Niki Lawrence,  teacher

Niki Lawrence

5.0 (73)

I am a Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). I have been tangling for about 8 years and teaching for over 5 years. Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, fun and relaxing way to create beautiful images by drawing repeated structured patterns. No artistic ability is required. If you can hold a pen and write your name you are half way there. There are no mistakes in Zentangle, so you can’t get it wrong. Zentangle increases focus and creativity as well as providing simple and quick access to mindfulness. I love sharing my passion for Zentangle. I love both for the beauty of the artwork itself and the added benefits of relaxation, reducing anxiety, helping with insomnia, helping manage chronic pain, ...... the list goes on!







Classes





Reviews

(73)



Sally Embury-Thomas  •  Jan 2021

Learn Zentangle® Art: the Botanical Garden


Another fun class with Nikki. She is really patient and talks you through each pattern. Lots of interesting patterns to learn makes these classes really enjoyable.

Drawing workshop review by Sally Embury-Thomas Sydney

Kristen Barrett  •  Jan 2021

Learn Zentangle® Art


Another great class from Niki, I really enjoyed it and learnt heaps! Thanks so much!

Drawing workshop review by Kristen Barrett

Melinda Nutting  •  Jan 2021

Learn Zentangle® Art


Thoroughly enjoyed my first zentangle workshop and Nikki was great at explaining/demonstrating each step. Also really loved the zentangle kit Nikki sent before the class. Amazing value for money.


Silvana Scalise  •  Jan 2021

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Zentangle® Art: Embedded Letters


Had a wonderful afternoon with Niki learning such a wonderful new skill. Niki was friendly, attentive and down to earth and I enjoyed every minute of the class.


Cassie Lynch  •  Dec 2020

Learn Zentangle® Art


Niki was an amazing instructor and teacher during our group session. We all thoroughly had a great time while learning something new. Highly recommend!

Drawing workshop review by Cassie Lynch

Lauren Kuehster  •  Dec 2020

Learn Zentangle® Art


Thanks Niki! The two hours flew by. Your instructions were clear and easy to follow.


Tegan Webb  •  Dec 2020

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


This was my second class with Niki, and I loved it as much as the first! What an addictive hobby, explained clearly and patiently by Niki who values individual interpretations and mindful creativity. Definitely recommend :)

Drawing workshop review by Tegan Webb

Kristen Barrett  •  Dec 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Draw Zentangle® Christmas Art


I can't recommend this class enough! Niki was friendly, accommodating, down to earth and I enjoyed every minute of her class! I didn't think I could draw but this class has inspired me. I loved the Zentangle concept and will be continuing with it. Thanks Niki for sharing with us!

Drawing workshop review by Kristen Barrett

Anna  •  Dec 2020

Draw Zentangle® Christmas Art


Niki is an excellent teacher, patient and cheerful. Her pre-course package of materials arrived promptly and was lovingly packaged with a personalised note - such wonderful presentation. i would recommend Niki's course for beginners right through to more experienced artists.


Elizabeth Cummins  •  Dec 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Draw Zentangle® Christmas Art


Lovely relaxed class where all of us (with different levels of experience) could easily participate! Clear demonstrations teach you great looking techniques, with lots of great tips and add on suggestions. Great fun - thanks Niki!

Draw Zentangle® Christmas Art review by Elizabeth Cummins

Sue Douglas  •  Dec 2020

Draw Zentangle® Christmas Art


I love Niki's calm demeanour and she took us through the different tangles and ways to do Christmas Cards.
I would definitely recommend Niki's classes they are fantastic!

Drawing workshop review by Sue Douglas Sydney

Romaine Moss  •  Dec 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Draw Zentangle® Christmas Art


Lots of new techniques, a little faster than first course so I hope I can remember all the techniques. lots of ideas for future tangles. Thanks Nicci for this. Merry Christmas


Kim Smiles  •  Dec 2020

Draw Zentangle® Christmas Art


Niki was encouraging and made the class enjoyable. Highly recommend anyone to take these classes to help unleash the artist within.


Sally Embury-Thomas  •  Nov 2020

Draw Zentangle® Christmas Art


Loved this latest (my second) class from Niki Lawrence. Such an inspiring and patient teacher. Had so much fun and I’ve come away with lots of examples and ideas. Highly recommended

Draw Zentangle® Christmas Art review by Sally Embury-Thomas Sydney

Bronwyn Sheldon  •  Nov 2020

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews

Draw Zentangle® Christmas Art


Great class, excellent ideas for Christmas cards and tags. Niki explained things clearly and it was very easy to follow along

Drawing workshop review by Bronwyn Sheldon Sydney

Toni Medew  •  Nov 2020

6 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn Zentangle® Art


Nikki was a wonderful instructor, I thought I was a duck out of water but with clear instructions easy to follow I am happy with my results :)


Silvana Scalise  •  Nov 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Wonderful way to spend an afternoon, the time just flew by. Definitely will do another class


Karen  •  Nov 2020

Learn Zentangle® Art


A very interesting class that showed me how to channel my focus into the intricate details of the art of zentangle. I really loved the shading too.

