Artisan-Led Workshops

Workshops are a fun way to learn more about crafting Rwandan-style.

Whether you are newly exploring Rwanda, gathering a group of friends or colleagues, or planning for a class, workshops are fun for children, teens and adults alike!

Request your own workshop using the form below.  Our team will work with you to schedule a great experience.

  1. Choose your craft.
  2. Choose a date, time, and duration.
  3. Tell us about your expected participants. (Groups of 3 or more receive a discount!)
  4. Submit your request and a member of our team will get back to you soon to schedule your workshop.

Had a lovely time! Thank you so much.  Will definitely visit again.

NatasheIndia

Amazing experience and new world for me.  Great staff + teacher!

StefanieSwitzerland

So much fun! Yay!

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Our Workshops

(Choose a classic workshop, or share your own idea!)

Imigongo Painting

What: Learn about the tradition of imigongo paintings in Rwanda and their meanings.  Then enjoy the guidance of an artisan to use handmade brushes to paint your chosen cow dung design.

  • Full day workshop: Create your own drawing, learn to apply the cow dung design and get expert painting tutorial.
  • 2-4 hour workshop: Choose your ready-made design and focus on the fun of painting your imigongo.

Who: Preschool through adults.

Banana Leaf Cards & Decor

What: Learn to work with the varied surfaces of dried banana leaves to create a design of your own.

Half Day: Draw your own design, prepare and cut your banana leaves, and create your banana leaf image on a greeting card or A4 sheet.

1-2 Hours: Choose a set of ready-made greeting card kits and apply the cut banana leaf to create your image.

Who: Primary school through adults.

Ask us about creating your own personalized stationary or Christmas cards!

Tassel Garlands

What: Create a festive garland with a selection of sisal tassels on a sisal string.

Half Day: Learn to use sisal fibers to create a set of tassels, learn to make a sisal string, then create your own colorful garland.

1-2 Hours: Learn the tassel-making technique, then choose from ready-made tassels to string together for your garland.

Who: Age 10 to adult

Want specific colors to represent your school, country, or home decor? Ask us what colors we have available.

Sisal
Bracelets

What: Create wrapped sisal bangle bracelets- men’s and women’s styles.

Half Day: Make a matching set of bracelets using different materials and techniques.

2 Hours: Learn to make one bangle bracelet using your choice of sisal wrapping techniques.

Who: Tween to adult

Beeswax Candles

What: Pour and decorate your own beeswax candle in a clay pot.

Half Day: Craft your own tiki torch from bamboo, then pour a beeswax candle to light your lawn or patio.

1-2 Hours: Paint a clay candle pot, then fill your pot with all-natural beeswax to create your own candle.

Who: teen to adult

Inquire about your own workshop!