Friday, June 24, 2011

Challenge #27 "Duo-Tangle"

Wow, another crazy week, but school is out now and I have a vacation coming real soon. In the mean time I've been trying to post this for the past couple of days from my iPad but once I pressed the "Post" button it all disappeared. Bummer. So here I go again.

I enjoyed doing this week challenge that Laura Harms created for us. I've been practicing Verdigogh since the May CZT training and I'm actually feeling okay with it now. It wasn't always so. Dex I haven't had much experience with, but have done some. So, here it is: Click images to enlarge.
Our school has become zentangle central during the last week of school. I introduced zentangle to our art teacher as well as a few others during the school year and the art teacher, Casey Bailey, was smart to save teaching it to the kids until the end of the year. She was so happy she did because it ended up being the PERFECT project to do with the whole school (K-8) since it calmed everyone down. Blissful. Casey kept thanking me for teaching her about zentangle. She used paper puzzle pieces that were used by the Vermont Arts Council a couple of years ago to piece all different kind of artists artwork together. It was a great program and it seemed to work for the kids as well. The bigger size was okay for the kids since they used bigger art pens than what we use for our smaller tiles. Casey had 3 different size pens for the kids to try out.
Here's the 6th graders beginning of their pieces (they finished later):

Here's the kindergarten version:
And, of course I had to play too; luckily I HAVE to go to art class with one of my students :) . Here is what I came up with:
Best of all, is that once I told Sandy Bartholomew what our school was up to, she drove 1 3/4 hours over hill and dale to visit our school. How lucky are we? Check out Sandy's blog to see what she said about her visit.
She was a big hit with students and teachers alike.


  1. Your challenge tangle is so romantic! Love how you have taken this into the classroom and how effective it has been with the Children, start um young always the best way LOL XOXO Zoe

  2. Beautiful, jane. Love the whole story. M

  3. Beautiful! Story, artwork and all! *G*

  4. Love this solution to the challenge