We are offering three weekends of Zimbabwean Stone Sculpting Workshops in 2013. They accompany our Open House Exhibition of Zimbabwean stone sculptures and art from Nigeria. Our team of tutors comprises of Hilary Manuhwa, Emmanuel Changunda and Jeni Sharpstone, possibly also Ronnie Dongo. Each workshop is run by two tutors.
The workshops take place in the garden of AfricArt,
the same venue as our Open House Exhibition - see BRIGHTON FESTIVAL
Dates for 2013 Workshops:
4-6 May: 3 days
11-12 May: 2 days
18-19 May: 2 days
For further details, please
Renate on 01273 565404 or email: email@example.com
Children aged 10 plus are welcome. If you are a beginner, you
have a choice of green opal or multi-coloured fruit serpentine,
if you are more experienced you may wish to tackle the brown/
black serpentine, purple lepidolite, dark green verdite, multi-coloured
cobalt or black springstone.
enjoy sharing their skill and enthusiasm about sculpting
with the workshop participants. Everyone comes away
with a lovely piece made from raw stone specially
brought over from Zimbabwe.
These images were taken during
workshops at AfricArt's Sculpture Garden in Brighton.
There are one-day, two-day & three-day workshops
to choose from.
These are samples
of beginners' and practising sculptors' work, achieved in
a 2-day workshop:
There is a choice of stone, in different colours and different
degrees of softness/hardness, i.e. soft opal or fruit serpentine,
harder cobalt or serpentine; or
very hard springstone, lepidolite or verdite.
The stone is specially imported from Zimbabwe for the workshops,
as it is not available in Europe.
Raw stone is for sale throughout the year by appointment. You
do not need to attend a workshop to buy stone.
All the tools are provided for the workshops.
If you would like to find out more about the workshops, please
contact Renate on Tel: 01273 565404, mobile: 07804302265 or email:
The workshops provide an opportunity for cultural exchange as well as acquisition of new skills. And it's great fun too.
We collaborate with other organisations for the provision of Zimbabwean
stone sculpting workshops. We can also arrange lecture/slide presentations
on the historical background and current sculpture practice in Zimbabwe.
Our partners have included the Royal Society of British Sculptors,
the Natural History Museum, Schools, Colleges of Art & Technology,
Universities and a number of Arts Festivals. If interested in collaborative
events, please contact Renate Braimah, Tel: 01273 565404 or email:
Workshops for Disabled
We would be interested to hear from groups or organisations catering
for disabled people or people with mental health problems. If you
think your group would benefit from a stonecarving workshop, we could
build this into our planning for future years. Contact: Renate Braimah,
Tel: 01273 565404, M: 07804302265 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org