Zentangles really do engage students and below is a great selection of Zentangle art lessons that you can use with your art students.
‘Zentangles 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. Great value and great fun!
Zentangle Flowers (below) is a popular download as the step-by-step guide and template support your students to create their first Zentangle. The good examples are inspiring and can lead to further creations.
If you want students to add zentangle patterns to their own creations, the zentangle 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.
Zentangles in Shapes
The ‘Zentangles 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.
Students love the Zentangle 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 zentangles.
Zentangle Crab Art Lesson
There are lots of wonderful examples of Zentangle animals on the internet. The resource below gives your art students the opportunity to create a Zentangle crab. Everything they need is on one page.
Zentangles Sub Lesson
Seasonal Zentangle Art Lessons
‘Zentangles Pumpkin’ is a great way to use zentangles at Halloween. Students apply the Zentangles within the sections of the pumpkin. This resource comes with the good example that you can see below.
This zentangle cobweb resource is ideal for more spooky goings-on!
Thanks Giving Zentangle
If you are looking for an art lesson for Thanksgiving, the resource below is ideal. What a lovely, positive message: Give Thanks.
Zentangle Heart for Valentines Day
The Zentangle 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 Easter Eggs
The Zentangle 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 zentangle maker!
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