CZT Detail

Esther Piszczek

Esther Piszczek

United States of America


Wednesday, January 22, 6:30-9:00 p.m., Zentangle (R) & WineMaster Framing Gallery, 1431 London Road
Come experience the fun and relaxation of drawing simple, repetitive line patterns with pen and ink and pencil shading. No previous drawing experience necessary. Class Cost: $35; Supplies: $10 (or use supplies provided without additional cost). RSVP to Seats are limited. [Note: this class takes place monthly, usually on the 2nd or 3rd Wednesday of the month. Please contact me if you are interested in attending.] Local Art Seen: First Lesson in Zentangle with Esther Piszczek, by Ed Newman, Ennyman's Territory, August 18, 2019.


Mondays, January 27-February 24 (no class February 17), 6-8:30 p.m., with Esther Piszczek, certified z e n t a n g l e  (R)  teacher
z e n t a n g l e  (R) Pattern Drawing, Ordean East Middle School, 2900 East 4th Street
Anyone can create beautiful, intricate line patterns “one stroke at a time” using the Zentangle method of pattern drawing. New patterns will be taught each class as we create beautiful art on 3.5" x 3.5" paper tiles using pen and ink. No previous drawing experience necessary. Relaxation is a common side effect. See for more information. Minimum: 5 students; Maximum: 10 students; Class Cost: $45; Supply Cost: $20;Register online HERE or contact Julie Gandt, Coordinator, at 218-336-8760 x 1 or email:


Mondays, March 9-30, 6-8:30 p.m., Esther Piszczek, certified z e n t a n g l e  (R)  teacher   
Zentangle (R)  Pattern Drawing, Advanced, Ordean East Middle School, 2900 East 4th Street
In this class we will further explore the Zentangle method of pattern drawing. This class is open to anyone who has taken Zentangle Pattern Drawing with me in the past. Minimum: 5 students; Maximum: 10 students; Class Cost: $45; Supply Cost: $30; Register online HERE or contact Julie Gandt, Coordinator, at 218-336-8760 x 1 or email:


Tangling Mondays, 5:30 p.m., Mount Royal Library, 105 Mount Royal Shopping Circle
This group meets in the the old Yarn Harbor space, which was taken over by the library awhile back (on the left when you walk in). It is open to anyone, but primarily focused on pattern drawing. Bring your supplies and something you want to finish or start. No instruction, no fee, no organization. It's wonderful to tangle together, if schedules align, and lovely to tangle alone. If you find yourself alone, no worries, another Monday is right around the corner. Enjoy!

Private lessons are available for individuals or groups, email me for more information:

Student Testimonials

"I have never felt artistic in any way, shape or form. I  was nervous about class the first time, but the minute I met you and the other ladies, that nervousness turned into a calmness. So, thank you for this class and adding a new little shine in my life." A.L.

"You made me feel from the start I could do it. The pace was good to do each one. It helped me to learn to let go and trust the process." SJM

"Esther is a marvelous teacher - inspiring, organized, enthusiastic and well-prepared." BH

"Grateful for the opportunity to learn something new. Great Instructor - knowledgeable, encouraging, excited about what she loves to do." KG


Friday, January 17, 6-8 p.m.
Jazz@DFP, Duluth Fine Pianos, 331 W. Superior Street
A night of jazz surrounded by pianos and the Zentangle (R) inspired artwork of Esther Piszczek, CZT. ($10 suggested donation to pay the musicians) I would love to see you at this event!
Musicians: Ryan Frane, Piano, Joey Pettit, Bass, Jennifer Parker, Vocalist


Friday, March 27, 5-8 p.m.
Downtown Duluth Arts WalkDuluth Fine Pianos, 331 W. Superior Street (next to Starbucks!)
Duluth Fine Pianos is participating in the Downtown Duluth Arts Collective's night of art and entertainment, featuring Downtown Duluth art galleries, eateries, bars and performance venues. Email or call 218-461-8380 for more information. My framed work on paper, glass, mirrors, and clay decorates the walls of Duluth Fine Pianos. Come out to hear some music, see the art, or just say hi! Downtown Duluth Arts Walk Google Map   [Next Dates: June 26, October 2, November 28]

Visit my blog for other art events in the Twin Ports (Duluth, MN, Superior, WI and surrounding areas).


