ZenART's Membership Plans Terms & Conditions

(Updates effective 17/08/2020)

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ZenART Supplies Rewards & Referral Plan as well as Subscribe & Save Plan (“Membership Plans”), and members of the programs will earn zen coins in connection with the purchase of qualifying online products and online activities that are redeemable towards the purchase of certain products online. For the re-occurring members (Subscribe & Save Plan) this includes exclusive gifts & content.


  • Free. No purchase is necessary to obtain membership in the Rewards & Referral Program, but you must establish an account at https://shop.zenartsupplies.co/account/register . Please see our privacy policy, located here, to understand how information you provide us will be used. This program is void where prohibited.
  • Eligibility. In order to be eligible for the Rewards & Referral Program, you must create an account as outlined in these Terms and Conditions. You may create an account if you are at least seventeen (17) years of age, have Internet access, and have a valid mailing address. If you are between the ages of 17 and 18, you must have your parent’s permission to register for an account. If you choose to create an account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, username and password and for restricting access to your account. You are responsible for keeping such information current, complete, accurate and truthful. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account, username and/or password. You agree to provide only current, complete, accurate and truthful information. If you are accessing and using the Site on someone else’s behalf, you represent that you have the authority to bind that person as the principal to all Terms and Conditions provided herein, and to the extent you do not have such authority you agree to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to accept liability for harm caused by any wrongful use of the Site or Content resulting from such access or use. You may only have one member account per natural person. Persons who are discovered to have more than one account forfeit their zen coins and will be unsubscribed from the Loyalty Program.
  • How To Enroll in the Rewards & Referral Program. (a) Create an account: Visit www.zenartsupplies.com (the "Site" or "Online") and become a registered user of the Site. Click here to be taken directly to the registration page. You will be asked for your first and last name, your email address, and a password. You will also be given the option to sign up for our newsletter. Once you have submitted the requisite information, you will be sent an email to the address you listed confirming your membership. Once you have confirmed your email address, you are automatically enrolled in the Reward & Referral Program and are a member (“Member”).
  • How to Access/Change Your Member Information. You must keep your personal information on your Account up-to-date. To do so, click on the "My Account" section and access your account by entering your registered email address and current password. From your dashboard you can access your account information; review your current and past orders; change your profile; manage your subscriptions and applications, and access your previous purchases.
  • How to Cancel Your Membership. You may cancel an account at any time. To cancel your account, please send an email to support@zenartsupplies.co and write “cancel membership” in the subject line. The email must come from the account currently listed on our servers as being associated with your Rewards & Referral Program. If you no longer have access to that email address, please email our customer service department and we will verify your status and cancel your account. Upon cancellation, you are no longer a member, and any unused zen coins accrued in your account will be forfeited and cannot be redeemed. Zen coins maintain their value only on valid accounts in good standing, and except as otherwise provided here for redemption, have no cash value outside of their redemption value on the Site.


