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Aboriginal Dot Art Turtle Painting Workshop

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Experience Category

  • Arts & Culture
  • Classes & Workshops

About the experience

Experience Duration : 1 hrs
Detailed description:

I will guide you through the skills, history and cultural importance behind this art form used between 60,000 & 80,000 years ago. Let's draw a happy turtle on a stone or on sheet of paper –a metaphor for reaching new horizons, for exploring new universes. Join us on this symbolic journey!

The works are visual reminders of their own being. They painted land that they belonged to and the stories that are associated with those sites. In essence they were painting their identity onto the boards, as a visual assertion of their identity and origins. These art works could show dots, cross hatching, maps of circles, spirals, lines and dashes which is the long established pictorial language of Western Desert Aboriginal People. Aboriginal artworks painted in acrylic are a beautiful blend of traditional and contemporary. The dot technique gives the painting an almost 3D effect and a sense of movement and rhythm. Many people comment that the paintings look alive and that they literally seem to jump out at you. The flat canvas comes to life with energy and vivacity just like the Dreamings and rituals that inspired them.

About the host

I’m a multi-disciplinary artist, and love to engage with folk/tribal art from across the world – wiPth a special focus on India. I design and conduct experiential workshops, giving a contemporary bent to heritage Art n Craft. I have thoroughly enjoyed conducting in-person and online workshops for audiences in India, USA, UK, Australia, Dubai. My workshop at Amazon HQ in Seattle demonstrated the ease with which art communicates with people from different countries and ethnicities.  The learning and sharing process has been unique in each workshop and the participants’ ages have varied from age 8 to 80!

Places we'll visit

Your computer screen.

Additional information


What the Host requires you to bring
  • Pens (fine tipped pens or gel pens, ideally in black and red)
  • 1 or 2 pieces of A4 sized paper (this can be any standard paper but the thicker the better, handmade paper is perfect if you have it!)
  • Pencil, ruler and eraser
  • Rough paper to practise on


  • Who can come Adults & Children
  • Activity level not much
  • Skill level beginner


Primary Language : English

Minimum age

Minimum age : 8 Years

Private groups

Does the Host accept Private Group : yes
Private groups minimum size : 2
Private groups maximum size : 20

Alternate Dates

If you would like to request for alternative dates not currently showing in availability, please contact the host directly via private message


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