I love teaching Zentangle, especially to children. When I teach adults, they have usually paid for the class and have some expectation that they will be able to do it. With children, it is different. They are usually made to attend as part of their school day. I see them look at them and can see the doubt in their eyes. Or, some will admit that “there is no way they can do that.”
Imagine their surprise, pride, and happiness when a few minutes later they are doing exactly what they thought they could not do. It is so empowering. I then ask them what else they think they cannot do.
Zentangle proves to them that they can overcome what may appear to be insurmountable problems if they just break it down into smaller steps.
Missed the beginning of the series? It all starts with appreciation.
How about you? What do you think you can’t do?