These workshops are recorded zoom classes that were available for donation during the covid
All classes are now available to view for anyone across the globe
Please use the paypal link under each workshop.
Stephanie will then email a link to view the class.
$20 $25 $30
~ Materials needed for all workshops ~
Fine tip black pen
A3 or A2 paper
Colours ~ medium ~ of your choice
Abstract Botanical Motifs
In this workshop we will explore a variety of flora motifs
using simple principles.
I will guide you through free hand circles, spirals & peripheral lines evoking swirling foliage decorative motifs.
Soft pencils 2B and up, prisma or pastels are required for fluid movement.
The class will culminate with a watercolour and pen and ink demonstration.
Biomorphs / Curves & Composition
Radial mandala analysis ~ see pictured abov
Derived from the greek word 'Bios' meaning LIFE & 'Morphe' meaning FORM - Biomorphic art portrays vegetal, organic forms found in nature - from plants to the human form.
In this workshop we will create one of my very own Persian inspired patterns using encircled and peripheral lines to create aesthetic harmony and illustrate evolutionary concepts.
If you'd like to find more flow and harmony ~ Then this class is for you
Square Repeat Pattern
Pattern analysis ~ see pictured above
A little variation on the most common pattern in Traditional Islamic Art coined the Breathe of Compassionate.
A repeat square pattern using the 8 pointed star ~ it consists of overlayed squares at a 45 degree angle. Compassionate resembles infinity therefore; Islamic designs tend to be repetitive.
The double overlapping Islamic square pattern adds two fours together, bringing 8 to life ~ which is directly related to the perfect octave in music. The eight-pointed star is commonly referred to as the ‘Khatam al-Sulayman’ (Seal of the Solomon)
When this star is tessellated it is then known as the ‘Breath of the Compassionate’ - Keith Critchlow.
The Art of Drawing Weaves
analysis ~ see pictured above
Learn to weave a graceful 12 pointed star ~ those who have my Geometherapy Book will know that this symbol appears on the first page.
The innate power of 12 is linked to the harmony of the tides, and the female cycle of fertility fit into the lunar months.
Think of the zodiacs ~ a heavenly circle neatly divided into twelve segments ~ each allocated 30 degrees.
12 also correlates to the Buddhist concept of dependent organization, called nidanas ~ the wheel of life
Shadowing is crucial in creating the depth of a weave ~ so the class will culminate with a watercolour demonstration.
Petals Of Jericho
Ancient Tree Of Life ~
Inspired by the techniques of the Warli Tribe
~ Moroccan Pattern Zouak Style Workshop ~
With guest artist ~ Adam Williamson ~ Co-founder Art Of Islamic Pattern
The Boteh, Celebrating the art of Afghanistan
Sept 19th and 26th
ONLINE Two part presentation taught by Adam Williamson and Stephanie June Ellis
30% of the registrations will be donated to the supporting crafts in Afghanistan via the wonderful charity https://www.turquoisemountain.org/donate
Ornate Glass Dome Mandala ~ Edinburgh
Saturday 30th of October
6pm AEST ~ 9am UK