I am Jerryann Haggart (actually Geraldene Ann) but I could NOT make a decent letter ‘G’ in grade two so I moved to the elegant ‘J’! For the longest time I was ‘Jerry’, and I became Jerryann as I shed my tomboy status…and stopped (for the most part) climbing trees.
I was fortunate to have lots of educational opportunities, and so I did an undergrad and masters at Queen’s University in Kingston Ontario, and managed to take many fine arts courses as electives. (Art is where I love to play…it feeds my soul). After that I added accounting and early childhood education to my tool belt to enable me to do all the things I wanted to do.
Working with young children opened me to the freedom of wonder and exploration, as the very young are not afraid to be wildly creative and unorthodox in their art making. My goal is to empower people with that same delight and joy in their own creative journey. I am passionate about play based learning, and its power to help every age discover joy.
Which is why I love Zentangle®! It is an instantly accessible method of creating beautiful art and can lead us out of our preconceptions and into an exciting journey of discovery. So in the fall of 2013 I went to Providence Rhode Island to study with Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas the founders of the Zentangle method, and became a CZT, a Certified Zentangle Teacher. Since then I have taught this wonderful practice in schools, homes, studios, professional organizations, and to many wonderful artists.
On a personal note.. I live on beautiful Mayne Island with my husband Blair Haggart… who is a true gift in each day of my life. We share our home with a golden retriever (Muppet), and I have been blessed with truly wonderful children and grandchildren in my life.
I love to garden, and grow my own fruits and vegetables. I love to play with colour, inside and out …and so generally enjoy most hands on creative mediums. To me its about having fun, but every now and then I look at something I’ve done and go “Wow I did that!” I hope you will come and play at one of my classes and find yourself saying the very same thing!