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Learn to Sculpt in Two Days 

Skillful empathetic tutor/
     internationally exhibited
     sculptor Phillip Kotokwa
Suitable for all levels of
     competence and experience
Beginners and children welcome
Acquire new skills, techniques,
Enjoy working with a master
     sculptor from a different culture
Stone specially imported from
Variety of stone colours and types
     of stone  
Soft stone such as white opal,
    green opal, yellow jasper,
    cobalt stone
Medium hard stone such as lemon
     opal and black serpentine
Hard stone such as black
Even harder stone such as bright
     green verdite and bright purple
All the 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 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