CZT Instructors and Workshops

Cherryl Moote CZT

Cherryl has been a paper artist for over thirty years. Her specialties 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 presenter 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 from Toronto, On and studied Fine Art at Western University in London, On. To see samples of Cherryl’s work go to her company website at and visit the gallery section. Cherryl also posts a weekly blog at and you can also follow her on Facebook at

To Everything There Is A Season 

Each season brings its own offering of delights that can inspire and add sparkle to our artistic work. Autumn is one of the most glorious of all the seasons and offers a wonderful palette of colours and textures for us to explore. Using watercolours and watercolour pencils you will create a rich background of organic forms that allow space to tangle and embellish in a myriad of ways. You will head home with a piece of artwork that can be framed and hung with pride! (Note – this is a five hour workshop).

Dianne Belliveau CZT

Dianne has always been interested in mixed media and is passionate about the entire creative process; exploring new ideas and concepts and playing. Dianne is presently focused on learning about how art can be approached more mindfully and how this can have a positive impact for herself as well as others. Dianne’s art has included painting, sculpture, pottery, printmaking, glass mosaic and of course Zentangle (CZT 14). She was introduced to painting on silk a number of years ago by the fabulous artist Rose Hirano. Until recently Dianne’s silk work has been fairly traditional but her ‘tangling’ has encroached into her scarf painting and she is having a blast! Dianne lives in Brantford, On. and has a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Guelph.

Dyed & Tangled Silk

This fun and simple introduction to silk dying will provide you with a new activity for you and your students; appropriate for any age group and any ability level. You will receive a general overview about silk and various methods of dyeing… then the MAGIC begins when you will add your favourite tangles. Your very own designed and hand-dyed, tangled silk scarf along with a full lesson plan, supplier information, and knowledge to offer this course to any of your students, will accompany you home.  The instructor and administration, however, will NOT be held responsible if you leave this class with a compulsion to continue to ‘play’ with silk!

Chari-Lynn Reithmeier CZT

Chari-Lynn has been an artist her entire life.  She is an Honours Graduate of Georgian College School of Design and Visual Arts and a Certified Zentangle Teacher. As a professional artist who creates two and three-dimensional art in a variety of media, Chari-Lyn’s artistic talents abound. She teaches the Zentangle method in and around Southern Ontario including at Fleming College School of Design and Visual Arts. Beautiful Collingwood, Ontario is where you will find Chari-Lyn with her husband and their adorable little dog, Nick.

Colour on Colour

There is nothing as amazing as the beautiful colours of nature that surround us every day. Though the Zentangle method is typically taught on white paper with black ink,  Chari-Lynn’s natural talent in colour theory will give you the ability to make a smooth transition into the world of colour.  While learning the colour spectrum, analogous, monochromatic and complimentary colour schemes on a lovely Renaissance Opus tile using creamy, coloured pencils, your Zentangle art will indeed come alive.  Several layering and blending techniques ensure a rich, luminous depth and a dynamic statement. This workshop will have the potential to translate into many exciting projects to add to your teaching portfolio.


 Brenda Shaver CZT

Brenda has been involved in the arts and crafts industry as a designer and artist for most of her life. Having been blessed growing up on a farm with parents who made most everything by hand, creativity and using her imagination was a constant everyday necessity. 4-H was also a major influence with its motto “Learn to do by Doing”. Brenda attended Kemptville College (U of Guelph) where she further indulged her creativity in Interior Design and textiles and developed a passion for teaching. She taught adult education at St. Lawrence College for several years. But it wasn’t until she found Zentangle® in 2012, and became a CZT, that she knew this amazing art form was very special and a natural progression to her already innovative career.   Brenda is a personal testament that the Zentangle Method works as she shares the magic of Zentangle in workshops and classes across Ontario with students of every age and ability. Brenda lives in Guelph, On and loves spending time with her grandchildren, Cecilia and Spencer.  You can find Brenda at and

Zentangle® Product Smorgasbord

These short but interesting projects have been designed to illustrate a variety of techniques using Zentangle products to add to your class offerings. One of the keys to becoming a successful teacher is to continually offer classes which will delight and inspire. Brenda will share her creative thought process on how to develop Zentangle lessons. Projects will include exploring the brand new 3z tiles, black tiles and zendalas using a variety of pencils and pens including pastel chalk pencils. Participants will receive complete lesson plans ready to teach. Brand new tangles will be presented based on inspiration from the Niagara region and there may even be some wine, lavender, and chocolate involved.


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