I am delighted to share my love of art with my children as we make artistic exploration a priority in our homeschool. Please join me each Friday as I post the latest addition to our art journals. I share easy ideas to incorporate making art into your family culture.
What is zentangle?
Zentangle is basically the practice of drawing beautiful images through patterns. These pieces of art can be incredibly elaborate or beautifully simple. As my kids and I are just starting out in our practice of "tangling", we started with very simple patterns.
Sharpies or drawing pens
Round stencil round item to trace
We started by drawing several overlapping circles in our art journals, using a ceramic jar as a guide. We used regular sharpies for these drawings in order to simplify the process. I wanted to eliminate bickering over pens and the need to make decisions about colors, pen sizes, etc. But if I were doing this on my own, I would definitely have used my nicer pens in a variety of sizes.
I began my drawing first so they could understand the project. Then they began their own designs and we worked quietly alongside each other as we filled in the sections.
We talked about what we liked about each of our drawings for a few minutes . Both kids wanted to do something like this again, so we will definitely be experimenting more with zentangle.
additional zentangle resources:Follow my Doodle Inspiration board on Pinterest.
www.zentangle.com has incredible designs
www.tanglepatterns.com walks you through countless patterns, step by step