ACE CAMPS - JAIPUR, INDIA OCT. 15-23
ACE CAMPS TRIP
JAIPUR, INDIA - click HERE to register
ABOUT THE TRIP:
This 8 day Ace Camp will offer you the opportunity to explore different textile printing techniques such as the traditional Indian hand craft of wood block printing and indigo mud resist (also known as dabu) with master artisans. We will have demonstration with local experts and learn how the artisans print with wooden blocks on their long tables.
Guest instructor Arounna Khounnoraj will also be teaching a 2.5 day workshop based on the techniques of surface printing. In this class you will use block printing to create a repeat print through an exploration of pattern, forms and motifs. After a series of small printing experiments, you will carve your finalized pattern and print it on a piece of linen which will then be used to construct a Cocoknits bag - a four corner tote bag with leather straps. This project will be among other pieces you will create.
For inspiration visit we'll head to incredible Anokhi Museum of Hand Printing and see their comprehensive history of the art of block printing as well as beautiful and historical fabric samples and articles of clothing. After the museum we will visit Brigitte Singh's Studio, one of the best block printing studios in the world that use traditional hand carved wooden blocks. You will see hand block printing demonstrations by the experts and learn how the artisans print using multiple blocks to form their patterns with different colours.
You will have time to explore on your own or with others from your group, to shop or visit cultural sites that interest you. There is SO much to discover in and around Jaipur. Our local land agent can help you with any of your extra travel experiences. Our land agent can also assist with additional tour bookings around the country if you would like to extend your time in India.