SchoolArts Magazine

NOV 2012

SchoolArts is a national art education magazine committed to promoting excellence, advocacy, and professional support for educators in the visual arts since 1901.

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zentangle ® ® ™ Ph ot oc ou rte er sy o ach f Ga le Te il Zaie r, Certifed Zentang Anything is possible ™ . . . one stroke at a time. #50009 NEW! 193 Piece Classroom Pack: 1 Instructional DVD 26 Pigma® Pens 26 Pencils 140 Zentangle® Apprentice™ Tiles Teacher-TesTed An easy to learn way to create beautiful images with simple, repetitive patterns. Promotes mindfulness, relaxation, creativity, confdence, handwriting, positive group dynamics and cross-cultural understanding. Discover the empowering qualities of Zentangle and share with your students! ©2012 Zentangle, Inc. All rights reserved. New products tested and reviewed by art teachers just like you! Sakura Zentangle Apprentice Pack Teacher: Emily Taylor, Summer Program Art Instructor, Brookline, Massachusetts Level: Ages 5–12 The Lesson: I used Sakura's Zentangle Classroom Apprentice Pack during my summer sessions with a group of mixed ages and skill levels. Going into this lesson, I wasn't quite sure how Zentangle was any different from simply doodling. I was also concerned about using unfamiliar materials with students of such varied ages. My worries vanished when I witnessed how much my students enjoyed creating Zentangles. Because the Apprentice Pack comes with paper tiles, sketching pencils, and drawing pens, my students thought the activity was a special treat and were very excited about the new materials. I even let each student keep an extra tile and drawing pen to take home and keep practicing. Personally, I find the "zen" in the Zentangles name to be very accurate. As someone who sketches and paints almost every day, the Zentangle philosophy of drawing with intention when creating your patterns is very therapeutic. Zentangles are now a part of my own creative warm-up process. I have also since purchased a supplementary Zentangle instructional book. 11

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