And the children at Elmcrest in Ms. Jordan’s art classes mastered this technique with some beautiful results.

Zentangles are miniature pieces of abstract, black and white art, created through structured patterns called tangles on a 3.5-inch square paper tile. The students each chose an animal that had some meaning to them and created a colorful background to show contrast.

The pictures showcased the children’s use of texture, color, and space from the seven elements of art. And the creativity of these students clearly demonstrated that they can Zentangle!

May be an illustration