  • General Members can earn zen coins on the purchase of qualifying online products at zenartsupplies.co. To receive zen coins for your Online purchases, you must be signed into your account. You may check at any time to see if you are signed in to the Site by looking in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Gift cards do not qualify for zen coins. Other products that do not qualify for zen coins are noted on the Site.
  • Earning Rate. Members earn 5 sen coins for every $1.00 spent on qualifying purchases (in other words, one (5) zen coins for every one dollar ($1) spent). Zen coins are based on your order subtotal, after any discounts, only. Zen coins are rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, if you spend $9.99, you will receive 9 zen coins. The calculation is as follows: $9.99 x 1 zen coins per dollar = 9.99 zen coins, which is rounded down to 9 zen coins. This program started on August 17, 2020, and initial levels were set on the 2020 amount spent on ordering products. Note: Shipping and Taxes are not taken into consideration. If an item is return and/or price adjusted that will also be removed from your rewards calculations.
  • Gift Cards. Gift card purchases are not eligible to receive zen coins. However, once a gift card is redeemed, zen coins will be awarded to the recipient for the subtotal after any gift card values, provided s/he is logged into the account, as outlined in these Terms and Conditions.
  • Addition of Zen Coins to Accounts. Zen Coins will be added to your Account under the following conditions, and will generally show up immediately. You will receive zen coins:
    • At the time of account registration
    • During the purchase of qualifying products
    • For other activities outlined on the Site that may show up from time to time. Note that for these other activities, including “bonus zen coins” accumulations and other zen coin promotions, zen coins may show as “pending,” depending upon the activity.
    • Joining the Birthday Club. Birthdate must be entered 30 days before your Birthday to qualify.
    • For Liking the ZenART Supplies Facebook page and sharing the ZenART Supplies Facebook page with your following. This is good one time only.
    • Following ZenART Supplies on Instagram. This is good one time only.
    • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Your account will be automatically awarded the discount only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying purchase. Discount will automatically be applied to account if stipulations are met.
  • Exclusions. Members earn zen coins only on the purchase price of: (i) qualifying online products. Calculation of zen coins excludes payment by the Member for shipping charges and all taxes, including without limitation, federal, state, and local taxes or use taxes. Zen Coins will not be earned on any discounts or other credits offered in connection with a product or service. For example, if a product that is normally $50 is on sale for $25, a Member will only earn zen coins on the purchase price of $25. Purchases of gift cards, redemption of vouchers, and any type of price adjustments, including merchandise returns, are not eligible for zen coins. All purchases made: (i) by a Member prior to such member joining the Program, (ii) Online without a Member being logged onto the Website with the Member's Account number linked to the Member's Online account, are not eligible for Reward & Referral Program credit. The purchase of ZenART Supplies products outside the Zenartsupplies.co website are not eligible for the Reward & Referral Program.
  • Returns/Order Cancellations. Zen Coins earned for a purchase that is then the subject of a return, cancellation, refund, declined credit card or gift card, or other credit will be deducted from your account in an amount equal to the zen coins earned for the original transaction, including any bonus zen coins that may be applicable. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return. Zen Coins redeemed on an order will not be reapplied back to your rewards account for any reason on a returned order. If a return/cancellation will cause your account to have a negative zen coin balance, you will not begin earning zen coins again until your zen coins balance is returned to zero (0), by making purchases, or engaging in other promotional activities offered from time to time. If an item is exchanged (different product) any redeemed rewards on the initial purchase may be transferred to the exchange one (1) time only. Rewards used on an order that is canceled cannot be reapplied as they are good for just one use.
  • Bonus Zen Coins Promotions. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may run certain bonus zen coin promotions. Under bonus zen coin promotions, Members can earn additional or "bonus zen coins" in connection with the purchase of certain online products. When you purchase these specially marked products or make the purchase during a bonus zen coins time period, you will earn bonus zen coins on each product, as specified in the offer. Bonus zen coin promotions are subject to the terms and conditions of the offer and may be offered at any time in ZenART Supplies sole discretion. Bonus zen coin offers cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Limitations on Bonus Zen Coins and Zen Coins, Generally. These terms apply to zen coins and bonus zen coins accruals. If you purchase a product during a promotion and the product comes with an additional, free product, zen coins will not be issued on the retail value of the free product. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product and pay a portion of the retail price after the zen coin's redemption, you will receive zen coins only on the leftover retail amount you pay, and not on any value attributed to the zen coin you used. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product in an amount equal to the full price of the product, you will not earn any zen coins.
  • Non-purchase Options for Earning Zen Coins. You may also earn additional zen coins on non-purchase activities. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may offer you the chance to win various prizes, and earn zen coins, for entering into promotions. For sweepstakes promotions, there is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR TO WIN. Rules and restrictions will apply to such promotions and may be found on the entry page of any promotion.
  • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Email a friend an $8 off coupon on $50 order by clicking “ Earn Zen Coins” then “ Refer a Friend”. Enter the email address of a friend who has not purchased with ZenART Supplies before (if your referral has shopped with us before the referral link will be automatically voided by the system). A referral link will be sent to your friend with an $8 off coupon on a $50 order. $8 off coupon on $50 order will automatically be rewarded to your account only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying first-time purchase with ZenART Supplies. Your Referral friend will receive an $8 off coupon on $50 order, 200 zen coins for signing up, and zen coins from their first purchase made while signed into their new ZenART Supplies account.


