Islamic Geometry

Drawing and Painting Islamic Geometry with Samira Mian

Samira Mian

18 May - 21 Dec

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD


Class details

Join us for a three hour workshop drawing and painting Islamic geometry with Samira Mian. You don’t need previous experience to join; just an interest in drawing geometric designs by hand and painting.


  • 18 May
  • 22 June
  • 20 July

12 – 3pm

£25 per person

£88 if you book four sessions

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You’ll find the process of drawing the patterns by hand absorbing and somewhat challenging, but ultimately satisfying. The beauty and complexity of the pattern we create on a blank page with just a compass, straight edge and mark maker is amazing.

With Samira guiding you, first you’ll learn how to draw Islamic geometric patterns using a simple step-by step process. Then you’ll learn how to add colour and embellish your line drawings, just like the craftsmen over the centuries. The possibilities are endless. By the end of the workshop you will have created a pattern that has connected us to humanity throughout time. You’ll draw a different pattern every time you join a workshop and once the class is over you can draw, colour and embellish constructions and patterns at home.

These sessions are open to beginners; you don’t need previous knowledge or experience. The workshops are suitable for any ability aged 14+ and take place every month. You can book a place on any monthly workshop, but why not make Drawing and Painting Islamic Geometry patterns with Samira a regular feature in your calendar?

You get a discount if you book a place on four workshops.

2024 Dates

18 May

22 Jun

20 July

24 Aug

21 Sep

19 Oct

23 Nov

21 Dec


  • Smooth A4 drawing paper;

  • Technical Compass,

  • 30cm transparent ruler,

  • 2H & H pencils;

  • Erasers and sharpeners;

  • Colouring pencils;

  • Black pigment fine liners;

Feel free to bring your own materials & resources.

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Course Details

OPEN Ealing Arts Centre W5 2TD

Dates: 18 May - 21 Dec
Saturday 12:00 pm
Fees: £25

About the tutor

Samira Mian

Samira is a budding artist and experienced educator with a passion for Islamic Geometry. She tapped into her 12 years experience secondary school teaching so she could share her passion for the compass and straight edge constructions of Islamic Geometric Patterns. Since 2015 she has run workshops in the UK, abroad and online.

For me it is an immensely satisfying pursuit, from analysing and constructing the patterns, to painting them in watercolours and gouache and of course teaching others, bringing this art form to a wider audience.


To read the long version of her biography, see examples of her work and book a class – visit her website

Follow her on

Instagram – @samira.mian


Twitter – @samira_mian

Pinterest – @Samira_Mian

Visit her YouTube channel – samiramian

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