Elisa's Now and Zen


I am Elisa Murphy, Certified Zentangle® Teacher.

I am an artist.

Maybe you’ve forgotten, or maybe you never realized it, but so are you.

I invite you to join me in a Zentangle journey and

wake up the artist that has always been within you.

What is Zentangle?

"The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.
The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages."

--Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas
Founders of the Zentangle Drawing Method

What do you do in a Zentangle class?  The options are limitless! To simplify things, classes are organized into three categories.
  • Zentangle 101: Back to Basics
  • Beyond Basics
  • Zentangle Inspired Art (ZIA)
Click "Categories" to learn about class types and see some class photos.  Click "Classes" to sign up!


For me, teaching Zentangle and Creating Zentangle art is all about connections.
Travel along with me as I share “ah-ha” moments, funny stories and the beautiful inspirations that make this journey so much more than I could ever have imagined. 

Special things happen when you take your first Zentangle class.
You realize that it’s more than pen, a fancy golf pencil and square paper.

You sit side by side with others and...


As a classic “New Englander”, I’m a huge fan of sarcastic humor, waves crashing on a Cape Cod beach, and school cancelations during a good snow storm.

As a Certified Zentangle® Teacher (CZT), my goal is to be your guide on a journey that is simple to understand, easy to enjoy, and fulfilling beyond expectations.

I found Zentangle® while trying to reconstruct my life after the devastating, sudden loss of my 13 year old daughter.
I completed my first Zentangle tile on October 11, 2013 (exactly one year and one day following her death) and rediscovered a creative, peaceful light within myself that I thought was lost forever.


Send me an email and I’ll get back to you soon.

Contact Elisa

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