Gallery Shows

Duluth Fine Pianos, has moved to 331 E. Superior Street, next to Starbucks. 
This beautiful piano gallery features my Zentangle (R) inspired artwork including patterns on mirrors, glass, and clay in addition to professionally framed prints and originals. All art is for sale. Please contact me at if you would like to purchase something. 

Book & Film!

Patterned Peace, by Esther Piszczek, CZT, published by Whole Person Associates, Duluth. Available on, at The Bookstore at Fitger'sZenith Bookstore (next to Beaner's Central in West Duluth), and Duluth Fine Pianos. Original, hand-drawn artwork ready to color. Includes full pattern index.

Life & Art Entangled, a 17 minute art documentary created by Lola Visuals featuring Zentangle (R) inspired artwork on a piano created by fine-line pattern artist Esther Piszczek, CZT, and the improvisational jazz piano music of Peter Brown. Life & Art Entangled debuted at the 2016 Duluth Superior Film Festival. Watch on


Places to find my art in the Twin Ports:
Art on the Planet, 1413 Tower Avenue, Superior
Duluth Fine Pianos, 331 W. Superior Street, Duluth
Master Framing Gallery, 1431 London Road, Duluth

Zenith City News, E.P. Designs, a regular Zentangle (R) inspired art feature in this newspaper, which can be found at various public locations around the Twin Ports and online.


About Me

In November 2011, three years after I left the practice of law to live more creatively, an acquaintance introduced me to z e n t a n g l e ®. Zentangle gave me a method by which I was able to take my love of pattern and express it in an organized way. Simply put, it gave me permission to say: I AM an Artist. I became a certified Zentangle teacher in August 2012.

What I love about the z e n t a n g l e method is its inherent freedom. z e n t a n g l e has shown me how to look at a seemingly complex pattern, deconstruct it into its essential components and recreate it freehand, using pen and paper. In z e n t a n g l e there is no erasing, there are no mistakes. This non-critical, let’s-see-what-happens-next way of drawing allows me to practice sidelining the analytical, judgmental attorney side of me and gives my artist permission to explore and discover new ways of doing things in the world. It is a mind-set I seek to create in every moment, not just when I put pen to paper.

You can connect with me on Facebook here or email me at to be added to my monthly art email/event list or request a class.



Local Art Seen: First Lesson in Zentangle with Esther Piszczek, by Ed Newman, Ennyman's Territory, August 18, 2019.

Perfect Duluth Day Selective Focus: Esther Piszczek, by Brian Barber, Perfect Duluth Day, January 18, 2019.

Instructor untangles the dizzying art of Zentangle, (submitted), Kanabec County Times, September 15, 2018. 

Art Spaces: Duluth woman gets tangled up in art, by Christa Lawler, Duluth News Tribune, August 6, 2016.

Duluth filmmakers document Life, by Esther Piszczek, Duluth Budgeteer News, July 29, 2016.

Life & Art Entangled, Short Documentary, by Lola Visuals

Life & Art Entangled @ Zeitgeist Arts, by Esther Piszczek, Eternal Possibility Blog Post, August 2, 2016.

Patterned Peace: A dream realized, by Esther Piszczek, Eternal Possibility Blog Post, July 1, 2016.

Zenith News, E.P. Designs, Zentangle Inspired Art3 Divas Plaid  Spin Love Spaces

Zenith News, E.P. Designs, Tangle Step-Outs: Waax, Variation 1  Waax

Radio Interview Link, KUMD, September 2014


Tangle Patterns

Here are links to my published tangle patterns: Angel LineC-bunWaaxYam-it

"May you live knowing all things are possible." Esther Piszczek,CZT