Drawing workshop review by Karen

Alessandra Veo  •  Nov 2020

Learn Zentangle® for Kids


I loved now I have new drawings I can show my friends and see if they want to join :)


Emma  •  Nov 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Had lots of fun. Lots of info and motivation to keep trying Zentangles after the class.

Drawing workshop review by Emma

Dianne  •  Nov 2020

Learn Zentangle® Art


Niki was professional in her presentation, patient, and supportive to us novices. I absolutely loved the experience and will continue to Zentangle


Rosalie  •  Nov 2020

Learn Zentangle® Art


Calmness and pace of class was perfect, as was the clear and detailed instruction.
Meditative, rewarding and useful.

Drawing workshop review by Rosalie

Carina  •  Nov 2020

Learn Zentangle® Art


Hi thanks for todayl absolutely loved the class very relaxing and l actually made some art that looked really good.
l would love to continue to learn as there was only so much info that l could remember on the day & lm sure there’s so much more to learn. Great pack sent out toogratitude

Drawing workshop review by Carina Sydney

Marion  •  Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Niki was a fabulous zentangle teacher, I thoroughly enjoyed this class. It was well paced and easy to follow. The kit was excellent and everything was presented so well.

Learn Zentangle® Art review by Marion

Carer Vmch  •  Nov 2020

82 ClassBento workshops attended • 67 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Another wonderful class from Niki. Her instructions are clear and easy to understand, and the ladies loved learning how to Zentangle and about the many different designs you can do.
A quote from one of today's participants: "Loved the Zentangle class today, good little skill to use to refocus. Reminded me of how much I loved doodling as a child."
Thanks Niki :-)

Drawing workshop review by Carer Vmch

Romaine Moss  •  Nov 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Very relaxing great instruction and well paced felt very satisfied with what I could achieve

Learn Zentangle® Art review by Romaine Moss

Trish Kennett  •  Nov 2020

Learn to Draw Zentangle® Zenbuttons


The class was a birthday gift, excellent idea, took class with my sister and we have been sending each other our designs back and forth since the class. The style gave me insights into my hand movements when drawing, to let the paper move instead of my arms. Very interesting.

Learn to Draw Zentangle® Zenbuttons review by Trish Kennett Sydney

Alena Tsarkova  •  Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Zentangle® Art: Embedded Letters


Great class Niki guided us step by step, but still giving us freedom to create our personal artwork.
I was anxious before the class about drawing straight with a pen, as I get nervous about making mistakes and then hating the artwork. But during this class, that anxiety just went away and I was in such a zone creating the zen patterns.
HIGHLY recommend this class!
Thanks Niki

Zentangle® Art: Embedded Letters review by Alena Tsarkova Sydney

Jodie Behn  •  Nov 2020

Zentangle® Art: Embedded Letters


What a fantastic way to keep creative . Found the materials of excellent quality and prompt delivery. Niki instantly made you feel welcomed and relaxed . Niki presented the Zentangle workshop in a fun and professional style . Enjoyed the Zentangle Workshop and would definitely recommend. Thank you Niki for allowing myself a 2 hour creative escape.
Jodie Behn

Zentangle® Art: Embedded Letters review by Jodie Behn

Tegan Webb  •  Nov 2020

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

Zentangle® Art: Embedded Letters


Thanks, Nikki! Initially I was overwhelmed by the patterns Nikki was showing, as they seemed so complicated and elaborate. But with step by step instructions and lots of reassurance, we were all able to produce an amazingly detailed tile! I'm keen to keep practicing, and very keen to try the other classes Nikki runs.

Drawing workshop review by Tegan Webb

Susan Lawrence  •  Nov 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn to Draw Zentangle® Zenbuttons


Loved the Zentangle buttons class today. Understanding the shading effect to give perspective and hilighting though use of crayon. Look forward to more classes. Nikki was fun and informative as usual. Small class size was a bonus.

Drawing workshop review by Susan Lawrence Sydney

Susan Tomlin  •  Nov 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Learn to Draw Zentangle® Zenbuttons


Again Niki has provided great ideas, clear instructions, great feedback and time to create my own zendala.
Many thanks


Anita Mahoney  •  Nov 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Zentangle® Art: Black Beauty


I have had a few session with Nikki and have enjoyed them so much. I learn new techniques every time and I am amazed at how good my zen tangles turn out. Nikki is a great teacher!


