ZimArt’s has been hosting sculpting workshops at the Rice Lake Gallery since 2006.
Each year a Zimbabwean sculptor, represented by ZimArt, is invited to Canada to be the artist-in-residence for the season. During their stay in Canada the artists lead sculpting workshops at the gallery.
ZimArt’s 2017 artist-in-residence is Zimbabwean sculptor Rufaro Ngoma. Rufaro is a gifted and patient mentor and enjoys sharing his expertise.
Students work outside under tents, using only hand tools, and learning and applying traditional techniques for finishing and polishing the stone. Former participants have described the workshop as “a magical experience” in an “inspirational setting”.
Visit ZimArt’s website for information about workshop bookings: http://www.zimart.ca/workshops.html