This year we joined in on the Zentangle craze that has swept the art education world! Zilker fourth and fifth grade students have created amazing designs for their sketchbook covers. They chose the first initial of either their first or last name, and drew that letter as a shape. Then, they divided the space with four different lines, which created many different free form shapes. Inside the shapes they drew patterns with a sharpie marker. We looked at several Zentangle designs, and then students created many of their own pattern ideas. It was a truly "zen-like" experience because students were focused and relaxed.