The Art of Block Printing (Stage 1) - Edition II
Location: Kalaneri Academy of Fine Arts, Jaipur
Date: 10th - 12th April, 2023
Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Entry Ticket: ?2000 onwards

Did you miss the 1st Edition of The Art of Block Printing? Cheer up and mark your calendars as we’re bringing you all the nuances of block printing ONCE AGAIN!

Why learn Block Printing with us?
We all know that hand block printing is more valuable than screen printing especially due to those little but beautiful human errors it possess combined with the involvement of natural ingredients in its making process that makes it more sustainable as compared with other methods of creating designs on fabric.

To share the right knowledge of the process and enable art enthusiasts to learn the authentic techniques of this art from its authentic masters, we’re here with a comprehensive series of workshops covering the BASICS and ADVANCE levels of ‘The Art of BLOCK PRINTING’.

Block Printing is an ANCIENT ART/TECHNIQUE!
Believed to be present since 2000 years ago, block printing developed into a rich and vibrant art form in India which has been practiced for centuries, with evidences of block-printed fabrics dating back to the Indus Valley Civilization (c. 3300–1300 BCE). And till date, it continues to be an important part of India’s textile heritage.

About this Workshop
In this Stage 1, you will be learning the basic traditional block printing techniques along with Rajasthan’s famous ‘Dabu Printing’ technique. You will proceed by learning:

About the art form
Its cultural importance
The tools and equipment required for e.g. the blocks itself, the dyes etc.
The time durations
Ability to assess your output
Explore various entrepreneurial avenues associated with it
Learn the technicalities including some essential tips and tricks and of the process in steps under expert guidance
Takeaway in-depth knowledge of block printing
A fully customised block printed fabric – FOR you, BY you!

On Day 1, you’ll learn:

Handling the fabric
the choice of fabric
its sourcing
its treatment such as washing
the overall timeline to follow before moving to the next step

On Day 2, you’ll learn:

Know how of the designs/motifs
process involved in carving them
choice of wood and its significance
creating the desired colour dye
block placement techniques
embossing the wooden motif blocks on the fabric

On Day 3, you’ll learn:

its dyeing and drying treatment
final treatments of the fabric before its ready for use

Time Slots – 2
(Choose any ONE as per your convenience)

Morning Slot – 11 am to 2 pm (3 hours), or
Evening Slot – 3 pm to 6 pm (3 hours)

Payment: Participants must pay the full fee for the hand block printing workshop at the time of registration to confirm their spot in the workshop. The fee is non-refundable unless the workshop is cancelled by the organiser.

Cancellation: The charges paid are non-refundable in case of a change of mind or no-show

Minimum age: The hand block printing workshop is open to participants aged 16 years or older. Participants under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

Safety: Participants must take basic safety measures provided by the instructor during the workshop. This also includes using tools and equipment in a safe and responsible manner.

Photography: Photography is allowed during the workshop, but participants must obtain permission from the instructor and other participants before taking any photos.

Liability: The organizer and instructor are not responsible for any injury or damage to property that may occur during the workshop. Participants assume all liability and risk associated with their participation.

Code of conduct: Participants are expected to behave in a respectful and professional manner towards the instructor and other participants. No candidate is allowed to exchange contact information with the instructor in and outside the premises. Any inappropriate behavior or harassment will not be tolerated and may result in immediate expulsion from the workshop.

Workshop materials: All materials required for the workshop will be provided by the organizer as they are included in the charges that the participants will pay as mentioned. Participants may not bring their own materials unless approved by the instructor in advance.

Workshop schedule: The organizer reserves the right to modify the workshop schedule, including the date, time, and location of the workshop, at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or events beyond their control. Participants will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.

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