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Aspen Art Museum


Art Studio Live
Easy Screen Printing with a Stencil

May 12, 2021
2:30 PM
According to 2018 EPA studies, there was an estimated 17 million tons of textile waste. ASL’s featured artist, Ali O’Neal, believes that “fast fashion overlooks unethical environmental and social inequities… where and how we spend our money is a vote for the world we want to live in. Life is not always fair, but fabric certainly can be.” Join AAM Educator, Vanessa Porras, at 2:30 p.m. (MT) to learn fun ways to upcycle your clothing by designing your own patches with an easy screen printing technique!

A garment in need of TLC
Scrap pieces of clothing
X-Acto Knife
Cutting mat
Manila folder

Broadcast live every Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. (MT) on Instagram, Art Studio Live! features art-making activities with easy-to-follow, step-by-step methods to expand learning and create with materials found at home.

Ali O’Neal grew up in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, spending her days meandering through the Christmas tree forests and catching bluegill in the pond. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota, where she graduated with a degree in Environmental Studies and Spanish. After nearly a decade working as an Environmental Educator, she transitioned into creating full-time.

While in the Peace Corps in Ecuador, she melded her affinity for creativity and the environment and painted a series of environmentally-themed community murals. Ali is a screen printer, designer, and seamstress, and is currently pursuing creative endeavors through her brand, Thimble Fox. She uses her work in serigraphy and textiles as a platform for social and political commentary, and to educate about the inequities of the textile fast fashion industry.