The art of hand block printing is an ancient Indian textile tradition that dates as far back as 2000 BC. Unlike many other dying traditions, this beautiful technique has been preserved over the years. Hand block printing is often seen on textiles and paper to create beautiful designs and patterns.
Join us for Pattern & Print, an ExperTalk and workshop on hand block printing with artist and art educator, Pooja Gokul. Pooja will talk about the origins and process of hand block printing in India, including how the blocks are made and the social symbolism of different motifs. This will be followed by a hands-on workshop where you'll learn the technique of block printing on paper and cloth.
Bring your own cotton fabric, in white or a light pastel shade. It can be anything, from a T-shirt or Kurti to napkins and pillowcases.
About Pooja Gokul
Pooja is an artist and art educator based in Bangalore. She holds a Bachelors of Visual Arts degree from Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, where she specialised in painting.
Pooja spent 5 years teaching the Cambridge syllabus at the International School Bangalore and Trio World School. Pooja conducts various workshops and competitions across the city, including at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Art Bengaluru and Jagriti Theatre. She is also a professional artist and creates contemporary portraits using traditional techniques and materials, including hand block prints.
About the KYNKYNY Culture Club
The KYNKYNY Culture Club is a forum for our community to come together to share ideas and express ourselves.A platform to promote creativity and professional development, KCC will host film screenings, workshops, master classes and talks to promote discovery and learning.