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Barb Round

Barb Round, CZT
CZT- Certified Zentangle Teacher

As a Certified Zentangle® Teacher, I find great joy in helping others discover their own creativity.

Zentangle was developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas, and consists of a series of simple steps, forming complex-looking patterns used for simple decoration or complex art pieces. Requiring only a good fine-tip black pen, a soft lead pencil and a small “tile” of quality paper, Zentangle does not require a huge investment in supplies, and can be done anywhere (e.g. in the ferry line, or waiting for an appointment).

Zentangle has therapeutic value as well. Drawings are created using structured designs in repetitive patterns, a very absorbing process which takes your complete focus, creating a sense of calm...hence the “Zen” part of the name. It has been found to be very helpful with eye-hand coordination, improving concentration skills and provides stress relief.

One of the great things about Zentangle is that you don’t have to do a lot of planning. You fill in one section, then can literally roll the die to select the next pattern. It takes a lot of stress out of the creative process.

Zentangle can be done by folks who think they don't have much talent, as well as by accomplished artists. It is a wonderful activity in and of itself, and also can be incorporated into other art forms, such as mixed media, quilting, journaling, card making and pottery.

I teach up and down Vancouver Island and elsewhere, booking classes as I am moved. I am also available to teach group events, home-hosted classes, corporate groups.

I have been admitted to the Artists in the Classroom Directory for ArtStarts BC, which funds schools to bring in artists. For more information, go to: http://artstarts.com/aicd. I'd love to visit your classroom.

For more information:
email: barb.czt@gmail.com
phone: 250-923-0739
website: http://barbroundczt.weebly.com
Class registration is online under the “Classes and Events” tab.

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