Testimonials from Zangmo's Students and Clients


What a brilliant day.... Zangmo - caring, relaxing, empathic teacher - will love to do it again.

From R.N, Beccles: Mindful Drawing Day Workshop


We just wanted to thank you for your stupendous input today. My son is extremely energised by the session and has a clear idea of what he needs to do to succeed in his photography exam.

P.C. Suffolk


Excellent day. Loved doing expressive painting.... would recommend it to all.

From R.T, Norfolk: Expressive Painting Workshop


These sessions have helped me to define my broad goals, to set short term targets and to find the confidence to expand and explore my work as a textile artist.

From B.B, Norfolk: Creativity Coaching


I have learned a lot from your assignments. They are well presented, and techniques are easy to understand. I can see my work improve as I continue working my way through the sections, so I thought I'd like to say thank you.

From Sayra R, Berkshire: Beginners Distance Learning Drawing


I have found the 20 hours of photography training invaluable. From simply pointing and shooting and hoping for the best, I now understand how to use my camera more effectively and have more confidence in using my camera. I look at the world in a different way, especially how the sunlight can change sights I see daily. I also love looking for shapes and contrasts between old and modern.

Zangmo has been very patient and is a very good teacher. She was quick to work out how I would best learn and what to teach me when I didn't really have a clue.

From Sue Ecclestone, Norfolk: Photography Tuition


Our daughter was in her A2 year and struggling with her Photography A level. We engaged Zangmo to help. It was clear that she had considerable experience with the subject and what was required from the examination board. From the start she assisted by ensuring that a strong framework was put into place. This had an immediate effect of giving our daughter the confidence she needed to allow her to progress in a meaningful way. Her approach is to lead but not take over allowing the project portfolio to develop in a constructive manner, fitting in with the school course work and maintaining a fresh perspective.

From Jayne O, Attleborough, Norfolk: A Level Photography


During my 3 day retreat you helped me to identify counterproductive habits that have been inhibiting my growth and I now see why over-focussing on certain ways of drawing and making has for so long been preventing me from moving forward.  I felt that we made some real progress and that I left with a different outlook on what I want to get out of the next chapter in my life.  Your experience as a practicing artist, teacher and coach combined with the fact that you wasted no time in getting down to what really matters to me meant that this was a very valuable 3 days and money well spent.  Thank you!

I have felt great since coming home and my focus is now on finding a new home and bill paying job so that I can get moving in the studio. When ready I would certainly like to continue our sessions be it on the phone or another retreat day.

From Georgina B, London: Creativity Coaching


How grateful I feel that I found Zangmo on the internet. One-to-One Tuition was a perfect choice for me, one which I'd love to repeat. I have no hesitation in recommending this to others. From the first I found Zangmo welcoming, friendly, perceptive and attentive. She listened to me and observed me so well without imposing; was gently challenging and supportive throughout.

An accomplished artist and teacher, Zangmo with her knowledge, manner, personality and experience in many areas gave me a very beneficial process to develop freedom in my art work. Combining these techniques with some meditation I move forward with confidence; I can release myself from previous limitations. Thank you Zangmo.

From S.M, Cyprus:Art Tuition


Sensing I was a little tense, Zangmo asked me if I would like to try a few moments meditation..... in this short time I was able to feel the warmth in my heart and more relaxed in my body and mind. I now use this new experience whenever I feel stressed or have too many thoughts racing and clouding my mind, enabling me to calmly refocus my energies.

My retreat with Zangmo was a most enjoyable experience, as her support and encouragement has given me the desire to pursue my love of colour and expression again. It has been a few weeks now since my time with her in Norfolk, and something I notice is that when I wake in the mornings, I have feelings of hope and excitement from these new beginnings and a release with my own creativeness. I feel I've been given a new gift of life.

