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Dot Painting with Dastan

Selwyn Community Education: Dot Painting by Dastan Othman
Selwyn Community Education: Dot Painting by Dastan Othman
Selwyn Community Education: Dot Painting by Dastan Othman
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7 Apr 2019
Sunday 7 April 2019 10 AM - 4 PM
From dropping your first dot on the canvas, you’ll discover how easy it is to create your own patterns and designs. You will learn about the different tools and be guided through the techniques.
Event type: 
Art, Craft, Workshop/Seminar
$90 including all materials (BYO lunch)
Selwyn Community Education
Selwyn College 203 Kohimarama Rd Kohimarama Auckland 1071


About Dot Painting

In this course you will learn how to do dot painting. We'll look at different tools and different shapes and patterns. When you drop the dots on your material of choice, you will be able to make a piece of art-work(s) you can take home at the end.

During the day, we will be using two different designs of dot painting. The first is a mandala design -  this design is very basic and an easy way to learn how to paint your dots on any surface. The second method is using dot painting based on images - I'll give some examples and will help you in drawing the initial sketch prior to starting the dot painting. 

What should I bring?

Your lunch plus an open mind and a willingness to enjoy the process. We'll provide tea and coffee in the staff-room for breaks. Your course fee includes all materials (value $14) and you'll paint two small canvases during the day.

Who should attend?

Anyone looking for an accessible introduction to the world of painting and art. Those looking for a relaxing and meditative pastime. Those looking to explore dot painting as a new method of expression.

Expected learning outcomes

  • knowledge of different tools that can be used
  • knowledge of two different approaches to dot painting
  • confidence to start dot painting at home on canvases or other media

About Dastan Othman

I am an artist originally from Iraq and I love to create and learn. I completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Sulaymaniyah in 2013. I have taken part in a number of exhibitions both in Iraq and in New Zealand. I came to New Zealand in 2015. My most recent exhibitions included showcasing my work at the Red Shed Art Gallery in Waiheke Island, taking part in the Wonder Women event at the Maritime Museum in Auckland Central and holding exhibitions in both the Albany Library and, the Birkenhead Library.

Dot painting is fun and very relaxing from dropping your first dot on the canvas until the end, and a good way to play with colours by using different tools to paint on any material (canvas , vase, recycle bottles, pots, mugs, rocks, ceramics,…etc), with creations of your design. So I really want to share this amazing way to paint with everybody.  

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Selwyn Community Education

26 Feb 2019