Zentangles by 8th Grade

Zentangle by Anaya
Zentangle by Annabel

This was a drawing project focusing on pattern and design. I showed the students images of various Zentangles and gave them a practice packet. They experimented with patterns based on the Elements of Art and Principles of Design. In a Zentangle, the artist draws an outline shape, then fills the shape with “strings” (lines that divide the shape into parts), then fills each section with a “tangle” or pattern. Patterns may include, line, shape, color, value, or more. The “Zen” in Zentangle comes from quiet meditative experience of drawing repetitive patterns. The work on this post is in various stages of being finished and includes different interpretations of the assignment. Most students worked with pencil, colored pencil, Sharpie, or a combination of all three.

Zentangle by Benito
Zentangle by Sam
Zentangle by Anaya
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