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CZT Seminar Attendee Info

CZT Seminar Attendee Info - 2019

Thank you for registering for our Certified Zentangle Teacher training seminar which will be held at the Providence Biltmore Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island, USA.


This will be a seminar about how to teach the Zentangle Method and not a beginners Zentangle course. We suggest that you take a class with one of our CZTs but we realize that this is not always possible. We have said, in the past, that the only requirements to attend our CZT Teacher training class are passion and gratitude. While that has not changed, the depth of content of our program has. It will help all attendees if they are familiar with the basics.
Therefore, we recommend the following activities in preparation for attending the CZT seminar.*

  1. Please read and complete the 8 lessons in our book theZentangle Primer Vol 1. This comprehensive "how to" book was written by Rick and Maria and will wonderfully guide you through the 8 basic steps and familiarize you with our vocabulary.
  2. We will be sending you a welcome package, please read all the materials carefully.
  3. Create some Zentangle tiles!
  4. Read our website,newsletters and blog (all free online).
  5. Consider joining the worldwide Zentangle community on our app, “Zentangle Mosaic”, available onAndroid phones and Apple mobile devices. Here you will see a global mosaic of Zentangle art in a supportive and inspiring environment.

*Although we strongly recommend these exercises so that you are most prepared for the seminar, we will not be checking or collecting any of your work.

Whats Included

All meals are included in the cost of your registration starting with afternoon tea and coffee on Sunday afternoon and ending with afternoon tea and coffee on Wednesday. The meals are served in our private penthouse dining room. Wait until you see the view! It’s a great way to get to know your fellow tanglers and the food is delicious! The menus are carefully chosen to accommodate vegetarians as well as a hungry carnivore but if you have other dietary restrictions please let us know and we can put you in touch with the appropriate person.

We will supply everything you need to participate in the classroom. Of course, if you have favorite tools, bring them along! We will have a Zentangle store onsite as well, but there is no purchase requirement. If you have Zentangle tiles or Zentangle inspired creations that you would like to share, we invite you to bring them and put them in the Student Gallery. It is a favorite place to gather with your fellow students and admire and get inspired! Almost everyone has a camera, so putting something out for display means you are okay with others taking pictures of it.

Where It All Happens

In 2017, we made our way to a new location for CZT seminar and we couldn’t be more pleased! The Providence Biltmore, located in the heart of downtown Providence, Rhode Island, is a landmark hotel with an illustrious past. Designed by the celebrated firm Warren and Wetmore, the architects behind New York City’s Grand Central Station, the hotel debuted to widespread acclaim in 1922 and quickly became the tourist and social center of Providence. Today, deeply woven within the city’s fabric and culture and beloved by generations of guests, the Providence Biltmore is an authentic Providence tradition.

If you wish to arrive early or stay later, The Providence Biltmore will give Zentangle attendees reduced room rates for up to two days before and/or after our seminar. Please contact our Zentangle liaison, Jeff Silva, by email at and tell him you are with Zentangle and what type of room you selected during seminar. Please do not call the hotel or book online as not all employees are familiar with our group. You will be responsible for paying for any extra days you choose to stay. It is important to note that the hotel will NOT have your name until 30 days before the seminar begins but rest assured that your room is secured in our Zentangle block until then for the seminar dates.

Please be aware that you will need to provide a credit card for incidentals when checking in at the Providence Biltmore. It is their policy to put a hold of $50 per night so we advise not using a debit card.


Although a detailed schedule will be provided upon your arrival at the seminar, here is a rough overview. Please note the early start time. If your travel arrangements do not allow you to get there by check in time, you may want to consider arriving a day earlier.


2:00-4:00pm Check in with Zentangle

4:00pm Hotel room check-in (or possibly earlier).

5-6:30pm Opening class in the Grand Ballroom (17th floor)

7:00pm - Dinner

7:30pm - Plan on dessert and a casual gathering in the lobby after dinner.  It’s a great time to see Rick and Maria and the rest of the Zentangle crew and to meet and get to know your fellow tanglers. Our Zentangle store will be open as well so come and see what’s new and available. If you brought some Zentangle art to share, you can put it out for others to enjoy in the Student Gallery- located in the Zentangle store. 