From G.R, Kent: First Creativity Coaching Retreat


I’ve had several telephone one-to-one sessions now following my first retreat with Zangmo, but two months later I’ve decided to visit again. My journey up there was filled with excitement, remembering the warm welcome I received from my first retreat. It was lovely to see Zangmo again and after being with her for about 15 minutes I began to feel quite emotional. Relaxing with a welcome coffee, we talked about the work that I had bought with me, and then progressed onto what I would like from this retreat. Unsure of what I really wanted to explore, Zangmo gently coaxed and guided me to probe my own thoughts for the answers. I had always felt keen to try large brushes, lots of black paint and on larger paper and canvases. Not having the confidence to try, Zangmo suggested that I start by using the black paint with smaller brushes and paper, until I felt comfortable to move onto the larger sizes. My first two attempts using black acrylics were not good, at which stage, I could easily have moved on to something else. Sensing my disappointment, Zangmo suggested that I try using Indian ink. Wow, the density of the ink was amazing, and I soon moved onto the larger paper. Yet again, I had an overwhelming sense of relief, tears of happiness a huge sense of achievement.

By the end of my second day I was so proud of myself, and the pieces that I had produced. If Zangmo hadn’t caringly persisted and encouraged me carry on, I would have given up on my dreams of creating such pieces. At this point my heart and desire were fired with enthusiasm and I was able to easily paint two pieces, way beyond my expectations.

On my third day we concentrated  on oil paints, their qualities and technique. Quite different from acrylics, the oils I found to be very forgiving, more versatile and have an enduring quality of feel and depth.

The end of my three days with Zangmo came all too quickly. It was sad to say goodbye, but I was also excited to go home and continue this amazing journey I’m following. Again, Zangmo has been inspirational and encouraging. Very often, I have doubts of my abilities to paint, but my time with Zangmo has shown me how I can understand and address these debilitating thoughts that can inhibit my creativeness and the need to express myself.

From G.R, Kent: Second Creativity Coaching Retreat


I am a mature amateur artist who enjoys drawing and painting mainly as a hobby.  I’ve been to many classes over the years, and still go to a local group.  However, I felt I needed to extend my boundaries and started to research Distant Learning in Art.  I came across Zangmo’s website, and discovered a teacher whose approach was exactly what I was looking for.

I had reached a stage in my painting where I felt stuck and stale and lacking inspiration.  I needed someone to guide me and help me overcome my creative blocks. I’ve been working with Zangmo via email and telephone, and I have been inspired by her friendly and sympathetic coaching. Under her guidance, I have learnt how to tap into the emotional and creative parts of myself and to express them artistically.While always being gentle and supportive, she has challenged me to express myself in many different ways – often pushing my buttons as well as my boundaries!  She never dictates what I ‘should’ do.  Rather, she makes suggestions and comes up with all sorts of ideas and it’s up to me act on any which resonate with me. 

During the hour-long coaching sessions Zangmo is always focussed on what my aims and needs are.  I really feel that it’s all about me and my art and she is the catalyst that enables me to access an infinite source of creativity within me of which I was unaware.

Liz Reid, Selby


A practising artist and art teacher, I booked onto a 4-day One-to-One course with Zangmo to discuss, learn and experiment with the idea of extending my teaching skills to include Mandala painting. However, due to Zangmo's wealth of knowledge of Art used therapeutically, in Life Coaching and Creativity Coaching, some interesting, personal issues began to emerge. I had felt totally stuck with my own, personal art work, due to a stressful few years in my personal life. After some in depth conversations with Zangmo, we began concentrating more on these issues rather than teaching issues.

Very interesting things emerged, and I now feel that with her help and dedicated time with no distractions, I have made positive inroads to the next step in my journey. A great few days!

R.K, Lancashire


I feel amazingly freed - I don't feel as if I am now carrying round the burdens I was carrying when I walked in through the door. Zangmo has enabled me to feel better even in one session. I am looking forward to learning more and practising what I learned today."

J.M, Bury St Edmunds



Terms and Conditions

The “Seller” is Zangmo Alexander on behalf of Creative Way Art. The term “Buyer” refers to the Buyer (student or client).



