My excitement for attending Tangle U next weekend is building. It is a forum for Certified Zentangle Teachers to learn and explore the art of zentangle. We are staying and taking classes at The Hotel Northampton, Northampton,MA. It is a beautiful boutique hotel with an awesome atmosphere for learning. The faculty for this course is a diverse group of CZTs, many of whom are known nationally and internationally for their work in Zentangle® and other arts. I can hardly wait to learn from these amazing teachers.
Needless to say I will have lots of new ideas to bring back to share in my future classes. I’ll post classes and dates on the website in early April.
Here is a list of some of the CZT’s presenting at the forum:
Marie Browning. CZT #4 Marie is the author of “Time to Tangle with Colors”, the first book on coloring Zentangles published by Design Originals. As a bestselling author, Marie has writing numerous books with over 2 million in print, reprinted in 5 different languages. You can find her online at www.tombowusa.com
Susan Nutting CZT #7 After discovering Zentangle in the fall of 2010, she attended CZT7 in October, 2011 and now shares it with those who are seeking the benefits of mindful meditation through art. You can find her online atwww.youcantangletoo.blogspot.com.
MaryAnn Scheblein-Dawson. CZT #1 Her love of textile patterns and weaves is a natural marriage with the organic and geometric tangles of Zentangle and you will see lots of distinctive textile themes in her work including buttons, decorative stitching, ribbons and ruffled fabric. MaryAnn’s Zentangles and original Tangles may be found in the Design Originals books “Totally Tangled”, “Zentangle: Fabric Arts, Quilting and Embroidery”, “Zentangle 8: Monograms and Alphabets”, and “The Joy of Zentangle”.
Jean Theurkauf. CZT # 2 Jean has a Bachelor or Arts in Studio Art and Psychology form Brandeis University. After working for many years in software engineering, she has returned to her passions…art, fiber and teaching. Jean opened her Zentangle/Fiber Arts Studio in the historic Western Avenue Studios mill building in LowellMA, and teaches in her studio and in the Worcester MA area. Jean approaches the teaching of Zentangle as a way to help people unlock and expand their natural artistic talents. Jean also teaches knitting, crochet and weaving techniques, encouraging students not to follow a pattern, but to invent their own. You can find her online at www.artofthetangle.com.