Saturday, October 8, 2011

Zentangle Mendhi Body Art

Cultures throughout the world put designs and art on their bodies. Mendhi is a form of temporary tattoo that women in India and Pakistan create to adorn themselves for weddings and celebrations.

I just started this project with my 5th graders, and can't wait to see their designs unfold! We are looking at traditional designs from Mendhi, as well as Zentangle. Zentangle is a new idea in art where black and white designs are built upon as the artist gets deeper into the drawing. There is no planning, or mistakes. The idea is to fill up their space with unique doodles.

I can't wait to share their designs in a few weeks!

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