The weeks following CZT Seminar #26 have been a whirlwind. I started by organizing all the supplies and materials I had purchased at seminar for future classes. As well, I needed to figure out what it would actually look like teaching a class in my condo.
I was most appreciative to have Momma Deb's help in this process. It was a lot of fun designing packaging and creating class kits together.
I designed and ordered contact cards, postcard flyers, and a couple of other goodies from Vistaprint. I am very pleased with how they turned out!
Something Rick Roberts' (co-creator of Zentangle) said during seminar really struck a chord with me. He said, "You only teach your first class once". His statement stuck with me for weeks following seminar. I am a very sentimental person and often times can be very emotional, so it was very important to me who my first students were going to be.
When I returned from CZT #26, there was a lot of interest from friends and family to take a Zentangle class. There were even a few individuals who connected with me from referrals from other CZTs in other cities, provinces, and countries. I was so grateful for all the enthusiasm and even a little bit overwhelmed as well. All of sudden (almost overnight) I was finally going to be able to do what I had waited almost a year and a half to do, teach my very own Zentangle classes. Then it became clear to me, I knew exactly who my first students would be! The two people who have supported me so much through my whole Zentangle journey to become a CZT, Momma Deb and my husband Andrew.
Momma Deb and Andrew were great students and their Zentangle 101: The Basics tiles turn out amazingly! I appreciated their constructive feedback on the class, and they really helped me find my confidence to teach the Method of Zentangle.
Since my first class with Momma Deb and Andrew, I have taught two more Zentangle 101: The Basics classes which went very well!
I am really enjoying teaching the Method of Zentangle. I find it very meditative watching others drawing one pen stroke at a time. I look forward to the future classes I have booked and I have been working on finding ways to let people know about Zentangle and the classes I am offering. I finally updated my CZT profile on the Zentangle Website, and I created an instructor's profile page on the Opus Art Supplies Website,
I have also been putting up postcard flyers and contact cards around town. Big thank you to my husband, Andrew, for being able to safely pull the car over when I (at the last minute) spot a community board to place my items!
If you or someone you know is interested in learning the Method of Zentangle, please do not hesitate to contact me via email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone/text 604-219-2445 to set up a class. I look forward to sharing my knowledge and passion for the Method of Zentangle with you! Happy Tangling!