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
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.
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.
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.
Here is a video about me and my work by Amici de Popoli.
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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!