“The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. We call these patterns, tangles. You create tangles with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S-curves and orbs. These simple shapes are the ‘Elemental Strokes’ in all Zentangle art. These patterns are drawn on small pieces of paper called “tiles…There is no up or down to Zentangle art. If fact, you can most easily create Zentangle art by rotating your tile as you tangle — always keeping your hand in a relaxed position. You don’t need to know what a tangle is going to look like to draw it. You just need to know the steps. The result is a delightful surprise.
“As you use the Zentangle Method to create beautiful images, you likely will enjoy increased focus, creativity, self-confidence and an increased sense well-being.” – zentangle.com
These Zentangle works of art were created by the G7 students for the Feast Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, under the instruction of Mr. Jon Valenzuela, JHS Art Teacher.
(Photos provided by Ms. Sheila Valencia, JHS Science Teacher, and Mr. Dan Abrogina, JHS Guidance Counselor)