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Linocut Printing: Pattern Design on Fabric and Clothing

Linocut printing on fabric by Alyssa Aviles

In this workshop, students will learn how to create a patterned piece of fabric or clothing using carved linoleum blocks. Students will learn the process of designing and carving an image on to a piece of linoleum, as well as different methods of printing patterns on to fabric. Students are encouraged to think experimentally with their printing surfaces and are invited to bring clothing to up-cycle with their designs. Students will also have the option to print on a large piece of fabric that can be turned into a piece of clothing or accessory in the future. At the end of the workshop, students will leave with a kit of tools to continue block printing and creating designs at home.

Accessibility – Please email classes@kala.org prior to enrolling so we can assess if we are able to accommodate you (and your service animal) safely and efficiently.

  • Tuition: $190
  • Location: Heinz Printmaking Studio
  • Instructor: Alyssa Aviles
  • 2 Classes
  • Saturday, October 28, 2023 — November 4, 2023
  • 10:00AM — 1:00PM
  • TBD Materials Fee - Payable to the instructor on the first day


About the Instructor:

Alyssa Aviles is a visual artist and arts educator. Aviles is a printmaker by trade and embodies the knowledge of the printmaker across the different mediums she works in. Viewing the printmaker as both an alchemist and a machine, Aviles becomes an instrument in generating her reality. Aviles’ work reimagines the traditional Chicano styles of illustration and symbolism. She explores themes of liminality, mysticism, identity, ancestry and the feminine from the lens of the Latinx experience. Alyssa graduated with a BFA in Printmaking from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and is currently based in San Francisco, CA.