An art adventure to India
October 11 @ 8:00 am - October 24 @ 5:00 pm$8,000
Adventure to India on this art expedition of a lifetime. Immerse yourself in the diversity, culture and colour of this magical destination. On our 14 day carefully curated trip, we will visit DELHI, JAIPUR, PUSHKAR & UDAIPUR.
Daniella Milner is a seasoned traveller and expert guide to some of India’s best kept secrets. For the past 3 years, she has been offering luxurious , bespoke and immersive trips that show not the India of postcards , but rather India as she is in all her colourful glory. Her mantra remains “ Atithi Devo Bhava” – Guests should be treated like G-d. Partnering with her I will be immersing participants in a wonderful two weeks of drawing, painting and sculpting whilst staying in the most charming haveli’s and luxury guesthouses.
You will experience the diversity of Delhi – incongruous Old Delhi and New Delhi that make up the two distinct parts of the city. Imagine sitting by an ancient stepwell and painting with oils or block printing in a village where you will use hand crafted wood blocks and learn this trade from artisans who were taught by their parents, who were, in turn, taught by theirs — each generation working almost exactly as the one before, going back at least 300 years.
You will “forage” in the fabric markets of Jaipur, the Pink City, you will discover ornate palaces and forts as well as some of the country’s best textile and jewellery shopping. We will paint in the local flower market at sunrise, sip gin & tonics in opulent palace’s and eat our way through the many mouth- watering café’s & restaurants that have made Jaipur famous.
Pushkar is unlike any other city in Rajasthan. The town curls around a holy lake. With 52 bathing Ghats and 400 milky-blue temples, the town often hums with puja (prayers), an endless soundtrack of chanting, drums, gongs and devotional songs. This will be your time to slow down & process. You will have the option to sketch and paint daily. We will spend our mornings on the lake drinking chai and watching the people of the town as they bathe and wake.
Udaipur, is the most evocative and romantic city in India. Bordered by Lake Pichola, Udaipur has a setting that is unmatched in Rajasthan and arguably in all India. Fantastical palaces, temples, havelis and countless narrow, crooked streets add to the city’s natural charms. Here you will experience the lake on a sunset cruise, shop in the ancient bazaars and endless tempting shops as well as have lunch in an 18th century palace overlooking the Aravalli Hills.
This is the trip of a lifetime. You don’t need any creative experience – just a love of art and a sense of adventure.
For more information please contact Dominique on email@example.com for a full itinerary.
Places are strictly limited to 8 people.