Paisley is a beautiful artform, owing its origin to the Boteh design of the Persian Dynasty and the Mankolam of the Tamil culture. Our project this week adds to our previous symmetry and pattern lessons, by creating our own ornate paisley motifs.

You can learn more about paisley here:

The paisley stencils can be found at the Supplemental Materials page, along with examples of Miss Linda’s paisley drawings, real-world paisley fabric designs, and some relevant fruit which are also available below.

The materials needed for this class are:

  • A pencil
  • Colored pencils
  • White paper
  • Flat cardboard or cardstock
  • Scissors

As always, you can also have:

  • An eraser
  • A pencil sharpener
  • A file folder or paperclip for organization

Practice, practice, practice!