We will be transforming a plan into a work of art. Before we begin, let’s learn a bit about the terms so you have a better idea of what you are creating.
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Typography Art – word art and/or art featuring text
Zentangle – a sectioned doodle featuring patterns
Typographical Zentangle – a hybrid of typography and zentangles
For our project, words will be used within the zentangles. Below is a completed project. If you keep scrolling, you’ll see the instructions and close up photos to show you what is in each section.
Step 1: Choose a Topic and Make a Plan
- Choose a topic you know a lot about or a topic you’d like to learn more about.
- Think of 4 or more subtopics based on your main topic.
- Make a list of about 20 words or descriptive terms for each subtopic.
Below is an image of what your planning sheet would look like if you chose 4 subtopics. Under the image is a link that will take you to a doc you can copy to make your plan.
Step 2: Sketch it
Press lightly when you are sketching.
- Create the title using block lettering.
- If there is a lot of white space you can add a couple of simple drawings.
- Create section boarders using lines. You will need as many sections as you have subtopics (from your plan).
- Fill each section with very simple line patterns. Like the lines on a piece of notepaper, you will use your pattern lines when you are adding your words so don’t make them too close together.
Step 3: Outline the Title and Section Boarders
Step 4: Add Words
- Each section in your project features a different subtopic from your plan. If you have four subtopics, your project will have four sections.
- The words in each section will be those you listed in your plan.
- Write the words on the lightly sketched pattern lines within each section.
Step 5: Bold and Color
- Go over all the main lines with a dark marker or pencil crayon.
- Color the title with an eye-catching color. If you are using pencil crayon, color boldly so no white is showing.
- If you choose to color other areas, make sure they emphasize the title. If you are using pencil crayons, shade by pressing lightly.
Step 6: Share
- Hand in your completed project.
- If you want to keep the original, you can scan or take a picture of it and submit it digitally.
- Send a copy or share the file if you created the project digitally.
If you would like to complete this project digitally, you may do so using a drawing software like Google Draw.
Your rubric can be found here.