  • How To Use Your Zen Coins. Zen Coins must be used in increments outlined in these Terms and Conditions. The maximum number of zen coins that may be used in a single transaction is 10,000 zen coins. Zen Coins may only be used Online at the ZenART Supplies website. Zen Coins towards Products: Members can use their zen coins to reduce the purchase price of a product or to receive a product for free based on the following scale:
    • 500 zen coins = $5.00 off
    • 1,000 zen coins = $10.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 1,500 zen coins = $15.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 2,500 zen coins = $25.00 off your at least $50 order

    Zen Coins can only be redeemed in any combination of the zen coin and increment amounts set forth above. Redemption of zen coins towards purchases of products is subject to product availability. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return.

  • Gift cards. Once available, zen coins cannot be used towards the purchase of gift cards. Gift card redemption, however, is eligible for zen coins. Zen Coins accrued pursuant to the use of a gift card will benefit the gift card user, provided the user has an account in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • To Redeem your Zen Coins. Before you begin shopping with us, sign in to your Shop account on our site. Select “Redeem Zen Coins” from the red tab housed in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and select the amount of zen coins you would like to redeem. You will be issued a custom code that you can copy and paste into the discount bar during check out (Please note - only one code can be used). Your total payment amount will be discounted by the amount of zen coins you allocate to the purchase. Note that zen coins may only be redeemed for the purchase price of the product. Sales tax, shipping, and other handling charges assessed in addition to the price of the product are your responsibility and zen coins may not be used to discount these additional charges.
  • Exclusions. Only one account per natural person. Only one discount code can be redeemed per transaction. Rewards redemption codes may not be combined with any other discount codes. Zen Coins may not be transferred or gifted at this time. Zen Coins cannot be used on past purchases. Zen Coins accumulated on different accounts by different members may not be combined or aggregated to make purchases of products or for any other reason. Zen Coins earned in a transaction cannot be redeemed in the same transaction. Redeemed zen coins cannot be retroactively applied to any past order or receive a price adjustment on any order where redeemed zen coins were not applied. Zen Coins have no cash value outside of the ZenART Supplies website and are available only to members in good standing.
  • Zen Coins Expiration and Time Lapses. All zen coins acquired, whether standard zen coins or bonus zen coins, shall expire 180 days from the date the zen coins are added to your account. Zen Coins expire 180 days from the date in which they were assigned to your account. Specific onsite activities in which zen coins will be awarded are set to accrue zen coins based on a time-lapse at the discretion of ZenART Supplies.
    • Sign up: zen coins are added to your account instantly
    • Order: zen coins are added to your account when your order is placed.
  • Once zen coins are redeemed, a discount code will be assigned and we are unable to cancel the discount code and reapply the zen coins to your Reward & Referral account. Discount codes generated by redeeming zen coins do not expire until used. They are a one-time use code, so once it is used it is gone. If an order is returned zen coins will not be reinstated.

4. Subscribe & Save Plan

  • Re-occurring purchase. Purchase is necessary in order to participate in this plan. The plan is worth $6.95 and will be charged to your account on the same date of the month that you purchased the plan, i.e. if you purchased the plan on 19th of January, you will be charged for the plan on the 19th of each month you are a Subscribe & Save Plan member.
  • 15% re-occurring discount. As a member of the subscribe & Save Plan, you are eligible for a 15% discount every time you put an order in place. You are qualified for the discount as soon as you purchase the plan.
  • Cancellation. After a purchase made with a Subscribe & Save Plan, you are not able to get a refund for the plan for the month the purchase was valid for but you can cancel for the following months.
  • Free samples & accessories. These are included for members of Subscribe & Save Plan only. These are not included in each order but the member will be informed when they will receive "extras" in their order.
  • Access to exclusive content. Exclusive access to tutorials, guides, tips & tricks in video, pdf, or audio format will be part of the membership program. Not all exclusive content is available but what is and will be available is up to ZenART Supplies sole discretion.


