I got Published – Rwandan Painting on A Book Cover


Dear friends, it was actually last year when some kind guy contacted me  through this blog to use my Rwandan paining on his book cover. His name was Jim Bell and after a few mails we agreed my painting will … Continue reading

Art Workshop for Children in Kigali

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Hi Friends! Here are some photos from Art Workshop we were hosting children from International School of  Kigali. They had a chance to create beautiful paintings. Art Workshops in Kigali are now a regular event. We are always happy to … Continue reading

Art Workshop at College Rugando Kimihurura


Arts Share offers schools and communities around the state a variety of opportunities, including interactive performances, workshops with rwandan painters and artists Willy ,J.Batiste ,Augustin Hakizimana with Korean artists in workshop at college Rugando Kimihurura.

Pygmies Marginalised in Rwanda


I am sharing a short documentary video

The clan of pygmies in Rwanda called Abatwa were considered great hunters, potters, dancers and singers in the history of Rwanda but it is said that when the colony came the Pygmies were not recognized as a tribe. While others were taken into schools, the pygmies were considered bushmen and incapable of learning. But those pygmies are left alone by the rest of the society.

Cultural Background:
Similar to the Native Americans in the US or the Aborigines in Australia, Rwanda’s native people now live in close nit communities and face many challenges as the country around them continues to develop.

Rwandan Paintings – Square Collection


I was busy working on my next project whtat will result in soon to be exhibition in Musanze, more about it in next posts, but for now just a glimpse what have i been doing so far. All paiintings are … Continue reading

Making Bracelets With Visitors and Local Kids


If you are in doubt that there is nothing to in Musanze besides gorilla tracking, then you are wrong. Agasozi Art Center is open to everyone and often we have visitors joined with us. You can stay in Red Rocks or just visit if you prefer to sleep somewhere else in musanze. This time we were making bracelets. All things made on our workshop that are done by kids along with my paintings are for sale. This way you support local kids.

New Paintings Added to Gallery


My new Paintings Have just added few new paintings recently made to Gallery of Rwandan Paintings. All paintings are for sale and can be shipped worldwide. Contact me for details.  

Community activities in Rwanda with Agasozi Community Art Project


Agasozi Community program can help you the visitor to Rwanda get chance to participate in daily life and activities with locals and  exchange cultural expressions

During your stay in Rwanda, you can try following activities regularly offered by Agasozi Community Art project in partnership with community organizations in different districts of Rwanda

Art Workshops

Augustin Hakizimana the founder of Agasozi still volunteers for workshops that are primarily intended for local youth who are welcome to join in these inspiring  art workshops. If you are also an artist, share your skills with us. We are always happy to learn new things. Either painting, sculpturing, hand crafts……you name it!

Banana Paper Making Workshop

The workshop brings together local youths who are taught by Agasozi Volunteers skills in making recyclable paper from banana sterms, the trainings also teaches the participants how to make products out of banana paper like cards and lamp-shed.

Season Greetings card workshops

The workshop engages young children by showing them skills in card making techniques that not only helps them express their artistic talents-

Art and therapy for single women

The workshops teaches community single women skills in different hand art works that offer employment opportunities to support fighting poverty among households, through self expression of the story behind their work this helps them in healing emotional struggles

Holiday Art Experience For Kids (sculpture, painting)

The holiday experience for school children engages young children in learning environment to gain experience in art with lessons provided in painting, coloring, pottery, and other forms of self expressions

Hand Craft Making for Youths

The handcraft workshop introduces young community youth to skills in craft and handwork that they can sell through souvenirs shops to enable them earn a living and their dependents

 

 

 

By visiting us you definitely wont get bored! Welcome in Rwanda!

Making Paper – Agasozi Community Workshhop


The latest workshop  held in Red Rocks was more of practical nature. The aim  of this workshop was to teach children how to recycle old newspapers and other useless  paper, turning it into reusable material.

The process of making paper is easy and everybody can make it – if you want to try recycling old newspapers at home, see instructions here. We have used frame method. Since I always update you with pictures, here is how we did it.

If you are in Rwanda, feel free to stop by in our art center where you can join us in participating with my art workshops. If you are an artist, you are also welcome to share your skills with our children. They are eager to learn!

Making Paper - Workshop

Making Paper - Workshop

Making Paper at Red Rocks

Making Paper - Kids Workshop