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   Learn to Sculpt in 2 Days 
Skillful empathetic tutor/
     internationally exhibited sculptor
     Phillip Kotokwa
   Suitable for all levels of
     competence and experience
   Beginners & children welcome
   Acquire new skills, techniques,
   Enjoy working with a master
     sculptor from a different culture
   Stone specially imported from
   Variety of stone colours & types
•   Many soft stones such as white
    opal, green opal, yellow jasper,
    cobalt stone
   Medium hard stone such as lemon
     opal and black serpentine
   Hard stones such as black
   Even harder stones such as bright
     green verdite and bright purple
   All the tools provided
   Have fun and meet new people
   Limited to 3 weekends pa only
   Book now and reserve your place

The workshops take place in the gardens of AfricArt, the same venue as our Open House Exhibition - please click on the BRIGHTON FESTIVAL button for more details


Dates for the 2018 Workshops:

3 weekends:
May 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 May


For further details, please contact
Renate on 01273 565404 or email:

Children aged 10 plus are welcome. If you are a beginner or just love working with soft stone, you have a choice of green, white, red or spotty opal, multi-coloured cobalt or yellow jasper. If you are more experienced you can use any of the above plus some of the harder stones such as the brown/ black serpentine, black springstone or even the very hard purple lepidolite or bright green verdite, both semi-precious stones.




Our tutors enjoy sharing their skill and enthusiasm for sculpting with the workshop participants. Everyone comes away with a piece of their own design made from raw stone specially brought over from Zimbabwe.

These images were taken during workshops in AfricArt's Sculpture Garden in Brighton over the many years they have been running.

Below 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
    The stone is specially imported from Zimbabwe 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.
  • If you would like to find out more, 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 they are great fun too.



Educational Outreach Programme

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 People

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:

Tel: 01273 565404