In art class, our goal is to allow the right brain to take over and keep the left brain quiet! Doodling is a great way to allow that to happen. Using the ideas in the Zentangle Method, we have found that doodling can be developed into structured patterns and beautiful pieces of art. Find out more about the Zentangle Method here.
I like to introduce interesting materials, and kids love to try new things (especially unusual techniques and media), so we combined our expert doodling skills with copper tooling, to which we added India Ink and Sharpies for additional color and steel wool to rub the tooling. We mounted everything on mat board with gold or silver wire and decorated the framing with metallic pens. Beautiful results - and great fun!