Monday and Tuesday

Classes begin at 8:30am and end at 6:00pm with plenty of time taken for meals and coffee breaks. We will intermix class time with food, fun, creativity and enough time to get to know each other. Dinner is at 6:30pm. There will be evening events on both of these nights staring at 7:30pm. These are optional (but hate to miss) relaxing or creative hands-on events and most everyone attends.


Class continues - full of more tips for teaching and tangling - from 8:30pm until around 5:00pm. PLEASE NOTE: the seminar ends late afternoon on the last day so please plan your departure travel accordingly.

There is no dinner served on this last day. Many people find it helpful to add this night as an extra night stay so as not to rush.

Packing Suggestions

Dress is casual. You will be sitting most of the day, so comfort is key. We think bringing layers is helpful as the classroom may feel warm to some and cool to others. The hotel is quite nice so if you want to spiff up a bit for dinner that is up to you. New England weather is variable, so check local weather just before you pack. Bring some comfortable walking shoes, too. There's lots to see around the hotel in downtown Providence.

We are so inspired by classroom of this hotel. It is resplendent with glorious woodwork and décor. However, it is an antique building and the lighting is challenging for some artists eyes. If you have a mobile task light we recommend bringing that.


T.F. Green International Airport (PVD), Providence, RI

If you have a choice of which airport to use, choose this one. It is about an hour closer to The Biltmore than Boston's Logan is.

  • F. Green Airportinformation
  • Car Service - We recommend Mike Bettencourt Car Service (401-640-5539). He runs his own service and is very familiar with our group and the Providence Biltmore. We also recommend you use him for your returning airport runs. Tell him you are with Zentangle!
  • Uber and Lyft are available in Providence
  • Car Rentals
  • Shuttle service is intermittently available to the Providence Biltmore for approximately $15 per person each way. Please call to see if your travel plans line up with their schedule. Purchase tickets at the Kiosk by the North Baggage Claim from T.F. Green Taxi & Limousine Service, 401-737-2868.
  • If you hail a cab, one way fare to the hotel is about $32.

Logan International Airport (BOS), Boston, MA

  • Logan Airportinformation
  • Car Service - We recommend Mike Bettencourt Car (401-640-5539). He runs his own service and is very familiar with our group and the Providence Biltmore. We also recommend you use him for your returning airport runs. Tell him you are with Zentangle!
  • Uber and Lyft are available in Boston
  • Car Rentals
  • Cab- There are many cabs available outside after baggage claim and the cost is roughly $175 per one way to Providence.
  • Knight's Limoprivate car service to Providence is approximately $178 one way.
  • Peter Pan Bus Linesoperates between Boston's Logan Airport and Providence's Bus Station.

Amtrak Train

Amtrak's Providence train station is about a 10 minute taxi ride from The Providence Biltmore.

Driving Directions

The Providence Biltmore

11 Dorrance St.

Providence, RI 02903


If you are driving, please be aware that you will be responsible for your own parking expenses and that there are no long term free parking options near the hotel. The Providence Biltmore offers valet parking which you are welcome to use, currently the cost is $32/overnight. There are other parking lots and garages nearby, all of which are available for a fee.

The Zentangle Store and Rhode Island Sales Tax

We will have a store open during our seminar. There you can purchase all of our regular Zentangle products plus new releases and many items that are available only to CZTs. Upon your arrival at the seminar we grant you the status of CZT pricing on store products which is up to 50% off retail for most items.

However, even if you plan to resell these products, Zentangle, Inc. is required to collect and remit 7% sales tax on all sales made (or in legalese, that can be considered to have a "nexus") in Rhode Island, unless you fill out and leave certain forms with us.

If you are from Rhode Island please complete and sign this RI state form:

If you are NOT from Rhode Island we will have appropriate forms for you at seminar.

If you have any questions, please email Martha at or call us during east coast business hours (GMT minus 5 hours) at 508-234-6843.


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