Jignyasa Patel

Head of Art

GEMS Modern Academy, Dubai

9 years of experience in Teaching, Education Management, Learning & Development and Curriculum Implementation. Leveraged success in developing and implementing program review and outcome assessment criteria, standards, systems and procedures; integrating the same into future departmental planning. Showcased excellence in encouraging learning among students using interactive discussions, assessment tools, creative lesson planning, individualized education plans and ‘hands-on’ approaches to help students learn the subjects. Resourcefully worked as a Visual Artist and participated in several exhibitions like World Art Dubai, 2018 and Carrousel du Louvre Spring Salon in the Louvre, Paris, France on 25-27 May 2018 and ‘La Tete d'Or“, Belgium, 2018. Since first hearing about Zentangling over a year ago, I was always very interested but never really had a deep enough understanding to be confident. It was only in 2019 ,when I attended the Zen tangle course in Frankfurt, Germany to become a certified Zentangle teacher, I opened up to this huge world of Zentangling through clear and simple instructions and an environment where I was encouraged to have a go, as I now know that you can never really ‘be wrong’ when Zen tangling as it has had great results from the simple combination of different patterns that gave me confidence and passion to continue, experience and share the benefits with others.


Neuroscience & Wellbeing

26 February 2020 | 13:00 - 14:00 | English | Zentangle in Education

Zentangle is a medium for encouraging a creative, reflective activity for our students’ development. Focus, creativity, relaxation, ceremony, empowerment, abstraction, fun and discovery are just a few of the many benefits of this elegant activity. It has been observed and reflected that students struggling in various subjects and areas of life, after tangling are more productive than those not. Seeing patterns in the world around us helps us not only to understand but create something new by combining patterns pleasing to the brain, thus confidence in being a creative person is restored and transfers to other forms and ways to success. The strategies, tools and techniques that are learnt when tangling are those you need to empower and motivate when attempting new things. Like all other elements of the child’s development; Zentangle will work best if it is supported and understood by parents, teachers, families and the entire world community.