Certified Zentangle Teacher Training in Germany
As people discover the benefits of a Zentangle practice, there is an automatic desire to share those benefits with others. That is the inspiration behind our CZT seminars . . . to teach you the basics of the Zentangle Method so that you can translate it through your experiences to benefit individuals in your community.
Several years ago, we began to offer CZT seminars in Mandarin in Taipei and Shanghai (see below for upcoming Shanghai class). Now there are many Mandarin speaking CZTs in South East Asia who otherwise could not have become CZTs.
Earlier this year, three long-time tanglers and CZTs, Katharina Königsbauer-Kolb, Ela Reiger, and Jennifer Hohensteiner, approached us with the idea of sponsoring German language CZT seminars in Germany.
"We are enthusiastic and experienced CZTs who met each other in 2015 and became good friends through our many overlapping adventures within the Zentangle world. So in January 2018, when the three of us visited the "Paperworld Creative" Fair in Frankfurt, it gave us a spark of inspiration: we could - and should - organize the CZT seminars in Europe! We put together a proposal and sent it to Zentangle, not sure what to expect. The very next day, we got an enthusiastic email in repy. Rick and Maria wrote that they had wanted to do more in Europe and greeted our initiative as a great way to keep Zentangle growing on this side of the Atlantic. At this point things happened very quickly.
"Despite already being CZTs, we attended two back-to-back CZT seminars in June 2018, knowing that very soon we would likely be hosting a similar event in Europe. We also got to know Rick and Maria and their family better. We spent time in their home, which is also the home of Zentangle, but it wasn't all business. It was important to them and us that we connected personally, too. We discussed bees (yep!), gardening, and philosophy, while enjoying homemade Hollibaugh Brew and delicious home cooking. We left feeling even more motivated by a desire to establish the Zentangle Method in Europe as an enduring art form with all the benefits of relaxation, pleasure, and well-being it brings with it."
Two CZT seminars are scheduled for 2019 in Germany: May 9-12 and November 27-30.
Each will be taught in German with English translations. Rick and Maria will participate in each seminar. Each seminar will be held in Frankfurt, Germany, at the Hotel Monopol, a
four-star hotel whose turn-of-the-century architecture makes an inspiring setting for creative pursuits. Ideally located across the street from the Central Train Station, it's an easy and convenient destination for participants arriving from anywhere in Europe.
The seminars will be taught in German with a simultaneous English translation available for all who need it. Additional languages are planned - the CZT-Europe seminars are meant for all of Europe!
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May 9 -12, 2019
November 27 - 30, 2019
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We are grateful to Katharina, Ela, and Jennifer, the team at conZentric, for putting all this together.
We are excited to visit Germany and meet more of the global Zentangle family!