Spring Fling Elora is a retreat for Certified Zentangle Teachers and experienced Tanglers from around the world. It is an event based on the Zentangle Method ® and includes a program packed full of unique classes and Zentangle Inspired Art projects taught by a group of talented instructors. You will have the opportunity to draw to your hearts content, mingle with many other Zentangle® enthusiasts, explore the historical Elora and Fergus area, go boutique shopping, hike on the trails, sight see, and much more.
DATES – Thurs. May 25 to Sun. May 28 2023
VENUE – Wellington County Museum and Archives, 0536 Wellington Rd, 18RR1, Fergus, Ontario.
SAFETY PROTOCALS will be in Place – All participants need to be fully vaccinated (minimum two doses) against Covid 19 to ensure all participants can meet as safely as possible.
Meet the Workshop Instructors –
Kelly Barone CZT
Kelly Barone CZT, is an art educator, and artist who loves to play with new ideas. Working in watercolor, pen and ink, botanical alchemy and illustration, nature has a heavy influence on much of her work. She has taught and exhibited both domestically and internationally in multiple mediums and regularly works with varied populations. Owner of Whimsy by Kelly, you can find her in her studio located in the historic district of Allentown in Downtown Buffalo NY inside Hiraeth House. “I believe art is for everyone, my youngest student is 4 and my oldest is 97. You can do this, you just have to remember that your imagination is magic”
Yvonne Westover CZT
Yvonne is a Certified Zentangle Teacher ™ (Seminar 13) who also holds a degree in Fine Art. A life long artist, she often enjoys the process more than the outcome. Her work has been published and produced in magazines, calendars, stationery and accessories. She has led art workshops, camps and school programs for young and old over the last 9 years. Yvonne grew up next door to Toronto’s Airport and when she’s not making art, she spends her time with her head in the clouds as a Flight Attendant. Yvonne is a collector of patterns & pebbles, the dessert menu is required reading and snow is her favourite season! She is thrilled to be returning to Spring Fling for the fourth year and is excited to be developing a new workshop just for this event. Her travels are sure to inspire something interesting.
Chari-Lynn Reithmeier CZT
Chari-Lynn is a Three year Honours graduate of Georgian College School of Design and Visual Arts. She has been working as an artist since 1997. Chari-Lynn trained as a Certified Zentangle Teacher in October 2010, CZT #4, teaching Zentangle since completing her training, both in person and now online, to individual, small and large groups and at a variety of schools including the Haliburton School of Design and Visual Arts, Blue Mountain Foundation of the Arts, Barrie Art Club and ArtSpark.
Debbie New CZT & Stephanie Jennifer CZT
Representing 7F5R Studio in Singapore, Debbie CZT 18 and Stephanie CZT 21 are Certified Zentangle Teachers who have wide and varied teaching experiences. Together and separately, they have taught countless Zentangle classes and workshops, since 2015, in Singapore and abroad. With the team at 7F5R Studio, they co-host the international, non-profit CZT : Artifex Eruditio conference series for CZTs.
Pam Signorelli CZT
Pamela Signorelli, National Board Certified Visual Arts Teacher and Certified Zentangle Instructor, has been teaching art for over 35 years all over the world. She works in many mediums but practices Zentangle daily for the relaxation and enjoyment it brings. Her greatest joy is teaching and helping others to discover their passions.
Sandy Phillips CZT
Sandra (Sandy) has taken art lessons since she was a young child and continues her training with multiple yearly seminars. She has taught at multiple art conferences and conventions. When she discovered Zentangle she knew she wanted to learn more and became a CZT in Seminar 21. She has taught The Zentangle Method as a special studies teacher at The Chautauqua Institute, at OASIS, a college for seniors in her home in Syracuse, New York and The Village Art Center in Florida. Originally an oil painter doing portrait commissions, her passion for art has led her to learn multiple mediums and she often says, “There is not an art form I have not liked or wanted to try”.
Laura Marks CZT
Laura Marks is a CZT22 living in West Hartford, Connecticut. She has a BA in visual arts from Eastern CT State University and a masters degree in counseling from the University of Hartford. Laura feels Zentangle represents her two areas of interest best: helping people through art. Laura teaches Zentangle through many venues including the Art for Healing program at Hartford Hospital, an integrative therapy program for cancer survivors and caregivers. She also teaches through multiple municipalities, libraries, places of worship, colleges and school systems. You can find Laura on facebook at www.facebook.com/indytangles and on instagram @lauramarks297
Brenda Shaver Shahin CZT
Brenda has spent her entire life involved in the arts and crafts industry as an entrepreneur and teacher. However, it wasn’t until she found Zentangle® in 2012, and became a CZT 8, that she knew this amazing art form was special and a natural progression to her already innovative career. Brenda is passionate about bringing people together and learning from others. She is a personal testament that the Zentangle Method works as she shares its magic in workshops with students of every age and ability. Creativity and imagination are constant everyday necessities for Brenda. She loves spending time with her three lovely grandchildren and is often inspired by their artwork. You will find Brenda at brendashaver.com and www.facebook.com/tanglingwithbrenda.