Dynamic Dingbatz

Dingbats (with an “s”) have been used for centuries in typography to decorate book covers, to separate sections in a book or other document, to create visual interest, to frame text or large initials, to draw attention to a particular passage or quote, and much more. Dingbatz (with a “z”) are used in a similar way, and with great versatility. They’re fun to draw using familiar Zentangle techniques, and they can add a little magic to just about any surface.

Join us as we the secrets of Dynamic Dingbatz !

In this class you will:

  • Understand the anatomy of Dingbatz that will support you in drawing balanced designs both in placement and in texture.

  • Learn how to draw Dingbatz using classic Zentangle skills as a foundation. This includes suggestions on the types of tangles that play well with others to make your Dingbatz as delicious as possible.

  • Be inspired by a wide variety of examples that illustrate how Dingbatz can be used to create special touches to almost any surface. 

Supply List:

The supplies are very simple, just your basic Zentangle® supplies including black and brown Micron pens, pencil, 3 1/2" squares of art paper, sketch book and the book Zentangle Dingbatz by Brian Crimmins, CZT.

Who can attend? Everyone! This class is open to all artists! A basic understanding of the Zentangle® method is recommended.


Examples of the type of
Dingbatz drawing you will master in class!



This is a recording of the live class.

About Your Instructor:

Brian Crimmins, CZT

Brian Crimmins is an artist, writer, Certified Zentangle® Teacher, SoulCollage® Facilitator and Certified Creative Depth Coach. On the heels of graduating with a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from University of Central Florida in 2014, he discovered Zentangle® through a class at a local art store.

Since becoming a CZT in 2016, Brian has been on the faculty of the Tangle U conference multiple times, and has also taught classes and retreats online. He’s also exhibited his own Zentangle-inspired art in museums and galleries in the Central Florida area.

Brian is the author of Zentangle® Dingbatz: Patterns & Projects for Dynamic Tangled Ornaments & Decorations, available on Amazon, and runs a supplemental Facebook group, “Dynamic Dingbatz with Zentangle®”.