Skillful empathetic tutor/
internationally exhibited sculptor Phillip Kotokwa Suitable for all levels of
and experience Beginners and children welcome Acquire new skills, techniques,
approaches Enjoy working with a master
sculptor from a different culture Stone specially imported from Zimbabwe Variety of stone colours
and types of stone Soft stone such as white
opal, yellow jasper, cobalt stone Medium hard stone such as lemon opal and black serpentine Hard stone such as black springstone Even harder stone such as bright green verdite and bright purple lepidolite
tools are provided Have fun and meet new people Limited to
three weekends per annum only Book now and reserve your
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
Dates for the 2018 Workshops:
3 weekends: May 5-6, 12-13 and 19-20 May
For further details, please
Renate on 01273 565404 or email: email@example.com
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.
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.
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