Aboriginal Dot Painting in the Australian Outback
Learn the Aboriginal art of dot painting! Originally used as a means of telling stories, a dot painting mostly used images of animals or landscape and was typically painted on rocks and in caves. Dot paintings were used for both ceremonial and educational purposes, and stories depicted in the paintings often represented the artists’ religion or told stories of events that have occurred. Ayers Rock Resort hosts an Aboriginal Dot Painting Workshop that will teach you all about this unique art form and let you create your own dot painting masterpiece!
Where: Yulara, Australia (in the Northern Territory)
Age: Artists ages 5+ are welcome!
Class Info: At the beginning of your class, a local Indigenous artist will give you an introduction to western desert Indigenous arts. You’ll learn about the different symbols used to create works of art depicting creation time stories. Then, under the guidance of the local artist, you’ll create your own dot painting to take home as a memento of your experience.
This class is held twice per day (in the morning and the afternoon) at Ayers Rock Resort and is 1.5 hours in length. The cost is $69 per adult and $35 per child (five to 15 years). This fee includes the canvas to create your own work of art!
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, 61 1300 134 044
Bonus: Check out the other classes hosted at Ayers Rock Resort. Learn about astronomy, go on the rising sun tour, or ride a camel out into the desert!
*Feature image courtesy of Voyages Travel Centre