Get started with Dot Painting - relaxed, friendly sessions

Dot painted lotus design


Learn how to dot paint in this relaxed, friendly workshop with a maximum of 4 people (please enquire for larger groups).

Dot painting is very engaging and can be a very mindful activity promoting mental well-being. It is also a fantastic painting technique if you have always wanted to be able to produce paintings of any kind but feel you lack the skill or time to learn.

Right from the outset, attendees will learn simple, clear skills from which they can create wall-art or smaller pictures in a day, and will go home with the knowledge to produce their own painted art, cards, and a host of other decorative items (dot painting can be done on a wide variety of backgrounds and objects such as heart and 'pebble' shapes, tealight holders, and much more).

Maximum Workshop: 4 People (adults only please)

Time: arrive for 10am start - finish 4pm

If you would like a half-day session of 10 am to 1 pm or 1 pm to 4 pm, please enquire for availability.

In the session, you will be guided through:

Putting a design layout onto a ready prepared canvas board
Which tools can be used to create dots
What is the best paint for dotting
Dotting techniques
Drying and Finishing your dot-art
What you can create next (with ideas on the next techniques to learn)
How dot art can become part of your creative mindfulness routine

With a maximum of 4 people in these small, friendly sessions in a spacious, light workshop with access to a lovely small garden with plenty of outdoor seating for sunny days, you will have lots of individual attention and guidance in this relaxing dot-painting workshop on the Somerset-Dorset border.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All tuition, starter patterns, background canvas and/or canvas boards, paint and use of tools are included.

Beginners Guide to Dot Painting PDF will be emailed to participants who attend the workshop.

Hot and cold drinks are available throughout the session.

Please bring a packed lunch for full-day workshops.


Sally Evans at Craft Workshops


Craft Workshops c/o Grass Roots Garden & Aquatic Centre
Stalbridge Road

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • Romantic
  • Seniors
  • Spooky
  • Suitable for beginners
  • UK Holiday


1 day (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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This craft course provider has been awarded Platinum status for receiving 50 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

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In-person course
Susan Burton - - #35918

I enjoyed a fabulous day learning how to do Mandala Dot painting. Sally is a great teacher and I would highly recommend this to anyone who wants to learn a new skill. It was a very relaxing day with superb teaching and coaching. I came home with lovely piece dot work. I didn't get to finish within the session, but Sally gave me paints so that I could continue at home. I am really happy with what I achieved. It was quite a meditative experience. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I would highly recommend not only this course but the tutor as well, she is outstanding!

Response from Craft Workshops:

Thank you for coming to the workshop again Susan - we had a lovely chilled day dotting and I look forward to seeing you again soon :)

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