Zentangle in Sketch-A-Doodle-Museum with Fahmi Kahn

Zentangle in Sketch-A-Doodle-Museum with Fahmi Kahn

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Fahmi Khan wants you to doodle on ancient art, "to make something new", but not the kind of doodling that will give a museum guard sweaty palms. Blending doodling with traditional drawing methods, Mrs. Khan walk us through how to create a new way of looking at antiquities using Zentangles. This was the coolest way to draw in a museum. I am totally doing this from now on.

The great Fahmi Khan, within five minutes I was hooked on this little lady. Her positive attitude was downright contagious as well as her eccentric views toward art and life. Lot's of power in this one, so hold on to your drawing pencils.

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My  supplies consisted of a drawing pad, pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener (crucial), smudge stick (I never touched it).

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We started loosening up the hand by drawing quick sketches of Claes Oldenburg's Giant Soft Fan, Ghost Version. I will spare you my sketches and move on.

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Cycladic Islands, Female Figure (

2700-2300 BC) Marble

With roughly two hours to sketch and color I searched for a piece that was simple yet held value for me personally. Art, especially ancient art, has an invisible string that propels you back through time, and I wanted to be connected to something real. There was something haunting about sketching such a meaningful piece of art and then doodling inside of it with unconscious abandon.

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Art work from other art teachers in the group.

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Along with being an art teacher Mrs. Khan is a practicing artist. Above are a few of her own sketches for this workshop. For more on Fahmi Khan visit her web site.

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Our fearless artists.

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If doodling has struck an art nerve visit Zentangle.com, "a fascinating fun art form that is fun and relaxing". art by Maria Thomas (image: zentangle.com)

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senderoluminoso

Want more? Visit the epic art work of Jen Stark(image: jenstark.com)

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