"AIP changed my creative practice and expanded my creative thinking" 



"I learned the importance of getting out there. The world can’t be lived in one state or one classroom"



"AIP is pivotal to your growth as an artist and person. You truly make connections you wouldn’t dream of."



"The best part of the AIP experience was meeting artists from around the world. What I took away was the importance of feeding yourself creatively, mentally, and culturally."



"The relationships I created were the best part of the AIP experience. I came home with more knowledge about myself. "

-Summer 2019 AIP Participants

Testimonials. Hear what our participants have to say. 

"I had an incredible experience that I will never forget in Jaipur, India with the Artist Immersion Program. I pushed myself out of my comfort zone and was rewarded with wonderful friendships, mentors, and experiences... as well as a total shift of perspective on design. Studying textile design from masters of the craft in the vibrancy of India was a journey that I will never forget. I am a better student and designer after my time with this organization. The course load was challenging in the best way - it pushed my thinking and opened my eyes to so many new avenues of design. I felt the freedom to work with my own style while merging the teachings from this new culture. I loved the opportunity to create pieces that represented the trip and my experience. I would recommend this program to every student in design - it will broaden your perspective and give you a study abroad experience you will never forget!"

Ashley Hansen, 2019 Course Participant.

Ash can be found at hansonash.com and @hanson.ash on instagram. 

"The program helped me see the world in a different light – colors now make sense and I am able to look at anything and find some type of beauty in it."

- Nina, 2014

"Live with enthusiasm. There is still something out there that can inspire. You never know where it's going to come from. Apathy doesn’t get you to India."


- Jemme, India 2019

​​​"I loved going to see all of the small towns around the villa that we stayed at in Italy. It was so much more relaxing than going to Rome and I think those smaller towns told me more about Italian culture than the big cities ever could have. We were exposed to grassroots culture."

- Aiden, Italy 2016  

"Learning so much about myself and 2 great friendships, experience, a reminder of why I started doing this and my passion, networking and meeting interesting people."

- AIR, 2018

"Effortless learning, experimenting, interactions with multiple people in different disciplines add to the artist as a person at Artist Immersion Program. We learned to deal with challenges in our work and expand our horizons. "


- Student, 2018

"The best part of Artist Immersion Program is the interaction with students and faculty. Time removed to focus, create art and engage in dialogue in a beautiful environment. Seeing/discussing the work of the artists in residence."

- Student, 2018


"A truly immersive experience. You aren’t just visiting the big tourist locations that every traveler gets to see, you are exploring the smaller locations and really getting a feel for different areas and what it’s like to be someone in the country. We were guided to see things, and try foods and wines we never might have if we were traveling without experts."

- Student, 2015

"The program helped me see the world in a different light – colors now make sense and I am able to look at anything and find some type of beauty in it."

- Nina, 2014

"India taught me to look at pattern and color differently. Making with master craftspeople, who value making and handcrafts was humbling. I have so much to learn, and came away with new skills and ideas."


- Student, 2018

"The program was really organized but always artful. I never felt stressed. I didn't have to think about food or transportation- just making art and thinking deeply. I try to remember this working back at home. "

- Student, 2015

"Effortless learning, experimenting, interactions with multiple people in different disciplines add to the artist as a person and expand horizons."

- Student, 2018

"I was proud of the fact that the way I see changed. It’s so easy to see everything as ordinary, but when you look at something as abstract, it all falls apart then comes back together. I know I became a better artist, designer, and person because I can appreciate more."

- Student, 2014

"The best part of the Artist Immersion Program for me was being in a really lovely community of some of the nicest people I've ever met. "

- Student, 2018


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