School Holiday Dot Painting Workshop

1 Hour
Art Workshop
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Join our fun and organic online dot painting workshop from the township of Yulara, Uluru in the Northern Territory. This is a perfect way for your children to learn about Aboriginal art in the school holidays. You will be taught by a local Anangu artist and an assisting interpreter. You’ll learn about traditional art, symbols, tools, our language and more. Get inspired by the ancient ways of the desert and create your very own work of art to treasure.

This is a special School Holiday program that your kids are sure to love. Be sure to bring your art supplies so you can paint along with the local Anangu artist.


The comfort of your own home.

What to expect

Workshop schedule:

  • Friday 14th April - 10:30am AEST (8:30am AWST/10:00am ACST)
  • Friday 21st April - 10:30am AEST (8:30am AWST/10:00am ACST)

Our dot painting workshops have been an international success and now we’d like to offer this exclusive experience as an online option.

This session is a perfect opportunity for students to connect with Aboriginal culture and the arts live from Uluru.

We are offering a 1 hour live online Zoom call where participants will experience a dot painting workshop with Anangu artists who will share ancient stories and the traditional symbols used to create their magnificent art. Using paints, pencils, crayons, paper or canvas, participants will create their very own piece of art. A copy of the traditional symbol sheet will be sent by email to all participants.

This is a great opportunity to engage with Aboriginal art and culture. It is much more than simply dot painting as this workshop allows you to connect live and discover the ancient stories behind the art whilst simultaneously creating your own piece using the ancient symbols.

What is included

This is a 1 hour online experience.

Each ticket is valid for 2x people to join via one Zoom link.

What you will receive

  • 1 hour live online dot painting workshop via Zoom from Uluru
  • Direct access to Anangu artist and guide
  • Explanation of ancient symbols and how they were used along with the story behind the move from cave painting and sand drawing to canvas.
  • Interpreter
  • Question and answer time
  • Email PDF of traditional Symbols used by Anangu

Meeting point

Online in the Zoom meeting room.

What to bring

  • Internet
  • Phone or laptop
  • Questions

Resources Needed

  • 8x6inch Black Canvas
  • Bamboo Skewer
  • Paint Brushes
  • 5 Acrylic Paints
  • Paper Towel
  • Bowl of water


Maruku Arts

For more than 30 years Maruku has been owned and operated by Anangu Aboriginal people from the Western and Central Deserts of Australia, as a not-for-profit art and craft corporation. Our name, Maruku, literally means “belonging to black”.

900 Anangu artists make up the collective that is Maruku. Our purpose is to keep culture strong and alive, for future generations of artists and make culture accessible in an authentic way to those that seek a more in-depth understanding.

Ready for an experience you won't forget?