Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Zentangle Trees (5th grade)

Learning how to Zentangle.
 Fifth grade students spent three days at EWALU camp and retreat center in beautiful Northeast Iowa at the beginning of September.  Their art lesson at EWALU this year was about trees and Zentangles.  Zentangle is an art form that was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  Zentangles are easy and relaxing form of drawing using various lines and patterns.  Fifth grade students looked at examples of various Zentangles and then filled their trees with different lines and repeating patterns while at EWALU.  When the fifth graders returned to school we finished our project by cutting apart the colored copy that Ms. Victoria had made and glued it back together again like a puzzle by alternating a color and white pattern.

Blue group working on their trees.

Adding lines and patterns throughout their tree designs with black pens.

Red group working on their line designs.

Trees outside at EWALU and inside in art.
Interesting patterns and lines were creating across these trees.

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