Tuition & Workshops

Discover your inner artist in the Zentangle zone! Here are a few options for learning – see what best suits you…

Online Lessons

I am moving to having a mixture of free lessons available on my website and paid lessons which are downloadable to suit your timetable.

Currently, New Zealand has no social distancing rules so I am restarting my physical lessons, but will go back to teaching online if circumstances change! However if you want particular lesson online, let me know and I can set up one for a specific topic or your specific group. I am slowly building a collection of downloadable lessons.

Booking for my online lessons involves purchasing (much like you would a product) off my website. Once your payment has been confirmed you’ll generally receive an email with a link to the Lesson Details. The ‘Lesson Details’ is a document that needs to be downloaded and read before the lesson. It contains the Zoom meeting details for you to join, and also contains a note of any supplies/tools you will need at hand, and detail of any prep needed to be done prior to the lesson to get the most out of the lesson.

If we go back to live online lessons, I like to limit it to 10 participants, so we can flow along at a fun pace with enjoyable interaction in a small group, but there is space for individual questions and feedback. But if you had a bigger group in mind – we have all got a lot better at computer interaction meetings after all – then let me know!

To book my physical/in-person courses

With all my scheduled courses, it is essential please that you enrol in advance, so that the venues can confirm numbers attending.

For Risingholme courses enrol on the Risingholme website.
For The Drawing Room courses ring 03 366 0033 or email .

For Monthly Tange sessions – click the button on the event.

One-off scheduled sessions

I run a few different one-off courses at The Drawing Room, mostly around 2 to 2.5 hours in length.

Longer scheduled courses

I really enjoy running a range of longer, multi-session courses, again at both Risingholme and The Drawing Room.

Tailored Courses


This is a short workshop run as a lunchtime slot for mindfulness in the workplace. Designed to fit into a lunch hour, it covers four tangles, the basics of the philosophy of Zentangle and it’s mindfulness attributes. It’s a compact hour that can change your outlook; whether inspiring creativity, increasing focus, helping with relaxation, or tuning into increased gratitude and social cohesion if working in a group.

Contact me for more details if you think your workplace would like to try this session.

Full calendar of upcoming courses

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If there is demand, I will set up some ‘Creative retreat’ events, where we might cover a new technique, tangle, focus on an element or do some ZIA, great fun to continue practising as a group, and will share some more subtle and expansive ideas to further your tangle journey.

If anything mentioned above doesn’t suit or if you have a particular group/time frame in mind, I would be only too delighted to make up a suitable lesson/session/workshop plan and bring it to you in a format and situation that suits you; that may be a retirement home, children/school session or holiday programme – please get in touch, let’s see if we can make something work for you and your group/party/book club/friends.

Feedback about my teaching

She made sure we were all following along each step, and if we had trouble, Ildica sat with us individually to help with the steps if needed.


Ildica has a lot of knowledge and passion for her subject which she shares well.


Really enjoyable zentangle classes built my confidence to take a line for a walk.   I am learning so much.   Thank you very much!


Always friendly, if you get stuck, she always has time to help individually.


What an interesting session I learnt heaps! Thank you.


My Bio

I have a passion for patterns.  Whether in fabric, paper or other mediums I’ve always loved the look of a wandering line or lines, colours and shapes.  I have been weaving for many years and have done workshops in schools, kindergartens and polytechnics, lectured to groups and through polytechnics and universities in weaving in Australia, Scotland and England. When I found Zentangle it was a more portable method of pattern concepts and design, and just suited and complimented the weaving perfectly.  Due to a continual quest to learn, I obtained my Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT) qualification in 2017, and in 2018 finished my Certificate of Adult and Community Education. I just adore being able to pass on this knowledge and fun, it’s such a privilege to teach, and watch others grow alongside yourself, and Zentangle is such a lovely medium to creatively blossom with a pen and a positive outlook.