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Welcome To
Tangled Trails:Art For Tranquility


Welcome to Tangled Trails:Art for Tranquility, a gateway to the mesmerizing world of tangling!  The Zentangle®  method invites you to embark on a journey of creativity and mindfulness. It's a method of drawing structured patterns that not only produces stunning artwork but also promotes relaxation and focus. Whether you're a seasoned Zentangle enthusiast or a curious beginner, Tangled Trails is a place to grow and learn.

Join us as we explore the intricate patterns, techniques, and the profound sense of calm that comes while creating Zentangle art.

Meet Your Teacher

Hello, I'm delighted to invite you to a serene corner of the creative world. As a retired elementary school teacher, I've always had a passion for teaching and nurturing confidence and creativity. Since 2014, the Zentangle® Method has been my refuge. Just as it has done for so many others, tangling has boosted my artistic confidence and brought a sense of tranquility in the process. Eager to share the benefits of this mindful creative practice, I became a Certified Zentangle Teacher in 2022. It brings me great joy to witness the creative spark that is ignited in others when they discover that drawing structured patterns can lead to both a state of serenity and the creation of mesmerizing images. I invite you to embark on a creative adventure where art meets mindfulness.

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Tangled Library

Join the Tangled Trails: Art for Tranquility Library and get free access to a growing library of tangle pattern step-out pattern and receive announcements of new and upcoming classes. The library contains short video tutorials showing each step needed to create delightful patterns. Each video gives you the skills and knowledge necessary to take the tangles in your own unique direction. Certified Zentangle teacher, Nicoline KD, is constantly adding new videos to this growing library.


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We are proud to offer in-person classes for artists of all levels.  Our brightly lit, waterfront studio is located minutes from Baddeck and the Cabot Trail.  Review our course offerings and book your time slot now. We recommend that students reserve their spots ahead of time as seats can fill up quickly. Don't miss the opportunity to hone your artistic skills in a supportive and inspiring environment, surrounded by like-minded individuals who share your passion for creativity.


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For all general inquiries, we kindly ask that you fill out the form on the Contact page. Please leave your first and last name, email, and phone number, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Your information is important to us, and we are committed to providing timely assistance to address your questions and concerns. We look forward to hearing from you! 

Kind Student Reviews

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I keep looking back at my creation from this afternoon’s class and am enjoying it anew. I was reminded that I took the Zentangle class initially because of the promise that one didn’t need artistic ability but found that my very first experience gave me the confidence and curiosity to try other artistic pursuits, like drawing and watercolour as well as more Zentangle classes. I found myself opening up to these wonderful new (creative) experiences and have you to thank for that. Today was great fun

Betsy Marcin

Questions About Our Classes?

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Join the Tangle Library

Join the Tangled Trails: Art for Tranquility Library and get free access to a growing library of tangle pattern step-out pattern and receive announcement of new and upcoming classes.


32 Partridge Landing, Baddeck, Nova Scotia, B0E 1B0 (please call ahead)



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