January 9 , 2019

Welcome to 2019!

We begin with some exciting news. The Zentangle Foundation recently received its approval as a tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

This is a good way to announce that the Zentangle Foundation will be granting scholarships to the upcoming Certified Zentangle Teacher seminars.

In this newsletter:
  • US 2019 Seminars
  • Scholarships
  • A CZT's Story

Registration Now Open for 2019 US CZT Seminars

To all of you who are looking forward to attending CZT seminar with us in Providence, RI, USA in 2019, registration has opened and seats are going.

Please go to this link to register.

CZT Seminar #33 - March 31 - April 3, 2019

CZT Seminar #34 - June 16 - 19, 2019

We look forward to meeting you and working with you.

NOTE: We are only doing two seminars in the US in 2019. So please register while there are still seats available. There will be no additional CZT training seminars in the US for 2019 except for these two.

Seminar Scholarship Opportunities

We are proud and thrilled to announce that The Zentangle Foundation has received its designation from the IRS as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

One of the missions of The Zentangle Foundation is to provide scholarships to CZT training seminars.

To apply for a scholarship, please find the application form and instructions at this link.


The Zentangle Foundation® is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. It supports individuals interested in teaching the Zentangle Method through scholarships, groups learning the Zentangle Method through material and CZT outreach, and it supports accredited organizations in researching the benefits of a  Zentangle practice.

Why Classes With a CZT are Valuable

We received this warm and wonderful letter from a CZT.

It is a good perspective on the value of taking a class with a CZT and . . . becoming a CZT

I am a Zentangle enthusiast, junkie, and believer! I want to document in a small way the journey I have taken to become this engaged Zentangle lover. I started my learning of Zentangle by using the internet to find patterns, to listen to videos on the subject and to learn the overall process. I loved it from the beginning.  

But then . . . I took my first class from a CTZ (Certified Zentangle Teacher). Now, I was really loving it because this CZT not only taught me how to reproduce a tangle, utilize the step-outs and produce a nice finished picture, but she more importantly taught me to 'embrace the process'. 

Then I was unbelievably fortunate to take four different classes taught by Rick, Maria, Martha and Molly at 1440 Multicultural Center in Scott's Valley. I also attended their CZT Training Seminar in Rhode Island.  

Now that I have gotten this diverse training, I was able to step back and see what I was missing before receiving this live training.  I learned something very, very important to the process of Zentangle.  By using the internet, buying books, and practicing without learning the Zentangle Philosophy, I was missing the beauty, the value of enjoying the process and the healing that happens when you understand that the prize is not in the finished picture, the perfect following of step-outs, or the uniform, smooth lines that I felt needed to be performed. 

The classes from my CZT and from the creators of the Zentangle Method taught me, instilled in my mind, and made me realize that the prize is to enjoy each and every stroke.  Love the mark you made whether it came out smooth, whether I shook a bit while drawing a line, whether I used inconsistent distances between my strokes, or even if I goofed and made a line backwards from what the pattern said to do.  

In order to truly understand and enjoy the true beauty of the Zentangle Method, you want to learn and embrace the philosophy that every mark is a mark that should be enjoyed. I have learned that the finished product is wonderful and something I am proud of but the process of completing this work of art is the true accomplishment that I have been seeking since starting this journey.  

Upcoming Zentangle Events in 2019

1440 Multiversity - Beyond the Basics with Martha and Molly
Come savor time to draw, connect, and untangle yourself from the habits and routines of your daily life.
Join the daughters of the Zentangle founders in beautiful Scott's Valley, California, for a weekend of deepening your understanding of the Zentangle Method and sharpen your tangling skills. Leave with gratitude and appreciation for this beautiful world and all that you can do! Molly and Martha look forward to seeing you there!

Scotts Valley, CA, USA, March 1-3 -- Register

CZT Seminar #33
Providence, RI, USA, March 31-April 3 -- Register

Kripalu: A Zentangle Weekend, with Martha, Molly, Rick and Maria
Stockbridge, MA, USA, May 3-5 -- Register

CZT-Europe Seminar #1
Frankfurt, Germany, May 9-12, Register

CZT Seminar #34
Providence, RI, USA, June 16-19 -- Register

CZT-Asia Seminar #11, June 17-20, Taiwan -- Register

CZT-Europe Seminar #2
Frankfurt, Germany, November 27-30 -- Register

Thank you!

We are excited to share this journey into 2019 with you all. 

There will be so many opportunities to create and share even more Beauty in this world.

Thank you for being part of this Zentangle adventure!

All our best wishes,

Rick, Maria, Martha, and Molly

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