Dot Mandala Workshops

(12 customer reviews)

Did you know that we have created a Dot Mandala Comprehensive Beginners Kit 💖 as we cannot meet you, we have created kits with video tutorials for you to use in the comfort of your own home 🙏

Welcome to the beautiful world of dot mandalas and mindfulness. Their circular shape and symmetry is very pleasing to the eye, and creating them is a deeply absorbing and relaxing process. You will learn how to create beautiful dot mandalas, and be fully immersed in the present moment.
Please check out our reviews, and see the photo gallery for an idea of what you could be creating with us….

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Did you know that we have created a Dot Mandala Comprehensive Beginners Kit 💖 as we cannot meet you, we have created a kit with a FREE comprehensive half hour video tutorial, plus a 14 page handout so you can get all the benefits of a workshop in the comfort of your own home 🙏 Discover this and more….

https://www.dotsandblocks.co.uk/product-category/creativity-and-crafty-supplies/

There are two levels of Dot Mandala Workshops available (Beginners and Advanced), and they are designed to be a complete package when taken together. Dot Mandala Workshops are suitable for ages 15+ (please contact us direct of you have a younger child you would like to book a space for).

Please see the photo gallery for an idea of what you could be creating with us….

Dot Mandalas Beginners Workshop – 2 hours @ £25 per person

No previous experience required. During this session we will:
Learn more about mindfulness, and share information and weblinks for further reading.
Talk about the inner peace and calm brought about by the mindful practice of creativity.
Learn about the history and significance of mandalas, their use in meditation and the use of colours (including the significance of colours – in different cultures as well as for Chakras).
Introduction to the specialist dotting tools, practice using them on scrap paper to gain confidence in the materials then create 2 greeting cards (using pre-printed grids), and select colours that have meaning for you.
During this session we will also explore other forms of creativity that we can employ at home to create more ‘me time’ and provide time for being mindful.

Dot Mandalas Advanced Workshop – 3 hours @ £40 per person

You must have completed our Beginners Workshop before moving onto our Advanced Workshop. During this session we will:
Refresh your dotting skills and introduce you to some larger dotting tools.
Create an 8″ square canvas artboard together as a group, following a pattern template. This piece will be created using three layers of dots, with two layers fully completed in the session.
Create a 5″ square canvas using a stencil. You will have a choice of several stencil designs, with finished pieces available for inspiration.
Be introduced to other mediums that you can use to create lines, swirls and patterns.
You will get to see finished samples up to 12″ square in size, for inspiration for what comes next.

PLEASE NOTE: We offer the opportunity for delegates to be able to continue their creativity at home. With the ability to buy workshop appropriate tools, paints and materials at favourable prices (we have a card reader too).

WORKSHOP TERMS & CONDITIONS
What if I need to cancel my workshop?
If you find yourself unable to attend your booking and it’s more than 14 days in advance, we can offer a refund minus 30% for administrative fees.
If cancellation is within 14 days of your workshop I’m afraid we are unable to offer a refund. You can always send some lucky friend in your place though – just let us know of the name change please. Alternatively you can rebook onto a future available workshop date, by paying an additional 50% of the workshop value.

If you need to cancel please either email Karen on: hello@dotsandblocks.co.uk or give us a call on 07856 257623

What if the event is cancelled?
A full refund will be given if your workshop is cancelled by Dots & Blocks for any reason, or you can elect to attend an alternative workshop instead, space permitting.

12 reviews for Dot Mandala Workshops

  1. Clare Mitchell

    I attended a beginners dot mandalas class today with my friend Rayne and absolutely loved it. Karen is the most beautiful person you could meet, she is friendly, warm, welcoming and knows her stuff. Karen made the class enjoyable and it was great fun to relax and be mindful whilst doing the mandalas. I would highly recommend Karen and her classes so much so I’m going to do loads more.
    You won’t regret meeting this beautiful lady and doing one of her wonderful classes. 5* and you get hugs so what more could you want x
    Thank you so much Karen ???? love and light ☀️ being sent to you

  2. Emma Matthews

    Had a fantastic time at Karens ‘Dot Mandala Taster’ Workshop, held at the fabulous Court Street Gallery this morning. I am not an arty person, but managed to create two lovely cards and learn a new skill, which I will be definitely be continuing at home. Karen also taught us how this kind of art can help with mindfulness and relaxation, which was really interesting. A really enjoyable morning and have already booked the Advanced course. Highly recommend ????

