ZEN: to meditate
Kids can get surprisingly stressed about drawing so I wanted to focus on the journey and not so much the destination.
The Big Shapes
First, we talked about making a simple landscape with big open shapes to contain all of our zentangles. I demonstrated with a seascape, but I encouraged the students to do whatever they felt like. I found it important to remind them to make their drawings extend all the way to the edges of the page.
Now to Add Color!
We started by outlining our drawings with a sharpie to create some strong contrast then we began coloring them. Markers work really well for adding color to this project. Some students decided they liked the simplicity of just black and white and that’s okay too.