The Joy of Drawing Patterns

Discover the infinite possibilities of using patterns in your art and daily life

Simple steps to draw gorgeous patterns

In this drawing course 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 package paper, art journaling and adding it to your art pieces.

his 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 endlessly, even though we just work with circles and stripes in this class.

Self-Paced Painting Course - Video Lessons Easily Accessible Via Your Standard Internet Browser on Mac, PC, Smartphone or Tablet - Printable Workbook Included - Feedback from Luz and Fellow Students Via Private Facebook Community and Website.

Price: USD 35

Your Instructor


Marloes Bloedjes alias Luz is an artist living in The Netherlands, creating colorful, 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.

"In my art I feel a deep connection with myself and my inner world. If there were no art, there were no me."

The uses of patterned paper

fter 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.

For all levels

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 and (re)discover that playful experience.

List of supplies

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start, how long you work and when you finish. The class is permanently open and of the course material will be available for you to view, download and work through.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does unlimited access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Do I need all the art supplies?
In this course you can work with a minimum of materials. The basic things you need are paper and some markers and pens.
Do I need high speed internet for this course?
Yes, you will need a good internet connection to view and/or download the video content for this course. If you're using the Teachable app on your iPad or iPhone, you could download all lessons to watch them offline.
Do I need to have experience with designing patterns?
This class is suitable for all art levels, whether you are a beginner or an experienced artist. Everything will be explained step by step. Being open and eager to learn are more important than the level you're at!
Will there be an online community?
Yes, I will provide details of how to submit a request to join the Luz Artworks Facebook community. There is also a hashtag #patternplaying that can be used on Instagram and other social media platforms.
What is the Enrollment & Checkout Procedure?
Enrolling is easy and fast! Just hit one of the buttons on this page and proceed to the checkout. If you need assistance signing up or when you 'd like to use another payment method, don't hesitate to contact me personally via email: [email protected] When you don't receive a confirmation email after successfully signing up, please check your email spam box and confirm your account.

'The Joy of Drawing Patterns' is an extremely inspiring course for both beginner and advanced artist. I have been painting for years myself and I love the process of discovering new 'treasures' in myself. That is exactly what happens automatically when you start with this course. Below you see a photo of the patterns I designed. This makes me so happy and it gives relaxation and energy. It makes me forget everything for a while."