Location: Jaipur, India
Program: Color, Texture and Textiles Art & Design Lab
Dates: January 3-10, 2021
AIP India is a series of designed experiences in the modern and ancient city of Jaipur. We will visit local cafe's, gardens, palaces, and markets while reflecting on our personal journeys. Our days begin with breakfast at the hotel and group conversations. We will have experiences each day reflecting on the sensual parts of the color, texture architecture and vibrancy of the Pink City, Jaipur. You will be prompted with various exercises and discussions to get you thinking creatively with color and texture. We will attend various textile workshops in the city, working with local artisans to learn local art forms including dyeing, designing repeating pattern motifs, and printing on textiles with woodblocks and in relief. This program is experience and research-based. The first week is focused on personal reflection, dialogue, and experience, while the second week participants will design personal projects while attending other workshops and having open time in studio. We will have midterm presentations and a final show of work.
Northern India is known for vibrant culture, spirituality, and beauty. Practice yoga and taste incredible food while immersing yourself in textile art and Indian culture. Broaden your cultural perspective and acquire new skills for designing and fabricating textiles.
India is full of brilliant colors and culture integrated into each moment. Jaipur is the Capital of Rajasthan in Northern India. Our trip is stationed in the heart of Jaipur. We reside at a heritage hotel residence which will provide our meals in addition to eating out at some of the best places in the city. Jaipur is full of texture, color, and traditional Indian architecture. Hand-painted rooms, gorgeous textures, peacocks, gardens, and tranquility make this an ideal setting for your adventure in India.
Jaipur is a global textile center full of makers and artisans. This program is designed to allow visitors to experience Indian culture and craft first-hand through the guidance of experts. This trip is the most authentic way to not just to see, but experience India.
Our heritage hotel is 14 KM from the Jaipur airport.
The AIP Experience
Deadlines & Fees
Gorgeous Heritage Hotel with shared accommodation (Private rooms are available upon request for an extra fee)
AIP trip leaders to guide your entire experience.
Jemme Aldridge as trip leader and teacher to guide your experience in Jaipur.
All Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners at the hotel and other of Jaipur's best restaurants. Indian cuisine along with other specialties the city has to offer
All workshop instruction, fees, and supplies
Visits to local designers studio's
All tips for drivers, land agents, sites and helpers
Private transport to and from the Jaipur airport for arrival and return flight * Flight not included in price
Artistic tour of Jaipur
Visits to local museums and cultural sites
International health Insurance
University students: Three-course credits may be offered depending on your school or if your course is approved for credit
Sign up as a Student or Creative Resident*
As a creative resident, you have an option to participate in all workshops or work independently. As a course participant, you will participate in all workshops. Both groups will participate in the same program with options to work on group projects, instructed assignments, and self-directed work/designs. We will work in local villages and have a studio space.
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