Support & learn 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 2022:
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 Zoom Draw-a-long and Paint-a-long tutorials live and watch their recordings, download the step by step PDF pattern guide i.e if you join in July 2022, you don’t get access to May 2022 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.

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 index is to help my patrons find the pattern they're after from the Draw-a-long Archive from January 2021. All of the patterns below link to the Patreon post with Zoom recording(s) & PDF guide. These are accessible for  patron 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, 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!

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I’m on Patreon in 2022 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 2020 zoom chats were great, but frankly I was itching to start drawing. So hence a draw-a-long schedule from 2021. This become and is now the main offering of my patreon: a monthly practical 1.5hrs Zoom where we draw and chat and go off on tangents! Since last month I've added in another Zoom - one where I paint the pattern of the month live- the Zoom paint-a-long! This ever evolving space is one I truly love and appreciate because of the support, encouragement and engagement of wonderful people!

Each month I like to plan my in-person workshops & Patreon patterns altogether, all around one theme. I often teach a pattern on Patreon and then the same one in my workshops. Some of you actually come to my in-person workshops and are patrons on here too! THANK YOU!! And I just want to be a little realistic and open, that I will try my best to have something different for you, but I wont always manage it! So just a little head's up on the potential duplication, I cant  guarantee that I will avoid it

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 DRAW-A-LONG Schedule

1st or 2nd Sunday of the month, three different times rotated equally through the year. Link to recording posted the following day:

7pm GMT+1 Sun 11th September
10am GMT+1 Sun 9th October
7pm GMT, Sun 13th November
2pm GMT, Sun 11th December


Zoom PAINT-A-LONG Schedule

This will be mid-month and midweek. Link to recording posted the following day:

7pm GMT+1 Thu 22nd September

10am GMT+1 Thu 20th October

7pm GMT, Thu 17th November

2pm GMT, Thu 15th December