Block Printing & Surface Design on Fabric

June 24 - 28

Block Printing & Surface Design on Fabric

WEEK ONE (5-day): June 24 – 28, 2019   Classes run from 9 am – 4 pm each day and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

Block Printing & Surface Design on Fabric

In this workshop, students will be guided through the process of block-printing on fabric and surface design. You will begin with simple repeat patterns with one colour and then work your way to more complex and multi-coloured patterns throughout the week.  Students will explore a variety of printmaking techniques from ombre rolls, three block prints, jigsaw prints and collagraphic techniques and how this can be applied to fabric.

You will be taught how to create offset prints and how to register your stamps so your printed fabric has a professional look. Each day you will be introduced to a new design principal with a daily emphasis on you finding your own creative language.

All levels welcome

  • STUDENT SUPPLY LIST (Click here): All students are responsible for bringing their own supplies.
  • COURSE COST: $712 (Includes $681 tuition and a $31 material fee for supplies to be provided by the instructor.)

Tuition includes daily lunch and snacks.  Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and are inclusive of all applicable taxes. An accommodation package is available in QUAD or DOUBLE occupancy and includes breakfast and dinner. Click here for further details.

Mo Hamilton

Mo Hamilton is a printmaker, textile artist, mixed-medium painter and teacher. Recurring symbols and motifs show up in her work such as houses, trees, plants, birds and natural elements. Often she is drawn to her studio by an idea or agenda that needs to express itself only to find that the process takes over and intuition leads the way.

Presently Mo is exploring block-printing on fabric as well as working on an ongoing longer printmaking project called The 100 Houses Project. In Mo’s 100 Houses Project she explores the house as symbol for expressing the changes humans experience in their lifetimes.

Mo has lived in many communities across BC including, Summerland, Malcolm Island, Victoria, Castlegar, and Terrace, but now she resides in Prince George. The creation of art has provided consistency through the transitions she has made in both time and place, in soul and in heart, as a child, woman, partner, and mother. Her creations can be found in galleries and private collections throughout BC.


Workshops will not run until sufficient enrollment has been met. 
CONFIRMED: This workshop has met the required registration numbers and will be running.

Classes are open to students at least 19 years of age at the start of their registered workshop


Refunds will be issued within 30 days of confirmed receipt of MISSA’s online withdrawal form and will be processed through PayPal.

Click HERE for the form.

BEFORE April 15: for each course withdrawal, a refund inclusive of tuition and any applicable supply fee will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee.

AFTER April 15: for each course withdrawal, a tuition credit for MISSA 2020 will be issued, minus a $50 admin fee. Any applicable supply fee will be refunded. As a courtesy, a full refund will be issued if withdrawal application is received within 48 hours of an initial purchase (up until June 7, 2019).

If MISSA must cancel a workshop, a full refund (tuition, supply fee and accommodation) will be issued. Transferring into another workshop is a possibility. On-Campus accommodations can be canceled at any time prior to arrival and will be refunded within 30 days after receipt of the cancellation form.