The Art of Block Printing (Stage 1) - Workshop
Location: Kalaneri Academy of Fine Arts, Jaipur
Date: 17th - 19th March, 2023
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Entry Ticket: ?20 onwards

Ever wondered why hand block printing is more valuable than screen printing even with the presence of some little but beautiful human errors? We’re here with a comprehensive series of workshops covering the basics and advance levels of ‘The Art of BLOCK PRINTING’ for all the art and craft lovers present in Jaipur.

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. 3300Ė1300 BCE). And till date, it continues to be an important part of India’s textile heritage.

In this workshop series, you’ll learn all the nuances under an expert’s guidance, and in the STAGE 1, you will be learning:

About the art form, its cultural importance, the tools and equipment required for e.g. the blocks itself, the dyes, the time durations and ability to assess the 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 and a fully customised block printed fabric all by yourself

Day 1

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

Day 2

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

Day 3

embossing the wooden motif blocks on the fabric
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 – 10 am to 1 pm (3 hours)

Evening Slot – 3 pm to 6 pm (3 hours)

Age restrictions – 15 years and above


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 18 years or older. Participants under the age of 18 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.

Workshop Venue Address – Type and search “Kalaneri Academy of Fine Arts” in Google Maps. You’ll be directed properly to the workshop venue.

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