Park

     March 28, 2015

Classes in my Home in S Barrington

I'll teach any class in my series - (see below) or I'll set up a special class for your interests. Let me know!!!

Classes will be scheduled off a waiting list; Call or email me to get your name on a waiting list for a class. Every time I have 3 or more people I will schedule a class. I teach afternoon classes from 1:00-3:00 or evening classes from 7:00-9:00. Let me know if you prefer days, nights, or weekends - and which days are better.

Email - sj60010@gmail.com 

Hope to see you in a class soon!

Contact me to arrange an organized class at a location near you.

More mindful than doodling, yet more zen than art, Zentangle calms the spirit and expands creativity. 

No need to be an artist to tangle


* In the Chicago, Illinois area
* Learn tangles from the official 106 tangles created by the Zentangle
  founders, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.
* Last approximately 2-2.5 hours
* Are customized to each group
* Have Zentangle kits and additional supplies for sale

Contact Sue at sj60010@gmail.com  or 847 363-5278  with any questions or to set up your time.



Everyone is talking about Zentangle, an easy-to-learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well-being  Certified Zentangle Teacher Sue Jacobs will show us how it’s done. All materials will be provided; additional supplies may be purchased.

In this class you will learn the theory and basics of Zentangle. You will learn at least 8 official tangles and create 2 of your own unique tiles. A mini Zentangle kit is included.
Cost: $30.00/person + $5.00 mini kit


* The Basic class is required prior to this class.
-More tangle patterns and more complex patterns
-String variations
-Tangling on a variety of materials
-Taking your tangles to the next level!

Bring your mini kit from the previous class, or your own official  Zentangle kit.
Cost: $30.00/person + $5.00 additional supplies

Class focuses on tangles that relate to nature. Project will be done in class - Usually a greeting card. Basics class should be taken first.

Class fee of $35.00 will include a kit providing supplies needed for the class


Learn new tangles as we tangle on fabric with pens designed to use on fabric. Learn the special fabric tricks.Tangles will include several CZT only tangles. Small tote bag will be provided but you may bring your own fabric/canvas piece to tangle on. Piece must be white or off white.

Class fee of $35.00 will include a kit providing supplies needed for the class


This class combines the Zentangle techniques with the Zenspiration techniques from artist Joanne Fink. We will do a small heart and a monogram of your choice and add bits of color. No prerequisites needed.

Class fee of $35.00 will include a kit providing supplies needed for the class


Tips on incorporating color into Zentangle. Bring extra zing when you add colors. Learn to do mono colored zentangles with the appropriate shading and highlighting. Create multicolored backgrounds before the tangling begins. Sue will give out suggestions on a variety of materials you may want to try. More tangles will be taught from the CZT classes - these will be tangles you CAN'T find online. Basics class should be taken first.

Class fee of $35.00 will include a kit providing supplies needed for the class


A Zendala is a fusion of Zentangle and mandalas. A mandala is a circular design that historically has spiritual and religious significance. They represent the cosmos, or symbolically, a view of the Universe from the human perspective. When these designs are combined with the relaxing aspects of Zentangle who knows what will happen? First you will learn three different ways to create your own zendala string. Then we will learn more tangles to fill it with. More tangles will be taught from the CZT classes – these are tangles you CAN’T find online. Basics class should be taken first.

Class fee of $35.00 will include a kit providing supplies needed for the class


Use Zentangle techniques to create a one of a kind piece of jewelry. We will use shrink plastic to make something that all your friends will admire! Basics class should be taken first.

Class fee of $35.00 will include a kit providing supplies needed for the class

      (Specific techniques will vary - watch for posting)
Basics class can be geared to just kids and/or teens. (They are also welcome in all my classes if well behaved!)
* The Basic class is required prior to the tangling technique classes..
-Each tangling techniques class will focus on a different aspect and go into details so you can take your tangling to the next level.
-More tangle patterns will be taught
-The technique will vary from class to class and will be specified when it is posted.
- Techniques classes will start with color, zendalas, and ZIAS.
These classes may include specific projects such as a tote bag or jewelry.

Class fee of $35.00 will include a kit providing supplies needed for the class


Join this fun class to create zentangle inspired art pieces that can be used as ornaments, gift tags, or greeting cards. This class will be open to ALL levels. Sue Jacobs, CZT will teach this with enough basics information for the beginners but with enough variety to whet the appetite of experienced tanglers. Everyone will go home with a finished ornament.
Class fee of $35.00 will include a kit providing supplies needed for the class.

-Taught as a full day seminar, this class begins with the Basics in the morning. After lunch it continues with TWO projects. A tote bag or apron and a necklace are suggested. Teaching will include instructions and pictures in a style that will be familiar to decorative painters. 
-A second day seminar can also be arranged and will include color ideas and zendalas.
-Costs to be arranged.


Host a class at your home. Invite your friends, family, book club, bible study group, etc. for a fun and relaxing night of something new! Wine optional!

A class can be 2-2.5 hours long and the the cost is $30.00/person for instruction plus $5.00  for a mini kit.

A minimum of 4 people required. With at least 4 paying guests, the hostess attends free. With 5 or more paying guests, the hostess receives a free Zentangle kit (value $49.00). 
There will be some fun door prizes handed out!


Libraries, Book Clubs, Garden Clubs, Quilters, Scrapbook groups, Scouts, Seniors groups, Team building exercises. Class customized to group. Fees negotiated in advance.


I am NOT a therapist but Zentangle can be a wonderful adjunct to therapy. Zentangle has helped improve the lives of people who suffer from anxiety, addiction, ADD, anger, and stress. Zentangle provides a non verbal modality for feedback, journaling, reflection and analysis, personal growth and increased confidence. I can provide workshops to hospitals and /or hospital personnel to teach them how to use zentangle.


Private (or semi-private) Zentangle Basics class (listed above) are available in my home or at a local Panera Bread location for the cost of $60.00/person.  I will travel for private classes but travel fees may apply. (You know the gas prices!)

Organized classes are available. See above.

Currently they are at Banbury Fair in Bartlett, Illinois. http://www.banburyfair.com/ Contact Banbury to sign up. Contact them for new dates.

If you know of a shop or school that may be interested, please let me know.

Contact Sue at sj60010@gmail.com  or 847 363-5278 to set up your time.