INDIA BY HAND LEARNING TOURS
A hands-on learning and inspirational field trip to India for students of fashion, textiles and apparel. A mentored immersion with top Indian designers and artisans. Combining practical training with travel and culture.
7-14 day tour of India with experts and insiders
Hands-on learning projects with leading designers and artisans
Guided inspiration tours of Indian architecture, art, markets
High quality accommodation, transportation, security
Prices start at US$235 a day
SUITABLE FOR STUDENTS
Fashion design, fashion tech and fashion marketing
Textile engineering, textile making and textile art
Weaving, embroidery, dyeing
Apparel manufacture and merchandising
Product development, visual merchandising, styling, graphic design
Real time, hands-on ‘live’ projects on fashion, textiles, weaving, dyeing. Students will work with India’s leading contemporary designer-makers and traditional master artisans.
PROJECT: FROM LOOM TO LIFE
The making of a runway ready creation, from yarn to finished product
Students will collaborate at every step with a leading designer-maker and his master weaver. From yarn to traditional loom processes, design intervention to final product concept.
Our Loom To Life project allows fashion and textile students to actually make fabric for fashion, using traditional hand looms, and develop concepts, mood boards and even prototypes
Gaurav Jai Gupta, Akaaro
PROJECT: HAND BLOCK PRINTING
Ancient techniques, modern intervention
Field visit to one of India’s last villages still practising the craft. Hands-on classes in using hand carved wooden blocks and vegetable dyes to print intricate patterns on fabric. A renowned designer will walk the class through centuries old techniques and their application in modern design.
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Close working interactions with designer mentors and master artisans, the local architecture, frescos, paintings, vividly coloured clothing and jewellery, all enrich perspectives and inspire imaginative approaches to design.
The programme encourages students to observe, participate and apply modern ideas to ancient artisanal practices. It’s also a sensory feast involving sights, sounds and the myriad flavours of Indian life.
Mita Kapur, Curator
MEET THE MASTERS
An introduction to the virtuoso designers and master artisans who will personally guide you through India’s rich traditional hand craft and contemporary design landscape. Through intimate learning sessions, intensive workshops, hands-on crafts training, industry secrets and more.
India by Hand facilitates close working interactions between the next generation of global designers and Indian exponents of contemporary design strongly rooted in traditional craft.
Natasha Jeyasingh, Curator
Classes are put up in verified student-friendly accommodations, on double or triple sharing basis only. Groups are always accompanied and supervised by experts with a wealth of local knowledge. All transportation is via private fleets.
HEALTH & HYGIENE
Our handpicked partners and vendors adhere to the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene. Please consult our pre-trip guide for tips or ask our local team for safe dining suggestions.
PRICES STARTING AT US$1650
7 days in Delhi and Jaipur • Up to 3 hands-on learning projects • Designer-instructors • Expert curators and local guides • All accommodation and transportation • All breakfast and lunches • Does not include airfare.
2019 15-21 August 4-10 October 4-10 November
2020 5-11 March