Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Take a Break: Experiment with Zentangle

To keep myself looking semi intelligent during long and boring meetings, I have spent many an hour drawing shapes that connect and making different patterns inside each one. Imagine my surprise to learn that this activity is called “Zentangle.” While there are now art exhibits, books, websites, special instructors, how to guides and more on the topic, the idea is pretty simple, draw a shape and fill it in with whatever appeals to you. Keep adding on until you are pleased with your drawing-or in my case, the meeting is over. If you need a better definition, check “What is a Zentangle?” 

While you can use pen or pencil, my preference is for a fine point Sharpie.

To help start, check out the following:
Zentangle with Your Students: Nice overview 

Zendoodle Sampler Zentangle PatternStyles Tutorial: Good video on different patterns you can use. 

• Tangle Patterns: An index and graphic guide to Zentangle patterns on the web and how to draw them. 

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