Students create a hand drawn Zentangle design following the Digital Zentangle Instruction sheet included in this lesson. The drawing is then scanned into Photoshop and enhanced with color. This is a wonderful project for students that lack confidence in drawing, because it provides such a unique and beautiful end product with little or no drawing skills required. If a student can doodle, they can do this project! Students are encouraged to research Zentangle designs on the internet to get ideas for their design. This project will give students experience with traditional art like drawing, and demonstrate how it can be used in combination with digital technology.
MATERIALS NEEDED FOR THIS UNIT:
-8.5” x 11” paper
-Zentangle samples (Internet images)
-Flashdrive (to save scanned Zentangle image)
ALL DOCUMENTS INCLUDED IN THIS LESSON:
*Digital Zentangle PowerPoint Presentation (a brief overview of Zentangle)
*Digital Zentangle Instruction Sheet (Includes pictures for each step of the project and screenshots for steps on Photoshop--for student or teacher use).
*Digital Zentangle Lesson Plan (includes Key Learnings, Main Activity, Materials Needed, Objectives/National Visual Arts Standards, Resources, Cross Curricular Connections, Assessments utilized, and a page of helpful tips to use throughout the lesson).
*Digital Zentangle Rubric (includes 5 criteria- each worth 20 points and includes a section for the student to rate themselves as well as a section for the teacher to rate the student. On a scale from Excellent-20, Good-19-18, Average-17, and Needs Improvement-16 or below).
*Digital Zentangle Sample Images to printout and display or use digitally during Photoshop demonstrations.
(Each document includes an editable Microsoft Word document as well as a PDF version).
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