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Creating art for stress reduction and relaxation

Kelly Barone is a Certified Zentangle Teacher
Posted at 7:33 PM, May 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-24 19:33:51-04

This is not your father's art class or your mother's for that matter. Kelly Barone is a Certified Zentangle Teacher. She sums up Zentangle this way "it's a meditative art, it's art for stress reduction and relaxation."

Kelly has been offering Zentangle classes for a few years at her Kenmore Studio called Whimsy By Kelly. What looks like fancy doodling is actually, according to Kelly, a way to clear and focus the mind. She says "I always wanted to meditate, I go to yoga class and I wonder if I turned off my curling iron, but this gives me something to focus on and shuts off the other stuff."

The students turn out some incredible pieces, but it's less about being an artist and more about relaxation. Students work on small three and a half inch square tiles. When you get good at it you can "tangle" any size and any object you want. Kelly is working her designs on a guitar that sits in her studio.

You can find out more about Kelly Barone's Zentangle Classes at her web site