  3. Judy Morris

    Today I went with my friend sally to Karen’s first dot mandala course. It was so enjoyable and relaxing. Would really recommend it. Thank you Karen

  4. Frances Simmons

    My friend & I spent an enjoyable few hours yesterday at the Court Street Gallery at Karen’s part 1 & 2 Dot Mandala course. I can highly recommend it – we’ve already booked for the advanced course in the autumn. Thank you Karen for guiding us through the dots and dabs and we came away feeling very relaxed and happy. ????

  5. Emma Cooper

    Spent a lovely 1.5hours completing the introduction to Dot Mandala. Karen’s workshop was great! Perfect balance of learning the background of the art and an opportunity to have a go and create something very pretty. Perfectly pitched for a beginner and allows you to gain confidence and want to try the next workshop. Would recommend this if you are need of a “time out” of the everyday stresses. Thank you

  6. Tina Mortimer

    Wonderful, relaxing few hours. Dot Mandala’s definitley engage your brain in a way other things do not. Karen is an excellent, patient teacher

  7. Ruth Patrak

    Thanks for your workshop. You are a talented and patient teacher!The experience was calming and as described quite mindful. The prints created I have used as cards to send to friends. I would recommend your classes to all as a way to create and reflect.

  8. Jane Symonds

    I recently attended the Beginners Dot Mandala Workshop.  Karen spoke of mindfulness & shared interesting information. It was both relaxing and enjoyable.

    Karen explained & demonstrated the art of dotting, we then went on to dot our own mandala cards. It was one of the best workshops that I’ve attended, really enjoyed it & have booked myself on the advanced course in June. Cant wait. 

  9. Cathy Waring (verified owner)

    Had a great time at Karen’s dot mandala and mindfulness class at Paper and Smiles. Karen is an excellent teacher and explained everything really well, she started with some mindful awareness which was very interesting and useful. I made two lovely dot mandala cards which I am very pleased with. Thoroughly recommend this course as anyone can do it, it is much easier than it looks and with Karen’s support you will be pleased with your results

  10. Sue Hartley

    We are an Art and Craft Wellbeing group based in Wellow (just outside Bath), about 15 of us attended Karen’s workshop re Mandela Workshop on 25th February 2020. We very much enjoyed making the 2 Mandela cards each and will be booking a further workshop later in the year re block printing.

    Karen was very attentive and answered all our questions and it was great that afterwards we could buy supplies direct from her to continue our wellbeing. I would fully recommend attending any of these workshops

  11. Lisa Coles

    Thank you for showing our well women group the art and techniques of Dots & Blocks.

    This was very relaxing and an enjoyable session to experience. Quite a few of us are still creating more very decorative cards when we meet each week.

    It was lovely to meet you.

  12. Rosanna Atkins (verified owner)

    I attended a beginners dot mandala workshop at the court street gallery. Karen was a very calm and patient teacher. This has now become a hobby of my mine and I would definitly recommend the class to others. I find this hobby very relaxing and meditative. Thank you Karen.

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Additional information

Levels

Advanced, Beginners

Venue

Elements of Avebury, Ginny's Cafe at Boyton, Moonlilly Therapies Pain Relief and Wellness Centre, Paper & Smiles Studio at Woodborough, The Court Street Gallery at Trowbridge, The Phoenix Emporium, Salisbury

Date & Time

Sun 26th January 2020 11:00 – 13:00, Sat 25th April 2020 11:00 – 13:00, Sun 26th April 2020 11:00 -13:00, Sun 19th July 2020 11:00 – 13:00, Sat 24th October 2020 11:00 – 13:00, Sat 1st February 2020 14:00 – 16:00, Saturday 9th May 2020 14:00 – 16:00, Sunday 7th June 2020 10:00 – 13:00, Saturday 27th June 10:00 – 13:00, Wednesday 22nd April 2020 11:00 – 13:00