Friday, July 2, 2010

What is a Zentangle

What is a Zentangle?

Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It is a fascinating new art form that is fun and relaxing. It increases focus and creativity. Zentangle provides artistic satisfaction and an increased sense of personal well being. Zentangle is enjoyed by a wide range of skills and ages and is used in many fields of interest.

Characteristics of Zentangle

· Intuitive Art form

· Fun and relaxing

· Abstract

· Unexpected Results

· Ceremonial

· Timeless

· Portable

· Non Technical

· Empowering

How others use Zentangle

· Entertainment: Zentangles are fun to do.

· Relaxation: We all need to relax from stress now and then.

· Education: At all age levels Zentangles can improve.

o Handwriting

o Eye/hand coordination

o Creativity and personal expression

o Problem solving

o Relaxation and focus

Benefits and Uses of Zentangle

· Relaxation

· Journaling

· Self-esteem

· Modify behavior

· Improve Eye/hand coordination

· Develop/rehabilitate fine motor skills

· Team Building and group focus

· Therapy

· Anger management

· Early Artist Development and appreciation

· Increases attention span and ability to concentrate

· Stress Reduction

· Stretching and warm-up for artists

· Insomnia

· Panic Attacks

· Create beautiful work of art

· Nurture and develop creative abilities

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