Digital Patterns: Online Demo

Riaz Mehmood

10572 115 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 3K6
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Mar 23, 2022 - Mar 23, 2022
6pm – 9pm MDT

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Digital Patterns: Online Demonstration
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 6pm – 9pm MDT
Instructor: Riaz Mehmood //
$50 (SNAP members receive a 10% discount)
Online demonstration session held through Zoom

Join Artist Riaz Mehmood to gain practical knowledge of making graphic patterns using a variety of software. Participants will learn how to turn their drawings & doodles into a pattern as well as how to create patterns from scratch. This online demonstration will cover using commercial softwares such as Photoshop & Illustrator and free software such as Sketchbook.

After focusing on how pattern making can be achieved using desktop software and programs, participants will be introduced to a variety of apps that can be used to create interesting and unique patterns using mobile devices. Additionally, explore how to utilize mobile device cameras as a tool for creating patterns from one’s surroundings. The skills learned during this one evening session will cover which file formats are best for saving patterns for later use with a variety of printmaking techniques.

*No experience is necessary, this demonstration session is recommended for beginner and intermediate artists. All ability levels are encouraged to register.

Note: All online sessions will be recorded to capture the demonstration and will be sent to registered participants so they can view and rewatch at their leisure after the session.

About the Artist

Riaz Mehmood is a multidisciplinary artist who uses video, photography and computer programming as his primary means of expression. His practice often visits themes of multiple and fluid identities, military-industrial complex and the on-going ‘war on terror’ in the SWANA region. His ancestral home is a small village located between Afghanistan and Pakistan. Riaz immigrated to Canada in 2000 as a professional engineer and decided to pursue a career in the arts. He holds an MFA from the University of Windsor (2012) and completed the Integrated Media program at the Ontario College of Art and Design (2005). He recently completed an artist residency with The Society of Northern Alberta Print-artists (SNAP) in Edmonton. His works have been shown nationally and internationally.

COVID-19 Notice

SNAP is participating in the Alberta ‘Restriction Exemption Program‘ for all in-person programs in the SNAP printshop. Anyone accessing the printshop is required to show proof of vaccination against Covid-19, and this includes course instructors, students, resident artists, and SNAP staff. If this prevents your in-person participation in our programs, we will work with you to develop an online learning option.


SNAP continues to implement a number of health and safety measures to protect all users, please find more information here: Health and Safety Policy pdf

-All users will maintain physical distancing whenever possible. Class layout and structure has been modified to accommodate 6 feet distance as much as possible.

-Masks are mandatory at SNAP and will be worn by staff, renters, instructors, and students at all times indoors. If you do not have a mask one will be provided for your use at SNAP.

-Tools will be signed out by students for the duration of the course when possible. Other shared items will be sanitized between uses by all users.

-Sanitizing and cleaning measures are in place, sanitization supplies are provided throughout the printshop. All printshop users will sanitize all common touch surfaces after use.

-Course sizes have been reduced to allow for physical distancing and to minimize the number of people in the printshop at a time. Renters will not be permitted in common spaces during class times unless given permission by SNAP Staff in advance.

-A reduced number of in person courses will be offered and programming will not be run simultaneously.

For further information on SNAP courses and workshops, registration and fees, please contact SNAP.

Apply for assistance with a SNAP Scholarship:

If financial barriers are holding you back from taking this course, we invite you to apply for a scholarship. Learn more about this program.

Cancellation Policy (NEW!): 

In light of COVID-19 SNAP has adjusted the Education Cancelation Policy to ensure all individuals will remain at home when feeling unwell, this includes staff, instructors, and students. If you are experiencing any flu-like symptoms or are ill you must not come to SNAP, please inform SNAP Staff so we can discuss possible alternatives for your registered program.

If you need to cancel your course registration:
When possible SNAP prefers that individuals give written (email) notice to [email protected] 7 days in advance of the course start date in order to receive a full refund.

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