Zentangle Project

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Project Description



Project Description:

Zentangle calms the mind. It helps reduce stress and improve focus. This is relaxing turns drawing simple patterns into artistic design. The Zentangle art form and method was founded by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. It can be done anywhere and no artistic talent is needed. The students will be learning to create fascinating designs using this fun and easy method.

LearningTargets:
The student will:
- Be able to create a piece of artwork using the elements of art, line shape, color (black & white) value, texture and space (creativity & critical thinking).
- Be able to create a unified piece of artwork using the principles of design; specifically, pattern, repetition, rhythm, movement and variety. - Recognize, compare and use different media to create their artwork.
- Develop a respect and appreciation for the artwork of artists, including classmates' art.
- Recognize and compare differences in other students work and learn to appreciate other perspective
- Create representational and abstract art.
- Learn to create proper shading and blending.
- Communicate thoughts, feelings and experiences to others through art.


Enduring Understandings:
6th Grade students will develop designs, while working with positive negative space. The students will be focusing specifically on the idea of line and how it is used to create artwork.

Essential Questions:
What is zentangle?
Who invented this style of art?
What is positive and negative space?
What are the elements and principles of design are being used?

Rubric:
Rubrics have become popular with teachers as a means of communicating expectations for an assignment, providing focused feedback on works in progress, and grading final products. A rubric is a document that articulates the expectations for an assignment by listing the criteria, or what counts, and describing levels of quality from excellent to poor.

Rubrics are often used to grade student work but they can serve another, more important, role as well: Rubrics can teach as well as evaluate. When used as part of a formative, student-centered approach to assessment, rubrics have the potential to help students develop understanding and skill, as well as make dependable judgments about the quality of their own work. Students should be able to use rubrics in many of the same ways that teachers use them—to clarify the standards for a quality performance, and to guide ongoing feedback about progress toward those standards.

The rubric for the zentangle project can be viewed, downloaded and printed below. Enjoy







Learning Objectives



Observational Skills:

  • Develop the ability to closely observe and analyze the details of a pencil and its various components.

  • Drawing Techniques:

  • Practice fundamental drawing techniques such as contour lines, cross-hatching, shading, and blending to accurately represent the pencil.

  • Proportions and Scale:

  • Understand the principles of proportion and scale by accurately reproducing the dimensions of the pencil, eraser, and other elements in the composition.

  • Value and Tone:

  • Learn to identify and replicate a range of values, from light to dark, to render the three-dimensional form of the pencil and its components.

  • Composition:

  • Explore compositional principles to arrange the pencil and other elements in a visually appealing and balanced composition.

  • Depth and Perspective:

  • Learn techniques to create the illusion of depth in the drawing.




  • Rubric

    Rubric:
    Rubrics have become popular with teachers as a means of communicating expectations for an assignment, providing focused feedback on works in progress, and grading final products. A rubric is a document that articulates the expectations for an assignment by listing the criteria, or what counts, and describing levels of quality from excellent to poor.

    The rubric for the zentangle project can be viewed, downloaded and printed below. Enjoy





    Element of Art



    Line:

    An element of art defined by a point moving in space. Line may be two-or three-dimensional, descriptive, implied, or abstract.






    Artist : Rick Roberts & Maria Thomas

    Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas are the creators of a worldwide phenomenon called "Zentangle". They created this new and unique art form just thirteen years ago in Central Massachusetts. They designed a system for drawing intricate patterns that anyone can learn and produce. This method is being taught all around the world and is more then just a hobby. It's being taught in schools, both primary, high school and college. Hospitals are using this method to aid people in recovering from physical and psychiatric health issues.






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    Zentangle Comments






    Zentangle
    I think I would like this because of all the shapes we get to draw and create. Also, I would like this because we would get to color and make it our type and it would look different from others and not the same. Lastly, I would have fun because it looks like it is calming and amazing to draw and see the final results.
    Zentangle
    This will probably be my favorite because it seems calming and I love when you get to make things in black and white. One more reason is because the picture of the Zentangle look very interesting
    Zentangle Project
    The project makes me feel very calm and looks so simple if you don't overcomplicate it while doing it. The last reason is that it looks enjoyable to do all the different patterns in just one art piece.
    Zentangle Project
    This is my favorite because it looks very fun. There's also different patterns and it looks like the picture is split in half. It looks very cool and fun to do.
    Zentagle
    this project was very fun and easy to color!
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