OPEN LEVEL COURSE & CREATIVE RESIDENCY
AIP India is a series of designed experiences authentic to the modern and ancient city of Jaipur. We will attend various design workshops in the city, working with artisans to learn local art forms which include: Wood blocking, natural dying (Indigo originated in India!), relief printing, jewelry design, embroidery techniques, paper printing and binding and a unique meditation painting technique. Participants will be guided to photograph experiences at various times of day to capture light, color, and texture.
As stated in our organization’s name, Immersion is the key to our creative residencies. Northern India is known for vibrant culture, spirituality, and beauty. Our thoughtfully designed itinerary surrounds you with these elements through quality and ease. Thoughtfully chosen accommodation, globally recognized guides, and local in-the-know insights allow your trip to be one of creative expansion and self-exploration.
Start the new decade (2020) inspired. This is an open-level opportunity. From around the world, our attendees arrive with a beautiful variety of talent and interest. This assortment of insight, and discovery is celebrated with a final exhibition. The experience itself will last a lifetime.
Heritage Hotel Accomodations
AIP Designed Experience
Globally Celebrated Designer as your Guide
Workshop Instruction, Fees, and Supplies
Meet & Greet with Other Celebrated Designers
Artistic, Curated Tour of Jaipur
Visits to Local Museums and Cultural Sites
Gentle Yoga Sessions
Personal Brand Session
Meals included: Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners
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
International Health Insurance
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.
University Students: Three-course credits may be offered depending on your school or if your course is approved for credit
Course / Residency Outline
Get ready to immerse in inspiring India and make a creative connection with the country. We are here as designers, artists, and makers. Every day is an opportunity to grow, create, learn, push our practice in ways we haven’t made time for before. Jaipur is steeped in design history. Based on a royal 18th-century urban plan, it is a city designed for commercial and creative exchange. This dynamic has endured over centuries and Jaipur is a maker’s dream. Jaipur is packed with high-skill artisans entrepreneurs, ready to collaborate.
Jaipur is full of color, pattern, and texture. Study architecture, and the environment of Jaipur creating color, pattern and texture studies. Develop color studies and personal narratives reflecting on your personal journey and experience. We encourage documentation of your experience in a variety of formats, from creative writing, sketching, drawing/ painting, and watercolor, to photography, video, and film. Trip leaders will work with you to focus your response and expand upon your skills and techniques. Communal dinners and cultural presentations will synthesize the experience.
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 designed pieces, textiles, and a broadened perspective.
Compose textile designs.
Experiment with natural dye.
Experiment with block printing.
Design mud resist indigo dye patterns.
Practice embroidery techniques.
Design a personal piece of jewelry.
Print custom stationery and/or journal.
Discover new ways of painting.
Photograph incredible surroundings.
Duration of residency
<p>Heritage Hotel shared accommodation</p>
Disciplines, work equipment and assistance
<p>All types of art, design, Textile Arts equiptment</p>
Studio / Workspace
<p>Shared studio workshop and workshops in the field</p>
Fees and support
Expectations towards the artist
<p>participate in the group</p>