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Doodling builds brain connections – it’s great for you and your kids. Which is why I want you to have your own children’s summer art doodle zentangle camp!
If you’re a visual or kinesthetic learner, doodling helps you learn and recall information. Sunny Brown says in her TEDTalk, “People who doodle when they’re exposed to verbal information retain more of that information than their non-doodling counterparts. We think doodling is something you do when you lose focus, but in reality, it is a preemptive measure to stop you from losing focus. Additionally, it has a profound effect on creative problem-solving and deep information processing.”
Ready to get doodling?
You can use any paper to Zentangle. We like the heavier mixed-media paper and use Strathmore Visual Journals.
To start zentangling, draw wiggly lines on your paper from top to bottom and side to side.
In each section bordered by lines, fill it in with patterns!
See how I fill in all the sections with different shapes and patterns?
Start by drawing intersecting lines like below.
Add in wavy lines.
Color in checkers.
Draw plus signs.
Draw splotches with dots.
Draw squares or triangles in the boxes.
It’s all about repeating shapes, right?
For three-dimensional lines, make curvy, bendy lines across the section. Add more that go under the previous lines. Color in the background.
Isn’t this fun? And, you don’t have to be an expert artist. I’m not! :) It’s just fun and good for your brain.
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SHARE your doodles on the Imagination Soup Facebook page!! I can’t wait to see what you draw!