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The people behind Conzentric

Our passion for the Zentangle Method brought us together. It's what led us to organize, host and teach Zentangle teacher seminars and other events in Europe.

Meet our team members

Katharina Königsbauer-Kolb
Since Katharina became a CZT, a lot has happened in her life: she has written books about Zentangle and taught numerous courses for young and old. In her "Tanglekunst Shop", tanglers all over Europe can stock up on everything they need for tangling. Between her desk, two children and partner, Katharina practices Zentangle to bring a little relaxation into her everyday life. Katharina is co-partner of Conzentric GbR, together with Jennifer.

Jennifer Hohensteiner 
Jennifer is from the United States, but has lived in Germany since 1990. She discovered Zentangle in 2013 and becoming a CZT was her present to herself when she turned 50 in 2015. She teaches regular workshops to a group of loyal students who, like her, cannot seem to get enough of Zentangle. Besides tangling, Jennifer paints, draws, and writes stories and poems. She also loves to sing – but her family seems to prefer it when she tangles. Jennifer is a founding member and co-partner of Conzentric GbR.

Anna-Maria Meinhardt
Since discovering the Zentangle method in 2017 and becoming certified at the first CZT Europe Seminar, Zentangle has completely changed Anna-Maria's life. While it was initially a source of strength and self-appreciation, it is now much more. Anna-Maria has been teaching the Zentangle Method with great passion and empathy since June 2019. She loves to see people blossom with the help of the Zentangle Method. She has been a teacher at the CZT-seminars since 2021.

Ilona Thurn
Ilona supports Conzentric in the back office, making sure the numbers also add up at the end of each creative day. Behind the scenes Ilona Thurn supports us with organization and everything that has to do with bookings and payments. And she is also a CZT. She likes to spend her free time out in nature - hiking, biking and enjoying the lakes in the area where she lives.

Elizabeth Hicks & Herbert Eißmann
Liz and Herbert are professional simultaneous translators and translate our seminar into English. The feedback from our international attendees on their translation is fantastic. Liz and Herbert have been translating since our very first seminar and they meanwhile know quite a lot about Zentangle.

We couldn't do it alone

Our priority is making the CZT seminar experience wonderful for our attendees. We are grateful to have the support of our extended seminar team, which includes the teachers, translators, material and Q&A support, techncial support and backoffice support.

How it all began....

Conzentric was founded in 2018 by three CZTs - Katharina Königsbauer-Kolb, Jennifer Hohensteiner and Ela Rieger. With the support and blessings from Zentangle, Inc., we brought the CZT seminars to Europe, holding CZT-Europe Seminar #1 in May 2019 in Frankfurt, Germany.

Since then, our team has changed and grown, but the focus has remained the same. We continue to be motivated by a desire to establish the Zentangle Method in Europe as an enduring art form with all the benefits of relaxation, pleasure, and well-being it brings with it.