Locals Learn the Art and Outlet of Zentangle

Uintah County Library is proving the artistically challenged wrong with a new season of Zentangle class that they insist is literally for everyone. Zentangle appears to be a complicated form of doodling but under the wing of instructor Melinda Barlow, beginner students are creating their own intricate creations during their first class. Tuesday was the first day back for Zentangle this school year and the class brought in plenty of new as well as seasoned students. 15-year-old Daniel Jensen and his friends attended Tuesday’s class eager to learn new Zentangle strokes and tricks. “I like Zentangle because when you draw other things people judge you on what they think it should look like but in Zentangle there is nothing it is supposed to look like,” shares Daniel. “It really is a great stress reliever, solves boredom and is very meditative.” Whether you are a seasoned Zentangler like Daniel or just want to give it a try, classes are held every Tuesday at 1:00 and 5:00pm. Visit www.uintahlibrary.org for more information.

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