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Pooja Asher

Pooja Asher

Artist. Dreamer. Teacher. Tangler. Music lover. Reader...

I wear many hats but art is something that has been calling out to me, ever since I was young.
I loved to draw, paint and read. Art and books gave me the freedom to escape into imaginary worlds. I always thought that when I grow up, I would be a journalist and eventually, a novel writer.

So off I went, to the United States America, to study journalism, only to discover art history. I changed majors from Journalism to Art and began to lose myself in the Italian Renaissance. Life had other plans though and I had to return to India to complete my education. I went back to my love of books and got a Master’s degree in English. With some friends, I formed a theatre company in 1998 and produced plays. I went back to art for a time then - designing sets, costumes, props and all the publicity material for my plays. In 2000, I began training young candidates for the Trinity College of London, Speech and Drama and Communication Skills examinations. I also began working in the corporate training field as a freelance Communication Skills Trainer. Simultaneously, I attained diplomas in Teaching and Communication Skills. Art began to take a backseat.

In 2014, I discovered Zentangle®️ and it was then that I realised just how much I missed Art. I began to practice the Zentangle Method via YouTube videos by the founders of Zentangle, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. I also trained under a Certified Zentangle Teacher - CZT™️ and took online courses from other CZTs. In 2020, I participated in a few International Art Exhibitions online. I decided that it was time that I gave my passion for Art a focussed chance.

I became a CZT in November 2020 and have started training students in the Zentangle Method. I have a friendly approach and I believe that learning should be fun and pressure-free. To find out more about my approach, the types of courses and classes I offer or my background, please get in touch and I’ll be happy to give you more information.