Trish Ke  •  Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn Zentangle® Art


Had a fabulous time, the two hours flew past. I am booked for another next month.

Learn Zentangle® Art review by Trish Ke

Liz Cummins  •  Oct 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


That was terrific. Nikki explained everything really clearly and at an easy pace. Demonstrations / excercises were simple for beginners and then Nikki showed us more complex versions of the same thing. Techniques shown were useful and Nikki clearly revised everything after each part of the class. Nice small class - very relaxing and enjoyable. Would do more!


Rachel Nus  •  Oct 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


It was great . Explained things well . I enjoyed myself . I am going to Recommend to my teenage son and others

Drawing workshop review by Rachel Nus

Sophie Rushton  •  Oct 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Zentangle® Art: Black Beauty


Niki is a terrific teacher and this was a great class. I loved trying out the black tiles and white markers while learning some new tangles!


Lisa Willis  •  Oct 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn Zentangle® Art


I had such a great time today in Nikkis class leaning how to Zen Tangle. Nikki is such a methodical and thorough teacher which is something I really appreciate. I will definitely be doing another one of her classes again! Thoroughly recommend!

Learn Zentangle® Art review by Lisa Willis

Rick Priest  •  Sep 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn Zentangle® Art


Had a great time tonight with Nikki as our teacher, she was very easy to keep up with and knowledgeable about Zentangle Thank you Highly recommend


Julisa Edwards  •  Sep 2020

10 ClassBento workshops attended • 10 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


This was such a good class! Really enjoyed Niki's teaching style, awesome intro into world of zentangle, definitely made me keen to do more!

Drawing workshop review by Julisa Edwards

Susan Lawrence  •  Sep 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Really loved the class and Nicki was brilliant. We all made some wonderful art together and was great to see the variations between us. Would highly recommend

Drawing workshop review by Susan Lawrence Sydney

Anita Mahoney  •  Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Great communication, easy to follow. Equipment delivered fast and easy to use .Positive encouragement. Loved the class!


Penne Dawe  •  Sep 2020

Learn Zentangle® Art


Excellent teacher. Patient, flexible and great instruction. We had a great private lesson and really enjoyed Zentangle.


Bronwyn Sheldon  •  Sep 2020

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews

Zentangle® Art: Black Beauty


Excellent class. Niki explained things patiently and clearly, In the end I had a result I was very satisfied with.


Alicia Wandek  •  Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Zentangle® Art: Embedded Letters


What an enjoyable way to spend mother & son time together during Melbourne lockdown! The kit we received was cute & I have a new mindfulness technique that fits right in my handbag! Thanks Niki & ClassBento.


Kerry-Ann Wainwright  •  Sep 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Zentangle® Art: Embedded Letters


Niki is a great teacher. This was my 2nd class with her and I will definitely do more. Her work is very impressive. Nikki goes above and beyond, even contacting me to remind me that the session had started. Thank you Niki.


Cindy Rooy  •  Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn Zentangle® Art


Niki explained things well and took us step by step through Zentangling at a really good pace. I was really happy with how mine turned out and I'm looking forward to having another go.


Bronwyn Sheldon  •  Sep 2020

15 ClassBento workshops attended • 14 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Great class, Niki was an excellent teacher, very friendly and approachable, explained things at a good pace and I felt satisfied at what I could make at the end of class

Drawing workshop review by Bronwyn Sheldon

Suzie Vassallo  •  Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Great class! Niki explained the steps and techniques really well. I left the class eager to develop my tangling skills.


Jo Leech  •  Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


This was challenging but was explained very well by Niki. My 11 year old daughter also joined in and did a great job. It was good to get the references at the end for further information and the contact details for Niki.


Elizabeth Webster  •  Aug 2020

4 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn Zentangle® Art


Niki was a great teacher and she thoroughly explained everything, it was a fun class!


Odelle Brown  •  Aug 2020

Learn Zentangle® Art


Awesome facilitator Niki with some great live examples. Niki skillfully takes you through the steps in a lovely calm manner, there is no pressure for your drawing to be "good" and she has a fantastic way of making you feel that you have achieved! Thank you Niki :)


Sally Embury-Thomas  •  Aug 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 5 reviews

Zentangle® Art: Embedded Letters


Loved this class, Niki was really patient and very knowledgeable. She showed me lots of techniques and tips I'd never seen before. Highly recommended, particularly for these rainy lockdown days in Melbourne.


