Draw for Peace

Through the 8th Peacemakers’ Cultural Celebration, the UNESCO Hong Kong Association Global Peace Centre (GPC) hopes to promote the concept of peace of mind to the public, especially young people, during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Zentangle is a simple, relaxing and pleasant art creation technique, a tool that improves mindfulness practice and is suitable for children and adults to learn. In this activity, participants will be equipped with Zentangle creative skills and techniques of snarling artworks online so that participants will be inspired to create their own works.

During the Draw for Peace, the tutors will teach the participants to do the mindful exercise – Zentangle, which helps to relax one’s mind thus fostering the development of well-being. While schools are taking part in Draw for Peace, we form the strong institutions within the community.

Programme curated by Ms Elijah Tara Fung

Programme details

What is Zentangle?

Zentangle was founded by Rick Roberts & Maria Thomas in 2003. It is a modern art form combining “Zen” and “Tangle”.

The Zentangle Method is an easy to learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called “tangles” with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S curves and orbs. The intertwining snarls form the basic patterns; the liberal combination of patterns form a complete piece of Zentangle artwork.

Not only is the creation of Zentangle a practice of art, it is also a popular stress relief. As people draw Zentangle lines, they enter a state of meditation and extreme concentration during creation, gaining the practice the nickname of “yoga for the mind”. Everyone drawing Zentangles can concentrate on every fine stroke as they create patterns one after another, effortlessly bringing one’s mind, instinct and knowledge together as one.

St John's Cathedral Life Enrichment Centre
We thank the St John's Cathedral Life Enrichment Centre for their support for the previous workshops.

Target Participants

Local students and young people from other youth groups, aged between 10 – 18


  • Artwork size: A4 drawing paper (210 × 297 mm)
  • Include elements of how to have a healthy and happy life style, peace with others and the Universe
  • The Artwork must be original
  • Each contestant can only submit one piece of artwork
  • Artwork must have Zentangle inspired patterns
  • Appropriate colour materials such as watercolour/wood colour/or other paints can be added


AwardNo. of winnersReward
Gold1 winnerCertificate issued by UNESCO HK Association Glocal Peace Centre and prizes
Silver1 winner
1 winner
2 winnersCertificate issued by UNESCO HK Association Glcoal Peace Centre

Awardees may be invited to share their experience of creating their artwork at the 8th Peacemakers’ Cultural Celebration in third quarter of 2021. Awarded Artworks will be made into a mosaic art for exhibition.

Judging Panel

  • Elijah Tara Fung
  • Sophia Yeung
  • Suen Man Wai Bonnie
Judging Criteria
Use of Zentangle patterns20%


To join this programme, click “join programme” to fill in the application form.

Upon successful application, you will be given login details for the workshop sessions of your choosing.

Enrol on or before

23 April, 2021


Before they begin, participants can join workshops to learn how to create Zentangle for peace.

All workshops will be delivered online via Zoom. Login details are provided to you after you have enrolled in the programme.

Ms Elijah Tara Fung

Certified Zentangle Teacher, Artist, former Centre Manager of St John’s Cathedral Life Enrichment Centre, UNESCO Hong Kong Association Glocal Peace Centre Project Consultant.

Workshop sessions
Participants should attend any one session for each workshop.
27 Mar 2021
Time 10:30 - 11:30 am
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Mar 2021
Time TBA
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Please download the sample art sheet, then create your own artwork following the requirements.

For Zentangle creation techniques, please visit the official videos produced by St John’s Cathedral Life Enrichment Centre.



To submit your zentangle
Post your finished artwork to UNESCO HK Association Glocal Peace Centre. Mark on the envelope “Draw For Peace” and “Do not fold”.

"Draw for Peace"
UNESCO HK Association Glocal Peace Centre
Rm 1206, C C Wu Building,
302-308 Hennessy Road,
Wanchai, HK

Submission deadline (by postmark date)

31 May, 2021
Submission closed
Enquiries for Draw for Peace
call 3158 2889

email peace@unesco.hk