Cherryl Moote, CZT
Cherryl Moote has been a paper artist for over thirty years. Her specialities include bookbinding, calligraphy, card making, rubber stamping and paper decorating. Cherryl has taught throughout North America and has published a series of books for paper enthusiasts. Grateful for the impact of many artistic mentors, she devotes a large part of her career to teaching, inspiring and connecting with other artists around the world. Cherryl teaches for guilds, stores and interest groups and she has been an instructor and lecture presentor at the international calligraphy conventions many times since 2001. Cherryl's natural teaching talent shines through in all her materials, allowing you to learn new techniques with maximum enjoyment and success. Cherryl is a Certified Zentangle Teacher. To see samples of Cherryl’s work go to her company website at www.mootepoints.com and visit the gallery section. Cherryl also posts a weekly blog at http://makingamootepoint.blogspot.ca/ and you can also follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cherryl.moote
Holly Williams, CZT
I have been engaged in art in one form or another all of my life. I enjoy working with polymer clay, painting, etc, and have enjoyed the Zentangle art form since 2012. In October, 2014 I became a CZT (16), and am passionate about sharing the Zentangle process with others!
I have been a teacher for over 33 years! My profession was teaching Special Education Preschool. (Retired 3 years ago.) I have also taught hammered dulcimer. Since becoming a CZT, I have taught Zentangle at Jerry's Artarama in Colorado as well as at Sarasota Art & Frame in Florida. Holly is also a musician and recently recorded CD of relaxing Celtic music on the hammered dulcimer and mandolin, especially suited for Zentangle, meditation, etc. the CD is named "Mindful Passage".
Melissa Hoopes, CZT
Melissa has a lifelong love of art and architecture, interests she got from her artistic family. Her art/craft career started as a paper arts retailer and teacher in 1994, when she opened Stampassion in Albany, NY. Melissa has taught extensively at Stampassion, and at craft industry shows. Her specialties include stamping techniques, color theory, mixed media, watercolor and Zentangle®.
Stampassion evolved from a brick and mortar rubber art stamp store to an online web store in 2010. Stampassion carries a complete line up of paper and mixed media products. Zentangle has fit beautifully with Melissa's other interests and endeavors, as she loves nothing more than to help others discover and develop the artist within. Melissa is a Certified Standard & Intermediate Copic Designer and a CZT#4. Prior to opening Stampassion, Melissa held management positions in the hospitality industry and owned and managed a personnel company.
Marita Eng, CZT,
My fascination with repetitive designs comes from years of working with needle and thread. My experience in teaching mathematics lead me to discover the beauty of structured patterns. I am a retired mathematics teacher and supervisor of mathematics for Duval County in Florida.In addition to being named the "Most Elder" CZT by Maria and Rick, I am also a Florida Teacher of the Year and the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.
Sampada Agarwal, CZT
I am a CZT and an avid painter with a leaning towards and Indian folk art forms (Warli, Madhubani, Chittara, and Rangoli). My work has been published in Beckah Krahula's '500 Tangles' book. I have exhibited at the following art showings/exhibitions: • NC Museum of Art, work accepted for 'Art of the Auction 2013' • Cary Diwali Exhibition 2010, 2011, and 2012. • Art Expo at Credit Suisse in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012. • Display at West Regional Library in 2009. • Vendor booth at Cary Spring Daze 2008 & Cary Diwali 2007. I thoroughly enjoy teaching!!
Sharla Hicks, CZT
Sharla Hicks brings 40 years of expertise to CZT training as an expressive artist, author, painter, quilter, fiber, textile, mixed media, watercolor, collage, and print making. The daily practice of Zentangle has had a profound effect on her discipline as an artist, her creative abilities, and artistic voice. Sharla now helps others discover their unique Tangle style through Zentangle Inspired Botanicals, color and design.
Sharla has a book on Zentangle Inspired Botanicals due out in May 2017, published by Quarry Press. She also is the owner of an online mail order company that supports the Expressive Quilters and Zentangle Artists.
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Nysha Nelson, CZT
After a career in cosmetology Nysha Nelson studied art first in a collegiate setting then with master painters in Miami. He has been a studio artist since 2004. Fibre art happened by chance in 2006. After years of playing with Zentangle he became a CZT in 2013 and has gone on to teach internationally.
Nysha has been featured in Quilting Arts Magazine, Quilting Arts Television, ZenDoodle Workshop (fall 2016), Quilt Visions 2012, 1000 Artisan Textiles, exhibition catalogues Products and his Instructional DVD -- "Adventures in Free-Motion Quilting: A Fundamental Guide”
Sandra Phillips, CZT
I am a professional artist who has turned most of my work and teaching to Zentangle since becoming a CZT. I have taught art classes in acrylics, oils and now many in Zentangle. Many of my Zentangle projects are a merge of my acrylic art and Zentangle. Before retiring, my career was as a high school math teacher and math administrator. My math background accounts for my love and fascination of Mandala’s
I teach ongoing classes "The Art Store" in Syracuse NY, at OASIS of Syracuse, National Society of Decorative Painters, World of Color Expo and New England Traditions.
Lynn Mead, CZT
After graduating from New College, Satasota , Florida with an Area of Concentration in Drawing and Print Making, I worked for a number of years in the printing industry doing everything from running a printing press to graphic design. In 1982 I started my own freelance graphic design business and ran that until I retired. Throughout my career I have practiced many artforms but I have particular- ly enjoyed creating woodcuts and fused glass. I was introduced to Zentangle in January 2013 and became a CZT in June of 2014. I am grateful that my life journey has lead me to Zentangle and I find it fulfilling to share my knowledge with others.