Zentangle Armadillos

To celebrate the 2014 Houston Rodeo, the 1st and 2nd grade students worked on a Texan themed project. What could be more Texan than the armadillo! A strange, pre-historic looking creature, part dinosaur with it’s hard armor, part anteater with its long snout and part rodent with its sharp claws. The armadillo they drew and decorated was the nine banded armadillo. The students were also introduced to an art technique known as Zentangle. “The Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.” Each student was provided with a template of the armadillo’s body. After tracing the body they then added the head and ears, four feet and a long tail. They then drew slightly curved lines on the body to represent the nine bands. In each band they designed a different zentangle pattern with a fine tipped, black sharpie. Once all nine bands had been filled, they then painted their armadillo with water color paint. This project has to be one of my all time favorites. Great job 1st and 2nd grade. 🙂

Elli K.

Elli K.

Alex E.

Alex E.

Sophia B.

Sophia B.

Tony F.

Tony F.

Hunter H.

Hunter H.

Lilli N.

Lilli N.

Jake B.

Jake B.

Danny H.

Danny H.

Layne L.

Layne L.

Dane B.

Dane B.

Cade C.

Cade C.

Maycee J.

Maycee J.

Bryant S.

Bryant S.

Sydney T.

Sydney T.

Davis S.

Davis S.

Gena H.

Gena H.

Bailey G.

Bailey G.

Amber P.

Amber P.

 

About stephwheatley

Formerly from Britain, I have lived in the USA since 1989. My qualifications are in library science, but I've had a passion for all things artsy and crafty for as long as I can remember! I became the Primary Art Teacher at Shady Oak Christian School in 2009 and am thoroughly enjoying myself. I teach students at both Shady Oak Christian School and Shady Oak Primary School. It's wonderful to be able to share my passion at a place that believes in the importance of learning through creativity. Please check out the Shady Oak websites at http://www.shadyoak.net/ and http://www.shadyoakprimary.com/ to learn more about these unique schools located in Richmond, TX.
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