Aboriginal Dot Art Circle Workshop

Learn Australian Indigenous Dot Art at this paint and sip class in Sydney

2 hours Class size 1 to 20 (public classes), 10 to 250

label $150 (or 4 payments of $37.50 Afterpay)
($250 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Looking for unique things to do in Sydney? Join the beautiful Kabushka Ngemba, who runs this informative and inspiring First Nation dot art painting class.

Learn all about the meaning of Indigenous art and the stories behind each component and compose your own work of art by the end of your class.

Class outline:

  • Know how to read Indigenous art
  • Gain a basic knowledge of First Nation culture
  • Know how to dot art
  • Understand some of the symbolic meanings
  • Complete your own work of art

Kabushka is a thoroughly entertaining storyteller, and passionate about sharing her incredible First Nation culture with you, and with the world at large.

At the end of the class, take home your very own unique dot art masterpiece and deeper knowledge and understanding of Indigenous Art and Culture.

Please click on your teacher's profile below for more class ideas.

Knowledge required
Beginner-friendly. No prior knowledge or art skills are needed.
What you'll get
  • Take home your completed dot art masterpiece.
  • Gift bag from Kabushka.
  • A chance to win a painting completed by Kabushka during the class.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity.

Suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 12 years old).

An adult must accompany any attending kids. The adult may observe at the class for free.

This would also be a unique gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or birthday gift.


The Loft - 204/27-39 Abercrombie St, Chippendale NSW

This venue is within walking distance from Redfern station (800m).

Your teacher can also travel within 100 kms of Chippendale for private classes

Aboriginal Dot Art Circle Workshop location
Your teacher
Kabushka Ngemba
Kabushka Ngemba

4.9 (48)

Kabushka Ngemba is a contemporary Indigenous Australian artist.

Kabushka shares her aboriginal culture, art and experiences with her special brand of passion and humour.

Her Dot Art Circle and Mob Art Therapy workshops are something special to experience.

Verified reviews

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Lula Rodriguez Dec 2023

The experience and The teacher were great.
I would like a workshop with more directions of aborigen art. I would like to learn more about this art
But she was so kind

Sue Rice Nov 2023

Kabushka created a safe, comfortable & creative learning environment. The studio was beautiful and airy (tho not wheelchair accessible) & the snacks were delicious. I learned about her Indigenous culture and the impact of colonization. Aboriginal dot painting while listening to Aboriginal music fed my soul.

Painting class review by Sue Rice - Sydney

Kendy Estphan Oct 2023

Friendly and professional presenter. She was attentive to individual students and guided them with each step. The feedback from the students was positive. They loved the workshop and showed up at the end of the day to collect their canvasses.

Heli Rajpal Sep 2023

Amazing art class: full of knowledge, laughter and good vibes! 100% recommend it to everyone

Aboriginal Dot Art Circle Workshop review by Heli Rajpal - Sydney

Silvia Bazzano Sep 2023

I loved the art class with Kabushka. She is amazing person, easy going, charm I enjoyed the time there. I will comeback x sure.
Thank you .

Heidi Byles Sep 2023

The venue was beautiful. Airy and sunny
The teacher was so sweetHumble kind and generous
It was very therapeutic❤❤

Kylie Bungcayao Sep 2023

Very fun and relaxing. Kabusha taught us a bit of history and about the indigenous symbols we used in our art. We created beautiful artwork with a personal story behind it.

Anna Price Jul 2023

Kabushka was such a great teacher, and made it a comfortable environment for everyone to learn and get creative.

Her process and resources made the class easy to follow and all of us came out feeling relaxed, happy and like we had learned something new.

I’ll definitely be booking it again! S

Painting class review by Anna Price - Sydney

Stella Bennett Jul 2023

Kabushka was fantastic. She was very informative ands sharing of her Aboriginal culture. Kabushka explained the process & the meaning of different symbols, & guided us step by step. The group said it was one of the best staff development mornings they had ever had. Thank you Kabushka & Class Bento

Fiona Macphail Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

Really enjoyed this class, Kabushka was a great teacher. She explained how stories are told through art and invited us to create our own story. The class was a lot of fun, everyone was lovely and friendly - I really enjoyed the class and learnt a lot and I was the very lucky winner of Kabushka's picture which I love!

Ryan Dingle Jun 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

My partner and I had an amazing time 100% recommend for a great experience and kabushka was a great host

Painting class review by Ryan Dingle - Sydney

Tom Grant May 2023

Lovely experience! Would highly recommend, very engaging and educational. My friend and I are looking forward to booking a different class with Kabushka. :)

Dee Ma Apr 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews

easy to follow guidance, great understanding of indigenous culture and art. fun experience for the team

Shani Zohar Apr 2023

Everything was perfect
Beautiful teacher beautiful experience beautiful birthday gift , and good time with my sister❤️

Painting class review by Shani Zohar - Sydney

Brian Levine Apr 2023

Well worth attending great personal attention and beautiful historical story telling by Kabushka, art materials first class and best of all you go home with a painting and a gift.

Delal Makansi Mar 2023

Perfect balance of guidance and painting time. The teacher shared interesting information on her background and her aboriginal family . Loved the music she played in the background. Paint supplies were more than ample and good quality. Definitely good value for the expense.

