Zendoodle Art Lessons

By The Arty Teacher - December 25, 2019

Zendoodles really do engage students and below is a great selection of Zendoodle art lessons that you can use with your art students. Zendoodles are sometime referred to as Zentangles.

Zendoodle Cube

What I love about the art lesson below, is that it teachers about both pattern and gradation with a 3D outcome. Can you imagine what a wonderful display these make when a whole class creates them?

Zentangle Art Lesson

Zentangle Faces

Unlock creativity, enhance focus, and reduce stress with this Zendoodle worksheet where pattern meets portraiture. The perfect tool for students to cultivate mindfulness while honing their artistic skills.

Zendoodle Feathers

‘Zendoodle Feathers’ is a popular lesson and gives students three feathers to practice on.  It also comes with 3 sheets of zentangles for your students to explore, which can also be used with other projects.  It has great reviews and is great value and fun!

Learn how to do zentangles. Teach your students to do mindful zentangles.

Zendoodle Iguana

This zendoodle iguana worksheet has everything your students need on one worksheet.  A beautiful iguana, a short written instruction and some good example zendoodle patterns. 

Zentangle Art Lesson

Zendoodle Eye

The zendoodle eye lesson below combines realistic drawing and striking zendoodle patterns to great effect.  

Zendoole Hand

Creating a zendoodle hand is a therapeutic and pattern-based lesson that your students will enjoy. Like most of my zendoodle lessons, it comes with additional pattern sheets to be inspired by.

Zentangle Art Lesson

Zendoodle Flowers

Zendoodle Flowers (below) is a popular download as the step-by-step guide and template support your students to create their first Zendoodle flower.  The good examples are inspiring and can lead to further creations.

Zendoodles and Zentangles

Zendoodle Inspiration!

If you want students to add zendoodle patterns to their own creations, the zendoodle examples below are so useful.  You’ll use them again and again in your teaching career.  Many of these are included with the other resources on this page.


Zendoodle in Shapes

The ‘Zendoodle in Shapes’ lesson below comes with some sample sheets and a lesson plan so you can use it as an art sub lesson if you wish.  What makes this resource really worthwhile is the good example pictured below which really helps raise attainment.

zentangles art lesson

Zendoodle Alphabet

Students love the Zendoodle alphabet below because it feels personal when you give them the letter of their name.  You can also teach your students about negative space as these look effective when the letter is left blank and the background is filled with patterns.

Zentangle Art Lessons

Zendoodles in Circles

Zendoodles in circles has everything you need on one page for a peaceful, zen lesson.

Zendoodle Crab Art Lesson

There are lots of wonderful examples of Zendoodle animals on the internet.  The resource below gives your art students the opportunity to create a Zendoodle crab.  Everything they need is on one page.

Zendoodle Sub Lesson

The Zendoodle sub lesson below asks students to copy the zendoodle patterns that they can see into the boxes.  A simple and therapeutic task! Of course it comes with a lesson plan.

Seasonal Zentangle Art Lessons

Zendoodle Christmas Tree

This festive zendoodle christmas tree will happily fill one of those end-of-term lessons.

Christmas Tree Zentangle Cover

Zendoodle Pumpkin

The zendoodle pumpkin below, makes an excellent, fun halloween art lesson.

Zendoodle Cobweb

This zendoodle cobweb looks like so much fun!

zentangle cobweb

Thanksgiving Zendoodle

If you are looking for an art lesson for Thanksgiving, the resource below is ideal.  What a lovely, positive message: Give Thanks.

Thanksgiving art lesson

Zendoodle Heart for Valentine’s Day

The Zendoodle Heart worksheet below is ideal if you want to teach a Valentine’s art lesson.  It also includes a good example to inspire your students.

Zentangle Art Lesson

Zendoodle Easter Eggs – An Easter Art Lesson

The zendoodle Easter Eggs download below comes with two differentiated worksheets.  One has some lines in place for your students to work within, and the second has just ovals for the more confident zendoodle maker!

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Zentangle art lessons. Zentangle Christmas art lesson. Zentangle Easter and Halloween art lessons. It’s a great way to learn how to do Zentangle lessons.

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Sarah Crowther is The Arty Teacher. She is a high school art teacher in the North West of England. She strives to share her enthusiasm for art by providing art teachers around the globe with high-quality resources and by sharing her expertise through this blog.

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