Geometric and Patterned Design in Watercolour

July 22 - July 23


Geometric and Patterned Design in Watercolour

Geometric and Patterned Design in Watercolour

This is a 2-day workshop.  Classes run 9-4pm with lunch included.

In this two-day workshop, students learn how to draw and create geometric designs in watercolour. These patterns can be used in a variety of applications including: painting, mosaic floor and wall tiles, decoration for ceramics and quilting. Understanding the basic concepts behind the structure of these patterns will provide students with the knowledge to continue to create these geometric designs at home—from large-scale designs such as wall murals to one-of-a-kind hand painted greeting cards.

The teaching method includes slides of historic and contemporary Islamic designs in artwork and examples designed, drawn and painted by students. Participants are provided with a complete workbook to use as a record of study as well as a reference and refresher.

In this workshop, students are shown how to draw and understand the motifs  and how to repeat them on a grid to create larger pattern. During this weekend workshop, students will create a 22 x 28 inch drawing on watercolour paper, which can be personalized and coloured with pencil crayons or watercolours.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $15
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels
  • Course Prerequisites: None required

Price: $377

This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars


Xane St Phillip is a practicing visual artist based in Victoria, BC. He has instructed classes in visual art for 25 years, most recently at the Vancouver Island School of Art. Subjects include Design, Colour Theory and Application, and Painting. Specific to this workshop, St Phillip has traveled extensively in the Middle East and takes a great interest in Islamic Design and its application in historical as well as contemporary art.

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If you need to make a cancellation, please complete MISSA's on-line cancellation form. Phone or email correspondence will not be accepted.

Click HERE for the form.

BEFORE May 1: For each course withdrawal, a refund for tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee.

May 2 – June 29: For each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2024 will be issued, minus a $50 administrative fee. Any applicable supply fee will be fully refunded.

AFTER June 30: Course withdrawals made after this date are not eligible for credits or refunds.

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, students will be offered an alternative workshop. If the 2023 program is completely canceled (due to COVID restrictions for for any other force majeure), a full refund will be given (tuition, material fee and accommodation) or a MISSA credit will be offered.

On-campus accommodations may be cancelled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded, less a $50 deposit fee, via Paypal within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation request form.

Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA's online cancellation form and will be processed through PayPal.

No refunds will be processed during the MISSA Summer Program.


This price includes daily lunch, material fees, applicable taxes and is listed in Canadian Dollars.