Patterns By Hand: Sketch a Geometric Design

Amelie Mancini, Artist & Designer

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4 Videos (16m)
    • Introduction

      2:07
    • Drawing Your Pattern

      7:34
    • Transferring Your Pattern

      3:39
    • Applying Your Pattern

      3:08

About This Class

Design your own tile to create a repeat pattern — no drawing skills needed! You'll rotate shapes, lines, and classic styles to create an attractive, simple pattern.

This 16-minute class with artist and designer Amelie Mancini gives you a foundation for understanding what makes great patterns work. Working by hand with grid paper, simple designs, and a Xerox machine, she breaks down how to create unexpected patterns you can use in countless ways.

Whether you're an artist, crafter, or DIY enthusiast, you'll discover new pattern possibilities and create a design that excites you.

129 of 131 students recommendSee All

very helpful class! loved it
Emily Kelley

freelance illustrator and designer

Somehow pretty fascinating project! I think I'm looking at patterns in a different way and now and can't wait to start "tiling around" a bit... :) Really cool inspiration!

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Amelie Mancini

Artist & Designer

Amelie Mancini is a French artist and textile designer based in Brooklyn, NY. 

She creates playful and elegant patterns using linocuts and original drawings, then turns them into personal accessories and homewares, such as kitchen linens, pouches and bags.

Working from her print-cut-and-sew studio in Ridgewood, Queens, she uses hand made techniques and natural materials only. Her work has been featured on RemodelistaMakers ProjectDesign*SpongeReal Simple, One Kings Lane, SF Girl By Bay, The Frye Company, Food & Wine, Lonny, Apartment Therapy, and others.