One of my goals for this year is to work in more short projects into the Junior Art curriculum. I was just browsing art blogs and I found this post over at the Becker Middle School blog . My kids love zentangles, and I like the idea of combining a landscape or still life with a zentangle. Because alone, they look fantastic, but dont really tie into many other art skills or terminology we are trying to teach. This still life task allows you to combine observational drawing, tone and use of pattern and line in the Zentangle component. I do wonder how those projects get done in a week though – how many classes do they have? Our year 7 classes only have a double lesson and a single lesson per week…. and the single is often used for theory.