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.
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.
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.
The Patreon Draw-a-long Archive
The below gallery of photos is to help my patrons find the pattern they're after from the Archive from January 2021 to Dec 2022 - 24 patterns! Hopefully enticing for some too! All of the patterns below link to the Patreon post with Zoom recording(s) & PDF guide 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 and want to know where to start on the archive - I'd suggest 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!
OK now I can tell you what’s what now that little important detail is out of the way!
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: When you join you get charged right away for the current month, after that you get charged like everyone else on the 1st of the next month. E.g. A new patron joins my Patreon community on 25th June for $10 per month. You will be charged $10 on the day you join, 25th June (for June patronage). Then on 1st July you will be charged $10 for July patronage and then the 1st each month there on in. So to get good value you may want to consider joining on or soon after the 1st of a month. All current Patrons always get charged on the 1st of each month.
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
2pm (GMT) Sun 8th & Sun 15th January
10am (GMT) Sun 5th & Sat 18th February
7pm (GMT) Sun 12th & Fri 17th March
2pm (GMT+1) Sun 9th & Sun 16th April
10am (GMT+1) Sun 7th & Sat 13th May
7pm (GMT+1) Sun 11th& Fri 16th June
2pm (GMT+1) Sun 9th & Sun 16th July
10am (GMT+1) Sun 6th & Sat 19th August
7pm (GMT+1) Sun 10th & Sat 16th September
2pm (GMT) Sun 8th & Sun 15th October
10am (GMT) Sun 5th & Fri 17th November
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.