Drawing Symmetric Patterns Live in Illustrator

Melissa Wiederrecht, Geeky Artist

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7 Videos (27m)
    • Introduction

    • The Templates and Cheat Sheet

    • Damask Pattern With Blob Brush

    • 6-Way Rotation With Blob Brush

    • Chevron Pattern Using Hand Drawn Motifs

    • Layered Designs

    • Thank you


About This Class


In this class you will learn how to draw symmetrical patterns with a live preview in Adobe Illustrator!   This super fun and easy way to make patterns is outright addicting and you will find yourself coming back to it again and again.

We will go over how to make patterns in any of 17 of the wallpaper groups (that is mathematical lingo for ways to fill a surface will symmetry), plus many variations of those 17!  You will be given my Illustrator templates for free to use in this class and your project will be to make a pattern. But seriously… who can make just one, when they are this fun and easy.  So… your project is to make patternssss. And more patterns. Go crazy.

Anybody should be able to take this class even with no prior experience in illustrator or with patterns.  But those who know a lot about making patterns or using Illustrator will learn a lot and have a blast too.

23 of 23 students recommendSee All

WOW, so obvious you are excited about this class and math/coding in general! (& may I add, brilliant & gifted :) I look forward to trying some of these & adding to my fabric at Spoonflower. I'll post a project after I play a bit. I agree with others- that it would be great to see/have a course on how you create these templates. Thank you so much for these templates!! : ) Sue ( aka cleolovescolor)
This is the class I was looking for! Thank you so much! xo
Elizabeth A.

Never stop learning!

Thank you so much Melissa. This was indeed a great class. Almost can't belive you gave us these templates...wow. Looking so much forward to use them. Thank you...thank you.....thank you!





Melissa Wiederrecht

Geeky Artist


Hey, everybody! My name is Melissa Wiederrecht. I am a lover of art, mathematics, computer science, and most especially everything that lies in the intersection of any two or three of those.

I have two classes about generative art, and one class about Drawing Symmetric Patterns Live In Illustrator.  Please check them out!  Thanks ;)

Also, check out my work on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ninjacodeartist/, and https://www.instagram.com/meli...

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