Celtic Knot Lettering with Zentangles

Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email

See step by step how to draw a Celtic knot letter with zentangles.  
Use this art lesson for kids and adults to create a stunning alphabet.  
See how I snuck in some color theory as well 🙂
 

Drawing the Letter for a Celtic knot Letter

 

Single Line then Double Line

I started by drawing a single lined letter.  
The handout shown are some ways to add loops and extra overlaps to corners and ends of the letters.  I found that learning how to do just a few “moves” is all it takes to be able to modify any letter. The handout shows the steps to make the rope look 3D and overlap.
 

 

Over & Under then Add Zentangles

 
Adding the zentangles is the fun part!  To get you started, don’t miss the link at the bottom of the page to get the handout pictured below, which are some of the easier 2D looking patterns.  You’ll get 7 pages of ideas in the Celtic Knot Letters Lesson and Zentangles for Edges has just the Zentangles, (not the lesson on how to make the letters). 
 
 
 
 

Marker Outlines for your Celtic Knot Letter

 
 
 

Colored Pencil Shading Technique

I used Maped colored pencils and marker for the letter A.
 

 

Color Schemes for Celtic Knot Letters

Here are some ways to can use color theory to select the colors for your letter. 

 
 

Using the Colors of the Rainbow

 
You might also like this collection of zentangle patterns that includes step by step instructions to make more intricate 3D patterns along the edge of shapes.
 

 

 
 
 
 
Click on the image to get your free infographic!

Use this infographic to display in your room or share with parents, administrators, or other teachers as a way to point out some of the academic benefits of learning to draw. While they are not the only reason for using drawing as part of a balanced curriculum, they are certainly worthy of celebrating and may help you advocate for including drawing as part of your art or classroom learning experiences.

Let’s Connect!

Join my email list to hear about new resources, sales, and tips for teaching art and drawing, and get 15% off your next order!

Continue the conversation in my FB group of art teachers:

The Art Teacher Drawing Hub.

Don’t forget to pin this!

A drawing of the capital letter "A" made with a continuous rope, Celtic-knot style. There are zentangled decorations along the rope that make it look 3-dimensional. The text says, "Zentangled Celtic Knot Letters - Step-by-Step Demo.
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on email
Stacey Peters

Stacey Peters

I create engaging drawing resources that help students build confidence and express themselves through art. I'm a former elementary art teacher of 25 years turned business owner. Giving you the tools you need to bring more drawing into your classroom brings me joy.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Hi there!

I create engaging drawing resources that help students build confidence and express themselves through art.

Search

Blog Topics

Shop TPT

JOIN THE LIST

Save 15% on your next order when you join my email list.

join the club

Connect with a group of dynamic art teachers where we chat about all things drawing. Come ask me your questions or search for ideas in the posts. We’d love to have you!

In the Shop

You might Also Like:

Join the Group

Connect with a group of dynamic art teachers where we chat about all things drawing. Come ask me your questions or search for ideas in the posts. We’d love to have you!

 

I like to spoil my subscribers :-) 

(and my dog)

Join the list!

Get 15% off your next order just by subscribing to my emails!  

Thank you for subscribing!