  • By registering with Zenartsupplies.co and joining the Reward & Referral Program, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions, as well as any other terms that may be associated with the Reward & Referral Program. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to cancel, modify, suspend or restrict the Reward & Referral Program, your account, the redemption of zen coins, or any aspect of the Program, including, without limitation, the zen coin conversion ratio and the zen coin expiration policy at any time. Any changes can be made without advance notice. ZenART Supplies may make these changes even though such changes may affect your ability to use zen coins already accumulated. You are responsible for remaining knowledgeable about the Program Terms and Conditions. A Member's zen coins balance, as reflected in ZenART Supplies records, shall be deemed correct. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to determine the amount of zen coins in any Member's account based on ZenART Supplies' internal records related to such Member's account. In the event of an inconsistency between the amount accrued in a Member's account as stated on any Member's receipt and ZenART Supplies internal records, ZenART Supplies internal records will control. ZenART Supplies assumes no responsibility for errors caused by incorrect Member information. Your right to transfer zen coins earned or granted under the Program is strictly limited. The sale of zen coins is prohibited and may result in the confiscation or cancellation of your zen coins as well as suspension or termination of your membership, which in each case shall be final and conclusive. All transactions involving zen coins and all Member accounts are subject to review and verification by ZenART Supplies. The zen coins balance in a Member's account may be unavailable for use when an account or transaction is under review. ZenART Supplies may revoke any Member's membership in the Reward & Referral Program at any time if such Member engages in abuse of the Reward & Referral Program or fails to follow the terms and conditions of the Program. Fraud or abuse relating to the accrual of zen coins or redemption of rewards may result in revocation of membership in the Program and may affect a Member's eligibility for participation in any other ZenART Supplies program, present or future. Zen Coins are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The interpretation and application of the Program's Terms and Conditions are at the sole discretion and determination of ZenART Supplies. For more information or other questions, click on Contact Us.
  • The Terms and Conditions of the loyalty program are subject to change at ZenART Supplies’ sole discretion at any time and without notice to customers. Upon customer’s at-will termination of their Zenartsupplies.com registered account, or if a customer is termination for violation of these Terms and Conditions or other activities in violation of the intent and good faith intended use of this Site, all zen coins will immediately be forfeited and will no longer be redeemable. ZenART Supplies will make reasonable efforts to award zen coins as outlined above to all 1. registered and 2. qualifying Zenartsupplies.co customers but is not responsible for any technical or unforeseen errors that may occur.
  • Zen Coins are nontransferable, nonredeemable for cash, are nonrefundable and are not valid outside of Zenartsupplies.co. Purchases made outside Zenartsupplies.co are not valid for zen coin accrual (this includes, but is not limited to Facebook resell groups, Ebay, and Amazon).
  • Employees of ZenART Supplies are not eligible to participate in the Reward & Referral Program.

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Sara Berrenson: On Hand-Painted Designs and Being an Artist Entrepreneur

Sara Berrenson: On Hand-Painted Designs and Being an Artist Entrepreneur

Who is Sara Berrenson? How did she start falling in love with watercolor? How did her hand-painted designs help her build a sustainable career as an artist?

In this article, we will get to know visual artist, designer, author of Watercolor the Easy Way and our ZenARTist of August 2021, Sara Berrenson. Not only will we take a look at her life and art journey but we'll also learn how her hand-painted designs helped her carve her own path as a successful artist entrepreneur.

Early Life in California
The Path to a Design Career
Eight Years with Barbie and Mattel
Falling in Love with Watercolor
Hand-painted Designs of an Artist Entrepreneur
Watercolor the Easy Way
Sara and ZenART Supplies
Hand-painted Designs from Sara's Body of Work

Sara Berrenson is a visual artist, surface designer, and author of Watercolor the Easy Way. She is known for her hand-painted designs rendered on various home decor, gifts, and stationery. These designs can be found across different brands such as West Elm, Pottery Barn Kids, Target, HSN, Materialised and Bed Bath & Beyond.

