Have you ever noticed the doodle art called Zentangle? I find this method fascinating and I found some articles that I believe would be perfect for elementary art classes. The definition of Zentangle is the reason I think this would be so appropriate, and fun, for art classes.
The Wikipedia definition is, “The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.”
This fascinating use of repetitive patterns is shown in easy-to-understand language in the articles I’m recommending.
Number 1: Zentangle
Learn How to Draw a Zentangle
This article, which gives a pictured tutorial on drawing zentangle art, has great examples to inspire you.
Notice the interesting patterns within the strings (lines) of this Zentangle art.
Number 2: Zentangle Templates
You can print out simple templates to get you started on making Zentangle art.
It gives you basic strings (lines) to begin, with ideas for filling in the spaces made.
With this article you’ll find out how important the first lines are, and lots of pattern ideas to fill in the lines.
Number 3: Zentangle Patterns
This article tells you how to find patterns, to draw into your Zentangle art, by noticing the everyday patterns you see around you. Very interesting and helpful.
Number 4: The Doodle
Make this beautiful Zentangle art by following these step-by-step drawings, from making the first strings to the finished Zentangle.
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