History of Doodle Pattern

Ref: C2527993

Enjoy creating Doodle patterns and illustrations? Most contemporary Doodle and Zentangle patterns have historical origins from all parts of the globe. In this short practical course we will study and draw 3 Doodle/Zentangle patterns, tracing their historical roots. We will place our patterns within an outlined shape to create finished pictures and we’ll look at the colours which would have been traditionally used. We will enjoy a taste of art history and cultural traditions through our doodles. Simple outlines for each picture will be provided in Canvas to print off or copy, as an option for those who may struggle with drawing, and then you can just add the patterns in class. Fun for beginners and those with some doodle experience!

Course aim

To show the historic origins of selected contemporary doodle patterns through a practical drawing session.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Identify the origins of 3 contemporary patterns.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Drawing materials and coloured pencils - a list will be available on canvas.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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History of Doodle Pattern


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  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
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