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2018 CZT Certification Seminar registration now open announces Zentangle® HQ

Linda Farmer CZT certificate, October 2011Zentangle® HQ has just announced registration is now open for the 2018 CZT certification seminars. In 2018 there will be three certification seminars.

Dates and links are as follows. This information can always be located on the ZENTANGLES > TEACHING ZENTANGLE® > HOW TO BECOME A CERTIFIED ZENTANGLE TEACHER tab on the top menu bar of any page on the site.

All English-speaking Certified Zentangle Teacher training seminars take place in Providence, RI, begin on a Sunday and end on a Wednesday.

The seminars are held at the Providence Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island USA.

This four day program is taught by the founders, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, along with their daughters Martha Huggins and Molly Hollibaugh. They provide a comprehensive understanding of the philosophies behind the Zentangle Method of drawing and how to teach it. After seminar you have the understanding, tools and inspiration necessary to teach the Zentangle Method and convey the full Zentangle experience to others.

All seminars begin with a Sunday afternoon class and finish Wednesday around 5:00 pm so plan your travel accordingly. You need to attend all sessions to be certified.

Certification seminars for 2018:

Each seminar link will take you to its respective registration page on the Zentangle website and give you much more detailed information. There you can choose whether you wish to be a day student, share a room with another student or have a private room.

The seminars fill up very quickly, so be sure to register ASAP to ensure you get a spot. “Please do not make plane or other reservations until your registration is completed with us.

Tuition includes

  • All supplies needed for seminar
  • All meals and snacks starting with dinner on Sunday and ending with celebratory snacks on Wednesday afternoon.
  • All taxes and gratuities

In other words, everything you need is included, except parking.

When you register you can choose to have a private room, share a room with another student or be a day student. If you choose a lodging option, the price includes 3 nights accommodations: Sunday, Monday and Tuesday nights. Additional days are available at a reduced rate . .

Private Room Student
Includes training, meals, coffee breaks and snacks, all necessary supplies and three nights (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) private lodging at the Providence Biltmore. $2,245.

Share Room Student
Includes training, meals, coffee breaks and snacks, all necessary supplies and three nights (Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) shared lodging at the Providence Biltmore. $1,995.

Day Student (No Lodging)
Includes training, meals, coffee breaks and snacks, and all necessary supplies. $1,745.

When you register online, you will only pay a non-refundable registration fee of $250. The balance will be invoiced in a follow-up email. Payment plans are available on request.

If you have any questions, please email:

For future reference you can always locate this information on the ZENTANGLES > TEACHING ZENTANGLE® > HOW TO BECOME A CERTIFIED ZENTANGLE TEACHER tab on the top menu bar of any page.


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