We decided the more simple designs such as the one on the upper right would be more appropriate for children of this age. As we display the large pictures, they naturally create fun variations that look like some of the more complicated versions.
For the final project, we decided on the following steps.
1. Each child would sketch designs in their sketchbook similar to what their teachers did. Then they would pick their favorite. For the sketch I gave them the following instruction:
- Draw four squares or rectangles that fill your page.
- Draw a different shape in each square that doesn't take up more than 1/3 of the square.
- Create "Striping" by drawing a simple curving line that fills the rest of the square
This is a simple patriotic display that is going down the main hall, but as of yet, most of the student artwork is still not up. With almost 200 students we have enough art to create 400 feet of beautiful patriotic art gracing the halls of our school. We hope you come see the school sometime during February as the 2nd grade team gets ready for their program. It will be sight to behold!
*Zentangle is an easy to learn repetitive art form developed by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas. Learn more at www. zentangle.com.