Draw for Peace

Through the 8th Peacemakers’ Cultural Celebration, the UNESCO Hong Kong Association Glocal Peace Centre (GPC) hopes to promote the concept of peace of mind to the public, especially young people, during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Zentangle is a simple, relaxing and pleasant art creation technique, a tool that improves mindfulness practice and is suitable for children and adults to learn. In this activity, participants will be equipped with Zentangle creative skills and techniques of snarling artworks online so that participants will be inspired to create their own works.

During the Draw for Peace, the tutors will teach the participants to do the mindful exercise – Zentangle, which helps to relax one’s mind thus fostering the development of well-being. While schools are taking part in Draw for Peace, we form the strong institutions within the community.

Programme curated by Ms Elijah Tara Fung

Programme details

What is Zentangle?

Zentangle was founded by Rick Roberts & Maria Thomas in 2003. It is a modern art form combining “Zen” and “Tangle”.

The Zentangle Method is an easy to learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns called “tangles” with combinations of dots, lines, simple curves, S curves and orbs. The intertwining snarls form the basic patterns; the liberal combination of patterns form a complete piece of Zentangle artwork.

Not only is the creation of Zentangle a practice of art, it is also a popular stress relief. As people draw Zentangle lines, they enter a state of meditation and extreme concentration during creation, gaining the practice the nickname of “yoga for the mind”. Everyone drawing Zentangles can concentrate on every fine stroke as they create patterns one after another, effortlessly bringing one’s mind, instinct and knowledge together as one.

St John's Cathedral Life Enrichment Centre
We thank the St John's Cathedral Life Enrichment Centre for their support for the previous workshops.

Target Participants

Local students and young people from other youth groups, aged between 10 – 18

Requirements

  • Artwork size: A4 drawing paper (210 × 297 mm)
  • Include elements of how to have a healthy and happy life style, peace with others and the Universe
  • The Artwork must be original
  • Each contestant can only submit one piece of artwork
  • Artwork must have Zentangle inspired patterns
  • Appropriate colour materials such as watercolour/wood colour/or other paints can be added

Awards

Award No. of winners Reward
Gold 1 winner Certificate issued by UNESCO HK Association Glocal Peace Centre and prizes
Silver 1 winner
Bronze 1 winner
Creative Award (TBD) 1 winner TBD
Merit 2 winners Certificate issued by UNESCO HK Association Glcoal Peace Centre

Awardees may be invited to share their experience of creating their artwork at the 8th Peacemakers' Cultural Celebration in third quarter of 2021. Awarded Artworks will be made into a mosaic art for exhibition.

Judging Panel

  • Elijah Tara Fung
  • Sophia Yeung
  • Suen Man Wai Bonnie
Judging Criteria
CriteriaPercentage
Themes40%
Creativity20%
Aesthetics20%
Use of Zentangle patterns20%
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Workshops

Schools or organisations can register Zoom workshops for students to learn how to create Zentangle for peace.

All workshops will be delivered online via Zoom. For details, please contact the centre.

Tutor
Ms Elijah Tara Fung

Certified Zentangle Teacher, Artist, former Centre Manager of St John’s Cathedral Life Enrichment Centre, UNESCO Hong Kong Association Glocal Peace Centre Project Consultant.

Snapshot from workshops and Zentangle examples

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Creation

Please download the sample art sheet, then create your own artwork following the requirements. For Zentangle creation techniques, please visit the official videos produced by St John’s Cathedral Life Enrichment Centre.
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Submission

To submit your zentangle
Post your finished artwork to UNESCO HK Association Glocal Peace Centre. Mark on the envelope “Draw For Peace” and “Do not fold”.

"Draw for Peace"
UNESCO HK Association Glocal Peace Centre
Rm 1206, C C Wu Building,
302-308 Hennessy Road,
Wanchai, HK
DO NOT FOLD



Submission deadline (by postmark date)

5 November, 2021
Days
Submission closed
Enquiries for Draw for Peace
call 3158 2889

email elijahfung@unesco.hk