Have your children tried "zentangle"? It is a mindful form of art, an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Zentangle Art increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. With the Zentangle Method, a child can create beautiful images from repetitive patterns. And even though the process is sufficiently structured and organized with specified series of steps, it results in a creative expression that transcends its own rules. Creating Zentangle art also provides a fun way to relax and intentionally facilitate a shift in focus and perspective. Encourage your child not to have a preconceived idea about a final result - Zentangle creation should not be restricted by one's expectations.
Untangle kids’ creativity with this fun and inspiring Zentangle for Kids book (buy here), which illustrates step-by-step methods to help children create beautiful pictures and scenes through drawing abstract, structured patterns.
"Zentangle is more than just art, it is a graceful form of expression, which brings you in the moment and keeps you in the now, while allowing for self-expression. It is also good for your brain, because it makes you concentrate, which comes easy because I enjoy Zentangle so much!" - Julia.
All you need to create beautiful Zentangle art is 3.5" square paper and specialized pens (buy here).
The book also offers special project pages on how to turn tangle artworks into decorations, cards, and gifts.
Repetitive, simple steps, which are part of the Zentangle Method support relaxation, focus and inspiration. Julia had transformed this practice into a wonderful daily ritual. Creating artistic designs is part of our human heritage. In a time of the current technocratic age, simple strokes engage your child in a comfort and familiarity of basic creativity, which is timeless. As such, the Zentangle approach provides a counterbalance to our increasing use of technology, returning children to a fundamentally human behavior of manipulating symbols and putting marks on paper.
Deliberately relaxing and intentionally directing your attention while creating beautiful artwork is an empowering and uplifting experience. Your child's creativity has no limits, and with Zentangle Art such personal creativity will flourish, inspiring expression while blissfully keeping the child in the eternal moment of Now!