I’ve been keeping something under my hat for a couple of months, dying to spill the beans, and now that everything’s in place, I’m so excited to to let you know about….
Yup, this October, I’ll be heading off to Jaipur in India to teach on a Ritchie Ace Camps 8-day block printing tour. I’m so excited!
Ritchie Ace Camps is an organisation, run by Angela Ritchie, that puts together intensive experiential creative workshops all over the world. The website says: ‘Ace Camps are vacations where you learn from the best, the most popular, and the most interesting and creative leaders’.
On this 8-day Ace Camp, participants will stay in a beautiful hotel in the “Pink City” of Jaipur, going out daily to visit Indian block-printing studios in the city, learning about traditional carving and hand block printing, learning from generations-old artisans about the traditions of their craft.
Then, having been inspired by everything we’ve seen and learned, participants get the opportunity to learn and practice some hands-on skills and techniques of printing and pattern design in a three day printing workshop.
Spaces are limited to just 12 people, and registration opens this Friday, 27 January. Visit the Ritchie Ace Camps website to read about the Block Printing Tour in more detail.
Hope to see you there!