On receiving the Buyer’s order, the Seller will register the Buyer on the course, workshop, retreat or session. All orders shall be deemed to be an offer by the Buyer to purchase the course pursuant to these Terms and are subject to acceptance by the Seller. The Seller may choose not to accept an order for any reason.  Where the course ordered by the Buyer is unavailable, the Buyer shall be notified and given the option either to wait until it becomes available or to cancel the order and receive a full refund within 30 days.

Price and Payment

The price of the course shall be that stipulated on www.creativewayart.com or by personal quote.
Pre-payment is required 7 days before the workshop, course, session or retreat unless another arrangement has been agreed.

Cancellation and Refunds

Course cancellation by the Buyer: In the event of the Buyer wishing to withdraw from a course, session, workshop or retreat, no refunds will be made.
Course cancellations/alterations by the Seller: Any course alterations and/or cancellations are at the Seller’s discretion. If circumstances arise that are beyond the Seller’s control, it may be necessary to change/cancel course dates, content, venues and prices from those published. It should be noted that the Seller not be held liable for any costs/losses incurred as a result of any such changes. If the Seller is no longer able to provide the Buyer's course, the Seller will refund to the Buyer any fees paid to date.

Rights of the Seller

Should the The Seller reserves the right to adjust the specification of the course, or any aspect of the course, at its discretion.
The Seller reserves the right to withdraw the course at any time. Should the Seller withdraw the course after the Buyer has purchased it, the Seller shall refund the Buyer an amount agreed between the Seller and the Buyer.
Save as provided for in the preceding paragraph, the Seller shall not be liable to anyone for withdrawing the course or for refusing to process an order.

Conditions of Enrolment

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information and advice given in all courses is accurate and up to date. Whilst the information and advice given throughout is believed to be true and accurate at the time of production, the Seller cannot accept any legal responsibility or liability for any errors or omissions that may be made.  The Seller accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the conclusions that may be drawn from or how the learning information is interpreted and implemented. This is the basis on which the information is presented and the courses offered.
The Seller reserves the right to remove from any course, students that fail to comply with its standard practices and procedures. Under these circumstances, no refund will be made.  The Seller reserves the right to refuse enrolments and/or suggest alternative arrangements if the Seller believes that it will not be in the Seller’s best interests of other participants and/or the individual concerned to attend one of the Seller’s courses.

Indemnity and Limitation of Liability

Except as may be implied by law where the Buyer is dealing as a Consumer, in the event of any breach of these Terms by the Seller the remedies of the Buyer shall be limited to damages which shall in no circumstances exceed the price of the course and the Seller shall under no circumstances be liable for any indirect, incidental or consequential loss or damage whatever.
Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit the liability of the Seller for death or personal injury resulting from the negligence of the Seller or that of the Seller’s agents or employees.
The Buyer agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified the Seller, their successors and assigns, and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all liability, damages, losses, claims (including reasonable legal fees) resulting in any way from the Buyer’s use of or interpretation of the course and from any material posted on the course website, to its discussion groups or from any other matter relating to the course, including but not limited to use of the information contained in the course. 


No waiver by the Seller (whether express or implied) in enforcing any of its rights under this contract shall prejudice its rights to do so in the future.

Force Majeure

The Seller shall not be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lockouts, accidents, war, fire, breakdown of plant or machinery or shortage or unavailability of raw materials from a natural source of supply, and the Seller shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of its obligations.


If any term or provision of these Terms is held invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by any court of competent jurisdiction such provision shall be severed and the remainder of the provisions hereof shall continue in full force and effect as if these Terms had been agreed with the invalid illegal or unenforceable provision eliminated.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.


The Seller agrees to supply coaching services to the Buyer and the Buyer agrees to pay the fee for the same subject to these Terms. The exact date and time of the Seller’s supply of the services and of the amount of the fee shall be agreed in advance between the parties.

