My mother, Joni Toh, and I are both Certified Zentangle Teachers (CZTs). We have opened an art enrichment centre called "Everything Is Art". Our main aim is to teach Zentangle art classes to children and adults in Singapore. We mainly work with various Community Centres around Singapore to teach weekly classes, Xpress classes (1 hour trial classes during off peak hours), craft classes, and workshops. We have also taught workshops for different organisations such as Shangri-La Hotel, HDB Hub, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Polytechnic, Alexandra Health, and SingEx (Expo) to bring interesting Zentangle programs to more people.
With our high-quality teaching methods and great passion, we hope to spread our love for the Zentangle method to you and many others.
What is Zentangle?
The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing repeating patterns. Think of it as mindful drawing; during which you will create drawings like those you see in the now trending colouring books in bookstores. You can see some examples of the Zentangle tiles I've done in the slideshow above.
Isn't that the same as doodling?
*gasps* You said the "d" word!
The Zentangle method is different from doodling. Doodling is done mindlessly, has no specific structure or method. With the Zentangle method, there are patterns that we teach to our students in order to focus the mind. The art created is done with intent, and the results is an art piece that you can be proud of.
What are the benefits of Zentangle?
Personally, I've found a sense of inner calm, a new outlet for my creative energies, a way to help focus my mind...
If you're an adult, you're probably experiencing stress from how fast-paced Singapore is. As a teacher, I realised very early on in my career that children in Singapore are not spared from how competitive our society is... Art has been proven to be therapeutic, and I'm sure no matter how young or old you are, you'll benefit from the Zentangle method in one way or another.
The Zentangle method also promotes creativity, and the idea that there are no mistakes- only opportunities. As the Zentangle motto goes; "Anything is possible one stroke at a time.".
Can children (and adults) make such nice art works? What if I don't have any prior experience in art?
You'll be surprised by what people can achieve, if only they believed in themselves. Positive encouragement goes a long way, and as teachers, we're always there to guide our students. No prior experience in art is needed to learn Zentangle. "I can't draw," you say. Join us for a class and we'll prove you wrong.
You might also want to see a very small selection of what some of our students have created via this link.
Do note that we only teach children aged 7 years and older.
Do you teach at other venues..?
Yes! If you're interested to hold one-off corporate team-building classes, have us teach a workshop at your event, or hold private weekly classes within your own home, let us know. Contact Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org to make an enquiry. We have previously worked with Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Expo, HDB Hub, libraries, Grand Duchess Condo, Savannah Condopark, and various restaurants. We'd love to teach a class/workshop at your venue.
REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULE
Find out which venues we teach weekly classes at.
- CHANGI-SIMEI COMMUNITY CENTRE: 4:30pm to 6pm. Tuesdays. 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th August 2017.
AUGUST - SEPTEMBER 2017
- AYER RAJAH COMMUNITY CENTRE: (near Clementi/Jurong East. To get to the CC, you can take bus 51 from Jurong East bus interchange and alight seven stops later, or take bus 201 from Clementi MRT and alight fifteen stops later.) 11am to 12:30pm. Sundays. 13th, 20th, 27th August, and 3rd September 2017.
- TOA PAYOH CENTRAL COMMUNITY CENTRE: 7:30pm to 9pm. Wednesdays. 16th, 23rd, 30th August, and 6th September 2017.
- BUKIT BATOK EAST ZONE 3 RC: (Next to Bukit Batok East Community Club) 1:30pm to 3pm. Saturdays. 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th September 2017.
More classes will be added to our roster soon, so do check back often, or sign up for our newsletter. We also have craft classes this June. Check out dates and timings further below.
Class duration? Cost?
Each of the weekly classes lasts an hour and and a half. We charge for four classes at one go. The cost of the classes varies with every Community Centre... If you have a PAssion Card, it'd be cheaper, too. So do check with the respective Community Centre to see how much they'd cost.
Do I need to prepare any materials for the class?
Do bring along some courage, patience, and an open-mind to the class. We will provide all the drawing materials you'll need. There will be a $10 charge for materials that will last you through all four of the classes.
CRAFT CLASSES SCHEDULE
We have begun teaching Zentangle craft classes.
Our last craft class was a tote bag craft class. Here are some pictures of the wonderful things that participants created:
Craft classes are one-off and last for two hours. They are open to both adults and children. The teaching fee is $35 for each class, excluding cost of materials.
- PASIR RIS EAST COMMUNITY CLUB: 2nd December 2017. 10 am to 12pm. Saturday.
WORKSHOP AT TAMPINES
At these workshops, you'll get to learn a tangle pattern and meet Teacher Joni. Workshops like these are a great way to try out Zentangle art and see whether you'd like to take a class with us. We'd love to see you at the opening of Tampines Hub's Central Plaza on 30th July 2017: 10am to 2pm. Sunday.
Or at the re-opening of the Tampines Regional Library on these dates:
- 5th August 2017: 1pm to 4pm. Saturday.
- 6th August 2017: 10am to 12pm. Sunday.
COURSE XPRESS CLASSES
Course Xpress classes are like trial classes. They are only held during off-peak periods (Mondays to Fridays, between 9am to 5pm). These classes are aimed towards home-makers, students, and senior citizens. The classes are one-time off and only last for one hour. Materials will be provided for by the teachers, but you will only be allowed to bring your art work home. These classes are a great way to try out Zentangle, to see whether you'd want to take part in regular weekly classes. Each class is an affordable $10 for non-members; $9 for members; and $3 for senior citizens.
We currently do not have any upcoming Xpress classes.
I'm interested in signing up for Zentangle classes with you.
I'm glad to hear that. You can sign up at your respective Community Centre, and we'll see you on the first day of class. :)
I'd like to request for you to teach at a Community Centre near my house that isn't listed in your schedule...
You can help us by approaching the Community Centre nearest to you and requesting that they start a Zentangle class. Let them know of this link (stephaniejennifer.com/learn) and my email (email@example.com) so that they can get in touch with us. That way, it'd make it much easier for us to start a class there. *fingers crossed* Hopefully we'll be able to teach you about the Zentangle method soon.
If you are able to host weekly classes for a minimum of four pax in your home or at another available venue, you may contact me to see if something can be arranged. You can contact me using the contact form at the bottom of this page.
I have a question that isn't answered here.
You can send us a note via the contact form below. I just need your name, e-mail, and then you can type your message into the message box.