Rec & Ed offers new workshop in the relaxing, creative art of Zentangle

Openings remain for July 19 class; workshop is for students 11-13

Ann Arbor Rec & Ed has a new offering this summer in an art form that is becoming increasingly popular.

Zentangle is an easy-to-learn way to create images by drawing structured patterns. These patterns—called tangles—are created with combinations of dots, lines, and curves.

In addition to teaching art classes for Rec & Ed, Janet Szeto is a middle school art teacher in Metro Detroit who says she notices middle schoolers love to doodle, and that Zentangle is a natural extension of that.

“This is really is a type of doodling,” she says of the art form which is practiced around the world. “It’s a way to concentrate and focus and really allow students to bring their own ideas into their work without a lot of stress.”

Rec & Ed’s first Zentangle one-hour workshop was held Tuesday. Click here to register for the next Zentangle Landscapes workshop to be held on July 19 at Slauson Middle School for students 11-13. All materials are provided and the cost is $15.

Click here for a link to the website that has all the art workshops for tweens and teens this summer.

“Summer is a great time to learn new skills, let your imagination fly, and bring out the artistic side of you,” said Ivy Juan, Rec & Ed’s Youth Enrichment supervisor. “We hope the series of art workshops make this summer a memorable one for you.”

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