Sara's body of work consists of paintings primarily rendered using gouache and watercolor. Her aesthetic has been described as uplifting and colorful, with a dash of whimsy. Sara is currently based in California and can usually be found on the weekends at the flower mart buying flowers or taking photos for inspiration.


Sara Berrenson with fresh flowers
Sara likes to arrange fresh colorful flowers both to decorate her studio and for painting inspiration.

Early Life in California

Sara was born on the 5th of January 1982 and was raised by her parents Peggy and Bob in Los Angeles, California. Her parents have always been supportive of her artistic inclination and encouraged young Sara to keep creating. Not only would they let their young artist daughter bring her art supplies wherever she went, they also let her bring art materials whenever Sara's dad, Bob, coaches a volleyball game in LA.

"I've been making art for as long as I can remember. My dad used to coach volleyball, and I remember drawing with my crayons during his games. I brought my art supplies wherever I went!" 
-Sara Berrenson

Sara's parents encouraged her to make art at home, and helped her get through extracurricular creative activities throughout her schooling. For example, they enrolled her into different art classes like painting, photography, and mixed media art among many others. Furthermore, to gain inspiration, her parents also brought her to see art museums around Los Angeles as a child.  

The Path to a Design Career

It's not surprising for someone who grew up in an art-centric life to choose a creative path in college. For Sara, it was a natural progression to design. Hence, she chose to take her BFA in Design and Applied Arts at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. Surprisingly, although her main medium today is watercolor, she never actually took a single watercolor class in school. In fact, she mostly used oil and acrylic while in college.

Young Sara with florals and patterns everywhere.

After graduating from university, Sara started working for Trader Joe's, an American chain of grocery stores. Since her BFA focused more on graphic design, she was involved in conceptualizing and designing functional yet appealing packaging for the food products at Trader Joe's. Then after two years, she moved on to Mattel.

"My parents have always been very supportive of my art. They could tell it was a passion of mine from a very young age." 
-Sara Berrenson

Sara Berrenson in a Barbie box
Sara Berrenson with friends in a life-sized Barbie box in 2011.

Eight Years with Barbie and Mattel 

Sara worked as a packaged designer with the American multinational toy company, Mattel for eight years. There, she was specifically involved in the graphic design requirements of Barbie and Monster High. Barbie being the world's favorite fashion doll and Monster High, a monster movies, sci-fi and horror fiction inspired doll label. Furthermore, it was in Mattel that Sara started fully exploring her art practice. She not only gained the prerequisite skills she needed to run her own business but also earned lifelong friendships along her eight-year journey with Mattel.

Sara Berrenson in a Mattel exhibition
Sara Berrenson with her painting on view at a Mattel curated art exhibition in 2011.

Falling in Love with Watercolor

Technically, Sara did work in the arts department of Mattel albeit rendering her designs digitally. At some point in her graphic design career she started missing the tangibility and materiality of painting. Such as the feel of actual paper, the magic of colors in paints, and the anticipation of what comes after every brush stroke. Finally, on a whim, she decided to take a watercolor class. 

Sara Berrenson with ZenART Black Tulip Collection
Sara plein air painting in Joshua Tree National Park using watercolor and her Black Tulip collection brushes.

Sara immediately fell in love with watercolor. Not only because of its spontaneity but also because of the way the colors interact and blend with one another to create some really beautiful effects. It was around this time that she learned about surface design. And it seemed like a perfect path for Sara to explore hand-painted designs.

Sara Berrenson making hand-painted designs using Black Tulip brushes
Sara Berrenson painting with a Black Tulip brush with friend Leah Ayer.

Hand-painted Designs of an Artist Entrepreneur

When Sara discovered surface design, she was already backed up by years of corporate graphic design experience from both Trader's Joe and Mattel. So, what exactly is Surface Design and how does it differ from what she was already doing?

Hand-painted designs by Sara Berrenson 2012
Sara's earlier hand-painted designs for Society6 in 2012.

