Learn to construct, outline and tile 8 geometric patterns and designs from around the Islamic world using a compass and a ruler.
Do you roll your eyes at the idea of spending the next hours constructing a pattern from scratch?
All those lines and circles only for one minuscule design?
Are you tired of not learning anything new or exciting online?
It's always the same old patterns, and after you've drawn them a couple of times, they are not even fun anymore.
Are you ready to level up your drawing skills and create something unique?
What if I told you that you can create 8 patterns (or even more) with just 2 constructions, and WOW your family, friends and Insta pals with different Islamic geometric designs created with your bare hands?
Learn how to create 4 simple patterns and 4 complex patterns from only two constructions.
Learn how to construct the layout and mix and match the 8 patterns to create a breathtaking piece of art.
Each video is supplied with a pdf tutorial + a complete guide to circle division that will help you divide any circle into 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16, 20, 24 equal parts.
I began my journey in 2016 and soon specialised in miniature zellige geometry, principally using watercolour as a medium. My miniature complex geometry and sense of colour captured the attention of social media, and soon I was inspiring thousands of artists to get started with this traditional art form.
Never expecting to be just an artist, within 2 years, I started collaborating with brands around the world, bringing my unique style to life through product design.
I believe that everyone can find peace in Islamic geometry that’s why I have started teaching workshops and online courses.
As an online instructor, I’ve taught over 500 students how to start with Islamic geometry. And as an entrepreneur, I’ve turned my art into a creative business.
Today, I bring my positive attitude about art and my personable style to workshops, online courses and Instagram @sandy.kurt
You're ready to put in the work (and see the results!).
You're passionate about Islamic art and creating beauty.
You know how to handle a compass.
You have drawn (or at least tried) some basic patterns before.
You don't want to do the heavy work.
You have no patience.
You don't know how to handle a compass.
You have no previous experience in Islamic geometry and this is your first course ever.
You can access the course wherever you are, whenever you want and even from your tablet of phone. You will also have access to all future updates for free.
In 3+ hours of video instructions, you'll learn how to improve your drafting skills and create an Islamic geometric design.
You can post questions under each video if you need assistance or clarifications, and I will personally reply to all of them.
My courses are for people who know how to handle a compass and have tried drawing Islamic geometry before. It is NOT for people who have never tried this art form and are just starting out.
That said, Zellige patterns are based on 8fold geometry, which is very simple to learn and understand. When you create a zellige design, you get a boost in self-esteem that has no equal. You have to put in the work, though, as there are a lot of lines and circles to be drawn, but it's totally worth it.
Absolutely! All videos are pre-recorded, and you can watch them anytime, anywhere.
You'll need a compass, a pencil, a ruler, an eraser, paper, tracing paper, masking tape and a fine liner. If you need suggestions, check this page.
Each of my courses differs in the method of construction, types of Islamic geometric patterns taught, and general content of the course. There is ALWAYS something new to learn.
This course is 3 hours long.
Absolutely yes! Each video has a discussion area (top right icon on the video), plus you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if anything is needed urgently.
You'll have ongoing access for the lifetime of the course.
Each video is supplied with a pdf tutorial that you can print out and take with you wherever you go. Plus, there is a bonus section with pdf tutorials about the basics of Islamic geometry.
"Sandy makes something so complex intuitive with her user friendly courses. It was so fulfilling."
- sonia h.
"So far so good. Very clear instructions"
- VIVIEN A.
"I am enjoying this course so far. Looking forward to colouring and developing further variations."
- CAROLINE B.
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