Weeknight Classes: 3 or 4 sessions
Bowl Weaving 1: Miniature Bowls
This is a 4-week class for beginners who wish to learn how to weave classic sisal bowls.
Brought by popular demand, this class is an introduction to this classic bowl weaving technique. You will learn how to extract and dye fibers, then begin to weave a bowl made from forest grasses and sisal fibers. An expert weavers takes about 12 hours to weave a small bowl, so we’ve designed a miniature bowl for your introduction to this art.
Imigongo Design 1: Two Medium Paintings
This is a 4-week class for beginners who wish to learn how to make this traditional Rwandan art.
You will start by learning a bit about the history of the Imigongo and the meaning of the traditional designs. You will then create your own design and work alongside an expert artisan, preparing the mud and cow dung mixture, molding the form, sanding and then painting your two medium Imigongos.
Wood Carving 1: Salad Spoons
This is a 4-week class for beginners and others who wish to learn how to carve Rwandan style
First you will review the basics of woodcarving using Rwandan tools and observe an expert artisan at work. After preparing your wood, you will carve your own salad spoons and finish them with beeswax polish from Beeutiful Creations.
Jewelry Weaving 1: Pair of Earrings
This is a 3-week class for beginners who wish to learn about preparing sisal and weaving with it.
After learning about the plant and its preparation, you work with our expert artisans to strip the plant, dye the fibres and then weave a pair of earrings.
Sunday Afternoon Classes (with lunch!)
Join us for a fun afternoon from 1-6pm, including free lunch and expert teaching from beginning to end!
Basket Weaving 1: Miniature Basket
In this class you will learn how to extract and dye fibers, then begin to weave a small basket. An expert weavers takes about 8 hours to weave a small bowl, so we’ve designed a miniature basket for your introduction to this art.
Bird Carving Class
Artisan Sylvere will guide you through the basics of woodcarving, then teach you how to carve your own wooden bird ornament… or a flock of birds!
Jewelry Weaving Class
Spend the afternoon with Artisan Alexia, learning to weave sisal fibers into your own piece of jewelry, from beginning to end.
Candle Making Class featuring Beeutiful Creations
Join our friends from Beeutiful Creations to decorate and create your own candle from 100% local beeswax. Fun and functional!