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)
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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