Do you feel stuck? Are you looking for a direction in your creative journey? Perhaps you just need a tap on the shoulder and a place that will help you to be persistent with your art-making habits. Or maybe you could use a circle of supporting friends with same passions and goals? How about visiting a friendly space, relaxing, enjoying and expanding your artistic abilities?

Tangle Lab will be one of those sacred places for boosting our confidence and resilience to the daily grind. Art heals, we all know it. I look forward to our sincere conversations and art projects that will make our creative juices flow. 

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Thank you so much for support.

Tangle Lab Zen Linea

TANGLE

Explore tangles, fragments, strings, tangle enhancers… try new approaches and techniques, see the same elements through a new lens.

Tangle Lab Zen Linea

EXPLORE SUPPLIES

You probably know that I use all kinds of techniques and supplies to create Zentangle art and ZIA. Do some in-depth research with me.

Tangle Lab Zen Linea

RELAX

I will meet you wherever you are at your journey. No pressure, no expectations. Surrender to the process and see the magic happen.

Tangle Lab Zen Linea

CONNECT

Find yourself in a company of like-minded individuals, gain confidence in yourself and discover support of those who surround you.

Tangle Lab Zen Linea

GROW

I will gently guide and support you so you can nurture your inner artist. We will focus on gains, instead of gaps, and take our art to a new level.

Tangle Lab Zen Linea

CONTRIBUTE

Your opinion matters! Feel free to give feedback, suggest topics of future meetings and reach out to contribute to the community.

  • Regular monthly meetings – once a month we will meet online in a 2-3 hours long tangle session. The sessions will take place each third Wednesday of the month, at 6 PM CET, starting from February 16, 2022. Don’t worry if you’re not able to join – you will get the recording of the meeting, which will stay available for you. One week before the session I will send the info with the list of supplies. You will be able to access all info and content in the dedicated space on my website, same way as you can access my video classes.
  • Follow-up after the meeting – one week after the meeting I will follow up with additional ideas or challenges, photos, videos, PDFs with content or even new online meetings. If you have been following me, then you probably know that I tend to share a lot and sometimes even overshare. The format and content will not always be the same – it will be driven by the focuses of the live online sessions, our discussions and your feedback. 
  • Access to the private community – I want us to communicate and exchange ideas freely and be there for you when you need an advice, whether it’s of creative or technical nature. I also wish to listen to you when it comes to content creation, especially if there is a particular design, technique or supply that you would like to explore. You will get an access to a private Facebook group but you will also be able to contact me through the comment section on my website, by email or messages.
  • Lowest fee – Your fee will never increase and you are guaranteed to pay the lowest price this membership will ever be.
  • Other special offers such as discount codes for other products or free lessons. ⁠

HI, I'M ANICA! 🙂

A CZT from Croatia, a passionate creator who found joy in sharing and inspiring others.

After teaching hundreds of students in many project-based and technique-oriented classes in video and live online formats, I finally feel ready to open a new regular online meetup platform. I miss the connection and I feel that this is the best way for me to support you and for all of us to learn from each other.

My desire is to grow a community of happy tanglers, create and communicate freely, exchange ideas and helpful tips and be there for each other as we travel and expand in our creative journeys. I would be thrilled to guide you as we reach our full creative potential.

HI, I'M ANICA! : )

Tangle Lab Anica Gabrovec CZT

A CZT from Croatia, a passionate creator who found joy in sharing and inspiring others.

After teaching hundreds of students in many project-based and technique-oriented classes in video and live online formats, I finally feel ready to open a new regular online meetup platform. I miss the connection and I feel that this is the best way for me to support you and for all of us to learn from each other.

My desire is to grow a community of happy tanglers, create and communicate freely, exchange ideas and helpful tips and be there for each other as we travel and expand in our creative journeys. I would be thrilled to guide you as we try to reach our full creative potential.

join the LAB

AT THIS MOMENT TANGLE LAB IS CLOSED FOR ENROLLMENT.
Thank you so much for support.

Tangle Lab Zen Linea

Do you enjoy exploring tangles, trying to use them in different settings, with different supplies and techniques? How often do you wonder about making shapes 3D, adding dimension, highlights and shades? Can you identify with people that see tangles all around? Did you start to observe the world through different lens since you discovered Zentangle?

I love thinking about Tangle Lab as a place for explorers, let’s call them Zentangle scientists. : ) Put your thinking cap on and ask yourself “What if?”. Then experiment fearlessly, nurture the child-like, inquisitive approach to art making.

Imagine being a part of a group of zenthusiasts, having your own circle of supportive creators. Being excited about new meetings, new ideas and prompts and feeling free to make your drawings seen, your artistic voice heard and your oopsies turned into possibilities. If all of this hits home for you, Tangle Lab might be your happy place.

what some fellow tanglers say...