According to the International School of Color and Design, Surface Design is often described as the "development of prints and patterns that can be applied to any surface. For instance, surfaces like cushions, bed linen, fashion fabrics and wallpaper, to name a few." 

Hand-painted designs by Sara Berrenson 2019
Sara Berrenson's 2019 hand-painted designs - Tropics collection of textile and wall covering prints with Materialised.

At Mattel, Sara worked mostly on the graphic design requirements for Barbie and Monster High. This means she created designs that are exclusive properties of Mattel. On the other hand, being an independent surface designer would enable her to retain ownership of her hand-painted designs. In addition to that, she can also license them to selected brands for a certain period of time. This opened up a whole new world for Sara.

Hand-painted design by Sara Berrenson 2021
Sara Berrenson's hand-painted designs on a most recent bedding collection with HSN, Peaches. A design that would make one want "to sip peach tea at a farmhouse porch on a warm sunny day."

Sara eventually found her distinguishable visual style. Thus, using her new found visual identity, she created collections and built up her own portfolio. And as a surface designer, she plans a collection, paints them by hand then prepares them digitally so they can be applied to one or a whole collection of products.

Later, she started joining exhibitions at trade shows and from there slowly but steadily grew her business. After eight fruitful years at Mattel, she shifted her career to focus on art licensing.

Watercolor the Easy Way

Sara is passionate about painting and hopes to inspire others to discover the joy of painting with watercolor. So in 2020, on top of creating art and designing for her own brand, Sara published her first art book Watercolor the Easy Way #1. The book includes 50 step-by-step tutorials on different motifs.

Her new book focusing on her favorite subject, flowers Watercolor the Easy Way #2 - Watercolor the Easy Way Flowers: Step-by-Step Tutorials for 50 Flowers, Wreaths, and Bouquets is available from the 5th of October 2021.

Sara Berrenson Watercolor the Easy Way
Sara's first watercolor book, Watercolor the Easy Way (2020) published by Better Day Books

Sara and ZenART Supplies

Sara Berrenson is part of ZenART's Luminaries, an international community of artists we love. She enjoys using her Black Tulip collection brushes for some of her watercolor paintings.

Sara Berrenson hand-painted designs with ZenART Black Tulip brushes
Sara's watercolor paintings created using the Black Tulip collection water media brushes.

Hand-painted Designs from Sara's Body of Work

We've selected a few of Sara Berrenson's hand-painted designs and paintings from throughout her art and design career. Let's take a look at some of these wonderful pieces.

Holiday Floral (2020) by Sara Berrenson


Bottle Brush (2020) by Sara Berrenson


Bouquet (2020) by Sara Berrenson

Hand-painted designs by Sara Berrenson Bouquet


Joshua Tree (2021)  by Sara Berrenson

Hand-painted designs by Sara Berrenson Joshua Tree



Say hello to our ZenARTist for August 2021, Sara Berrenson! Send some love her way on Instagram @saraberrenson. Did Sara's story inspire you to start painting? Have you tried creating hand-painted designs using watercolor with the intention of using them for other objects? Share your stories below and let's start a conversation!

Get some motivation and inspiration to start painting today, join our group on Facebook Painting Inspiration Daily.  Also, to enjoy the process, make sure to learn about the essential watercolor painting techniques. Happy painting!


Fabrianne is the Ambassador of Art Buzz at ZenART, resident eccentric pocket-sized art curator, editor, and art world liaison. She builds and develops relationships with the arts community and makes sure that ZenART's inspirational articles get to you "hot off the press." She co-founded an online contemporary art gallery, worked with over 100 artists on exhibitions and performances, wears only black clothes and when she's not creating buzz or curating and saturating in art, still daydreams of becoming a quirky Wes Anderson film character.

Reference and Further Reading:

Youtube, Sara Berrenson Design Showcase, https://youtu.be/ifDkYN3BGX4
McGowan, C., Materialised, Q&A with Sara Berrenson, https://materialised.com.au/qa-with-sara-berrenson-on-her-new-textile-wallcovering-print-collection/
Sara Berrenson bio, https://www.saraberrenson.com/about

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