Grade 7 Zentangles
A few years ago, there was an artistic trend where adults bought books filled with black patterns, then spent hours colouring them. The original name for these patterns is ‘zentangles’. We were told that the hobby was a relaxing and stress-busting activity. For those of us who are creative, this was not news, and many people relieve intensive meetings with detailed doodles. Last term, Grade 7 learned how to draw patterns, beyond the simple geometric shapes learned in Elementary. Creating coherent designs is a complex process from the initial ideas drawn in pencil, to the somewhat laborious task of outlining in permanent pen. And then comes the fun bit… the colouring! Look at these examples from Giacomo, Helena, Luigi and Lucia. Notice the details and time spent creating this artwork.