Learn online LIVE from Samira Mian on Patreon
Patreon allows you to support creators like me with a monthly subscription in return for benefits! If you’re interested in drawing & painting Islamic Geometric Patterns then join me on Patreon join me from as little as USD $4 a month. There is no contract so you can cancel at any time.
SUMMARY of Tiers & Benefits in 2023:
The $4 Pyrrole Orange Tier is by far the most popular, I guess you get a lot of bang for your buck as they say! You will be able to access the Patreon posts for the month you’re a member: Join the two ZOOM tutorials live and watch their recordings, download the step by step PDF pattern guide i.e if you join in July 2023, you don’t get access to May 2023 or any of the previous content. New Annual Members get 10% off PLUS one of my online Udemy courses! When I you've joined, I shall drop you an email to ask which course you'd like to enrol and email you through the link accordingly!
The $10 Cerulean Blue Tier will have Pyrrole Orange Tier benefits PLUS access to the full archive of PDFs & Zoom Recordings from 2020 to 2022 - seethe ARCHIVE below, a photo for each month showing the the pattern/patterns taught. New Annual Members get get 10% off PLUS BOTH of my online Udemy courses! When I you've joined, I shall drop you an email With links to both the beginner's and Intermediate online courses!
The $14 Rose Madder Tier will have Cerulean Blue Tier benefits PLUS on their 1 year anniversary will receive an annual original hand drawn/painted and signed A4 sized (approx 21cm square or 21x 30cm rectangle) Ink & Watercolour Islamic Geometric Pattern on 300gsm watercolour paper. New Annual Members get get 10% off PLUS BOTH of my online Udemy courses! When I see you've joined, I shall drop you an email With links to both the beginner's and Intermediate online courses!
The Patreon Draw-a-long Archive
The below gallery of photos (clickable links) is to help my patrons find the pattern they're after from the Archive.
All of the patterns below link to the Patreon post with Zoom recording(s) & PDF guide(s) attached. Especially useful and accessible for patrons on the Cerulean Blue or Rose Madder tiers (you need to be logged into your Patreon account to be able to access the tutorial).
If you're new to this, complete beginner, why not join on the annual membership you get 10% off and I'll email you a link to my Beginners course! If you join on the Cerulean or Rose Madder tier I will email you a link to both my online courses, I'd then suggest you raid the archive and begin with either July 21 – Three Persian & Mughal Sixfold Variations or or December’ 21 – Eightfold Variations II .
After that, I'd suggest working on whichever you're drawn to - follow your heart!
I’m here on Patreon in 2023 thanks to an idea from a lovely geometry pal, who emailed me suggesting I try Patreon in Summer 2020… so very grateful to Robyn and those who jumped on board when I didn’t quite know what I was doing…
The Zoom chats were great, but I was itching to start drawing. So hence the draw-a-long zooms were born in 2021. This became the main benefit of my Patreon: a monthly practical 1.5- 2 hour live Zoom where we draw and chat and go off on tangents - “The draw-along zoom”.
This is always scaffolded by a step-by-step PDF guide and mid 2022 I added another live zoom where I paint - “The paint-along”. As I continue in 2023, I want to have an element of flexibility so the two zooms will usually be a Draw-a-long and Paint-a-long, sometimes for more complicated patterns it maybe a 2 part draw-a-long. I’m immensely proud of this package of benefits and love how we’ve reached 24 months of patterns, the zoom, the PDFs and recordings too!
Each month I like to plan my in-person workshops & Patreon patterns altogether around one theme. I often teach the same pattern on Patreon and in one, some or all of my in-person workshops. Please note this if you are the special ones who also can come to my in-person workshops, as if you join my Patreon there may be an overlap! I know a fair few of you who do so mega THANK YOU!! But also I just want to be realistic and open.
PLEASE NOTE: Changes to charging schedule (May 2023)
For new patrons, you are charged right away for the current month, after that you get charged on that same date monthly.
For exisiting patrons, your ongoing monthly subscription is taken on the 1st of subsequent months. I used to suggest that joining at the beginning of the month is better value, but this new charging routine changes that. So join whenever is convenient and if you can join the Live Zooms, definitely try to join early in the month! It's even better value if you join annually! 10% off!
ZOOM SCHEDULE for 2023
The two zooms will usually be a Draw-a-long and Paint-a-long but sometimes for more complicated patterns it maybe a 2 part draw-a-long zoom.
The timing of this will be 10am, 2pm or 7pm (UK time) distributed evenly through the year so that every person in every location as a few times that are convenient for them.
The 1st Zooms are scheduled for the 1st or 2nd Sunday of the month.
The 2nd Zooms are a mix of Fri/Sat/Sun usually 2nd/3rd weekend of the month
7pm (GMT) Sun 10th & Fri 15th December
Link to recording posted the following day. These dates may change! But I will try to give plenty of notice.