Dot painting originated from Aboriginal Art from Australia and Mandala is a Sanskrit term that means the "circle" representing the universe. It is also known to be therapeutic & calming.
According to a world-famous psychiatrist and psychoanalyst Carl Jung, creating mandalas offers a “safe refuge of inner reconciliation and wholeness", providing a sacred space into which we can invite the Self.
It is a wonderful activity to do with children as well because it helps them know and order their inner selves at a very early stage in life. It helps to enhance children's concentration levels, hand-eye coordination, and psychomotor skills.
When you create your own mandala, think of it as an echo of your soul. Drawing and coloring a mandala can be a highly enriching personal experience in which you look inside yourself and find the shapes, colors and patterns to represent anything from your current state of mind to your most deeply-desired wish for yourself, for a loved one, or for humanity. You can design a mandala to symbolize a state of mind that you would like to achieve. Mandalas are great tools for meditation and increasing self-awareness. Many different cultures around the world use mandalas in their spiritual practices.
The best thing about designing your own mandals is that you have the freedom to choose whatever shapes and colors that you feel express your sense of self and your view of reality. Your mandala is yours, and you have the freedom to use your creativity to create a mandala drawing that is uniquely you. Once you know the basic steps of how to draw a mandala, you can try now new designs and new colors each time you draw a new mandala.
Materials required for Dot Mandala Art :
??Wood round MDF cutouts sheet 4×4
?? Dot mandala tools (If tools aren't available, cotton ear buds, toothpick, skewer, pen/pencil/paintbrush with a flat back, etc can be used.)
?? sheets for practice
??Marking Tools: Ruler, protractor, compass.
??Acrylic Colors - Fevicryl brand is preferred for dotting.
??Paint Palette and rag/tissue paper
If you want to learn how to create your own mandalas, then this courseis for you!