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

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Learn To Zentangle

This tangle was done by Maria Thomas.
If you have wanted to learn to Zentangle just come to the County Fair and check out the Free Zentangle booth.  If you give it a try you can put your name in for a Zentangle Kid worth over $45.