Tudo a Mão

Tudo a Mão (Everything by Hand) is an exchange program of IBOT- Instituto Botucatu, a non profit organization, based on the exchange and fusion of craft, culture, and ideas. Each project lasts 2 to 6 weeks and takes place in an artisan’s workshop within the interior communities of Sao Paulo state, Brazil. Our focus is on the exploration of materials and techniques transformed into products for the contemporary design market.

cristina“I am interested in craft and design, but I am also eager to learn new ways of applying my skills to more meaningful work.” – Cristina Covello

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“I thought it was great as I met new people and felt myself valued.” – Zé do Balaio

The Programs

How much time do you have? We have the program that’s right for you!
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2 weeks: consists of 9 working days, 4 hours per day devoted to material and technical exploration.

Incredible Experience

Arriving in a new country in search of inspiration and ideas is an incredible experience. Check out what some of our past participants have said.
4 weeks: consists of 19 working days, 4 hours per day devoted to material and technical exploration. The 4 week program also provides time to become acquainted with the local market and to develop 2-3 prototypes, depending on the complexity of your project.
6 weeks: consists of 30 working days, 4 hours per day devoted to material and technical exploration. The 6 week program also provides time to become acquainted with the local market and to develop 3-5 prototypes, depending on the complexity of your project. Workshops

Leather? Wood? Metal? All this and more! There are many artisans who work with us…learn what they do and what materials they use!