Alexandra Becker Mar 2023

Lovely, enthusiastic and friendly. Very open to questions about artwork and indigenous symbology.

It was a fantastic class, and I've already recommended it to others!

Ailbhe Dowling Mar 2023

Really relaxed and friendly environment. Great class for all levels. Very informative and fun.

Tom Cotot Nov 2022

Great fun and very informative - helping bridge two cultures - would recommend any day of the week

Kieran Lapidge Aug 2022

Very happy with the class. It was good to learn some basics about the dot paintings including symbols and history. The process of painting our own creative story using the learnt techniques and symbols was very engaging.

Susan Chin Aug 2022

Space and set up was friendly and relaxing, good space to be creative.
Drinks and snacks provided was thoughtful and appreciated.
Teacher was encouraging and shared her art and knowledge.
Very enjoyable class. Thank you!

Bridget Collet Aug 2022

What an amazing class! Thankyou Kabushka - we learned so much and had a wonderful relaxing experience in your studio - would recommend this class to anyone especially for a team bonding event.

Juan Diaz-Cuevas Aug 2022

The teacher did an amazing job leading the class and getting everyone to understand a bit of her background.
I would have personally liked the room to be set in a way that would have encouraged more dynamic interaction. Maybe having people standing and all facing towards the core of the class would have made it more immersive.

Mel Karauna Jul 2022

kabushka was amazing and so encouraging. thank you for sharing you talent and history with us. I now have a real appreciation and respect for aboriginal art and the stories told through them. Enjoyed our day in a lovely, quaint studio with excellent music, wine and snacks. Thank you, will definitely be back.

Bjorn Luling Jul 2022

4 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews

Great class for beginners to explore and learn more about aboriginal culture and art. Thank you

Barbara Clark Jul 2022

8 ClassBento workshops attended • 8 reviews

Great experience- fun and meditative. Take home your own original work of art.
All materials were provided.
Easy to follow instructions.
Central location.
Highly recommended.

Bernadette Oakf Jul 2022

Loved the details of the story telling and symbols.
It would have been nice to have a a take away information on this.
Everything was supplied and went away with my own dot paining. I wish it was a longer class. It was very calming didn’t want to leave, Thankyou

Rosa Bologna Jun 2022

A great experience. I came away with a lot of insight into Aboriginal dot paintings and plenty of ideas for future works. Many thanks Kabushka!

Aboriginal Dot Art Circle Workshop review by Rosa Bologna - Sydney

Angie Prospero Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

enjoyed this immensely highly recommended :) Kabushka was awesome great way to spend sunday afternoon - thank you

Jasmin Lin Jun 2022

60 ClassBento workshops attended • 60 reviews

What a fun class, and it was really interesting learning about aboriginal culture and art. Kabushka is a talented, passionate and creative teacher. Thank you for a wonderful experience.

Painting class review by Jasmin Lin - Sydney

Denyse McDonald Jun 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

I have just had the perfect afternoon of inspiration and education with Kabushak and her Dot Art class! Her style and method of teaching is very relaxing and calm while imparting a wide depth of indigenous culture and knowledge. And I produced a pirce of artwork too. Totally worth the $ and will also be giving this experience as a gift! Thank you Kabushka

Barbara Crawford Jun 2022

Kabushka has a lovely big smile that captures her cheerful nature. She gave clear instructions, explaining Aboriginal art as she did so. The lesson was well paced and the materials appropriate. She moved around the group giving personal guidance as needed. I thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and would recommend it to others.

Keith Jones Jun 2022

Great workshop. Kabushkka was an excellent teacher. She shared her Aboriginal background and experiences with the class. She was warm friendly and patient. I learned some great tips on how to produce my own dot painting! I highly recommend it. Give it a go!

Freya Megase May 2022

I had such a fun time!
Cate was so nice and her instructions were precise and easy to follow along
Overall it was a great experience

Loreta Menechian May 2022

Venue was great. Teacher was easy going, wonderful and fun. Everything was provided and great guidance was given how to understand aboriginal art . I really enjoy doing Aboriginal Dot Art Circle Workshop.
Now I have my own dot art painting

Shafar Sulaiman May 2022

Was a wonderful experience. Kabushka was warm and friendly and we got to experience a taste of their culture as well. As for the class, it was an eye opener into a native form of art. Dot art was simply stunning and they provided all the materials and even gave us a cool memorabilia after the class. Would recommend Dot Art Circle to anyone looking for a fun, creative and knowledgeable experience.

Sienna Wolke May 2022

We had such a great time. Kabushka was warm and knowledgeable. Great insight into Aboriginal culture. Highly recommend!

Painting class review by Sienna Wolke - Sydney

Rosemay Latif May 2022

I was warmly welcomed by Kabushka in a relaxed environment and had a great afternoon.
This is my second Dot Art Workshop I’m appreciating and enjoying further the Indigenous Art , creating my own story in dots

Kabushka is amazing

Vicki Cook May 2022

I had such a great time. Kabushka loves sharing her heritage and creates a beautiful environment to learn about indigenous painting. I’ve come away with a deeper appreciation of indigenous art and my own story captured in dots. Definitely recommend this workshop

Painting class review by Vicki Cook - Sydney

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