Linda Burrow  •  Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Wonderfully relaxing class. Clear instruction, warm personality, supportive, easy going and understanding. Loved the class. Thanks Niki


Noelene Weber  •  Aug 2020

Learn Zentangle® Art


I knew a bit about zen tangle art . But now I know a lot more. thank you Niki I’m a bit slow these days. I will send you photos when I can. Well done Nols41


Holly  •  Aug 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn Zentangle® Art


A well-planned class with a clear structure and content. Niki's class is an enjoyable way to spend a few hours of your day, and opens the door to more relaxing drawing time in the future. Friends or family would enjoy doing this together (especially in Melbourne right now), as Niki's teaching style creates an opportunity for people spend some quiet time creating together and as individuals. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and skills, Niki. :)


Lia Harman  •  Aug 2020

Zentangle® Art: Embedded Letters


It's our company's 11th birthday today. Our team would normally come together to celebrate, but due to Covid we were spread across 3 states and wanted to do something as a team that would allow us to relax, spend time together mindfully and create something lovely. Niki ran a wonderful Zentangle session for us on Zoom; she explained the processes well, was patient with those of us who were not quite so good at drawing straight lines! And showed us many different patterns and methods that we are all excited to go away and use. Highly recommended team activity!

Drawing workshop review by Lia Harman Sydney

Teneille Palmer  •  Jul 2020

Learn Zentangle® Art


Thank you my kids loved it and are very inspired. Keepin then happy and entertained in lockdown :)


Susan Tomlin  •  Jul 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


A really great class! I am absolutely inspired and I know that this will be a wonderful mindfulness activity. Thanks Niki for giving such clear instructions and for allowing time to practice. I am a "frequent ClassBento zoomer" and this was my favourite.


Leah Andrianopoulos  •  Jul 2020

12 ClassBento workshops attended • 6 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Loved this class, found this to be a fun mindful activity to continue doing. Great for a beginner as well. Very pleased with the teacher also.


Viktoria Viragh  •  Jul 2020

Learn Zentangle® for Kids


The class was absolutely great and me and my kids enjoyed ourselves so much. Niki is a great teacher and she adapted well to our needs. We got a lot of inspiration and we will definitely continue doing zentangle.


Naomi Byrnes  •  Jul 2020

14 ClassBento workshops attended • 11 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Thank you Niki, I found your guidance so clear over Zoom and I am looking forward to continuing to play with Zentangles.

Learn Zentangle® Art review by Naomi Byrnes

Lorraine Lacey  •  Jul 2020

Learn Zentangle® Art


Great class! Really enjoyed learning Zentangle. Nikki is an amazing teacher. Thank you I walked away smiling!

Learn Zentangle® Art review by Lorraine Lacey

Kerry-Ann Wainwright  •  Jun 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Niki is an amazing teacher. Managed to squeeze a lot into the 2 hrs. She is very knowledgeable. Looking forward to doing another class with her soon.


Jen Jamieson  •  Jun 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


This was a great class - loved it. Thankyou so much
A simple PDF summary would have been brilliant!


Anita Tang  •  May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended

Learn Zentangle® Art


This was a lovely way to spend the afternoon doing an intergenerational activity across state borders. Niki has been really responsive from the moment we booked, helping untangle a booking error on my part, and making sure one of our kits was redirected.

This is a really convenient way to learn something new - everything needed was in the kit, and we were really pleased with what we were able to produce in a short time.

Highly recommend!

Learn Zentangle® Art review by Anita Tang Sydney

Rachel Smiles  •  May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


I thoroughly enjoyed this class. The pace was great - slow enough so you could take it all in, and relax with, but fast enough so you could create some beautiful designs. Such a wonderful idea, and a fun class to do with some friends or on your own. The teacher was absolutely excellent and explains herself so well.

Drawing workshop review by Rachel Smiles

Rachel Smiles  •  May 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 3 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Really enjoyed the class, relaxing and Nikki is a great instructor. Recommend it for all ages and abilities.


Kaye Albon  •  Apr 2020

Learn Zentangle® Art


I really enjoyed this class. Niki was a great teacher, allowing us to ask questions and involving us in the process of learning about Zentangles and how to create them throughout the two hours. Kaye


Sophie Rushton  •  Apr 2020

3 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Fantastic class, thanks Niki! Enjoyed learning the technique and loved your very clear and warm style of teaching.


Karen Mackenzie  •  Apr 2020

5 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Niki is an excellent teacher. I loved this class and would recommend to others. I can understand why the practice would be meditative. Thanks Niki for sharing your gift of Zentangle with the world.

Drawing workshop review by Karen Mackenzie

Julie Gale  •  Apr 2020

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Learn Zentangle® Art


Absolutely loved it. Teacher is wonderful and so personable. It was excellently run and I am really pleased with the results. I definitely felt the zen!

Learn Zentangle® Art review by Julie Gale

Andrea Cook  •  Apr 2020

Learn Zentangle® Art


Really enjoyed the class very relaxing! The teacher, Niki, was encouraging and gentle and helped us all create lovely zentangle art.




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