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ZENTANGLE HANDOUT Due September 16th by the end of class

A Zentangle is a form of Artistic meditation that uses repetitive


patterns to create images.
With the Zentangle Method, anyone can create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is easy to
learn and easy to do. And even though it is a specified series of steps, it results in a creative expression
that transcends its own rules.

Fun and Relaxing


Creating Zentangle art provides a fun and lighthearted way to relax and intentionally facilitate a shift in
focus and perspective. The Zentangle Method of creating art is unencumbered by dogma and cost which
can weigh on other approaches. Nevertheless, it is sufficiently structured and organized so you can enjoy
and benefit from an activity that otherwise might be considered whimsical.
Art concepts:
Implied texture: Drawn to look like the surface feels like something. For example: bumpy, scaled, brick,
satin, rocky, etc.
Line: A point moving through space. All lines have length, width and direction. Lines can look organic &
geometric.
Organic line: Follow the edges of no-name and free flowing shapes
Geometric lines: Follow the edges of named or formal shapes
Value: Differences in light and Dark. The closer you place your designs the darker that area of your
Zentangle will be
Contrast: The use of extreme differences to create emphasis. This will be achieved in this unit by having
light values next to dark values

Emphasis: A focal point in your artwork, where your eye is drawn to first. Often achieved by using
contrast.
Pattern: A series of objects that repeat.
Medium: Watercolor paper, Watercolor paint, Ball point Pen
Rubric:
Does not meet
Expectations

Approaching Expectations
14-16

Meets Expectations
17-18

Exceeds Expectations
19-20

Purpose

The reason for


which the art was
created is unknown

The reason for which the art


was created is somewhat
known or artistically explained
by the artist.

The reason for which the art


was created is known and an
artistic explanation is
attempted.

The reason for which the art


was created is clearly known
and demonstrated visually by
the artist.

Execution

The artists work


does not explore
the techniques
worked on in
class
The artists use of
imagination or
original ideas is no
existent within the
work.

The artists work somewhat


explores the techniques
worked on in class

The artists work clearly


explores the techniques
worked on in class

The artists work displays


the techniques worked on
in class

The artists use of imagination


or original ideas is within the
work but not distinguished.

The artists use of imagination


or original ideas within the
work is developed and shows
growth from previous work.

The artists use of imagination


or original ideas is prominent
within the work.

Creativity
and
Growth

Total
Points

Craftsman
-ship

The quality of
design within the
work does not
display a finished
and professional
quality.

The quality of design within the


work somewhat displays a
finished and professional
quality.

The quality of design within


the work displays a finished
look the approaches a
professional quality.

The quality of design within


the work displays a finished
and professional quality.

Time
Managem
ent

No due dates are


met or the work
is not completely
finished.

All due dates are met and


the work is half finished.

All due dates are met and


the work is mostly
finished.

All due dates are met and


the work is completely
finished.

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