Despite that, I've never taken a Zentangle class! Until now, anyway. Part of the reason was that I never found a class available that didn't require travel. When I saw that Suzanne McNeill was going to be teaching a Zentangle 101 class at the Art & Soul Retreat in Oregon, I was thrilled and signed up immediately.
Did I expect to learn anything new? Not exactly. I know most of the basic tangles, but I was curious to see what a class was like, and there is a zest to be found in creating with a group of like-minded souls. I wanted to experience that with Zentangle. (and if anyone from the class reads this, I'd love to stay in touch!)
I've had people ask what the CZT classes were like, so I decided to do a review on mine. But I suspect the content changes according to the CZT, the venue, and the length of the class. Be sure to ask the teacher if you have something specific you are hoping to learn. NOTE: Not every one who teaches Zentangle has taken the Certified Zentangle Teaching course. That isn't necessarily bad, but what they teach might or might not be traditional Zentangle.
Cost: $149/$10 kit fee (plus a $50 fee for the Art & Soul Retreat)
Length: One day-09:00 am-04:30 pm
No. of attendees: 30 (I didn't think to count, so this is approximate)
No. of tangles taught: 16 (by my count)
Venue: Red Lion Inn/week-long Art & Soul Retreat
Teacher: Suzanne McNeill, CZT
The blurb from the Art and Soul catalog:
Suzanne McNeill's blog
During lunch break, inspired by what I'd been doing all morning and by the cardboard sleeve on my coffee cup, I pulled out my trusty Rhodia dotgrid Webbie and did the steps to a tangle. I did things a bit differently, tearing off some of the sleeve, and using the red gelato paint that I got as part of my Art & Soul swag (separate from Suzanne's kit), I did some collage. Everyone knows that collage is classy, and I was taking a class, so I named the tangle Class-EE!