Children learn the relaxing art of creating patterns
using coloured dots at SIBF 2021
During the ‘Dot painting’ workshop at the 40th Sharjah International Book Fair
Sharjah, November 13, 2021
The 40th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) gave children of all ages the opportunity to immerse in creative exploration in a safe and nurturing environment through artistic activities targeting various age groups.
The workshop facilitator, introduced youngsters to a new technique of painting using coloured dots. In the ‘Dot Painting’ workshop, children aged 10 and above, honed their skills in creating a unique visual art using the technique of repeated imprints.
Highlighting the importance of the activity, the workshop facilitator said: “Dot painting relives stress and helps children relax. Following the pandemic, children have become more anxious, and this art activity helps in calming their senses. Personally, I often use dot painting to reduce my stress and to calm down. What is interesting is that the activity can be done using just a pencil.”
At the workshop, children were engaged in drawing simple designs with dots such as a beautiful butterfly, mandala, and a flower. The workshop also instilled the value of patience, and the young creative minds were delighted to see striking designs emerge just by placing one dot in front of the other.
- Images during the workshop