Zentangle Lesson Plan for High School

Instructor: John Hamilton

John has tutored algebra and SAT Prep and has a B.A. degree with a major in psychology and a minor in mathematics from Christopher Newport University.

Educate your students about Zentangles with this helpful lesson plan. They will take part in a group discussion about Zentangles and their benefits and then participate in an engaging, yet meditative, hands-on activity.

Learning Objectives

After studying this lesson on Zentangles, your students will be able to:

  • Describe the eight key steps that comprise the Zentangle Method
  • Draw their very own Zentangles to display in class
  • Explain the purpose of their Zentangles


1 - 1.5 Hours


  • Images of some Zentangles
  • Cotton paper squares (3.5 in. x 3.5 in.)
  • Graphite art pencils
  • Ink art pens
  • Internet access
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Tortillions (optional)
  • Zentangle kits (optional, and available for purchase online)

Curriculum Standards

Please note that each state has different standards for art. Please consult your state's standards to ensure proper alignment.

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