Many students ask how I found Zentangle. Being a hairdresser for 44 years, Rho, a client, said when vacationing in Italy for watercolor class, someone had shared Zentangle with her during break. She came back to States, took a class from Certified Zentangle Teacher and then got certified herself.
Rho taught a class at my home, and I wanted to teach this amazing, unique art method.
After waiting a year for opening for Zentangle 4-day seminar, I travel from San Diego, California to Providence, Rhode Island with my life long friend, Susan Bowden, to the Zentangle Seminar. I became certified on June 2014.
We spent four amazing days with co-founders, Rick Roberts, Maria Thomas along with 108 men and women attendees from all over the world. Rick was a Monk in India for 14 years (he is the Zen part of Zentangle). Maria is an illustrator (she is the tangle or pattern part of Zentangle). We were taught history, theory, instruction, in-sight, lesson plans, philosophy of this unique method so we could pass onto our students the dynamics of - speaking this new language "Zentangle". Zentangle is much more than an art method, it is a mindful practice. Mindful drawing is helpful to quiet the mind. Zentangle is a wonderful stress relief practice. Zentangle quiets the mind. There is so much research indicating tremendous health benefits from meditation/healing art.
Take a class from a CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) and get the entire experience you can not learn from a book or Internet.
Once you learn this art method, please share with your friends/family. Zentangle is a trademark, you can not teach this method in a commercial way unless certified.
I'm proud to say I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). I have taught more than 10,000 students Zentangle Method between 6/2014 to 12/2018.
July 2018, I retired as a hairdresser after 44 years. I am now focusing on Zentangle classes. ________________________________________________________________________ Here are some of locations I've taught at:
San Diego City/County Libraries
San Diego Zoo - summer Zentangle classes 2016 (2500 students)
Museum of Man
Teacher Continuing Ed/In service
City/County classroomsKaiser Pediatric Unit & families @ Zoo
Ronald McDonald House (for families with sick children)San Diego Museum of Man
Poway Unified Schools
Grossmont Unified Schools
San Diego Unified Schools
Poway Adult Schools
Foothills Adult Schools - El Cajon
County Mental Health Staff
Koi Zen Cellar Craft WineryHospice Doctor
Eating Disorders Group
International Yoga Festival
San Diego Botanical Garden
San Diego Oasis (ages 50+) - La Mesa
La Jolla Community Center
Corporate (team building/wellness days)
Craft Store: Artist & Craftsman Supply/Beverly's Fabric/Hobby Lobby
Special Interest Groups
When will your Zentangle journey start?