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Thursday, October 24, 2013

CZT Seminar XII

Beyond words wonderful!

Once again, language falters in attempts to describe the camaraderie, creativity and outright fun we all enjoy at our Certified Zentangle Teacher training seminars.

So we'll share some of the images and inspiration that took place to give you a little bit of the flavor of what happens.

First, some numbers:
  • 3 - Countries getting their first CZT (Germany, Israel, Japan)
  • 9 - Countries represented (Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Israel, Japan, Netherlands, Taiwan, United States)
  • 7 - Moms who came with their daughters
  • 8 - Daughters who came with their moms
  • 18 - Total moms and daughters (including Maria, Martha and Molly)
Okay, on to the pictures with occasional commentary!

Here's everyone! We enjoyed wonderful New England fall weather and had our picture taken outside. (Thanks to Marshall Huggins for taking it!)

Moms and Daughters. Daughters and Moms.

Where we ate in the Hotel Providence.

A pumpkin tangled by Martha and her two boys welcomed students.

Everyone got a small pumpkin to tangle.

One student arrived at seminar in her friend's BMW.

Although it wasn't exactly done in a Zentangle manner, it got lots of attention!

Here's part of the Zentangle crew (l-r) Sue, Martha, Molly, MaryLou and Rachel. Jean and Sarah were also here, but missed this picture.

Tables were set out in one end of the store for students to display their Zentangle inspired creations. 

And what a feast it was!

Molly led a session about how to teach tangling on black tiles while Maria demonstrated on an easel.

Some students had a chance to share tangles they deconstructed. These two pictures provide such a great example of what seminar is like. Aimee (first picture) is from Sutton, Massachusetts - just across the town from us. Monica (second picture) is from Taiwan - just across the planet.

One evening, we explored tangling on fabric.

Students still found time to tangle their pumpkins. Notice the shading of meer on the black ATC tile behind the pumpkin in the above picture. Instead of just shading (or, in this case, adding highlight) on one side to give perspective and dimension, this tangler added highlight to the top of one side and shading to the top of the other side. What an easy and dynamic technique that adds a sense of increasing dimension to that tangle!

Here's one workshop's tiles laid out in a mosaic for all to appreciate.

They are held with pins on this fabric covered display without poking through the tiles.

Everyone contributed to a collaborative . . .

. . . which everyone enjoyed and signed.

Lots of sharing and learning from workshops and projects.

Desert was pretty good, too!

We cannot begin to convey how honored and grateful we are to have this opportunity to meet and work with such wonderful people from all over this world.

You can contact these wonderful people at this link as their contact info is added.

If you are interested in attending a 2014 seminar, you can get more information in this newsletter announcing our 2014 schedule and more information about seminar in general at this link.

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pamela said...

That BMW is amazing! All of the artwork is great! This looks so fun wish I'd went!Think my favorite piece is the tangle with the lady in it, has that Mucha look to it.Love his work and zentangle seems to blend well with it!

Unknown said...

What a great group. The artwork they brought with them is amazing. Looks like a good time, I hope one day to join you.

gobarb26 said...

I really enjoyed being a part of this recent class. It is hard to believe that it has just been a week and a day since we left our "home" at the Hotel Providence. What a great time we had and so many new friends. I really enjoyed seeing the pictures and saying oh, there's so and so...I only wish that I was in one of the pics to prove that I was there! ;-) Rick and Maria were the perfect host and hostess. They are truly real and down to earth. It's hard to believe that I learned so much in 3 days! The time went by so quickly in class that I never felt tired! That is saying something, coming from me!

Carole Ohl said...

Just WOW. It's such a fun feeling, knowing what an awesome week it was for all those new CZTs. The whole thing just makes me smile.

Anonymous said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! The whole thing just made me smile! I have such fond memories of my own training!

adela -looking at now said...

What a treat to see so many happy and enthusiastic people doing such amazing work.
Remembering my own 3 days in June is still a delight.
I'm hoping that next year there'll be a new category for "grandmas and granddaughters" and I'll be in it with mine.

Genevieve said...

I just got goosebumps looking at the photos, remembering back to CZT-4, was it three years ago already?

Faith said...

I am all set to go for June 2014 and time can't pass quickly enough for it. I have waited a long time to make this possible and I am so very excited with every new session you describe.

This entire post is such great inspiration to keep creating and learning until June. How absolutely amazing.

Anya Lothrop, CZT :-))) said...

Thanks for the great pictures! It took me right back there when I was looking at them just now. I had the most wonderful time! Thank you so much!

Jan Jenkins said...

What a fantastic experience participating in this seminar - met so many wonderful ZT enthusiasts from all over! I really enjoyed my time in Providence.

Jane Monk said...

Every time I see the photographs from a newly hatched batch of CZT's, it brings back so many wonderful memories of when I traveled to Whitinsville in October 2010 ... Memories I will cherish xx

Anna said...

Having attended this seminar, I can verify that it was every bit as wonderful as it appeared in the great photos. I especially love the group shot as it reminds me of all the wonderful people with whom I interacted. I really enjoyed my time there and will forever have good memories and gratitude for having attended. Thanks again!