It is important to understand that these "Do's and Donts'" are my own and can be different than other artists and art teachers. If you plan to use art for teaching or selling commercial products, then it is FUNDAMENTAL that you understand the different types of rights.
Here is an example of how two different companies might grant different rights:
Through my terms, I allow you to teach anything you like in a live setting, but not electronically (videos, ebooks, streaming). You do not need any additional certification to teach my techniques in a live class, but you must use your own materials or purchase a copy for each student. Additionally, any commercial products you sell must be substantially different than my own designs.
Zentangle founders on the other hand, allow teaching and writing about anything they teach, but will not allow the use of the word "Zentangle" in product titles other than books, not even videos. Additionally, you need to be certified to teach their method.
These rights and restrictions are valid even if you plan to teach or distribute goods for free.
ALWAYS CHECK THE COPYRIGHTS, and if in doubt, contact me to get permission in writing to use my material and lessons.
The word "Lessons" refers to any ebook, tutorial or educational product sold through Eni's websites.
The word "Techniques" refers to a technique or method taught in any of Eni's ebooks, lessons, articles or tutorials.
The word "Designs" refers to designs and artwork that is unique and original, found in the Lessons or on this website.
The Zentangle® Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. It was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. "Zentangle" is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Learn more at zentangle.com.
Some of the Lessons may refer and teach the Zentangle Method. Eni Oken is a Certified Zentangle Teacher, authorized to teach and write about the Zentangle Method.