Geometry tutorials

Have you ever thought how to draw Islamic patterns? To show you my immense love for geometry and dedication to you, here are some free tutorials that will help you getting started with Islamic geometry. Draw it, transfer it, colour it… the possibilities are endless, ENJOY!

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At the bottom of this page you can find a free tutorial regarding the division of a circle in 5, 6, 8, 12 and 16 equal parts which is perfect for total beginners. 
No need to search on Youtube or buy books. This tutorial is going to help you get confident with any tutorial you find here and on the internet 

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Downloadable pdf tutorials

Printable pdf tutorials are the new thing. They are the best to share free content with you. Easy to access and follow, you can download them, print them and bring them with you anywhere you go. Check them out and if you get the chance tag me on IG so that I can see your outcome. 

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Extra: video tutorials

Psst... I know these tutorials make you want to create something unique and awesome. That's why I've included a video tutorial at the end of this page where I show you how to create a weaving in 5 different ways. You'd better start drawing now :)

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4fold pattern

In this tutorial I teach you how to draw 28 different zellige (zilij) shapes with just one construction.
This study is perfect for learning the correct proportions and symmetry of each shape.

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6fold pattern

In this tutorial I teach you how to draw this 6fold geometric pattern from the Friday mosque in Isfahan, (Iran)

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6fold pattern

In this tutorial I teach you how to draw this pattern from the Suleymaniye Mosque (Turkey) and the Itimad-ud-Daula's Tomb, Agra (India)

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8fold pattern

In this tutorial I teach you how to draw this pattern from Ahmad Ibn Tulun, Cairo, (Egypt).

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8fold pattern

In this tutorial I teach you how to draw this 8fold zellige pattern from the Attarine Madrasah, Fez and Ben Youssef Madrasah, Marrakesh (Morocco).

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8fold pattern

In this tutorial I teach you how to draw this unusual geometric pattern

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8fold pattern

In this tutorial I teach you how to draw this 8fold zellige pattern

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12fold pattern

In this tutorial I teach you a simple way to draw this beautiful 12fold moorish design

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4fold pattern

In this tutorial I teach you how to draw this 4fold pattern from the Agra Fort and the Tomb of Itimud ad-Daula (India)

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4fold pattern

In this tutorial I teach you how to draw this 4fold pattern from the Friday mosque, Isfahan (Iran)

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4fold pattern

In this tutorial I teach you how to draw this pattern from the al-Hakim Mosque, Isfahan (Iran). This pattern can also be found in the Akbar's Tomb, Sikandra (India) and the Shirdar Madrassa (Samarkand)

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4fold pattern

In this tutorial I teach you how to draw this 4fold pattern.

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4fold pattern

In this tutorial I teach you how to draw this 4fold pattern from the Fatehpur Sikri (India)

How to divide a circle into 4, 5, 6, 8, 12 and 16 equal parts

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How to weave geometric patterns in 5 different ways

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if you are a beginner

browse the courses

If you love zellige (zillij) design and you are hooked, I have created a couple of online courses where I teach complex Islamic geometry. You can't find anything like that online nor in in-person courses and the best part is that is suitable for beginners too. 

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