Deadline: 10/10/2019

AIP India 2019

Explore the world of textiles in the Pink City of Jaipur.


Jaipur, India:
Textile, Art & Design Lab

DATE: JANUARY 3-13, 2020


Program Overview
Explore the world of textiles in the Pink City of Jaipur, surrounded by makers and artisans. Experiment with textile techniques including dyeing, designing repeating pattern motifs, and printing on textiles with woodblocks and in relief. 

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.

What's Included?
- 12 days in Jaipur India at Hotel Diggi Palace ​[based on double occupancy] ​*Rooms are shared with one other guest.
- All workshop fees and supplies
- All breakfasts
- All lunches
- All dinners
- All tips for drivers, land agents, sites and helpers
- Airport pickup and drop-off for arrival and return flight [Flight not included in price.]

Sign up as a Student or Artist in Residence* Both groups will participate in the same program with options to work on group projects, instructed assignments, and self-directed work/designs.

Course Outline

Workshops/ Residency
India is known for handcrafts and textiles. Jaipur is an artisanal capital of the world, where ancient techniques live on through communities of makers. Engage in ancient art forms alongside contemporary masters. Visit multiple studios and meet various experts in the field, understanding a broad historical and craft context of the textile arts of India. Engage your design skills with color, pattern and textural design. Study contemporary and traditional methods of textile art and design craft. Return home with various designs and textiles, and broadened perspective.

Compose textile designs.
Experiment with natural dye.
Experiment with block printing.
Design mud resist indigo dye patterns.
Practice embroidery techniques.

Skills Acquired:
Understanding of how to design a repeating pattern

Understanding of woodblock carving process

Knowledge of sustainable fiber and fabric techniques, including dying, printing and finishing

Advanced understanding of the traditional art form of woodblock printing

Location / Site
Sensual and spiritual, India is full of brilliant colors and culture integrated into each moment. Jaipur is the Capital of Rajistan in Northern India. Our trip is stationed at Hotel Diggi Palace in the heart of Jaipur. Diggi Palace 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 two-week trip is the most authentic way to not just to see, but experience India.

Before you sign up
Transportation to Jaipur India is not included. AIP will send you instructions for travel along with a list of supplies after registration. We will send information for your travel visa as well after your deposit is paid. 

All meals served will have vegetarian options. If you have other dietary restrictions, we recommend you bring food with you and can help you locate a grocery store on site to pick up other foods per your dietary needs. Many dishes in India are made with garlic, yogurt and dairy, and we are unable to accommodate all dietary needs. 

Please visit your health care provider before the trip. We recommend scheduling this visit for a minimum of four - six weeks before travel. If you have any ongoing medical conditions, please consider when registering.

14 KM from Jaipur airport

Travel/ Flight
Airport pickup and drop-off is only for the program dates indicated. You may choose to arrive early or stay late, where you will be responsible for your transportation arrangements/costs. The hotel can help you arrange this. You will arrive at the Jaipur airport and take a taxi to the hotel. 

Passport/Visa & Insurance

India requires foreign visitors to be in possession of a passport valid 6 months after your date of travel into the country.

All visitors are required to obtain a visa to visit India. Please visit to fill out your information and get your tourist visa after registering for the program

All participants are enrolled in our international health insurance policy. We highly recommend participants enroll in travel insurance for trip cancelation and personal items. Travel insurance covers trip delay, cancellation, or interruption due to an unforeseen event- plus lost, delayed, damaged, or stolen gear or bags. 

AIP India 2019

AIP India 2019


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