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Study trip and sketchbook tour of Rajasthan
Tutor: Meryl Ainslie
Course Outline:
Throughout this sketchbook tour of India you will enjoy an explosion of inspiration from bustling Delhi to the vast expanses of the Thar desert: rich histories, magnificent architecture, arts and crafts, and the traditions of the colourful and beautiful people revealed. Meryl Ainslie will lead this, her sixth ‘Drawn to India’ tour with workshops designed to encourage fresh ideas in response to this extraordinary experience.
"Each year when I sit down with Kamlesh and Kim from Lakshmi Tours to plan our next ‘Drawn to India’ sketchbook tour I am more excited by the adventure that lies ahead. For the 2013 tour I have made some changes to the itinerary: a return to the unmissable pleasures of the muralled towns of Shekhawati; new workshops to inspire; some new and unique destinations, including staying at the Khimsar Fort, perched on the edge of the Thar desert and drawing the magnificent flocks of Demoiselle Cranes at dusk by the lake at Khichan. I have reduced the number of one night stays to increase the time we have to explore each amazing place. I hope this will make it the very best creative travel experience." Meryl Ainslie
Who goes there?
The tour welcomes creative enthusiasts and professionals keen to explore and be inspired by this extraordinary journey through drawing, making and taking!. Previous tours have included fine artists, designers, makers and photographers.
Lakshmi Tours Support:

This unique sketchbook study trip is supported by Kamlesh Vyas and Kim Wood of Lakshmi Tours who have been running art tours to India since 2006. Kamlesh, an experienced tour guide accompanies us throughout the tour in india and takes excellent care of the group and organisation. Kim remains in the uk as our excellent 'home support'.

Course includes:

15 creative days in Delhi and Rajasthan
Group and individual tuition
Workshops and related materials
Artist demonstrations & notes
Accommodation and breakfast
Tour guide (Kamlesh Vyas)
Transport in A/C minibus with professional driver and assistant
Internal Flight
Entrance to museums, galleries and historic buildings
And so much more!...

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About the Tutor:

Meryl specialises in sketchbooks, they are central to her practice as an artist and to her teaching.  Using experimental and materials workshops - often using locally sourced pigments and papers,  and individual tutorials, she will encourage you to collate their ideas into diverse and exciting sketchbooks reflecting your individual interests. Those wishing to work independently within the structure of the tour are welcome to do so.

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Drawn to India Sketchbook Tour of Rajasthan
Group Size: 6-9
Course Dates: 4 – 19 February 2013
Course Duration: 14 nights
Course Fee: £1950
(Based on two sharing. Single supplement £560. Price includes accommodation, tuition, transport and all excursions. International Flight is not included expect to pay around £400 - £650)
Places are limited to 9 persons and priority will be given on a first come basis. Reservations will be secured on receipt of a £200 deposit.
THIS TOUR IS NOW FULL! Please contact for information on the next trip (Kerala August 2013 TBC) or to be placed on the waiting list for 2014.
Tel: 01672 511999 or email:
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