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Each workshop runs for eight days so please ignore the days listed here.
MUD-RESIST BLOCK PRINTS AND INDIGO DYES
with Natalie Gibson & Di Livey at Ojjas
You will learn the techniques of dhabu (mud-resist) printing and indigo dyeing under the skilled guidance of Natalie & Di. You will be able to print and dye your own designs onto fabrics or garments of your choice.
A wide range of traditional wood blocks will be available to use for printing, as well as vegetable dyes and pigments such as indigo, pomegranate, turmeric and kassis for the dyeing process.
with Andrew Logan
In a rare opportunity to work under the guidance of world famous artist Andrew Logan, you will create stunning objets d’art and pieces of eye-catching jewellery, having sourced many of your materials such as glass and mirror, semi-precious stones and bright pigments in the old city markets.
You will be instructed in both traditional and modern decorative techniques, including mosaic, gilding and sculpting.
STITCHES OF THE DESERT
with Lucy Goffin
Learn about the unique decorative stitchery typical of Rajasthan, including cutwork, braiding, gota pathi, and rare examples of surface embellishment.
Under the guiding eye of Lucy Goffin, you will use a variety of threads, mirrors, sequins and other materials acquired at the local bazaars to produce your own samplers and exquisite creations to take away.
INDIAN MINIATURE PAINTING
with Olivia Dalrymple
Learn about the unique traditions and techniques of miniature painting, including how to prepare your paper using arabic gum and an agate stone, as well as how to grind and mix your pigments inside beautiful shells, prepare kajal for the outline and apply the base paint.
You will be taught brush techniques, the application of metal foils, goldwork and burnishing. You will then apply these techniques to create your own exquisite individual work of art.
TASTE OF INDIA: RAJASTHANI COOKING
with Sandhya Kumari & Jyotika Kumari
Learn to prepare speciality dishes of local Indian cuisine, including Indian breads, fresh chutneys and raita, delicious dal, vegetable curries and puddings. The workshop will be conducted in the kitchen and open courtyard of the Palace by the ladies of the resident royal family.
You will visit the colourful and atmospheric vegetable and spice markets as well as the family farm where you will learn traditional village cooking.
with Vipul Sangoi
India is a fantastic place to inspire photographers, and again this year we are offering it as an extra subject. There will be the opportunity to photograph the brilliant colours, people, history, architecture, and the new and old side-by-side, at unusual locations in and around Jaipur.
You will also be able to learn some of the technical aspects of processing and presentation of your images.