Today in Art we used a special drawing technique called Zentangles. Inspired by a series of artworks and meditative music, we used black fine liners on white card to create these beautiful, abstract artworks.
It was a very peaceful lesson and the creativity and designs were quite diverse.
Creating Zentangles on PhotoPeach
Zentangles are miniature pieces of abstract, black and white art created through simple, structured patterns called tangles.
Zentangles are not only beautiful, they are fun and relaxing to create.
The process of creating a Zentangle is a form of “artistic meditation” as you become engrossed in making each pattern. Students let their imagination take over. The pattern combinations are endless.
The Zentangle method increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being.
Zentangle is simply wonderful patterns working harmoniously together.
Every Thursday is Art Day in our class. This term we have focussed on Surrealism and using vibrant colours. Today’s art task was to find an image of a beautiful bird to inspire our imagination. On black paper we applied metallic and bright coloured oil pastel. AS you can see we created magnificent artworks featuring our birds.
This spectacular art was inspired by the colours and nature of Africa. We used ink to create the colourful backgrounds and various pastels, crayons, chalk and textas to create the wild animals. We are concerned about the environmental dangers affecting the African biomes and we hope that our beautiful artworks will inspire everyone to think about their own impact on the environment.
We have had a very busy start to the term. This week we are preparing for our Art Show and 50th Anniversary celebrations.
We are all excited about celebrating with our local community. We have been learning about life in the ’60’s and what changes have occurred in the past 50 years.
Our art pieces are being displayed and we are very proud of our unique shoes.
Our blank canvas, or shoes, had been created and were ready for our our unique designs. We spent a few days, carefully applying a base colour and then added our more intricate details. We are excited to see the colours and patterns come alive on our shoes. They will be placed into the Art Show early next term. We look forward to sharing the finished art pieces.
What design or theme could you suggest for our Modroc Shoes?
This has been one of our favorite art classes. It was very messy, so we worked outside. We began with an old shoe or thong and then carefully applied the modroc, which is like plaster.
We now have a blank canvas on which to paint our chosen designs.