The Seller’s Obligations  

The Seller shall endeavour to provide the services in accordance with these Terms. In the event that the Seller cancels the services or a session, as applicable, for any reason, the Seller shall offer the Buyer a new date for the services or the session and no additional fee shall be payable by the Buyer. If such date is not reasonably acceptable to the Buyer, the Seller will refund the fee in the event that the Buyer has already paid the same.

The Buyer’s Obligations  

The Buyer shall: (i) co-operate with the Seller as reasonably necessary in order to enable the Seller to provide the services; and (ii) notify the Seller of if the Buyer has any special requirements relating to the services prior to the Seller providing the services.


For private session’s payment of the fee by the Buyer to the Seller shall be by cheque, cash or by bank transfer prior to or on the date of the Buyer’s session. Payment of all sums shall be made in pounds sterling (a) by cheque made payable to Denise Alexander or (b) by bank transfer (contact Zangmo Alexander for details).


In the event that the Buyer notifies the Seller that the Buyer wishes to cancel or postpone the services or the session prior to the time of commencement of the same, the fee is not refundable.  The fee may be transferable to another date at the discretion of the Seller.


Confidentiality is an integral part of coaching and is seen as essential to building the coaching relationship. The coaching process encourages the Buyer to be as open and honest as possible and inevitably personal experiences and sensitive information is disclosed. It is vital therefore that the Buyer can trust that everything discussed will remain completely confidential. All information will remain confidential unless both the Buyer and Seller agree to discuss something with a third party. The only circumstance where confidentiality might be broken would be if there was a serious risk to the Buyer’s life or if another person’s life was at risk; alternatively, in the rare instance where the Seller was liable to civil or criminal court proceedings if they did not disclose Buyer’s information. If at all possible this would be discussed at length with the Buyer beforehand and everything would be done to safeguard Buyer confidentiality despite.

Limitation of Liability

The Seller shall not be liable to the Buyer (excluding for personal injury or death, fraud, or wilful default) for any loss or damage (including without limitation, any direct, indirect, punitive or consequential loss or damages, or any loss of income, profits, goodwill, data, contracts, and whether in tort (including without limitation negligence, contract or otherwise) that may result in connection with the services.  The Seller’s liability to the Buyer shall at all times be limited to the amount paid, if any, by the Buyer for the services.
The Buyer is aware that coaching is in no way to be construed as psychological counselling, therapy or financial advice.  The Buyer enters into coaching with the full understanding that they are responsible for creating their own results.


The content of the site known as www.creativewayart.com is not intended to substitute for professional advice. Coaching is not an alternative to the Buyer seeking professional advice and guidance.

Governing Law and Jurisdiction

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law and the parties hereby agree to submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. 


The Seller respects the privacy of every individual and will collect information about the Buyer for 2 reasons: firstly, to process the Buyer’s order and secondly, to provide the Buyer with the best possible service. The information the Seller holds will be to the best of their knowledge accurate and up to date. Any personal details obtained through the ordering process will NOT be sold, rented, leased or disclosed to others. The Seller strives to act lawfully and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 to protect the Buyer’s rights.


The Seller is not responsible for and accepts no liability for the content or practices of any websites that may be linked to or through this site or embedded in any of the training materials. Such links are maintained "as is" for information purposes only and Seller does not, therefore, necessarily approve of or endorse the content of those sites.

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The Seller believes that the services or goods they offer are of excellent quality and the Seller makes every attempt to offer the most efficient service they can. However, should the Seller’s goods or services not live up to the Buyer’s expectations then please contact the Seller.

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Overseas (non UK) Customers

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Changes to Terms

The Seller shall be entitled to alter these Terms at any time, but this right shall not affect the existing Terms accepted by the Buyer upon making a purchase.

Statutory Rights

Nothing in these Terms shall affect the Buyer’s statutory rights as a Consumer. 


All contracts made between Seller and the Customer is subject the English law and any disputes arising shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of English courts. These Terms and conditions do not affect the Buyer’s statutory rights as a consumer.

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