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Hannibal Courier - Post - Hannibal, MO
  • Zentangle - art uses repeated patterns

  • Teen-agers decorated ball caps with designs made by repeating triangles at a unique art workshop Monday, July 21, at Willow Street Christian Church.
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  • Teen-agers decorated ball caps with designs made by repeating triangles at a unique art workshop Monday, July 21, at Willow Street Christian Church.
    They were using the Zentangle method, taught by local artist Mary Beth Baudendistel. She described this art form as “using repeated patterns.”
    She began by using triangles and adding to them,
    “You start with any pattern and repeat the pattern,” she explained.
    Artists may use Zentangle to make pictures on paper or wearable art, such as they were doing on Monday with ball caps.
    Baudendiste also wore a decorated ball caps which the teens liked so much they were designing similar ones.
    Assisting Baudendistel was the church’s Youth Director Antornette Allison.
    Hannibal High School freshmen KaNiya Wilson, Andrea Martin and Emilee Carleton were busy learning Zentangle as they decorated their ball caps.
    Baudendistel has previously taught this art form to groups, inclulding small children and adults. This was her first workshop for teens.
    She first learned Zentangle at an art shop in St. Louis. “I was drawn to it,” she said. It is similar to doodling she added, which people do to keep their mind focused.
    She displayed some Zentangle items she had decorated. One was a box, and another a purse, which matched a pair of shoes.
    The workshop was part of the Hannibal Arts Council’s three-workshop series for teens called Urban Influence.
    The first was on July 14 with Antornette Allison teaching illustrated writing.
    The third will be on July 28, with Kim Kaisse teaching jewelry making, also from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Willow Street Christian Church. Reservations may be made by calling the HAC at (573) 221-6545.
    See photo gallery for more pictures.
     
     
     

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