Just looking at your artwork makes me want to learn "how did she do that?" The classes that I have taken from you have been so helpful - you are an amazing teacher and I'm so grateful for your willingness to share what you know. I like to think that the quality of my artwork has improved by taking lessons from you. Keep 'em coming!
Marilynne Blakely
Anica, I am such a huge fan of your beautiful Zentangle art!! But also, your approach, passion and teaching methods are excellent. Since I work full time and teach many weekends, I am limited to how many of your classes I can take. But when I can take a class, I am never disappointed! Thank you for your generosity and beautiful spirit, sharing your love for Zentangle.
Kim VanZyll ,CZT 16
I have followed and admired your tangling for a long time Anica. Your ability to take a tangle to another level of complexity, however, be able to teach and reveal the challenge is really about the wonderful mindfulness of Zentangle. You never shy away from trying something new, and by default simply share your thoughts and journey to your fellow creatives. Thank you Anica for being a beautiful inspiration in a world that craves colour and Zen.
Lee Burke

FAQ

Any other questions? Let me know and I’ll answer and possibly include the answer in this section. (: 

Venturing into this new chapter of my creative journey, I had no idea that it would be welcome with such a warm response. I am so thankful for it, but at the same time I did not want anyone to feel left out. I am sorry if you feel disappointed for not being able to join. However, I felt that I needed to limit the capacity of Tangle Lab for now. As it rolls, I will consider changing the number of participants and opening enrollment. I have closed the waiting list, too, as there is a number of people registered on it already. If you would like to be notified about enrollments, new classes and other news, please subscribe to my newsletter.

As Tangle Lab starts with live meetings, I will observe how it develops and consider increasing the number of participants and opening enrollment. If you are on the waiting list, please know that I will first directly contact you when any spots open (increasing capacity or due to members deciding to opt-out), before announcing the openings through any other channels. 

Become a member of the Tangle Lab for a monthly fee of 35 USD. Payments are collected through  PayPal, the service which offers the highest level of customer protection. You will sign up for recurring payments, which means that each month the same amount will be charged for your membership.

As with all other recurring payments, you will be able to cancel any time through PayPal, without the need to notify me in advance. You should find the option to unsubscribe under PayPal’s Settings / Payments / Manage pre-approved payments. If you have issues with that, I can also terminate the “contract” from my end, through my PayPal (please contact me to request it). You will be a member of the Tangle Lab and you’ll have access to new content until you cancel your subscription. When you cancel your subscription, you will keep your access to the content shared while you were a member but you will not be a member of the Tangle Lab Facebook group any more.

After you join and authorize the subscription through PayPal, you will immediately be charged your first monthly payment of 35 USD. PayPal will continue charging the same monthly payment until you cancel your subscription through PayPal, which you can do whenever you desire. If you want me to cancel your membership, feel free to contact me.

Your first payment is valid for the next live online meeting and follow-up content that is released a week after our meeting (a new meeting, video, PDF or other type of content). That means, for example, if the live online Tangle Lab meeting happens on February 16 and you join on February 17, your subscription will cover the meeting that will happen on March 16 and follow-up content that will be released on March 23. Once you unsubscribe, you will lose access to all future meetings and content.

Live online meetings of Tangle Lab members will be conducted through Zoom. You will only need a good internet connection to join. The recordings will be uploaded to a private online space (same as my video lessons) and you will get access to them. I will upload the bonus content in the same space. Our community forum will be available through a private Facebook group. You can use a smart phone, tablet or a computer to access any content.

Just like before my live online classes, I will send emails before the event. The first email will be delivered one week before the live online class (class info), the second will be a reminder that’s delivered exactly 24 hours before the meetup. I will send an email about the follow-up content and upload it to a private space on my website. You can always reach me through email or through the private group once you are a Tangle Lab member.

Tangle Lab is best suited for intermediate and advanced tanglers. Please take at least a beginner’s Zentangle class before signing up. While I keep repeating reminders about the basic principles of the Zentangle method, I will not teach the basics in a structured way. If you want to grow your Zentangle practice in a fun and relaxing way, this might be for you. Additionally, if you are looking for feedback and interaction with me and other community members, you will get that in Tangle Lab.

My video classes are either project- or skill-oriented, with a quite rigid structure that proved to be a great fit for many students. Tangle Lab will have the same qualities but in a much more relaxed and interactive format. While you will be able to suggest topics as a member or vote to pick one of several suggestions, you will not be able to pick and choose the projects the way you can with video classes. I do not plan to teach the same project in video lessons and Tangle Lab, although working on one will surely influence the other. If you prefer to hand-pick content, videos might be a better choice for you.

If you follow my work, you know that I am very versatile in choices of styles, supplies and techniques. Of course I have a long list of projects that I’d like to explore. However, I feel that the best way to make the decisions that concern creativity is to choose what sparks joy. I want that for every project that we’ll explore and that is bound to happen if I choose the topics that I feel passionate about at that very moment. I also want to listen to YOU, because your satisfaction matters and if you are interested in a certain topic, I’ll do my best to prepare a project that will resonate with your wishes, too.

The subscription to the Tangle Lab covers the membership for the club, which includes one live session a month and bonus content that is delivered a week later, recordings of live online sessions and an access to community. The video classes available on the website represent separate content that is not included in the membership, but you can expect to get special offers or free content as a Tangle Lab member.

The short answer (right now) is yes. At the moment I view the Tangle Lab as a new step on my artistic and co-creative journey. It’s where most of my attention will be directed to. However, for the moment I don’t plan to abandon video classes, although I would love to spend more time on creative process, instead on a heavy load of technical stuff that surrounds the video production.

Let's do the Lab work : )

AT THIS MOMENT TANGLE LAB IS CLOSED FOR ENROLLMENT. Thank you so much for support.

CONTACT ME

Anica Gabrovec, Certified Zentangle Teacher
ZEN LINEA, obrt za proizvodnju i usluge, vl. Anica Gabrovec, D. Domjanica 13, 10430 Samobor