I came across the art of Zentangle® quite by accident in 2011. I was intrigued by both the process of creating the art and by the end results. At first, I dabbled in it on my own, but found I didn't know which direction to go first. Then in early 2012, I took a class from a CZT, Carolyn in Bellingham. The delightful experience spurred me on and inspired me to become a CZT myself. I would love to share the wonderful practice of Zentangle with you.
I currently teach primarily in Woodinville, but have also traveled within Washington state to teach a larger group of students. I have particularly enjoyed teaching at 2 different women's church-sponsored weekend retreats and a two-session weeknight community program offered through a local church.
To contact me, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. As mentioned elsewhere on this page, I'm on Facebook as Certified Zentangle Teacher - Ann Rupley. I also have a blog at http://zartfullytangled.blogspot.com, on which I share thoughts on how the Zentangle art form and method coincide with daily life and offer ideas and suggestions to help you along your Zentangle journey. I look forward to hearing from you.
As a Certified Zentangle® Teacher, I am always looking for ways to increase the depth and breadth of what I can offer my students, and how I can continue to grow in my own practice, as well.
To this end, I was delighted to be able to further my own tangling knowledge and experience by attending an intensive training weekend at Tangle U in Northampton, MA, in March 2013, and then again in April 2014 in Portland, ME. In spring of 2015, I plan to bolster my knowledge at TangleU in Santa Fe, NM. I always look forward to bringing my students new information and ideas gathered at these terrific events.
I believe that the Zentangle method enhances our lives by expressions of creativity, art enjoyment, and increased mindfulness. In addition, it can enrich our spiritual journey, and I am looking forward to exploring that aspect more following one of the classes I took at Tangle U.
In the meantime, tangle on!
I've added a Facebook page for quick updates on classes and other tidbits. You can find me there as Certified Zentangle Teacher - Ann Rupley (www.facebook.com/CZTAnnRupley). Summer 2014 classes are posted and are now underway!
Tangle time! Registration is open for July through October 2014 dates. Detailed class information is always available on my blog at zartfullytangled.blogspot.com. Updates area posted on my Facebook page.
The next two Zentangle® 101 Basics classes will be from 1 to 3 pm on July 12th and August 9th. The class fee for the 101 Basics class is $35 and includes supplies. This class is a prerequisite for all Beyond the Basics classes.
The upcoming Beyond the Basics classes cover topics such as "On the Grid," "White on Black," "Grow an Organic Tangle Garden" and "Made to Shade." These BTB classes will also be from 1 to 3 pm, with the exception of "Grow an Organic Tangle Garden," which runs from 1 to 4 pm, due to the amount of material covered in class. Most Beyond the Basics classes are also $35, unless otherwise posted, and include supplies.
All classes will be held in the Woodinville, WA, area. Space is limited, so sign up soon to save your seat in class! After reviewing detailed class topics and dated on my blog, pleases contact me at arupley55 (at) gmail (dot) com with the date of the class for which you would like to register and your contact information. A PayPal invoice will be sent to you and your payment will confirm your registration and hold your space in class.