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.
Meredith Yuhas, CZT
Meredith Yuhas, PhD, LPC, NCC, ACS, CZT is the Director of the Counseling and Wellness Center at University of Saint Joseph in West Hartford, CT. She is a CZT 7 & 11. Her method of teaching primarily focuses on enhancing the meditative process that occurs during the method of Zentangle. She has extensive teaching experience teaching groups as large as 220 people. She is considered a “train the trainer” as many CZT take her classes to learn how to teach specific topics and mediums. Dr. Yuhas has contributed to books Joy of Zentangle and reviewed The Book of Zentangle by the founders Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. She incorporates Zentangle into therapeutic interventions in her clinical practice as well teaches it to corporations, schools and the university community. She also teaches regularly to sold out classes at Inspiration Station in Stafford Spring CT.
Katie Butler, CZT
Katie Butler is the owner of Penmark Patterns. She is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and Certified Copic marker instructor who has been teaching in the art industry for over 20 years. Katie grew up in Lawrence, Kansas where she began teaching to youth groups and church organizations when she was only 14 years old. She now lives with her husband in Madison, Wisconsin and teaches across the country as an independent instructor. She enjoys many different hobbies and also works as an Event Planner and Graphic Designer.
Katie is the President and co-founder of the National Tangle Artists Coalition, a non-profit group dedicated to spreading the joy of the Zentangle Art Method. She has been a speaker, teacher and feature artist for many events including the Creating Keepsakes Conventions, Craft and Hobby Association Conventions, Modern Quilt Guild Expo, and dozens of art and craft stores across the country. Katie also hosts the annual Zentangle Art Expo in Madison, Wisconsin every summer. An event attended by over 200 fans of the Zentangle Art Method. More information can be found about Katie from her website at www.PenmarkPatternc.com.
Denise Rudd, CZT
Denise Rudd graduated from UMASS at Amherst with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in printmaking, and moved from Massachusetts to Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1993 to pursue a master’s degree in art education at the University of New Mexico (UNM). After graduating and leaving her former high school and college life as a florist, she started her art teaching career as an itinerant art teacher with the Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) Fine Arts program. Her current day job is serving as an art resource teacher and technical guru for the department. She discovered Zentangle quite by accident on the internet. As a life-long doodler and lover of drawing, Zentangle was the flame to her artistic moth. She has presented the method at four New Mexico art education conferences and at two national art education conferences. She recently earned her NM school administrator’s license, is the current Western Region Director for the National Art Education Association, and is working with Sakura to provide lesson plans for teachers to use with the Zentangle Apprentice Kit™.
Jerryann Haggart, CZT
Jerryann Haggart CZT #12 began tangling thru a chance introduction to Brenda Shaver when visiting her family in Ontario. She has always been involved in creating or teaching art in one way or another. In her university years, she managed to talk the fine arts program into letting her take studio courses as electives, and has explored many different media, including stained glass, carving, oils, acrylics, and watercolors. A lifelong learner, she has studied with many notable artists and artisans over the years.
She also graduated from Queens with a BA & M.Div. and added a few more letters as the years went by. Jerryann has had a lot of interesting jobs over the years, and loves working with people in a variety of challenging situations, with a view toward balance and empowerment. She currently works part time for SD 72 in the StrongStart Program for children and families, as well as spending every available minute either in her home studio or with her grandchildren.
Jerryann believes everyone is an artist, and getting in touch with the creative is essential to nurture one’s spirit. For her, art has to be fun, enjoyable and contribute to ones sense of wellbeing. Zentangle was a natural fit, and Jerryann loves the way it helps people open the doors to producing their own artistic expressions. You can find her website at Tangled Artistry, or www.jerryannhaggart.com, and on Facebook as Tangled Artistry with Jerryann. You can email her at jerryanntangled @gmail.com.
Leslie Roberts, CZT
Since the mid-1980s I have taught, trained and facilitated groups of up to a 100 in corporate, academic (to Masters level), charitable and private environments. My background is psychology and education and I am a coach, therapist and teacher who focusses on personal and professional development, with expertise in developing resilience, creativity and enterprise. I left corporate work in 1998n to set up my own consultancy, took teaching qualifications, and have since taught leadership, management and team development, as well as stress management and relaxation, meditation, The Artist’s Way, and then Zentangle – which is now the only thing I teach. I am often amazed by where my journey has taken me!! I now focus on teaching Zentangle to small groups of students who return to learn every month in my own studio - some of them have returned for nearly 3 years now. I also coach 1:1 and research in the fields of well-being, mindfulness and Zentangle.
Kate Lamontagne, CZT
Kate Lamontagne is a hardwired, life long artist...put a medium in her hands and she will start to make something- it just happens. Self employed since 1987, Kate lives and works her hometown of Holliston MA. She owns two gift shops, one with an art studio. Over the last few years, Kate has been certified as a Zentangle teacher and SoulCollage facilitator. In her spare time, she is either creating personal art or riding her motorcycle to see the ocean.
Minette Riordan, CZT
Dr. Minette Riordan is an award-winning entrepreneur, best-selling author and coach who is passionate about helping creative women entrepreneurs with big dreams build profitable businesses.
Minette built a successful 6-figure multi-media publishing company in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, growing a small quarterly newspaper to a monthly magazine that distributed 50,000 copies per month. After a decade in the publishing industry, Minette realized that this was not her calling. She wanted more creativity in her life and in her life’s work. In 2012, Minette sold her business and relocated to Santa Barbara, California with her husband and two teens. She is a Zentangle® CZT as well as a SoulCollage® facilitator and Artbundance Certified Coach. She is the best-selling author of The Artful Marketer: The Fundamental Business Guide for Creative Entrepreneurs. When she isn't working, she loves to make art, read fanstasy fiction, and take long walks on the beach.
You can read more about her journey on her website at http://www.minetteriordan.com
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.
Molly Hollibaugh, CZT
I was born in the small town of Whitinsville, Massachusetts and raised by very creative parents. My home doubled as a successful graphic arts business, a meeting place, a place of reinvention, and an artist's wonderland. This was my normal. Little did I know how lucky I was to be nurtured and stimulated by such artistry.
I always knew that I would pursue both a life and career in the arts. After high school I studied furniture design at the Rhode Island School of Design and jewelry and metals at a small school in Mexico. I started and ran a jewelry design and fabrication business from 2004 until 2010. After giving birth to my second child I knew it was time to switch gears. In early 2011 I excitedly accept the offer to become Product Manager at Zentangle, Inc. Today I juggle being a stay at home mom, teaching Zentangle and working at Zentangle, Inc. and I love every minute of it.