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Esther Piszczek

Esther Piszczek

United States of America


All E-learning clases listed below are offered in exchange for donations to allow those who are financially unable to pay for classes to continue to benefit from the joy of drawing in community. If you are able to donate to keep these classes sustainable, please do. All donations are gratefully accepted. Click link for a secure donation/payment option PayPal.Me/eternalpossibility 

Wednesday, August 12, 6:30-9 p.m.
Zentangle (R) & (bring your own) Wine on Zoom!
Stay home and draw pretty lines with me! RSVP required to me at by Monday, August 10; Class limited to 8.

Cost: $ donations gratefully accepted. Click link for a secure donation/payment option PayPal.Me/eternalpossibility


To see what we've been drawing so far, check out the ZT on Zoom Photo Album on my website:

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

To see photos of past student work, visit my website under the Photo Albums tab.

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


Visit my blog for 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.



Zentangle goes Zoom with Esther Piszczek, by Ed Newman, Ennyman's Territory, July 4, 2020.

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, Vahlpayper

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