Youth class offers many rewards

By Hope Wallace

     The art of Zentangle is coming to the Wassenberg Art Center in the form of a one-day class for ages 11-14 on July 16 as part of our summer art camp series. Zentangle is an increasingly popular form of art which uses repetitive patterns and is suitable for any skill level. The class will be taught by Scott Kraemer of Bryan.

Zentangle initial.

     Zentangle is a great way to increase focus and creativity can be very relaxing. It can be very relaxing and can reduce the intimidation of preparing to work on a blank canvas.   From simple lines to intricate stream-of-consciousness drawings, Zentangle combines these images into one larger, complex drawing. Students will create a letter, suitable for framing if desired, for their Zentangle project.

     In an age of keyboards and lightning-fast technology, Zentangle is the perfect way to slow down the thought process and incorporate the use of hands.  It can be very beneficial to the drawing process, where potentially good ideas are often hurried over in this age of technology. Thoughts and feelings can be explored in a more thorough, less rushed manner.

     If your young person would be interested in signing up for this fun way to expression please call the Wassenberg Art Center at 419.238.6837 to preregister. Class size is limited.  All materials will be provided. Class fee is $45 members and $55 non-members.     The Wassenberg Art Center is located at 643 S. Washington Street in Van Wert.  Contact us by phone at 419.238.6837 or by e-mail at Visit the website at to learn about more classes and activities.

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