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CZT#37 Certified Zentangle Teacher Training

March 21, 2021 - March 24, 2021

Join us at the luxurious Gurney’s Resort in historic Newport, Rhode Island, USA. This 4 day teacher training program is taught by the founders of the Zentangle® Method, Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, and is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding of the philosophies behind the Zentangle Method of drawing. Students will leave with all the knowledge they need to teach the Zentangle Method and the tools needed to convey the full Zentangle experience to others. CZTs will enjoy continued support and inspiration from Zentangle Inc. and through our global CZT network.

2021- We’ve Found a home in Newport

At Zentangle HQ, we are continuously evolving and growing in response to our global Zentangle community. In 2016, we chose a new and glorious location to host our zenAgain CZT reunion. We were delighted with our experience that we decided to host a CZT seminar there! And so, we have decided to head back to the island, Goat Island that is! Gurney’s is located in the heart of downtown Newport, just across the causeway on Goat Island. Don’t just take our word for it, it’s “The most beautiful hotel in Rhode Island” according to Architectural Digest. With plenty of room to accommodate our growing family, we will enjoy comfort and beauty throughout our tangle time together.

Your time with us is quite busy beginning with Sunday travel and settling in. You can check-in with Zentangle anytime after 2:00pm*on Sunday and with the hotel around 4:00pm. This year, we will be having our first class at 5:00pm on Sunday, so please plan your travel accordingly. Dinner and dessert will follow and our coveted Zentangle store will be open most of the day to get everyone inspired!

The next few days are dedicated to class time from 8:30am to 6:00pm on Monday and Tuesday. There are ample breaks throughout the days to keep us all refreshed and motivated.On Monday and Tuesday evenings, we offer a surprise mix of speakers, entertainment and classes and, though technically optional, you will not want to miss them! Throughout it all, energized conversations are occurring and magical alliances are forming, you will meet and make friends with wonderful people from all around this world!

Although we are finished with the program on Wednesday between 4:00pm-5:00pm, many people choose to extend their stay to absorb and bask in the week’s events with their fellow CZTs. We encourage our attendees who do decide to stay to venture out and explore the amazing seaside city. Newport is full of tangle inspiring architecture and history.


As a future CZT, you are now qualified to register to attend our CZT reunion, zenAgain 2021. Held at the same venue as CZT#37, you could choose to extend your tangling adventure and join CZTs from around the globe on April 6-9, 2021. Anyone registering for both events will receive a $500 discount to attend zenAgain 2021. Please make a note on your registration form so that we may apply this to your invoice.

Details and FAQs

Here are two lists of what we can and can’t do:

We can’t:

  • Guarantee you’ll make money . . . even colleges and universities will not guarantee that
  • Teach you how to run a business or handle your taxes . . . it’s beyond the scope of our seminar
  • Assign territories . . . people move and there are so many applications for teaching the Zentangle Method within any one area: Schools, businesses, clubs, health care, etc.
  • Promise that a non-CZT won’t offer competing classes . . . While we vigorously pursue trademark and copyright infringement, and even though our teaching method has a patent pending, we can only act within established legal frameworks and within our financial and time resources. We prefer to emphasize education of the market place and to provide students with the very best Zentangle experience possible. This is paying great benefits as people and organizations increasingly value the instructions and classes taught by a CZT over people who are not trained by us. Once you are a CZT- use that title to set yourself apart. Shout it from the rooftops!

We can:

  • Provide you with tools and resources to create a thriving Zentangle business. More and more people are teaching Zentangle workshops as an important source of income.
  • Provide a wonderful experience at seminar. Many people come (and come back!) for the camaraderie and immersion in an atmosphere of Zentangle creativity, inspiration and friendship.
  • Provide an ongoing system of support through newsletters, our CZT Resource center, and through our invitation-only Yahoo! chat group facilitating a network with each other.
  • Provide a listing and an editable page on our website to all CZTs in good standing.
  • Offer most of our Zentangle products to you at wholesale prices.
  • Make every effort to make all of our strategic decisions around how it will support and impact our CZTs.
  • Provide advance notice and availability of new products to CZTs.
  • Provide a CZT only newsletter.
  • Invite you to join us in this wonderful exciting adventure. While no one can promise it, we continually hear wonderful stories of gratitude from people who have found a CZT through our website and it has changed (or saved) their lives. The gratitude that you can experience in teaching the Zentangle method has become a major focus in many CZTs’ lives . . . it is a source of joy, focus and income.

Registration Process and Payment

Please fill out the registration form and create your account. Please note that this event website is not linked to your account on zentangle.com.

There are 3 options when registering for this seminar. The prices below include tuition, supplies, all meals and snacks and lodging for 3 nights (day students have no lodging).* Each option has limited availability so if one option is full you could try a different one. Further instructions for travel and shoulder night accommodations will be provided in a link in your welcome email when registration is complete. You do not need to have a roommate ahead of time to choose “shared room”- we can pair you up with someone.

Private Room Student- $2425

Shared Room Student-$2150

Day Student (no lodging)-$1875

You will only be asked to pay the $350 registration fee*** via credit card to complete the registration process. A welcome email with many important details and an invoice reflecting this payment will be emailed to you soon. Your balance payment will be due by check within 60 days from registration. If you do not receive either of these please check your spam first and then email martha@zentangle.com  so we can get you the information you need.

Please click on the link on your invoice to pay via direct bank draft or mail a check payment drawn on a US Bank to:

Zentangle Inc.

Attention:CZT Seminar

27 Prospect St

Whitinsville, MA 01588

For those living outside the US or if you cannot make that payment all at once, email martha@zentangle.com for further instructions.

Once you are paid in full, an invoice will be emailed for your records.

*schedule subject to change

** travel and transfers not included

***registration fee is non-refundable


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March 21, 2021
March 24, 2021


Martha Huggins


Gurney’s Newport Resort and Marina
1 Goat Island
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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