Monday, September 26, 2016

1st and 2nd Grade Art

We began working on the art of Zentangle patterns this week. Zentangle designs are highly repetitive black and white patterns. The patterns are not representational and require a high level of concentration and thoughtful mark making. The students were shown several examples and I pointed out how many Zentangle patterns are based on a grid design. This work helps the students slow down their process in art and they have to study a design to try and figure out how to recreate it. They have also been learning about mindfulness in their classroom and Zentangle designs are an extension of a meditative drawing practice. 

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