Zentangle Triptych

Students will learn about geometric, organic shapes, repetition, patterns, line and expressive line to create a Zentangle triptych design. In lesson one students will explore geometric, organic shapes, repetition, patterns, line and expressive line by learning about Zentangles. After a short lecture, the student will begin to explore how to create repetition and patterns by creating Zentangles. Students will begin to practice and plan for their final piece.

In lesson two, students will begin to draw their final designs using organic shapes, repetition, patterns, line and expressive line after learning about Zentangles. Students will take a piece of drawing paper, construct a border and create their Zentangle Triptych design. After they will matte their work to be shown later.

To learn more about this lesson, read more.Lesson One: 

  1. As the students enter the room the Prezi will be set on the screen, all materials will be at the back of the room. Students are asked to take out their sketchbook in order to create notes on the subject.
  2. Project Packet will be handed out after the brief discussion using the following questions.
  • How do artists and designers determine whether a direction in their work is effective?
  • How do artists and designers learn from trial and error?
  1. Students will be explained that they are to find an animal that they would like to recreate, they will be handed out the Project Packet and explained in detail what they will need to complete for the final piece.
  2. Students will be handed a Zentangle worksheet for them to complete in class.
  3. Students will then begin to work on their own as they plan for their final piece.

Lesson Two:

  1. As the students enter the room the Prezi will be set on the screen, all materials will be in the back of the room.
  2. Project Packet will be in the back of the room in case a student loses theirs.
  3. Students will be on their own to finalize their art work.

Elements/Principles: Line, Shape, Repetition, Pattern

Objectives:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of what a Zentangle is using expressive lines and organic shapes.
  • Students will be able to identify the difference between an organic and geometric shape, students will also be able to identify expressive lines.
  • Students will be able to compose a Zentangle piece of work using expressive lines and organic shapes.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of pen and ink techniques taught in class.
  • Students will be able to construct a Zentangle Triptych design using 4 or more patterns.

Artistic Language:

  • geometric shapes – Are circles, rectangles, squares, triangles and so on – have the clear edges one achieves when using tools to create them.
  • organic shapes – Are shapes with a natural look and a flowing and curvy appearance. Organic shapes and forms are typically irregular or asymmetrical.  Organic shapes are associated with things from the natural world, like plants and animals.
  • repetition – Refers to one object or shape repeated.
  • patterns – Pattern can be described as a repeating unit of shape or form.
  • Line-a dot that moves on a path, it is an element of art, and is the most basic element of all.
  • Expressive lines- contour lines, or curved marks that increase the sense of dynamism of a work of art.
  • Zentangle- A Zentangle is an abstract work of art consisting of expressive lines. It is a collection of patterns, not meant to represent anything.
  • Triptych – is a work of art that is divided into three sections

Materials: White Sulphite Drawing Paper cut to 9×18, Microns or Black thin point sharpie, rulers, pencils, erasers, artist tape, Zentangle practice worksheet, project packet, black construction paper.

Technology: Prezi- https://prezi.com/_2mvrf_l0sle/edit/#0_30863873

Assessments: Students will be assessed as they progress through the project, I will be gauging who needs extra help, who has paid attention, along with listening skills. Students will be assessed on their Zentangle Worksheet and if it is completed correctly. Students will then be assessed with a 100 pt rubric for their final triptych artwork.

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