The Joy of Drawing Patterns

In this class you will get to know the meditative and very addictive process of drawing patterns!

‘The Joy of Drawing Patterns’

Simple steps to draw gorgeous patterns

In this class I’ll introduce you to the meditative but very addictive process of pattern playing. With a minimum of materials, you learn the basics of creating powerful though simple patterns. Also I’ll be showing the endless possibilities of how to use these patterns for all your art purposes, like creating gift wrapping paper, art journaling and adding it to your art pieces.

This class is very accessible for anyone who wants to try out designing patterned paper. It’s a ‘dry’ class, so without paint, so you could even work on your kitchen table or at your desk. You will see you won’t need much materials to keep you going. Just some mark making tools, Kraft paper and there we go!

In a few steps I’ll show you how I create some patterns. The possibilities are endless, even though we just work with circles and stripes in this class.

What you’ll get with this class:

  • Duration: approx. 2 hrs.
  • Self-paced drawing class
  • 2 BONUS lessons “What can I do with my patterned papers?”
  • Direct access
  • Video lessons easily accessible via your standard internet browser on Mac, PC, smartphone or tablet
  • Experience level: all
  • Printable worksheet included
  • Feedback from Luz and your fellow students via our own private classrooms

Price: USD 35

    “With great pleasure I participated in the online class ‘The Joy of Drawing Patterns’. The lessons had a very good structure, so I immediately got a taste for it. Drawing patterns in itself has a pleasant, meditative effect on me, very soothing. And it’s super fun that the materials you make yourself can then be used so well in your own mixed-media designs.”

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    Patterns are everywhere!

    Before you’re getting started with creating your own patterns, you gather inspiration from things surrounding you in your daily life. As soon as you’ll get started with this course, you’ll find out that patterns are everywhere! If you only take a look around your house, you’ll discover them… So, you don’t need to go anywhere to spark ideas. Although, of course inspiration can be found in many places, from an inner city church through to a walk in nature.

    Close up art journal by Luz - The Joy of Drawing Patterns - Brave Art Academy

    The uses of patterned paper

    After creating our patterns, we pay attention to the uses of the pattern paper, for example to use it in a painting, for package paper and how to use it for decoration on utensils like boxes.
    On top of that, you’ll get two BONUS lessons in which I will show you how I use the patterned paper for my art journal and I will create customized gift wrapping paper. 

    Painting for all levels of experience

    Whether you are an experienced artist searching for a fresh approach or have no art experience at all, this course is suitable for you! The lessons are designed to help you open up to new techniques, getting confidence in your own process and (re)discover the joy of painting.

    Do you want more? And do you want to combine these techniques with acrylic paint and mixed media? Then join  ‘Pattern Playing’, Fantasy Flowersor Mixed Media Angels!

    What you’ll get with this painting class

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    A worksheet

    Alongside the class you will get a downloadable and printable worksheet and a art supplies list.

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    Instant &
    lifetime access

    The freedom to watch the course at your own pace, when you want to, as often as you wish. You can watch it from your desktop, but also from your tablet or your phone in a browser.

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    Your classroom

    You’ll get instant access to this class’ private classroom where you can meet other students, ask questions, share your results, and get valuable feedback on your work.

    “I think that ‘The Joy of Drawing Patterns’ is an extremely inspiring class for both beginners and advanced. I myself have been painting for years and enjoy discovering new ‘treasures’ within myself . That will happen automatically when you start this class very relaxed. Below you can see a picture of the patterns I made, this makes me so happy and it gives relaxation and energy. It makes me forget everything for a while.”

    Sonja's patterns - The Joy of Drawing Patterns - Brave Art Academy


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    List of materials

    Recycle what you have!  

    You just need a few art supplies. Later on, when you get the idea, you might feel the need to experiment with more materials like paint and inks. For this class we only use ‘dry’ material, to keep it as simple as can be. You could work on your kitchen table as well!


    I work on various kraft papers, like the brown wrapping paper, shoe box paper, paper bags and all you can find and collect in and around your home. If necessary, you could buy kraft paper in your local art shop as well.  

    Mark making items 

    I use Copic markers, Twin markers and Posca acrylic markers in this class. Both Copic and Twin markers are based on alcohol. This means that their ink is transparent, so they will not be visible on a dark surface. The Posca pens can be used on a dark surface. If you work with paint, the Posca’s are really perfect. I still can’t stop working with Copics though, because I love their colour palette

    I also use some simple pens; a black Bic ballpoint and a white Signo uni-ball pen (broad).

    When choosing your colours, make sure you have a dark tone, a middle tone and a light thone. The darkest and lightest tone could also be black and white. I myself, chose to work with all shades of green and a contrasting colour, pink.

    Gel Medium 

    For the Bonus Lessons (how to use your patterned papers) you might need a gel medium or a glue. When I work in my journal I prefer working with an acrylic gel medium, which also works like glue. You could also use a simple glue stick for this purpose. 

    Don’t forget...

    If you work with gel medium, you might need something to protect your table and and your clothes.

    About Instructor


    Your art teacher: Luz Marloes Bloedjes alias Luz is an artist living in The Netherlands, creating colourful, abstract paintings and mixed media artworks. She enjoys long walks in nature. Back home she mixes her impressions with her rich inner world. When these two come together, magical creations are born. In addition to her work as an artist, she teaches adults and children in her studio since 2010. Since 2018 Luz is developing online classes, together with her partner, photo/videographer Anthony Verolme. “I am really thrilled by creating patterns. In a lot of my paintings you can see how I incorporate patterns. Also I use my paper patterns for art journaling and mixed-media pieces like angels..”

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    Class Includes

    • 8 Lessons
    • 3 Topics