About the Artform

Mandalas were created in the service of one of the world's great religions, Buddhism. They were produced in Tibet, India, Nepal, China, Japan, Bhutan, and Indonesia and dated from the 4th century to the present. Now they are created throughout the world, including New York City.
Dot painting originated from aboriginal Australia. Dot art is an artform that is created by the technique of using dots of distinct colors in a pattern to form an art/ image. This artform is very calming and stress-relieving. So, you are in for an artsy and therapeutic experience!

About the workshop

The Canvas

Overall Details

In this workshop, you will be learning to create various forms of patterns and dots with help of dot tools and other alternative instruments. This will enable you to make your very own dot art mandala coaster. The workshop is divided into the following steps:
1. Add background color to your MDF coaster base
2. Make grids and patterns with the help of basic tools
3. Transfer your patterns from a rough sheet to your coaster with guided instructions.

The colours in the palette

Elements you will learn

  • Learn to make basic patterns with dot art tools
  • Combine the techniques of dotting and Mandala 
  • Understand how to blend the colors and texture
  • Learn to protect your artwork to make it heat and water resistant
  • Experience a meditative and therapeutic journey

The Picasso of the show

About the Artist

Shrutika Dhomse

@nartikacreatives

She creates handcrafted, hand-painted home décor products using Mandala/ Dot art as an artform, which not only adds colors & beauty to space but also brings calmness and tranquility to space. She pursued her Masters in Fashion Management from NIFT and was a Fashion Merchandiser by Profession. To beat the stress of the corporate world, she spent her free time practicing the art of Mandala and Pottery which eventually became her full-time profession.

Materials Required

  • MDF coasters
  • Dot tools
  • Acrylic colors
  • Sponge


Alternative materials required

  • Cotton buds
  • Brushes
  • Matchstick
  • A Surface on which Dot-work can be created such as glass, wood, canvas, etc.
  • Basic stationery

Preparation prior to the workshop

  • You can paint your base background color and keep it ready in order to let it dry and save time. 
  • You can color the base with any color of your choice, preferably a dark background. 
  • Also keep all your materials ready with you, prior to the session.

The scope of creativity

Further prospects and application of what you will be learning

Dot art is one kind of art that can be created on any kind of hard surface. After attending this workshop, you can do DIY projects on your own to embellish pots, vases, bottles, bottle caps, photo frames and a lot more.

Don't miss this opportunity to learn!

  • More like a classroom

    Being a replay of an actual live workshop, where students interacted with the instructor, it will give you more of a classroom experience.

  • Longer durations and better creations

    Masterclasses are longer in length due to the profound focus on the art which in turn facilitates better output from the learners.

  • Get in touch with the artist

    You can get in touch with the artist through Instagram, and get clarifications & comments on your artwork!