Brief on the workshop
Block printing is a traditional Indian art form of using wooden blocks to print on paper and various types of fabric.
Block printing is one of the most interesting and creative art forms for all age groups. This workshop is an introduction where you can use a wide range of blocks from traditional, geometric, abstract and popular culture patterns.
Duration - 2 hours
Pooja Gokul will be talking about the details of this technique, from natural dying to handmade wooden blocks and commercially viable colours that are used today. She also has professional starter kits which will be available at the workshop.
In the hands on workshop, participants will be printing with the guidance of Pooja. They will be creating a masterpiece for themselves. The first attempt will be on paper, later on the stole. The colours are permanent on cloth and we provide a range of colours that you can choose from at the workshop.
All materials will be provided, including stoles to print on.
Kindly bring an apron to wear.
Brief on Amoha Prints and the founder
Amoha Prints is a company born from a vision to not only spread wide the art form of hand block printing, but also to provide people with the experience of exploring it. Amoha prints was started a few years ago, circa 2014, with a view to revive this tradition, make it personal and blend it with an individual’s personal sense of style and aesthetic. The one thing that matters to us is to make our clients feel like they have discovered a new part of themselves as well as this tradition; the sentiment is all that matters. At Amoha we use non-organic dyes, that are environmentally friendly. Our wooden blocks, made from the finest teak wood, are carved to perfection and handcrafted by our block makers with a lot of care and love. And yes, they last a lifetime.
That keen sense of design aesthetic and style we talked about earlier? That all came with the experience that the founder, Pooja Gokul, has collected over the last decade, being in the fine art world. Studying her BFA from Chithrakala Parishath, a renowned school dedicated to Fine Arts in Bangalore, she moved on to teaching art herself in various International schools - TISB (The International School Bangalore), Vidhyashilp Academy and Trio World School.
A connoisseur of fine art, she has had several art shows and sold her paintings at galleries like The Sublime Art Gallery, Kynkyny and more. She has also had her art in galleries in Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad.
Alas, her passions directed her to Rajasthan, where she learnt first hand, the intricacies of Hand Block Printing and as they say, it was love at first sight. For months, she explored this traditional art form, learnt everything there is to know about it and decided she needed to tell this story in a way that people connect to immediately. Thus, Amoha was born.
Through our products and services we look forward to bringing an aspect of that passion as well as the ancient historical importance of the art form into everyone's daily lives.