The Online

Mandala Dot Art Academy

Join Me In France For A Soulful Mandala Art Retreat

June 2025

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We will take two day-trips to two of the most enchanting places in the Loire Valley - The picturesque medieval town of Saumur and its famous "Château of Love", and the majestic Château de Villandry - the last of the great Renaissance châteaux, built on the banks of the Loire, surrounded by its precious gardens. Prepare to be inspired!

You will enjoy chef-made cuisine, and delight in an exquisite wine-tasting event with a renowned sommelier.

Your home for the retreat will be a 19th-century château nestled in the romantic Loire countryside. You'll have the unique opportunity to stay at a magnificent estate and step back into history, surrounded by the lush greenery of its vineyards.

By the end of our retreat, you’ll have a sketchbook brimming with memories and inspiration, element, colours and new mandalas ideas for your future creations, plus a finished mandala dot art piece ready to frame.

I love the tranquility and meditative state of mind and the simple but profound joy Mandalas Dot Art fills me with when I am painting. This is why I’m keeping the lessons fun and easy, letting the different tools and materials work their magic, and the process ignite and revive the creative fire within.

We will explore different dotting tools such as brushes, sharp tools and cones, paint-manipulation options, and other technique improvements, alongside the spiritual connectivity practice that painting mandala offers. We will learn to use it in a way that allows positive change of our wellbeing.

Hi, I'm Liona Hotta and this is my Dotting Academy. 

I believe dot art is one of the most wonderful ways to express beauty and experience calmness, to center and actively meditate. This form of art does not require you to be a learned artist, to have former experience in shading, light, or composition. It is available for everyone at any age and point of time.

For the past 20 years, I have been living dedicating myself to my various creative expressions. In the last 5 years, this has been through the joy of creating and teaching mandala dot art.

Since opening The Online Mandala Dot Art Academy and launching my flagship course HOW TO DOT YOUR MANDALA WITH A BRUSH in December 2019, thousands of students from all over the world have joined me in discovering their own bliss in dot painting.

As a teacher and student myself, I understand the thrill and allure of mastering new skills – it’s exhilarating; builds confidence and self-esteem – not just in our creative endeavors, but also in our daily lives! Due to this fact, and on the request of many enthusiastic students I am continuously extending the classroom so I can keep sharing my knowledge and experiences beyond these courses.

I keep creating courses that are gradually exposed and served so that you, my fellow dot artist, are able to evolve and continue your dot-learning journey.

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